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Google Chrome won't load a page Ibot 7/28/09 9:17 PM
Okay so up to now about 20 mins ago, Google Chrome has not been able to load up any pages. Firefox and Safari load up quite nice but Google Chrome is my favorite one it's so fast.

So i click on the thumbnails on my starting page, and nothing happens. I let it sit there for 5 mins and it doesn't do anything it just stays there and doesn't even try to load. I type Google.com on the address bar or any other website and it doesn't load either.

My internet connection is fine as I can use any other browser.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page nakro 7/29/09 12:52 AM
i take it you never had chrome running on your machine, that is, it didn't stop working, it never did

search this forum for the name of your AntiVirus for details if it could be the problem
also for your antimalware.... 

you will find answers, i am quite sure, and if not, post back here giving Full info on your OS and what software you have installed
and a solution might be found

Re: Google Chrome won't load a page wenjingzy 8/13/09 10:32 PM
Hello,

I used Chrome for a few months without any problem and recently started having the same issue - it wouldn't load ANY page. I typed in the address and click enter or the go button, but nothing happens. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the browser but the problem persists. I have firefox and IE, and they both load pages normally, so I know it's  not the internet problem. Please help.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page networkjas 9/14/09 9:32 AM
I have same problem. Chorme doesn`t load page for some reason. It sometime just dont work. IT IS SOOO ANOOYING
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page networkjas 9/14/09 9:38 AM
<b>I Just find out the way to do that but again thats just workout NOT A SOLUTION TO THIS BUG

1. Set your chorme to use default statup page for google ( E.g. http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=pa )
You can do that by going in OPTIONS -> BASICS

2. Open chorme and you will see google.com is already open

3. Google the name of website you want to browse. ( e.g. type gmail and click search )

4. Right Click the Link to gmail and open in new tab.

5. You have sucessfully opened a new Website in Chorme web browse.
Welcome to the future Web broser. lol </b>
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page uzumaki42 9/20/09 9:45 PM
I have the exact same problem. FF3 works, chrome doesn't. It's not that it loads forever, it won't even START loading! Ironically, it won't even load google.com while in this 'state of in-compliance'. If I pound away at my mouse button it 'tricks' the page to load, but doing so is just ridiculous.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page MikeA.linux 9/27/09 5:29 AM
Folks,

Between this site and other sites, I have seen so many issues on this subject.  While I don't have an answer, I do have a real (though temporary workaround) that might help.

Some people think this is a version specific problem to release 3.0.195.21 - and I believe that to be correct.  However, going back to an older version is not the trick.  I was able to roll my Windows system backwards to an earlier time with System Restore and confirmed that the latest version of the software works fine - for a while.  So, I thought something broke along the line.  I had to repeat this process about 10 days later and again 11 days later.

Something is time-bombing in the 3.0.195.21 code and I don't have any idea what it is.  I've inspected registry setting before and after the problem and have found nothing different.  I have since taken a backup of the program files folder and if it happens again, will inspect content for changes.

I would hope the Google community will see this and start taking potential "time-bomb" issues into account.  Whether it is some temporary log setting, value setting or some unknown condition that causes the page load process to stop working or waiting forever.

If I have any other findings - I will post them here.

---

I do have 2 follow-up questions...

1. Is anybody experiencing these issues been using the incognito mode after loading Chrome in a normal fashion?
2. Is anybody experiencing these issues that never uses the incognito mode?

Thanks and Cheers... MikeA.linux
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Sartre 10/2/09 1:17 AM
I have the same problem. All of a sudden whenever I start up chrome, the page won't load - not even the thumbnails. The weird thing is that I'm having the same problem with Iron Portable which is self contained and shouldn't be affected by anything in the Chrome folder. I deleted my User folder and replaced the Chrome directory but get the same results. I thought it might be my behaviour blocker Mamutu so I removed that but it had no effect.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page D3Ni3R 10/2/09 3:57 PM
Hello, I've just tried the "theory" for version problem by MikeA.linux.. and discovered that it is true for some PC's having problems with 3.0.195.21/24 and above (even 4.0.220.1 Dev).
The one that worked for me was Google Chrome 2.0.172.43 Stable

Here:
http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/172.43/chrome_installer.exe

