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Chrome takes a long time to load on first run sjrobertson 7/17/10 6:14 PM
I have been using Chrome for well over a year with no problems, then without reason, one day it suddenly started taking an unusually long time to load. I can try to load from the desktop, start menu, quick shortcuts, or the program folder, but irrespective of where it is loaded from, it can take anywhere between 30 secs to 2 or 3 mins to open. My initial thoughts were that I had installed malware or a virus, but I regularly update and run scans on Avira, MalwareBytes and ThreatFire and all three come back clean, including when run in safe mode. I have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling and installing the Beta version instead, but each produces the same result...

The strange thing is that, once Chrome has finally opened, I can open new tabs and windows in an instant. The problem therefore only occurs the first time that the program is run. If the program is closed (i.e. no longer appears under Processes in Task Manager), the problem reproduces itself when the program is run again.

Google Chrome version: 5.0.375.99 beta
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run UpYours 7/29/10 11:36 PM
I have exactly the same problem. Uninstalled virus scanner, same result. Please let me know if you've found a solution.

Google Chrome version: 5.0.375.125 (no beta)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Quryus2no 7/31/10 9:06 PM
Same here.  Just in the last couple of weeks on initial launch Chrome takes forever to load.  Once its loaded its fine.  I'm also using the following extensions:

Cooliris - Version: 1.12.0.34194
Facebook Photo Zoom - Version: 1.1007.20.2
Gmail Checker - Version: 2.0
Hotmail Checker - Version: 0.2.11.3
IE Tab - Version: 1.4.30.4
Speed Dial - Version: 2.0 (this is my default home page)

Google Chrome version: 6.0.472.14 dev
OS:  Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run xanderyoyo 10/11/10 11:23 PM
im having this problem and sometimes it wont load at all :( ive tried uninstalling and reloading it but it still does it :(
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run WMagMike 12/20/10 7:33 AM
same issue here.  what i do is i just keep x-ing out of chrome and re-opening it.  if you wait a few seconds between opening, everything loads instantly, no 2-minute wait.

but i wish there were a fix for it
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run AftabA 1/9/11 12:03 AM
Exactly the ame problem, once loaded its fine but the first time is taking longer as time goes on. Anyone found any reason / solution to this ?  Its making me feel like i should go back to Mozilla.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run yklich 1/10/11 12:50 AM
I'm having the same problem.
When I click the Chrome icon, 1 chrome.exe process is started. 30 seconds later, another 2 chrome.exe processes are spawned and finally, Chrome starts up.

I'm using Windows 7, logging in with a user that doesn't have admin rights...
The chrome processes are located here:  C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application

I'm guessing that might have something to do with it? I've had similar problems with programs that are installed under the c:\users\home folder...

Anyone any toughts on it?
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Nidant 1/24/11 12:17 AM
I hate to say it but... I am having the exact same issue. It is rather disappointing that Google has allowed this to thread to go unanswered for so long...
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run seriocomic 1/24/11 6:36 PM
Wow, no answer on this? My homepage is set to Google, but theres a 3-8s lag on start-up to page loading...
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Colby-one 1/31/11 2:13 PM
I'm having same issue.. removed all my spyware scanners, antivirus, removed google chrome, reinstall, same issue.  I have this happening on 4 different PC's all windows 7, all have full admin rights, All totally different setups and most don't have a lot of matching software per pc. its a chrome issue with windows 7
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run mltinus 2/1/11 2:03 AM
It has something to do with google chrome trying to detect proxy settings or something.
The solution described on the following page works perfect for me:
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/7859-google-chrome-takes-too-long-to-load-a-page

Good luck,
Martin
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run bryan.schmidty 2/16/11 12:45 AM
The link that @mltinus left helped me, but not by following its instructions.  It tells you to 'Deselect the "Automatically detect settings" checkbox' in your Network LAN Settings.  Well, mine was already deselected, so I selected it.  Now Chrome loads faster for me.  I unchecked the box, and tried again.  Chrome loads faster than before, but still a bit slower than with that box checked.  Weird stuff.  Oh, and I'm running both Chrome 11.0.672.0 canary build, and 9.0.597.98 beta, and the load times for both before messing with proxy settings was around 10 seconds.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run scommon 2/19/11 8:52 AM
i found this link to Chromes trouble shooting, we'll see what happens:

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/?hl=en
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run glux1 6/7/11 2:56 PM
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND I FOUND THE SOLUTION!! At least it worked for me!

