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Google Chrome will not load my home page.. xxteargodxx 5/26/12 6:36 AM
Hi, I'm having an issue with Google Chrome not always loading my home page upon start up of the browser. Sometimes it will sometimes it will just hang there and nothing will load at all.

I was on the stable build of Chrome but even went and switched to the Beta build to see if that would resolve it but still nothing. Will this be patched in a future version of Chrome? Or is there anything I can do now to ensure my home page will *always* load upon start up of the browser?

--Nick.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Anthro06 5/28/12 8:03 AM
I'm having a similar problem and it began just within the last 2-3 weeks. When I first launch Chrome it will attempt to open my home page, but will sit on Loading and won't actually launch the page. If I highlight the address in the URL bar and press Enter, it will load immediately as per normal.

Any ideas on how to fix this since it appears to be an issue with Chrome and not necessarily with my home page. Just today I changed my home page to another address and will report back the results later today.

Thank you!

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Anthro06 5/28/12 10:24 AM
After surfing for a while today am seeing the same behavior with a different webpage set up as my homepage. I am also now starting to see the same issues when I do not have Chrome open and click on a link in my email or within another application. This is a bit annoying having to click inside the address bar and hit enter to get any pages to come up when I first open Chrome. I'm looking forward to a speedy resolution to this issue.

If you need to know for development/bugfix - I'm using an HP Pavilion laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 8 MB RAM, Intel Core i5-2430 2.40Ghz processor, Chrome version 19.0.1084.52 m.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. matrickz 5/28/12 5:14 PM
me too.  Tried adding my home page (yahoo) to the open every time option and also tried to drag and drop the address on the home icon.  Nothing works.  If i click on the home icon it works but not as an auto open choice.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. mikeparkie 5/30/12 5:34 AM
Same thing for me too with google.co.uk as my homepage, clear temp internet files and get the same thing on retry.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. OicedItAll 5/30/12 6:44 AM
Me too whats the fix, I'm about ready to go back to firefox
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. OicedItAll 5/30/12 6:45 AM
Me too
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. eeb77 5/31/12 7:21 PM
I am having the same issue. I had aol.com as my home page and just in the last week or two when I start Chrome, the home page will just say Loading... and nothing happens. The same thing happens when I click a link in my email. If I hit the new tab button, the new tab opens fine and I have to just start working from the new tab page and closing the broken home tab.  This has just started happening recently in addition to a lot page load issues.  I will get an error sometime when opening a website and I have to refresh a page several times to get it to show up instead of a DNS error page. I even tried to set several different webpages as the home page thinking it might be a problem with the website I had chosen. It doesn't matter what I set my home page as, it still never works.  

It seems this a major problem for people recently. You would think Google would actually check forums to see what problems people are having and you would think a company as big as Google could fix problems that a large group is having.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Taem 5/31/12 8:29 PM
Same here. Last week or two driving me f-n nuts! First page just LOADING... and never ever loads anything up, but if I open other tabs, no issues. Something so small yet so important! Its the reason we have homepages in the first place! Firefox is starting to look good tbh.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. megadirk 5/31/12 11:32 PM
Me as well, google.com is set as my home page and chrome hasn't been loading it for about a month now. Looked around the internet a bit and this is the only forum I've found so far with an issue. Hopefully Google responds at some point.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. RogerFelts 6/1/12 1:37 PM
Fresh install of Chrome on my sister's boyfriend's Dell -- which relaunches every time I click the Desktop icon (Windows 7 64 bit, FWIW).  Processes for a while and loads an empty window trying not to be empty and throws the Kill/Wait error.  Go to Settings?  Kill/Wait.  Go *anywhere*?  Kill/Wait.  FIrefox and IE both have no problems.

Help?