PS: I hope I was useful. Thanx to MikeA.linux. ;)
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Sartre 10/2/09 5:09 PM
The solution for my problem is to use --no-sandbox as a startup flag. This, of course, is only a temporary fix but it's a start. Here is the thread:  http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=22699
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Stargeezer 10/2/09 11:34 PM
Still having trouble loading web pages after new version (3.0.195.2.1) of Google Chrome installed. I restored back to Version 2.0.172.43 and pages load okay. I followed all suggestions re: proxy settings, firewalls etc. I've spent hours trying to fix this and am at the end of my rope.  It re-updated to the new version automatically from the old version I had restored - very annoying to say the least.  I may have to go back to IE 8 as it loads pages fine.  I would rather stay with Google Chrome, but haven't the time or experience to keep working on this problem.  Too bad - I liked Google Chrome better than IE - maybe I'll dump Chrome and try in a year or so - hopefully they'll get the bugs fixed by then.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page networkjas 10/5/09 6:37 AM
@Sartre : i used --no-sandbox option  , but that didn`t help !

i used this :
"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-sandbox
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page aDey 10/5/09 2:12 PM
--no-sandbox option worked like a charm .. something is definitely buggy ..
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page MikeA.linux 10/10/09 5:08 AM
Couple of things...

D3Ni3R - Many thanks to the kind words... Now that workaround even for me cannot last forever.  As it turns out, I was hit with a Trijan Horse Virus in my Windows installer.  I found out whenver I highlighted text in MS-Word and used the backspace key, they would not delete.  As such, I used the roll-back feature to ensure that I cleaned out the viruses, but I might only have one safe restore points and immediately following that was another SW Distro package from Microsoft.  I may be out of luck on my research - stay tuned.

Now I did update to 3.0.195.25, and it still did not work.  Then I ran into aDey's post.  Not sure what this is I looked into it and it seems like some lind of un-secure workaround for the product.  I am not too happy abut it, but at least it might solve the problem for now.  Take a good look at this post (http://groups.google.com/group/google-chrome-help-troubleshooting/browse_thread/thread/1f07597381e63a02) and comments from Toby-Wan - notice the dates??? Soemthing tells me there was a problem that was fixed and re-broke again!!!.  He took the effort to debug and trace some lines of code and to a few calls to some code that seems to return NULL values where they shouldn't.  I used to be able to do code traces like this... but debugging C/C++ type code (or whatever this is written in) is tough.

I also nailed this list of CL Options (http://www.ericdlarson.com/misc/chrome_command_line_flags.html) and I'm trying to see the start-up behavior of the Chrome applicaiton.  Here are my tests...

1. Update to ...25 > No luck
2. Used --incognito > No luck
3. Used --no-sandbox > Worked
4. Used --test-sandbox > No luck
5. Used --safe-plugins > No Luck
6. Used --disable-hang-monitor > No Luck

Now I tried do some clean-up (remember, I need to stop the NULL events from happening without code clean-up)...

1. Used --no-sandbox > Worked > Then cleaned out all history and Basic Startup details to use the New Tab feature
2. Used --no-sandbox > Worked > Turned off DNS-prefetching.
3. Used no options > No Luck.
4. Used --no-sandbox > Worked > Used the options to reset all settings.
5. Used no options > No Luck.

Going back to the restore point and cross my fingers, then update the SW manually to ...25 and see if my old research was still OK.  Stay tuned.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page MikeA.linux 10/10/09 8:17 AM
Immediate Update - Round 2...
- The restore to an earlier time worked.
- The update from 2.0.172.43 to 3.0.195.25 had no issue.
- Without the --no-sandbox switch, Chrome Starts up fine.
- Many multiple startups were fine.
When simply starting and shutting down Chrome, the following files are altered...
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Tabs
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Session
Other files that get shifted with the last time Chrome was started and shut down are as follows...
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Last Tabs
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Last Session
Another analysis of fiels that are accessed when Chrome is simply shutdown and restarted are as follows...
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks.bak
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Last Tabs
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Tabs
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Session
C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
Now the MS Update patch, Didn't take a screen capture, because I thought I could cut/paste the results here.  From what a saw a Java Update, a maliscious code update and some other stuff was applied.  Post-restart works fine.  Same files edited and accessed.
>>> IN MY OPINION, I BELIEVE ONE OF THESE FILES GETS CORRUPTED AND THAT CAUSES THE PROBLEM - BUT I HAVE NO PROOF YET <<<
The only way to prove this is that the next time I get the problem, I will close Chrome and do another scan to see the files that get modified and accessed.  In case someone wants to follow along the script (DOS Batch file) I will use to capture all this will be...
Location\FileName: C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\ChromeInspect.bat
Contents are as follows...
---
@echo off
dir /s/a/o:d > fileedit.txt
dir /s/a/o:d/ta > fileaccess.txt
---
* Change ALTERED to the folder name where your stuff lives!!!!
Also, you can setup the following countermeasure to backup these suspect files...
Location\FileName: C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\ChromeBackup.bat
>> YOU MUST PASS A PARAMETER TO GIVE A BACKUP FOLDER NAME - RUN FROM A COMMAND PROMPT <<.
Contents are as follows...
---
@echo off
IF "%1"=="" GOTO end
mkdir "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1"
mkdir "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data"
mkdir "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default"
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Tabs" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Current Tabs" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Preferences" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Session" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Current Session" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Last Tabs" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Last Tabs" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Last Session" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Last Session" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks.bak" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Bookmarks.bak" >> NUL
echo Backup directory and data created successfully.  Change to folder .\%1 for content.
:end
IF "%1"=="" ECHO No backup directory parameter was passed.
---
* Change ALTERED to the folder name where your stuff lives!!!!
Whith all of this, if there is a corruption AND I can roll back the files immediately after the crash and it works after the crash, I can guarantee that one of these files got corrupted which woild solve this mystery once and for all.  My system needs a restart, so I'm giving this the college try here... Stay tuned for round three, and let's hope something can be found.