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=106010


Follow these steps to change your proxy setting (for Windows):

Click the wrench icon  on the browser toolbar.
Select Options.
Click the Under the Hood tab.
In the "Network" section, click Change proxy settings. This will open the Internet Properties dialog.
Click LAN settings .
Deselect the "Automatically detect settings" checkbox.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run andrew8d9 6/29/11 6:44 PM
Unchecking the "Automatically detect settings" box seemed to work for the first few times, but now Chrome is doing the same exact thing it was before...and the box remains unchecked.

Chrome version 12.0.742.100
Windows 7 enterprise (64-bit)
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run nicknormal 8/26/11 7:08 PM
hate to say it, but IE is now faster on my machine. the Rapture really is upon us!
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run bryan.schmidty 8/26/11 9:27 PM
IE is faster than Chrome if...
1) You don't install any accelerators, toolbars, or add-ons
2) You clear the cache on a regular basis
3) You only use one tab to browse

With Chrome, you don't have to clear the cache.  Chrome does not slow down if you install apps and extensions.  Chrome does not slow down if you use more than one tab, unless, of coarse, you start to get close to your physical memory limit.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run wrg 9/4/11 3:00 PM
Same here September 04, 2011. Just started about two weeks ago. I have tried just about everything listed. I notice Firefox, IE8, SeaMonkey and Opera has no problem. Actually, SeaMonkey seems fastest of the bunch! I am having this problem with both Google Chrome        11.0.696.60 (Official Build 83294) beta and Chromium        14.0.788.0 (Developer Build 88497). Very,very disappointed in Google. As much as I hate to say it, looks like I'm back to Firefox or maybe even Opera.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run jamesnmandy 12/21/11 6:22 AM
still having this problem on a Win XP x64 machine but not on a Win 7 x64 machine....identical builds and setups, they are synced even so identical setups.....
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run jimmiew 1/4/12 1:05 PM
I'm have same problem as everyone else -- a long, long run upon first start each day. This may be related. I think it is. Before this current problem, if I wanted to save a jpg photo to my hard drive, it would take perhaps 2 minutes to save the first one, then quickly on all others. Now, however, file save behaves quickly all the time, as it is supposed to, BUT now I have to wait like the rest of you for Chrome to start fully running. I think it is related somehow.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run burndorfer 1/28/12 6:12 PM
I tried the deselect thing and still no change, takes about 2 minutes to come up on an initial load. My Firefox comes up and is functioning in seconds, IE is almost as fast. So it's definitely chromes issue.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run TheLifeOfNeil 3/16/12 2:54 PM
I have the same problem. On the first launch of the day, Google Chrome takes a very very long time to load up the first page/tab.

I can't believe this thread was started in 2010 and it's now 2012 and there is no definitive solution to this problem posted other than to use a different browser! =-0

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run adamhalliwell7 3/18/12 4:52 AM
I have the solution to this problem.

on chrome startup, check the lower left hand corner. If "resolving proxy" or something similar is written in that corner while loading, then do the following:

1) go to the wrench button in the top right hand corner
2) go to options
3) go to "under the bonnet/hood"
4) go to network - change proxy settings
5) go to LAN settings
6) uncheck "automatically detect settings"

should load a lot faster :)
If any weird problems start arising then go and recheck the box, but honestly i haven't had any problems as of yet :D