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Toniaazevedo 6/4/12 6:23 PM
Since the last changes on Chrome, when my Home Page was changed without my knowledge, it does not load when I open the browser. I have to reload it manually. This is annoying.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. eeb77 6/7/12 10:22 PM
I think I have found a workaround that is working for me.  Hopefully, they will permanent fix all the issues Chrome is having but until then you can try this.  I went into settings and click the box next to "Show the Home Button" (it's under the Appearance Section.  After you click the box, it will say "New tab Page" underneath and next that will be a link "change". Click on "change" and then input whatever page you want for your home page. Now restart chrome and your home page should load now.  I also have the same home page set under the On Startup section and "on a specific page or set of pages" I inputted the same home page as I put in "show home button".  This seems to be working perfectly for me so far, so hopefully this will help until chrome updates with fixes.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Alexandru M 6/17/12 2:31 AM
I have the same issue. Google Chrome will not load the first page. It doesn't matter if it is the homepage or it opens a link from an application.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. tomzzi 6/17/12 9:49 AM
I have exactly the same issue.
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. tomzzi 6/17/12 9:56 AM
Here is screenshot...
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. thomasabowden 6/21/12 7:28 AM
Me too -- home page stopped loading within the last couple of weeks. It just hangs up.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JCK 6/21/12 1:25 PM
me too
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MonoIndignado 6/21/12 6:10 PM
Same here. My homepage is myfav.es
Any answers?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. srihari.angara 6/21/12 7:08 PM
Since today morning (June 22, 2012) My home page (Google)does not load.  I have done any number of settings changes etc.....still the same.  Blank page opens and home button does not do anything.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MonoIndignado 6/21/12 7:16 PM
Deactivate network actions prediction! It worked me! :D
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GeL0 6/23/12 11:46 AM
Also have this problem. Yahoo is set as my homepage but it doesn't load when starting browser. However it loads fine when I click the home button.

Deactivate network actions didn't work for me.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GeL0 6/23/12 11:52 AM
Ok so i just flushed my DNS and now my home page is loading fine when I start my browser.
Google "flush DNS" to find out how to do it on your operating system.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. learwbc 6/24/12 1:04 AM
what is that program you are using to change taskbar appearance, and what skin is being used?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. DruDragon 6/24/12 1:53 AM
I get the same issue as well. This seems to be a saved setting as when I sync my Google Chrome across different PCs, the same issue occurs.

Tried the following which didn't work:

- flushing the DNS cache
- clearing browser cache
- Disabled 'Predict network actions to improve page load performance' option in settings.
- disabled all extensions
- reinstalled Google Chrome

I'm currently running Windows 7 x64 with Chrome 19.0.1084.56 m

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. learwbc 6/24/12 2:01 AM
when did this start i wonder? around the beginning of 2012, or maybe a couple months in? why is it taking google so long to fix it, and why aren't they releasing any statements about the issue?  i guess it's standard google business.  reminds me of the galaxy nexus android phone and it's bugs, and them taking like a half a year to release update from 4.0.2 to 4.0.4.  that was an ordeal, and now this chrome thing is an ordeal.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Snoopzster 6/24/12 8:28 AM
Exactly the same problems here as everyone else, it started happening in the last month a few versions ago on Google Chrome stable release.

I am surprised this issue isn't fixed yet?

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jbholmes2 6/24/12 4:44 PM
I was having the same problem.  Seemed to start with Chrome's version 19 update.  When I launched Chrome , instead of Google's Home page launching as is usual , Google launched the Application page , then I would have to click the Blue G to go to Google's Home page.  I worried with it until I just gave up and went back to Firefox.  I did everything I could do.  Did all the things that someone here suggested.  It would not work for me .  I have stopped using Chrome until they fix this problem.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jbholmes2 6/24/12 5:28 PM
Well . I have found a solution for me.  Maybe for you all too.

Whatever you want for your "Home" page , be sure to have your browser on that  website.  I use Google as my Home page so mine was set to https://www.google.com/

Next , I clicked 'Settings" and when there , I put the 'Dot in the circle that says ,  "Open a Specific Set of Pages . " Then click the 'Set Pages "   then when there ,  click "Use Current " and then click "Okay "

This worked for me.  I reinstalled Chrome to try this to see if It worked and it did.  It did not work by adding whatever page I wanted into the black.  But it did work by the 'Use Current "

Hope it works for someone .
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jbholmes2 6/24/12 5:32 PM
I meant to say Blank , instead I said Black , lol  So glad I was able to get Chrome to launch with my home page.  Chrome is just so much faster than anything else I have used.  I am lost without it.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. russb 6/24/12 7:45 PM
I'm having the same issue.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. TheSqueegee 6/25/12 7:23 AM
Where is the fix for this Google? This has been going on for a month now!