Cheers
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page MikeA.linux 10/10/09 11:13 AM
Well folks... After applying the following MS-Updates with the reboot afterwards, it broke again.  Unfortunately the next restore took Chrome back to 2.0.172.43 and auto-upgraded to 3.0.195.25 with these patches intact... and it works again... even with the patches applied to the OS.  So no evidence that it broke because of MS-code vs. Google code (yet).  Here is what MS pushed to me...

x Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2009 (KB890830)
x September 2009 (KB890830) Security Update for Windows Media Format Runtime 9, 9.5 & 11 for Windows XP SP 3 (KB968816)
x Windows XP Security Update for Windows XP (KB956844)
x Security Update for Jscript 5.8 for Windows XP (KB971961)

Rebooted, and the problem came back!!!!!  But also, no evidence to show the files that were altered then copied back would fix it.  I've now added other files I missed the last time I analyzed this.  Also in the same folder "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\" I now protect these additional files under the following lines of script code befor ethe "echo Backup directory..." command...

copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extension Cookies" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Extension Cookies" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Visited Links" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Visited Links" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Thumbnails" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Thumbnails" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Cookies" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Archived History" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Archived History" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\History" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\History" >> NUL
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" "C:\Documents and Settings\ALTERED\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\%1\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" >> NUL

So, still trying to prove the cause of the problem here.  Don't let me experiment alone, who has other ideas out there?

-MikeA
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page HimeLain 10/19/09 10:33 PM
I dont know if i am having the exact same problem as other people but on start up my page doesn't load at all. All i get is the URL bar, the options and bookmark icons, and the bookmark bar, nothing else loads. Where the page should be all i get is my back ground or the underlying program. Most of the time my URL bar doesnt work every now and then it does, but even navigating to a new page or opening new tabs does nothing. If i go to the inbuilt task manager i can close the current tabs and get the aw snap message to show up, meaning the page isnt frozen, but i cant get any further. I cant go into menus it just freezes and crashed when i try to leave, and if i try going into bookmarks or something when i leave the old copy of that menus stays. Any help would be appreciated =/
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page rmontondo 10/20/09 6:08 AM
I guess I should consider myself lucky. When I first start chrome, everything works except the big "most visited" thumbnails; they take at least a minute to load. I can open sites by typing in the address bar and even use my shortcut links under the bar. Maybe it is taking too long to search history? It seems to take longer every day and I've used it for quite a while now. My PC is a fairly fast gaming unit so I don't think it is processor speed or anything like that.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Erwacht 10/20/09 10:31 AM
Mike A.,

Thank you for your research on this. It's been insightful for a range of issues.

I cannot get version 3.0.195.25 to "take". I open About Chrome Chrome. It finds --.25 and tells me to restart Chrome for it to take effect. I have done so (several times), but there is no change. This can't be just my problem. Anyone else?



rmontondo,

I have the same new-tab loading issue (to a lesser degree). It used to open instantaneously. Now it takes two seconds. I know that doesn't sound like much, but it's noticeable when one is use to hitting a new tab and going. It worries me because there's no reason for the delay all of a sudden. My computer is also new, fast, and generally unencumbered by junk at startup and the like.



