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How to Troubleshoot Google Chrome Tab Crashes in Windows

Chrome Keeps Crashing Windows 10

Chrome Tab Crashes

When the browser tab crashes unexpectedly while surfing the web on Google Chrome, users will find it really inconvenient no matter the operating system. When the Chrome tabs crash randomly on Windows 10 or other versions, it is accompanied by a notification that pops up below the address bar of the browser with the Restore button. If the web page will not load up fully despite clicking on it, you will need advanced troubleshooting steps for Chrome keeps crashing Windows 10 or on other versions of the OS.

Delete Local State File from Windows

This file contains the custom settings of Google Chrome. To delete it, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Exit Google Chrome, and open the Windows Explorer.
  • Type in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data on the address bar and press Enter to navigate to the path.

Open Windows Explorer

  • Search and find Local State by pressing and holding down Ctrl and F

Search Local State

  • Delete the file from the User Data folder

Delete User Data

Open Google Chrome to see if that has resolved the issue; if not, proceed to the next step.

Change the Name of Default Folder

Renaming the folder, which contains the browser extensions, browsing history, bookmarks, etc., is worth a try, because if probable corrupt data in the folder is not the cause of Chrome keeps crashing Windows 10, having a backup will avoid losing the information contained in it. This way, even if you have to reinstall Google Chrome to troubleshoot the issue as a last resort, the default folder will not get overwritten.

  • Close Chrome browser, and open the Windows Explorer.
  • Go to the User Data folder using the navigation path mentioned above.
  • The Default folder will be in the User Data Rename it to Default.previous or add something that you can remember easily.

Rename Default Folder

  • Now open web page where you had previously encountered a crash on Google Chrome and see if it is working.

If the Chrome tab is not loading, make it a point to rename the folder back to its Default name.

Disable the Flash Extension

It is seen that the flash plugin can also cause the Chrome crashes. To fix that, you need to disable the same following the below steps.

  • Open Chrome, key in chrome://extensions in its address bar, and press Enter.
  • Disable Flash plug-in.

Disable Flash Plugin

  • Restart the browser, and see if the problem is resolved.

If none of the above steps helps to fix the issue, and Chrome keeps crashing Windows 10 even after trying everything, get in touch with a browser support team for technical assistance.

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