Windows 7
64-bit

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GeL0 6/25/12 2:28 PM
The flush dns is not working anymore. Only seemed to work for a day then started having problems again.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. UpsideDownTire 6/26/12 8:21 AM
I am so glad this is not just me. So it seems Google is starting to make pretty good CRAP.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Senaxx 6/26/12 10:03 AM
I thought it was my configuration, but I have the same issue accross 3 computers. All running the latest beta channel. My latest install on a new laptop with a new install and a new chrome didn't fix the issue. Seems like it's a setting that's getting spread by the Google Sync option.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. andrewpalmer 6/30/12 3:23 AM
Same issue.  Hitting refresh or pressing the home button kicks it into life.

It's not add-ons as it does it incognito too which I have all add-ons disabled for.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. skywander 7/1/12 8:53 AM
Me too! All my pinned tabs, gmail, google.com and my yahoo home page just won't load. But highlighting the webpage and pressing enter works.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. PaulQ602 7/1/12 2:00 PM
Same here. I just switched to Chrome about a week ago and it hasn't been loading my home page (Yahoo) until I click the HOME button to the left of the URL. Really annoying.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. gajtguy 7/4/12 1:50 PM
Happens to me as well.  Is there an answer for this? If so, why does it not show at the top of the page?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. swiftfire 7/5/12 7:38 AM
Same issue, its been happening for a while now (about a month or so) on my work and my home computer. Must of been an issue with last update.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jrdnsingh89 7/6/12 8:32 AM
I have filed a bug report with google for this issue I would really appreciate if some people can help me out to draw attention to this bug

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?can=2&start=0&num=100&q=reporter%3Ajrdnsingh89&colspec=ID%20Pri%20Mstone%20ReleaseBlock%20Area%20Feature%20Status%20Owner%20Summary&groupby=&sort=&id=130854

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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Browney 7/7/12 2:58 PM
I'm also getting the same problem for about a month ago, Whats odd is my desktop and laptop both have the same version but the problem is only happening on my laptop. Both running the same antivirus and same OS Win7 64bit the only difference is the laptop is using wifi.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. AntonK 7/8/12 3:20 PM
Me too.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. decilah 7/10/12 2:40 AM
I'm having the same problem...anyone heard anything yet?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. TiborS 7/10/12 3:30 AM
I had the same problem until I turned off "Enable phishing and malware protection" in the Advanced Settings section (to see it, open Settings and then click on the link "Show advanced settings").

This reproducibly fixes the issue for me on 2 different computers.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. nickcarter.rmc 7/11/12 2:17 AM
Great, thanks TiborS! That's fixed it for me.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. greer919 7/12/12 5:23 AM
This solution worked for me too! Thank you, TiborS!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Kwo 7/12/12 7:03 AM
Same problem here.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. rfruth 7/12/12 8:32 AM
This has been bugging me for a while.  Your solution works.  Thanks!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. snootjr1972 7/13/12 9:22 PM
doing the phishing and malware setting does not fix mine still have the problem
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. CraKLA 7/14/12 5:26 AM
Any response from any google engineers?  Been having this problem for a while now.  I even recently downloaded Chromium 22 just to see if the future version of Chrome still exhibits the same problems and it does. 
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. VInix 7/14/12 6:02 AM
Same problem. I have this issue on all my pc and othe pc of my customers. It's incredible that in the latest version 20.0.1132.57 this great bug remain!!!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jpaustin 7/15/12 2:19 PM
Worked for me too.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. CreightonLinza 7/16/12 12:41 AM
How many of you guys have Spybot Search & Destroy installed on your computers with this issue? I decided to remove my installation today (undo the "immunizations" first) and now I no longer have this issue with Chrome. Tested this on both my netbook and desktop - Chrome seems to be starting up/working normally now. Rebooted a few times to ensure the issue was gone.

The amount of entries Spybot inserts into the Windows Host file and the registry is quite large. I suspected this of causing my wifi to connect slowly upon waking my netbook up which is what triggered me to uninstall Spybot.