Both of you and all,

I mention all these problems here because they all cropped up at the same time. It began last week when I uninstalled Google Desktop, which I wasn't using. At first, I couldn't even open Chrome! I did NOT think they were connected. The uninstallation process had voided the shortcut to Chrome and disassociated all web links and HTML files. I fixed that, as soon as I figured out that that's why I couldn't load Chrome. I've had the other problems ever since, including total browser crashes due to pop-ups necessary to website functionality (such as when printing articles or loading a video to Facebook). (I should mention that I only discovered the version problem today while looking into fixing the crashing problem, so I can't say that I saw that problem last week. I guess that's a matter of whenever it was 3.0.195.25 was released.)

Here's what I posted earlier: http://www.google.ru/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=704c8e4c2e16a884&hl=en



Erwacht
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page VKimball 10/21/09 1:39 PM
As with others above, when I use the address bar to go to a website (i.e. www.facebook.com) it won't load, or even attempt to load. I just download the browser the other day.

2nd, it won't let me log on to certain sites, such as Facebook. I can do this all on Firebox, of course. Anyone have anything like that happen with them?
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page jobrow68 1/9/10 10:51 AM
Having the same problem here.....type a page into the address bar and then hit enter and nothing.....just sits there. Just downloaded Chrome and had high expectations. All the media hype and this is a major let down. Going back to Fox, such a major issue should have been correct a long time ago. Google, get your act together fast!
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page cherryzenith 2/13/10 11:30 PM
You have to wait for the "new tab" or Chrome's startup page/speed dial to finish loading before typing addresses in the address bar to make it work.

It's an annoying bug but my start up page loads, too bad for those which doesn't.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Settie 2/14/10 12:04 AM
I've had to go back to Firefox, which crashes on most websites I use, because of this loading problem. I open up the browser, and it does nothing. Twice, after waiting 30 minutes, it asked me to kill the page, which didn't work. And I've got malware scans, and done all the troubleshooting suggestions. I even did the more extreme ones suggested by other users, saying that windows updates mess up chrome, and uninstalled the latest windows updates, then uninstalled and reinstalled chrome. Still not working. Installed firefox, works no problem.
It must be the latest version of chrome causing the problem. I just hope Google fixes it soon. I hate firefox, and explorer even more.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page PriG 2/19/10 12:46 AM
Hi everyone! I'm so thankful to D3Ni3R for that add..now Chrome is up and running...thanx, hope and pray, it stays that way..:)
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page bird2920 3/2/10 3:46 PM
... I have done everything this entire post has mentioned and I still can not get my Chrome to load a webpage. Firefox, IE, Opera, Safari, etc all do... but chrome will not.

Any other suggestions? I have had some Viruses/spyware/malware and all of that nonsense recently but as far as I know they are all gone and done. I have even went as far as manually removing all items that have to do with google and reinstalling them all.

However I still can't get Chrome to load a page. It just sits with an Hourglass staring back at me... After about 25 minutes it errors out and says "Aww Snap".. that is also what I said. (so at least the browser and I are on the same level of understanding)
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page MisterHister 3/4/10 5:48 AM
Same problem. I have had this same problem using every version of Chrome (so far as I've noticed) and on multiple computers running both Win7 and Vista. As is the case with everyone else, internet connection is fine, Antivirus/firewall does not block anything, and Chrome does not even show signs of "responding" to my clicks on the preview panes, bookmarks or by typing into the address bar.

I am probably just adding my name to the list of complaints, but I would also like to add that uninstalling and reinstalling does not seem to help. Additionally, sometimes after leaving Chrome open for a few minutes, I can click and it will work for one domain (that is to say, I can click my Facebook.com bookmark, successfully navigate around anything facebook.com/*.*, but if I try to navigate to google.com, gizmodo.com, any other domain, I get the same non-response from earlier.