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run doomgaze3 4/2/12 5:40 PM
I have the same problem using 18.0.1025.142 m on Windows 7 64 bit (2.8 GHz AMD X4, 16 GB RAM). Like others have reported, unchecking "Automatically detect settings" fixes the problem for awhile and then the behavior resumes. We still need a solution to this problem. Uninstalling and reinstalling the browser does not work either.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run DontGetIt 4/7/12 6:56 PM
Just hit the same problem today. I have been using Chrome for over year, suddenly today it started taking 2 minutes to launch. Tried checking/unchecking automatic detect settings, export bookmarks, uninstall/install, no difference. Without a fix, I may have to consider switching back to IE.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run mudfoot66 4/11/12 9:38 AM
For me, it started yesterday. I removed the AdBlockPlus extension that I had added earlier in the day (and revert back to AdBlock) and that fixed the issue.  
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run tamoorc 4/22/12 10:17 AM
This has starting happening ever since I installed an SSD and a new copy of windows.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run MontyJoe 7/7/12 3:37 PM
Not one of the above suggestions has helped me, and it's really "amazing" that google keeps ignoring that issue.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run xchrisk 7/17/12 1:12 PM
Do any of you use the extension "Do Not Track Plus," by chance?

I've had this issue for a while now. Today, I finally decided to figure it out. After a little tinkering I've narrowed down the issue to the extension "Do Not Track Plus."

The extension blocks your initial tab from loading by default.
To fix this:
Go into your extensions tab.
Find the area for "Do not Track Plus."
Finally, click the check box next to "Allow Access to File URLs."

Hope this helps!

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Tonesbar 7/21/12 6:33 AM
Try this ... My homepage is Google, I just made a shortcut to the Bookmarks bar, when I open Chrome I just hit the shortcut and it loads instant. Hope this helps you guys :)
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run JeffreyWaJa 7/25/12 5:55 AM
Auto detect settings under Proxy was unchecked. Checked it. No change, still a long loading time...actually, my home page is STILL loading!

Checking or unchecking this box does nothing.

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run for6iven 7/26/12 4:31 AM
I have had the same issue for a while now. I just rapidly click the home button (which i have set to google) until google pops up. I am going to try a number of the proposed solutions tonight. Ill let you know if anything works.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run emergenceman 8/18/12 2:22 PM
I have xp pro and download, install all security updates. I went to Chrome because IE was made incompatible with upgrades of GMAIL. Now we have a situation where Chrome is being rendered incompatible with current versions of Windows. Sounds like 2 big businesses battling it out for market share. There is a lot of $$$ at stake with Internet marketing and browser preference drives where a lot of that money goes.

What I do is open Chrome and close it immediately. Wait 3 secs and open it again. The first open shows no proxy message in lower left screen. Second attempt the proxy message comes up and it opens a couple of secs later. This behavior same with wireless and LAN connections.

Hope this helps.

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run DaveHudson-ATL 8/19/12 6:56 AM
I don't believe this has anything to do with proxy.  How many of you are using Google Sync?  I am having the same problem and it is not tied to proxy.  I believe it has something to do with Chrome checking in with the Google servers to see if you have an account and if so, trying to start a sync.

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run mbeiley 8/19/12 8:31 AM
I am having the same problem, but on first load it will never finish.  All 3 of my startup tabs just sit there spinning, saying "Loading".  I exit Chrome, wait a couple seconds, and re-start it, and it starts pretty much instantly.  I thought it might have to do with having 3 startup tabs, but upon eliminating those the problem remains.  I have 3 extensions:

AdBlock
Google Voice
PageRank Status

I'm running under Win 7 (64 bit) and Chrome reports I'm using the latest version as of today.  I've been experiencing this problem for quite some time (months).  I do have Chrome set to sign into my google account.

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run rbali 8/23/12 7:33 AM
I was having the same problem in windows vista Home Prem. I don't believe this was related to proxy configuration because changing these options as recomended in previous post did not work.
I solved the issue doing two things:
1. Disabling the one extension I had, "DivX Plus Web Player HTML5"
2. In settings I changed "On startup" to "Open the new tap page", because it was "Open a specific page or set of pages", believe me, directed to http://www.google.com/

Now chrome starts instantly!

