What version of Chrome are you using? 18.0.1025.162 m What OS are you using? Windows 7, What extensions do you have installed? add block, plus,turn off lights, ultimate you tube. What happens when you clear all cache, cookies, and downloads? Is the start up time improved? no When you next close Chrome, please close it via the wrench menu: Wrench Menu>Exit Chrome (on Mac, Exit in the Chrome Menu) Thanks everyone for helping use troubleshoot this issue!