Oddly, sometimes once it does begin to work normally, if I ever close the program and restart or fully restart my system, it "breaks" again.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page newyorksabre 3/4/10 9:17 PM
Its a java based conflict that chrome is battling, and has been since the very beginning. Obvious advice is to disable extensions, then disable java within chrome. Its almost a definite that you will see improvement afterwards, to further speed it up change to the google dns, disable HTTP scanning in your AV, and make sure you're not running any 3rd party java apps with google (unless its just the java applet from sun micro)

For lightweight browsing security use adthwart instead of adblock plus.
Internet Download Manager destroys google chrome at the moment so you will have to choose one or the other.(Makes chrome un manageable)

It seems that chrome definitely conflicts with other programs that use the internet in certain cases. So if it seems that it can't be chrome then it probably isn't. To know for sure shut down all programs except for chrome and see how it runs then, and if it still is slow then you have a java conflict.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page jasBia 3/5/10 2:54 AM
From this morning, Chrome wont load a page, not eve a New Tab page, or the history page.. I've reinstald 2-3 times so far, but is still the same.. Some help? I use Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
I whant my Chrome back :(
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page newyorksabre 3/5/10 8:03 AM
JasBla try disabling Kasperky Internet Security completely, that is probably whats causing the problems. I have recently read other posts with Kaspersky involved.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page RomanS. 3/5/10 9:11 AM
My Chrome won't load web pages , blank page ,nothing. I using Microsoft security Essentials. I have good version of Google chrome but won't load anything . I reinstalled chrome but still nothing. Please help !!!!
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page MisterHister 3/6/10 1:13 PM
I'm not looking for a work-around. If I have to work-around a JAVA problem, well, I'm just gonna be honest then Chrome developers really just suck at this. If it's antivirus problems, that's a little different, but this definitely isn't an antivirus issue. Additionally, if Chrome breaks with other internet problems running... ummm, we run in an internet-connected world. Outlook, Skype, Antivirus, other browsers... it would seem like this should not be an issue. Therefore, if this truly are the types of problems we are dealing with, Chrome will be off my computer in 30 seconds.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page JeffroOng 3/28/10 4:33 AM
My Chrome won't load web pages except when first it only loads up the Google.com homepage. When I open a new tab and click on the thumbnails or even type in new URL address in the URL bar, it does not load the pages. Computer is not lagging neither it is infected with virus. The problem persist only both my computers, PC1 (WinXP SP3 with MS Essentials AV) and PC2 (VistaUltimate SP2 with no AV). Am using Google chrome ver 4.1.249.1042 on both.. Checked on other browsers and the pages were fine, pinging google.com return good values, uninstall-and-reinstalling Chrome with cleaned data/register/cache/history still doesn't change a thing... Please help !!!!
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page MisterHister 3/28/10 9:15 PM
I've read in several places that it is a "sandbox" issue in how chrome interacts with processes in the OS. Does anyone have theories on what this could mean or how this issue could be solved?
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Chris.Reppy 4/27/10 6:20 PM
I began experiencing this same issue late last week; Chrome would not begin to load any web pages.
I added the -- no sandbox command and Chrome is now working.  Hope to see this fixed in the next release.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page swinther 5/1/10 11:19 PM
I have the same problem, but if i start chrome in compatibility mode ("windows 2000"), he start CORRECTLY and charge the web pages.
But, he say that some functionality will be disconnected. So, I think that this problem come from one or more of this extended functions.
I hope that will help to fix this bug.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page CoolEagle124 5/29/10 10:04 AM
------------------WINDOWS XP ONLY-----------------
Ahh! Found the solution! If you have Google Chrome on your desktop, right click it and click properties.
Make sure the tab you are on is in shortcut.
Click on Target.
Delete everything in Target.
Copy and paste this "C:\Documents and Settings\"youruser"\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -no-sandbox

Save everything
Open Google Chrome.
Hey Presto! Google Chrome should be working.
-------FOR WINDOWS VISTA AND 7-------
Same as all of that but change the target to "C:\users\dell\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -no-sandbox
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page MisterHister 5/30/10 9:15 PM
The only problem with the -no-sandbox option is that disabling this option intensely lowers your privacy levels they implemented inside Chrome.

http://groups.google.com/group/google-chrome-help-troubleshooting/browse_thread/thread/1f07597381e63a02?pli=1

Plus, Sandbox is a big part of what makes Chrome, Chrome. So disabling it sort of defeats of purpose of continuing to use it.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page coconor 6/11/10 4:57 AM
I couldnt get any browser except Firefox to work after having to use windows defender and norton to get rid of some spyware. My fix was opening IE and going to Tools->Internet Options->Connections->LAN Settings and unselecting the Proxy Server (use proxy server for your lan) box. Some how it magically made Chrome/IE/Safari start working again!
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page vvhan13 6/28/10 2:35 PM
Thanks coconor! It worked like magic.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page enjayes 7/3/10 8:49 PM
In my case the problem went away when I unticked the real player enable web download & recording.
Incidentally this solved my firefox pages vanishing after loading - they have extensive discussion there.
Using the URL directly on RP lets you record from say You Tube.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Stephen E 7/23/10 5:03 AM
Adding the "--no-sandbox" option to the chrome.exe command line fixed the problem for me after many hours searching and trying solutions.