Fixing this Chrome issue was just another perk.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. russb 7/16/12 2:45 PM
I do.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. CreightonLinza 7/16/12 6:34 PM
Want to try this fix so we can figure out if it works for people other than myself?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. zubcan 7/17/12 7:24 AM
I am also having the same problem. Though there were several suggestions, nothing works. I can not understand the reason why Google Technical Support staff does not get involved in solving this problem. I don't encounter this problem in IE, where google chrome finance home page loads without any problem. So the problem is with Google Chrome.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Dominateus 7/17/12 5:47 PM
@TiborS,

Doing this Tibor, considering the modern web, is probably not so good an idea. I use chrome because with this feature enabled it blocks a fake AV malware dl, that has been identified as xp antivirus 2012, and a host of other names it goes under. It disables taskmgr, regedit, and makes every .exe file you click instead open xp antivirus 2012. It is a true pain in the butt to get rid of.
Firefox was open to it, and let it nail me a couple of times, so I switched to chrome. My Kaspersky just does not see it, and lets it in everytime.
I am having the same problem as everyone here with chrome startup times, but i'll wait for the fix. After it takes forever to load up, chrome is fast.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. TragicMacPad 7/19/12 9:18 AM
Disabling this fixed it for me too.   Thanks alot TiborS.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. fbchao 7/19/12 10:23 AM
Thank you, Tibor!  This is the only thing that has worked for me!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. VInix 7/19/12 11:50 AM
Worked for me also, but is not a good thing to disable that security parameter....
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. matrickz 7/19/12 6:33 PM
so here is a wierd thing.  It fixed the problem.  I re-enabled the phishing setting and the problem stayed away.  Suddnely it returned for reasons unknown.  Now doing the phishing setting change has no effect.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. CreightonLinza 7/20/12 1:36 AM
Do you have Spybot Search&Destory installed or any other kind of software that manually blocks websites through methods like modifying your computer's HOSTS file?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. dwensch 7/21/12 9:14 AM
OMG thanks! i disabled phishing in settings and now my homepages are loading without any problems!! FINALLY!!! I had this bug for weeks and i installed Firefox a few days ago and damn it feels so slow
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. catlvr14 7/21/12 10:27 PM
I have this problem too, but not all the time. I use my yahoo as my home page and a couple of items don't refresh automatically anymore, namely the weather and my portfolio. Can't even do it manually, I have to refresh the browser. I thought it was something wrong with yahoo, now I'm not so sure.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. pjndude 7/26/12 8:26 AM
Still having this problem as well...  But only on Windows.  Linux works fine.  

On Windows 7 64 running Google Chrome version 20.0.1132.57

Linux Chrome has the same version number.  This is very annoying.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MDabbles 7/26/12 10:12 AM
Same problem here. Hanging up, will not load home page on Google Chrome startup. Been going on for at least 2 - 3 weeks.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jpsoutlook 7/26/12 3:00 PM
I have isolated this problem.  Extension Hover Zoom 4.5 is preventing home page from loading on chrome launch.  Disable this, and recheck the phising setting.  And your good to go.

I think if I am right, everyone here is using Hover Zoom possibly.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. CraKLA 7/27/12 12:27 AM
Nope, Never heard of Hover Zoom
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. catlvr14 7/27/12 8:22 AM
Me either. What is it, where is it, what does it do, how do you disable it?

A little more information would be nice.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Bolster1 7/27/12 9:10 AM
This problem was pestering me for days. Sometimes while this was happening, a plug-in crashed: Simple pass, a HP application (have a pavilion laptop). So, I typed: about:plugins and switched it off. No guarantees however, but so far the problem did not come back.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Bolster1 7/27/12 10:27 AM
Sorry, spoke too soon. D*mn, what is this? I'm going to remove Chrome and re-install. If it's still occuring, it's back to IE or worse, I'm afraid...
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Hrshvardhan Trivedi 7/28/12 4:28 AM
Click wranch- settings--at bottom look for 'show advance settings ' click it then  
look for 'privacy'here remove tickmark (disable)on"predict network action to improve pageload performance"
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. catlvr14 7/28/12 7:59 AM
I'm curious, does this happen to everyone every time you try to start up your computer?

It does not happen to me all the time, I'd say maybe half the time. I have made no changes to my computer and as it's easy enough to hit the home page icon, it's just a slight pain.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. laniebelle1 7/29/12 6:21 AM
If you never heard of it, you probably don't have it.  It is an extension you have to add yourself. What it does is enlarge a photo if you hover over it.To see if you have it,  Click on the wrench, then tools, then extensions.  A list of your extensions comes up,  If you have it, uncheck the enable box.  If it's not in the list, you don't have it.  I have it, but the problem started before that, I think.  I decided to change my homepage to yahoo, but left igoogle in the list of pages to load.  When starting up, Chrome tried to load both pages at the same time, but couldn't do that. I changed it back to just yahoo.  Thought it was yahoo that wasn't loading, so changed back to igoogle, but it's not loading either.  Since the toolbars load right away, i tried the suggestion to click on the home icon and it loads right away.
I have disabled hover and i will see if that helps
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. laniebelle1 7/29/12 6:30 AM
No, clicking on the home icon didn't work.  In the address bar says "about:blank".  Then, after I close Chrome and try to load it again, Nothing happens when i click on the Chrome icon.  I have to wait awhile before it will even try to load.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Codesmithy 7/29/12 12:19 PM
This issue also occurs with an initial link load.

