Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers that work on different platforms. Generally, it is solid when it comes to standard browsing sessions and so forth. Sometimes though, users run into errors or issues that make the browser unstable. In certain cases, refreshing error tabs, closing and reopening Google Chrome, fixing internet connection problems, resetting the browser, or even rebooting the computer helps to resolve some of the Chrome browser issues. However, doing the recommended solution might not always work. In such a case, you may have to uninstall and reinstall Google Chrome as a last resort, depending on the issue.
The reinstallation of the Chrome browser can resolve several issues, including the following ones.
Note that in case you remove Google Chrome from your device, then you will lose browser passwords, bookmarks, settings, and everything saved in the browser. Therefore, do it only if other solutions for an error fail to resolve it. For instance, if you come across the “Your preferences could not be read” error message, then perhaps your user profile is corrupt or malicious extensions have compromised the settings of Google Chrome. To resolve the issue, you can try recreating the profile folder of the browser after taking a backup of bookmarks file.
To perform this task, you should first enable hidden files on your Windows 7 computer. For that, follow the steps mentioned below.
You can restore the bookmarks, which you have backed up earlier. For that, follow the steps mentioned below.
If issues including “Your preferences could not be read” persist, despite trying recommended solutions for it, you might have to uninstall and reinstall the browser and get rid of all its traces from your Windows system. To do that on Windows 7, follow the below steps.
Now make sure files are not set as hidden in case you have changed it. Then, you have to rename or delete the Chrome folders on Windows.
When you are done, open Google Chrome to see if the issues you were facing are fixed. It is also recommended to scan for malware and do a quarantine procedure in order to fix Chrome constantly crashing, slowness of the browser or other issues that persist. If any the above troubleshoots do not resolve an error on Google Chrome, you can contact our browser support professionals through the toll-free helpline mentioned above for immediate help.
Chrome is no doubt the best web browser you can lay hands on these days. It is fast, simple, and smooth, much more so than the programs put out by the competition. However, it does serve up its share of issues, sometimes leaving the user devoid of just what they needed to get work done. It can cause a serious problem when Chrome crashes or freezes for no apparent reason, or when the keyboard stops working.
The last is a fairly common issue, and many people simply react by hard rebooting their computers to get past the annoyance it causes, although that is excessive. If you experience this problem, you should try one of the following things.
The error “502 Bad Gateway” popping up on Google Chrome or any other browser is an HTTP status code error returned by the online server. It suggests that the server has got an invalid response from another one. The servers connect via their Domain Name System, which acts as a phone directory for distinct connections on the web. In general, the error occurs on a browser due to issues at an online server’s end, not necessarily the internet connection. Yet if you come across the issue while surfing the web on Google Chrome, try the below things to troubleshoot it on your side. Note that you should try each of these troubleshooting steps and proceed to the subsequent step only if the previous one does not work.
Most online server issues are temporary only, so they can be resolved by reloading the web page in which you encountered the problem. For that, click on the Reload this page button next to the address bar or press F5 key when on an active Chrome tab.
Try closing active tabs on Google Chrome, by pressing Ctrl, Shift, and Q simultaneously on the keyboard, and then open the browser and reopen the error page to see if that has resolved the 502 Bad Gateway error. You can use this step even to troubleshoot Chrome not responding issues.
To clear the browsing data, press Ctrl, Shift, and Delete keys simultaneously and choose Clear data button highlighted in blue color. Usually, the respective checkboxes of Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files will be selected, but make it a point to put a tick mark next to each one in case they are not. This can also fix Chrome not responding problems.
Sometimes, the extensions installed in the browser may conflict with responses received from an online server. To know if a plugin is causing it, you have to identify the problem extension by surfing the error web page on Chrome’s private browsing mode. To open the Incognito window, press Ctrl, Shift, and N on an active Chrome tab.