Good luck

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run kajala 8/29/12 8:05 PM
For me the cause seemed to that I had "Sign in to Google Chrome with your Google Account" enabled. Once I disabled it it started pretty much instantly.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run kajala 8/29/12 8:27 PM
sorry wrong report, first it looked like it helped but didn't
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run blweaver 9/1/12 1:31 PM
This is the only answer that has worked for me.  I did not disable any extension but simply changed the startup to 'Open the new tab page'.  This still does not explain why the loading problem just started a few days ago after using Chrome for over a year.  Oh well....thanks, rbali!
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run fxtrtr 9/9/12 4:34 AM
I did this "fix" and it still did not work.  However, I went in and disabled the IE extension and it loads faster now.  How many posters here have the IE extension?  
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run fxtrtr 9/9/12 5:36 AM
I've tried it many times.  It still loads faster w/o the IE extension but not as fast as it should and at one time, did.  Also, I have disabled signing into my Google account, with no effect on load time.  

Chrome developers - please address this issue for us!

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run blweaver 9/9/12 11:57 AM
I changed the startup to "Open the new tab page" and Chrome started up instantly.  But then, when trying to go to my first website, I waited & waited again.  So that is not the answer after all.

Today, it took Chrome 3 minutes and 10 seconds to load.

Obviously, this is not the place to find any answers from Google because they are either not reading this thread or they don't care.

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run kajala 9/9/12 12:12 PM
I switched to Firefox at the end. I'd prefer Chrome (it feels faster when you're actually browsing) but the startup delay just got me. I became almost scared to click that browser icon to see how long it starts. ;) I tried all tricks listed here and the links but didn't help anything. My guess is that it's synchronizing something over net before showing first page, and that sync operation takes long time. Anyway it's obviously doing something which is not related to any page which it's loading.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run fxtrtr 9/9/12 5:15 PM
I can't switch to Firefox, it keeps freezing on me.  I think I will try Opera.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run chrisliz 9/10/12 3:16 PM
I gave up and have gone back to Firefox, too much hassle and I have a choice.

You can't buck the market the lady once said - perhaps Google have lost their way here having lost a map.

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run tbaybucs 9/21/12 11:55 AM
THIS WORKS TO SOLVE THE SLOW PAGE LOAD !!!!!

http://www.revthatup.com/how-to-solve-your-google-chrome-freezing-and-hanging-problems/

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Rick LeVan 9/22/12 1:13 PM
I just found another possible solution that worked for me.

1)click wrench (Customize and Control Google Chrome)
2)Tools
3)Extensions
4)If you have an extension labeled Fast Save 1.1, click the trash can next to it's name to remove it from the chrome browser.
5)no longer wait for long initial load times

http://technologydribble.info/2012/08/01/what-is-fast-save-1-1/

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run NVF 12/17/12 10:26 AM
I'll add a solution that worked for me so far. My long load issue was only for the first site visited after I started Chrome with Google as my homepage. No long loads after that. I disabled Avast! WebRep extension and the problem is gone. For now at least.
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run dded323 12/25/12 9:15 AM
Same deal. Just in last couple of weeks too. Irritating ...
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run dded323 12/25/12 2:42 PM
This worked for me also .
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Jake Salt 1/27/13 8:53 AM
I fixed my problem by going to settings-advanced settings scroll all the way down uncheck "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" then close chrome. Open task manager look for google chrome in process then right click select priority- high.

Hope this helps!

Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Sandy 2/24/13 6:36 AM
Go to C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application ...find 'old chrome.exe' there n delete it... ur chrome starts working normally..
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run kabalan zh 4/5/13 9:58 PM
Fortunately i found a fix apart from proxy setting, i have found that adblock and avast extension is interfering with chrome web access, so disable all extensions one by one and see which one is interfering OK?
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run S_R_K 4/6/13 8:46 AM
Deselecting LAN Setting just worked finefor me ....
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Christopher Moldes 4/17/13 8:09 AM
I really do believe it is an issue with the syncing, as the speed-dial page and the bookmark bar take over 10 seconds to load, which could be contributing to the initial start up lag
Re: Chrome takes a long time to load on first run Drake Mandrake 5/7/13 7:27 AM
I've had this problem for about two days now. Most to all hangs are related to inefficiently coded webpages (so it's not a hang-on-startup because both Gmail and Pandora are fast to load)
I hate to say this and sound like everybody else, but disabling Norton Identity Safe seems to help (just don't buy anything while you have it disabled!) Also, uninstalling RealPlayer extension helps.
However, I've had this problem and all troublesome extensions are unisntalled. I can't change the proxy settings soo... yeah.
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