To recap what my issue was:

Chrome worked fine, then, after some upgrade / installation of various bits of software, no page would load in Chrome any more - but FF and IE worked fine.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page gitlat 9/7/10 10:29 AM
Hello everyone,
  My google chrome is not at all opening,even after reinstalling.
  Please Can any one give me some suggestion regarding my problem??
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page beleta 9/30/10 12:10 PM
I have this problem for three months. I have been running antivirus, rootkit killers and so on with no success at all. The no-sandbox solutions works for me but I am not happy with it. I am using Vista 32 bits.

Yesterday I played a bit more with Chrome trying to find a solution and I discovered the following issues:

1) Chrome DOES LOAD PAGES if started with the following flag:

 --user-data-dir="C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data"

that points to the same directory as the default. NO no-sandbox needed.

2) All works correctly except for the fact that you cannot unload and install extensions.

3) Running Chrome with the no-sandbox switch allows you to install extensions

4) All the pages LOAD and the extensions installed RUN when using the user-data-dir flag

I cannot imagine what in this behavior could be in common with malware or other threats.

It seems simply a Chrome bug.

A comment from Google would be appreciated.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page CoolEagle124 10/9/10 1:00 AM
I found the fix for this. You may have been infected with a virus called Win32/Alureon.H, this virus infects many drivers on your computer and can disable items from working. I would recommened downloading the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials and updating the defiinitions and scanning through a quick scan. It will remove the virus and you must reinstall Chrome and hey presto it works! Also another fix could be that you have a proxy server. This means that you may not have a virus, but Chrome doesnt recognize or isnt allowed to use the proxy. Go to the Spanner on chrome, options, Under the bonnet, Network/Proxy Settings and click Automatically detect settings, and un click the proxy server. Either way it will work. Trust me, that command line that other people talk about IS THE INFECTED FILE. I have experienced this myself, do this and Chrome shall be working :) Thanks
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Expandable 10/27/10 5:41 AM
My Google chrome Wont work (I open Google Chrome then a page appears saying webpage not available the web page is google and i open other pages through URL but no luck :(

plz...... help
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page sasin9 11/11/10 3:57 PM
The fix for this problem with chrome in windows 7 is as follows:

I noticed that if you rename this file

C;/windows/prefetch/CHROME.EXE-xxxxxxxx.pf
(the xxx... on mine is "44891707")

Upon starting Chrome, after the rename, it will create a fresh file with the original name, and your loading problems are over.

Note: You can also just delete the file, but i renamed in order to save the original incase something went wrong.

Worked for me, first time Ive published, so let me know how it works for you. Im sure there is an equivalent XP and vista fix... right?

I got tired of the -no sandbox solution that wasnt even really a solution.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page maerlyn2 11/23/10 11:59 AM
I cannot get Chrome to open at all.  I've had it and been using it for months and months without any problem. Suddenly, it will not load.  I tried to unistall/reinstall, but I get a message telling me that it cannot do that unless I close Chrome first - but Chrome refused to open, so how can i close it??  It's so stupid.  I just unistalled/reinstalled Java for another problem I was having - and that's when this problem *seems* to have begun.  Any ideas for a cure - before I toss the computer out the window?  I love Chrome, and I hate IE!
Thanks for any help anyone can offer; please remember, I'm not a techie - have no idea what the sandbox is other than something for the cats to use.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Confuserised 1/16/11 7:22 AM
To confirm that MikeA.linux is on the right lines, I had the same "blank page, eternally Loading..." problem so I tried Mike's suggestion of System Restore to an earlier date than my recent Chrome update.  It worked (after a few hiccups!!) but why or how, I don't know - I'm not sufficiently expert.
Thanks, MikeA, and good luck with your investigations, doing Chrome's developers' work for them!
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page 9point6 2/3/11 3:05 PM
This is still occurring.

When will we be able to turn sandbox back on?
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page chrome 10.0.648.151 3/22/11 7:18 PM
anyone solution for google chrome 10.0.648.151?
when i start, all i get is white page and i cannot even access options.
it won't load up.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page leeanator 4/1/11 10:11 PM
I tried part of what "CoolEagle124" did.

I am using Chrome 10.0.648.204 and once in a while pages will not load, or will partially load, the tab of the page will show partial description and the page will be white or only the video portion of a YouTube video will show, minus the side video bar or the comment sections.