You can choose to surf the particular web page on Chrome incognito or remove the flawed extension and then browse on its standard browsing mode. If it is a one-off browsing session, Incognito will suffice. However, if you visit the site frequently, make it a point to remove the extension.
Since the Incognito mode disables plugins, and if you can open the web page on that mode, it is likely an extension is to blame. So, after ensuring which extension is causing the error, get rid of it from Chrome. For that, you have to disable all extensions at first and then enable them one by one while browsing on the same page.
Type chrome://extensions on the address bar of the browser, and press Enter. From the list of extensions, deselect them all. This will disable all the plugins. Now enable one plugin at a time and see if your issue persists. This way, you can figure out which one is to blame.
Note that removing faulty and corrupted extensions can also fix Chrome constantly crashing errors or other browser issues for which this step is recommended.
The 502 Bad Gateway error may well be related to the browser itself, so try opening the web page on a different one. For instance, if you are using Google Chrome, open it on Mozilla Firefox, and see if the error is resolved.
Sometimes, the temporary problems on a PC may cause the faulty connection to online servers, so it is a good idea to reboot the PC. While it is rebooting, restart the router or modem you are connected to. Once the PC and internet equipment come back online, retry opening the web page.
DNS usually speeds up the internet connection, but at times, faulty cache in the web browser may cause the issue. In case the earlier step fails to resolve it, try clearing the cache.
Click the Start button, search for Command Prompt in the search box, and open it from the search results. On the DOC box, type the command ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter. When done, you will see a message saying, “Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache”.
In nations where the internet is censored, the 502 Bad Gateway error is more likely to happen due to local DNS servers, which take a long time to resolve worldwide site addresses. In that case, you can try using the public DNS of Google in place of the default one from your internet service provider.
In case public DNS fails to resolve the issue, try using a proxy or VPN server. This will bypass corrupted local DNS servers and use private DNS to access the web page. Using a Virtual Private Network, you can switch the local DNS server and access a site akin to doing that from a local location.
If none of these troubleshoots resolve the problem, contact the website owner to notify them of the same. If you feel a malware or virus might have rendered your browser unusable, get in touch with our certified tech support experts for quick assistance.
It is seen that many people come across “Aw, Snap!” tabs while surfing the web on Google Chrome. Such web pages that fail to load on Google Chrome indicate that the browser ran out of memory while trying to display the page. This is one of the common issues on Google Chrome. Here is how to fix the problem tab or window, and make the web page load on the browser.
In case something went wrong on Chrome browser, try closing and reopening it to see if that loads the problem page. To close the browser, click on the three-dot icon on the upper-right corner, and choose the Exit option from the context menu.
To open the browser on incognito mode, follow the steps mention below.
This can help fix Google Chrome keeps freezing or crashing errors, which occurs due to bugs in the data stored in the device. There are two ways to access Clear Browsing Data:
When the Clear browsing data window opens up,
Once you have cleared the browsing data of Google Chrome, open the page in which you previously encountered the “Aw, Snap!” issue and see to it if it is loading.
If you have come across Google Chrome keeps freezing, disabling the plug-ins or extensions at once and then enabling them one by one can help find the one causing the issue. Not all plug-ins are malicious, but some can be. So, prior to removing the problem extension, you have to find out if it is even necessary. In other words, after disabling the extensions, enable one and see to it if the web page is loading. Repeat the same until you find out which one is causing the problem. Here is how to access the extensions on Chrome browser:
The programs installed on the computer can interfere with webpage loading and lead to issues, such as Google Chrome keeps freezing. So, try rebooting the device to see if that resolves or freshens up the page after some time.
You can find and remove harmful software on the computer through Google Chrome.
If Chrome not responding or if you cannot open the browser, scan for malware using an antivirus installed in the PC and follow the instructions on the software to remove the malicious programs.