- I clicked on the "Wrench" in the top right corner of Chrome.
- Selected "Options"
- Clicked on "Under the Hood" tab on the left side of the window.
- Clicked on the "Change Proxy Settings" located approx. middle of the screen.
A window pops up.
- Then I click on "LAN Settings" button on the bottom of the window.
- Then I unchecked the box next to "Automatically Detect Settings"
- Click OK to save settings

Have had no problems since with Chrome. I noticed that this option had been turned on with all the computers running Windows 7 and Chrome that I have looked at.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page PepsiDawg 4/4/11 2:57 PM
@MikeA.linux  Chrome  would show that it is loading but never actually make it to the page before it crashed. as regards to your second question, I've never used the incognito mode before and when I went to use it, the pages loaded instantly.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page PepsiDawg 4/4/11 3:49 PM
I've noticed that when i open two chrome windows at the same time, one of them will load and work almost instantly.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page toteto 4/5/11 10:05 AM
Ohhhhh... FU*K!!!

I found on thepiratebay a update for crysis, and downloaded it. I clicked it the executable file, my system crashed (restarted without warning). The next thing my Chrome wont load ANY page, even Settings tab, any page stored on my hard drive. Tried antivirus (norton IS), tried system restore and didn't worked. The no sandbox thing works great, but i want to be protected.

Is there any fix???
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Pep345 4/9/11 3:47 AM
Chrome is useless.  Won't load/start as of a couple of months ago.  I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling at least a dozen times.  Same problem.  Google can't even seem to get their act together enough to post a solution to this problem as I've tried searching for a solution and can't seem to find one
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Joshuk92 5/12/11 7:05 PM
Can I suggest that you scan your PC for a rootkit?

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

The above solution from Kaspersky managed to find and remove the rootkit which seemed to be masquerading as a HDD file on my desktop computer and caused both Chrome and Firefox to play up. Once the solution was applied however, they now work perfectly.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page enjayes 6/20/11 11:00 PM
last time it happened it was resolved by unticking real player enable web load. Now it went off by disabling tools-option-privacy - content setting - plugins AVG internet security (identified by trial and error)
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page sherorox 8/22/11 10:19 AM
FIX: Click on the wrench. In the Basics tab look at Search and make sure "Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing
Omnibox input may be logged Learn more" is checked.

Done.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page nothrem 10/10/11 7:53 AM
I had similar problem (Chrome did not load anything, even about, settings, etc.).

Then I've found out that problem was that there are 2 users on the PC and one of them had the Chrome disabled by TuneUp Program Deactivator. Then the other user could not use it as well (even when each user has his own instalation of the Chrome!!!).
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page SulaMoon 10/14/11 8:09 PM
Ok, is this thread still running?
I am having this problem.

So!
Nothing loads. about:version works, quick dials shows up, but pages it self will get stuck loading.

However, the incognito mode works.
I did notice some problems with cache saving - some sites simply ignored previous settings, like saving passwors and sessions, and now it doesn't work properly. Using incognito is.. annoying, to say the least.

My PC is clean, couldn't find any rootkit or malware.
I have messed with every possible proxy setting, including actually rerouting chrome, but no luck.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page heinzbeansz 10/25/11 3:49 AM
Try clearing your browsing data since the beginning of time under options > under the bonnet. It worked for me!
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page nihtzu 11/2/11 2:00 PM
In my case Chrome was indeed deactivated by TuneUp Utilities (2012) and there was no way I could reactivate it in same program. I uninstalled TuneUp Utilities and Chrome immediately started to load pages. Previous to this I was able to make Chrome work by renaming it. This gave me the clue that some other program that recognizes Chome by name does not allow it to function - like a firewall or, in this case, a utility program.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page kyprin 11/2/11 2:16 PM
i'm having the same trouble as everyone else. I've already cleared my browsing data/cache once before. The pages loaded after that for about half an hour, then the problem started happening all over again.

What I'm noticing is that the pages load at first, but after about five minutes, they stop loading. I have to close all the windows and all the tabs, wait ten minutes before trying again. The pages load, and five minutes later, the cycle starts all over again. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? I haven't been having any trouble with IE or firefox. I love using chrome, but I'm seriously considering switching back to firefox if I can't resolve this problem.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page gamalmostafa 12/10/11 8:01 AM
I faced this problem, but when i went through my firewall i found it made rule only for outgoing and i change it to full and now it works well
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page ZionLoveland 12/19/11 11:30 AM
My computer woke up one morning and decided the Chrome wouldn't load any pages. It would sit there for a while and then ask if I wanted to wait or kill the "Untitled" page that wouldn't load (it was trying to load iGoogle). After combing some forums, I finally found a suggestion that worked. I opened my Task Manager and ended all the google processes and then restarted Chrome. It loaded up just fine. Hope I don't have to repeat the process!
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Cannibalkity 1/2/12 9:14 AM
Mike A, it loads the pages on incognito mode, but it still won't on the regular mode, and I've gone to the same website at the same time on both and incognito shows up immediately, while the regular window still just sits there doing nothing, I hope that helped a little bit.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page wycombedad 1/13/12 12:56 PM
I had this problem, it was solved by disabling the Adblock Plus extension.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page CruelestSilence 1/19/12 7:19 AM
I've had this problem for a few weeks. Nothing would load, links, bookmarks, anything in a new tab. I racked my brain for endless hours, seeking the answer to my problem. I kept running into people saying that it was a virus or a bug in chrome and I thought to myself, " I have every basic virus program, and I'm smart about using them and I'm smart about using the internet." So I ran AVG. Nothing came up. Ran MBAM. Nothing. CCleaner. Nothing. Tdsskiller. Nothing. So I decided to download AVAST on cnet for free. I specifically asked it to search all my music folders, and my downloads folder. Turns out, one of my music files had a trojan and every other virus program I have missed it. I deleted the file, restarted my computer. Now my chrome works. I consider myself extremely computer savvy, someone who never gets viruses because I know how to take care of my computer. But I had just a single song out of thousands that had a trojan and all my virus progams missed it.

Problem: Nothing would load on newly opened tabs from bookmarks, or links. Stalled out tabs when opened except occasionally google. Had to use firefox or IE for internet because they weren't acting up like Chrome.

Solved: Downloaded CCleaner and AVAST free virus program from download CNET. Once downloaded, I ran CCleaner with all standard checkmarks on both windows and applications and included old prefetch data on windows. So I cleared out useless files that were kept after uninstalls. Then I opened AVAST and selected: Select folder to scan. I check-marked my documents, since that's where my writing, music, downloads and videos were. Scanned. One song came up by DevilDriver flagged with a Trojan. Deleted it. Scanned the rest of my computer with AVAST, found nothing. Restarted it, opened Chrome, tested out my bookmarks with new tabs, didn't think it would make a difference but alas. It did. My tabs now work like they did in the beginning. Faster than Firefox and IE.

I'm not saying that this is what is wrong with other people's computers, but all I can say is that it was indeed a trojan messing up my google chrome. I was skeptical because none of my other programs caught it. So try AVAST and do what I did first. Then have it search individual parts or folders of your computer then try the regular quick scan. If nothing is found, try the full scan. If that doesn't work, maybe your chrome really does have a glitch. But I'm so glad I fixed this problem because I love Chrome and would have really been disappointed if I would have had to use firefox again.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page bal39 2/13/12 4:13 PM
If you have McAfee, open it and click on Firewall, click on "Internet connections for Programs", Scroll through the programs until you come to Google Chrome, and click on it, then click on Edit, then make sure that Access is "Full" and not just "outgoing".  This worked for me.
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page idhhheh 2/22/12 3:24 AM
Spot on solution bal39 !!! Always best to check firewall settings before getting worked up about viruses, malware, suspect files etc
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page Emmerroo 3/7/12 11:22 AM
I used ZionLoveland's method and worked like a charm!  Thanks!
Re: Google Chrome won't load a page yhynerson1 7/16/12 7:59 PM
I also face this problem EVERY DAY. It sometimes hang at least 3 - 7 minutes and then it responds.
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Re: Google Chrome won't load a page aimnano 8/27/12 8:46 AM
I've narrowed the issue down to, strangely enough, Logitech Process monitor.  My issue was in Windows XP Home.  I used Tune-Up Utilities to narrow down the issue.  The posts saying Chrome had been disabled using Tune-Up's Program Deactivator pointed me in the right direction.  Chrome wasn't disabled, but I used the Program Deactivator to disable programs one at a time until I found which was the offender.
Manual Solution:

Click start >
click run >
type "services.msc" without the quotes >
click OK >
scroll down the list of services until you find "Logitech Process Monitor." >
right click it >
click properties >
change the Startup Type dropdown box to "disabled" >
click Apply >
click OK >
close the services window >
reboot.

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