Windows Firewall is an application, which filters or restricts potentially unwanted files or programs coming from the internet. By default, Google Chrome has an exception on the Firewall. However, if there is no exception for Chrome on the Windows app, you have to manually configure that. In other words, you have to prevent the Firewall from blocking Google Chrome. Here is how to do that.
If none of these steps fixes the page loading issues, you would have to get rid of Chrome from the device and install its latest version from the web as a last resort. Get in touch with our browser support experts to learn how to do that, or check if anything else can work to fix the Google Chrome issues you are facing.
Sometimes, it is seen that browsing will not work on Google Chrome when accessing websites from a VPN server. In case you face issues with VPN connection on Chrome, follow the below steps to work around it.
Prior to starting with the actual workaround, it is worth checking if the issue is caused due to Chrome browser or VPN. What if the connection is the underlying cause of VPN not working with the browser? The connection tends to break if you have upgraded Windows to the latest version. Regardless, to eliminate a probable cause, run Google Chrome on a different network such as a wired one, or use a different browser on VPN. Also, restart the computer, modem, and router to check if the connection is working fine afterwards.
If not, and you feel VPN is to be blamed, then try the below steps.
Many of the locations have VPN servers, so try changing the one with a connection problem. This will work if the used one has high traffic that slows down the connection, or an outage is also likely due to temporary server failures. Either way, change the server to an available one and try connecting to Chrome browser over that.
Have you ever thought why does Chrome keeps crashing, or why the browser conflicts with VPN integration and even thwart the connection via a secure tunnel? If a Chrome tab is crashing while surfing the web, you can also try the below steps to work around that.
If you are wondering why does Chrome keeps crashing, or why is VPN not working, contact our browser support professionals for more workarounds to fix the VPN issue.
Google Chrome is one of the safest and popular internet browsers available to computer users. Millions of users use Google Chrome to stream videos, access social media platforms, and to simply browse the web. However, just like any other web browser, Chrome is also prone to many frequent issues. If the Google Chrome browser in your PC is running into issues, then it will deprive you of a fine internet browsing experience.
A recent survey revealed that users who are using an outdated version of Google Chrome are the ones who commonly experience Chrome crashes and Chrome not responding errors. So, if you have not updated the Google Chrome browser in your PC or laptop, updating it to the latest available version might help you to resolve some of the common Chrome browser issues.
One of the most frustrating and common Google Chrome error is the Chrome not responding error. If you are encountering this error on a regular basis, consider reaching out to expert browser support technicians to fix the issue. However, you could also try the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps to fix the Chrome not responding error.
In most cases, the above-mentioned troubleshooting steps allow users to fix the Chrome not responding error. However, if you are still experiencing the Chrome error during your web browsing sessions, get in touch with a browser support professional for advanced technical assistance.
Both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer are safe and secure internet browsers. However, the downfall of both these programs is that it takes them long to navigate between websites and load web pages, especially compared to other internet browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
However, millions of computer users from all over the world still use Internet Explorer to browse websites, access social media platforms, stream videos, play online games, and more. However, just like any other web browser, Internet Explorer is also prone to a few issues.
Some of the common issues computer users who use Internet Explorer experience are the Internet Explorer not responding error, and when Internet Explorer opens and closes immediately. These errors are very similar to Google Chrome crashes, and are very common, although they can be easily fixed with a few simple troubleshooting steps.
Unfortunately, most computer users have no clear idea on how to fix the Internet Explorer not responding error, or the one where Internet Explorer opens and closes immediately. If you have either of these problems, then you should consider reaching out to an expert printer support technician for further assistance. However, if you are attempting to fix the error on your own, then below are a few troubleshooting steps that will come in handy.
If you are still experiencing the error where Internet Explorer opens and closes immediately, then it is best to get in touch with an expert browser support technician, as they might be able to resolve the issue. The browser support technicians will perform the required troubleshooting steps to resolve all the common Internet Explorer issues that you have been experiencing.
When trying to open a website on Google Chrome, an error message can appear saying the browser was unable to establish a connection with the proxy server. This error pops up if internet connection settings on Windows 7 are incorrectly done, or if an installed program on the PC is infected. Like Google Chrome crashes or other browser-related issues, a proxy connection failed error is one that can be resolved.
After this, open the same website on and see if error still shows. If the page fails to load, go back to LAN Settings as mentioned above and see if the settings have reverted. If so, a computer virus or malware might be the issue.
Start the PC in Safe Mode and repeat the same steps to troubleshoot the Chrome browser issue. To access Windows in Safe Mode, follow the below steps:
If the LAN settings revert back to default despite changing them in Safe Mode, you have to remove the virus by running an antivirus tool. If you experience Chrome crashes or not opening a webpage, contact our browser support professionals via telephone for an opt response.
Have you noticed some of the previous search queries on Google showing up on a computer? This can happen if you are searching on Google after signing in to Gmail. It Chrome links the browsing history with your Google Account. Note that for Chrome to synchronize browsing history, bookmarks, passwords etc., the smartphone and PC used to surf the web should be signed in to Chrome.
The Chrome Sync feature can be of use, especially if you bookmark or watch a YouTube video on your smartphone and want to access that on a computer later. However, at times, this feature may not sync applicable data between signed-in devices, especially if users make changes to their Gmail accounts. This can be an inconvenience, although maybe not as annoying as when Chrome keeps crashing Windows 10. All said, it definitely demands troubleshooting.
Google Chrome shows Sync Error: Update Sync passphrase on the top-right corner, where the Menu button is. This notification overlaps the three-dot button and gives you new options to troubleshoot the sync not working.
Users can refresh Chrome Sync settings by configuring the right passphrase, as and when the error notification pops up. Here is how to make the necessary changes, and which Google Chrome prompts you need to make.
Usually, this should fix the Sync Error. However, if it does not troubleshoot the issue, move on to the next steps.
If Chrome keeps crashing Windows 10, or if the annoying Sync Error shows up in the future, contact our browser support technicians for advanced troubleshooting.
It will be really inconvenient for users when Chrome keeps crashing in between some important tasks. There are different types of Chrome crashes such as Aw, Snap!, Chrome shockwave flash crash, Google Chrome not responding, and many more. Below is a quick look at Google Chrome GPU acceleration crash, and how to fix it.
If you are running an upgraded version of an application that features GPU acceleration on an old version operating system with an outdated graphics card driver, the web graphics may run slowly or not run at all. This is technically known as Chrome GPU acceleration crash.
Note that if you are using Google Dev Chanel of Chrome on your computer, chances for GPU acceleration crash is high. You can fix this by changing the GPU accelerated canvas selection, but you will not be able to reach there as Chrome keeps crashing. To tackle this problem and troubleshoot GPU acceleration Chrome crashes, try out the solutions that are given below.
In most cases, Chrome keeps crashing if you run a Google Dev Channel version on your computer. Hence, this is the obvious solution; uninstall Dev Channel when you encounter any Chrome crashes and install the Beta version from the Channel Releases Page.
Another easier method to troubleshoot GPU acceleration crash is by using a command line to disable it temporarily. For this, you will have to add – -disable-accelerated-compositing at the end of the dev command. You can do this by using either the shortcut or the command prompt. After this, go to about: flags in Chrome and select Remove the Experiment.
Open Windows Explorer using Win + E key combo and type in %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\Application in the address bar. This will take you to the folder where you have installed Chrome. Then, you will be able to see two folders that are named using numbers such as 9.0.587.0. Out of the two, choose the latest one and rename it something else or just move it out of the directory. After this, follow the steps given below.
Open Windows Explorer and head to the %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default folder that contains all the settings that comprise of the option to enable or disable GPU acceleration. Once you open the folder, find the preference file and delete it. Else, you can also open the preference file in a notepad and remove the gpu-canvas-2d part from the file.