So, if I have a shortcut to a webpage stored on my desktop and open it... infinite loading...

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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jpsoutlook 7/30/12 10:07 AM
What worked for me was to disable all plugins and try one by one to isolate that problem.  For me it was my Hover Zoom 4.5 plug in which zooms in on pictures when you hover the mouse over them.  Anyways, I would disable all plug-ins and if the problem persists remove and re-install.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. peterpandetimmerman 8/1/12 1:20 AM
found a solution yet?

gr


oliver

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GreenGiant78 8/1/12 4:34 AM
This worked for me !! It was also hover zoom 4.5 !
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. catlvr14 8/1/12 8:38 AM
I don't have hover zoom, so that's not what's causing the problem for me. As I said before, it doesn't happen everyday. Today my home page opened, no problem, yesterday I had to hit the home icon for it to load. Weird.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. LorLor 8/1/12 10:07 AM
The problem went away for me when i disabled the plugin, Skype Click to Call 6.1.0.10441.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Bolster1 8/1/12 12:45 PM
Well, at last! The newest version of Chrome (21.0.1180.60) seems to work properly. For how long, I wonder...
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. feyrband 8/1/12 10:25 PM
still doing it for me unfortunately. this is a newly re-formatted computer too.
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. VInix 8/2/12 11:30 AM
SEEM solved with Chrome 21.0.1180.60 :-)
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Bolster1 8/2/12 1:27 PM
Indeed! More than 24hrs without hickups, I'm happy. Chrome is favorite again, IE s*cks;-))
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. tspencer103 8/2/12 6:05 PM
CHANGING WINDOWS PROXY/LAN SETTINGS WORKED FOR ME
Go to Chrome Advanced Settings/Change Proxy Settings.  Internet Properties comes up. Click LAN Settings and UNcheck Automatically Detect Settings.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 8/3/12 6:39 AM
I'm having the same problem and I am on Win 7 / Chrome 21.0.1180.60 m.

The only way I get get around this issue is to disable the "Enable phishing and malware protection" option in advanced settings.  

My homepage is set to www.google.co.uk.  There is clearly no issue with this site itself.  Seems to be a lot of people suffering from this issue.  

Regards
R

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jakestec 8/3/12 10:29 AM
this worked for me as well, thanks.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Rico! 8/3/12 3:06 PM
I have the same problem, for a while now, most of the time it helps to kill the browser and then re-open it, but this is not a viable solution, also tryed to disable all extentions and that seems to work, but that is not solution either.
My startpages are gmail and google.com (win7 64bit)
Google needs to fix this if they want to keep growing as the goto browser :(
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. aartdesigns 8/4/12 10:47 AM
I was having this same problem, and after painstakingly trying all the various suggestions (disabling extensions, etc, ad nausium) nothing worked.
What eventually worked, I discovered by accident. I was having other issues with some Adobe products and the suggestion was made by them to create a new windows user (admin). After having done that and getting Chrome set up with my user info, it works! Loads the home page(s) brilliantly.

Now, it is entirely possible that one would not have to do a completely new Windows user and all the pain involved with that exercise. I believe, in the case of Chrome not loading the home pages, it has more to do with something funky having happened to the Chrome user/profile. I believe that if you were to follow the directions to delete/remove your user info/profile from Chrome, and reset the profile, the problem would go away (without having to tediously play with unloading/reloading extensions and such).

Since the issue is now resolved in my case, I would like to see if someone else could verify this fix and let us all know if this indeed works.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MVicE 8/4/12 5:23 PM
Based on posts, many dating back to 2011, this is an old issue. I have experienced this several times in the last couple of months; thankfully there are users who shared their solutions although invariably they only brought temporary relief.

What I find extremely disappointing is that NOTHING, NOT EVEN A PIP, has been heard from the GOOGLE TEAM!

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. aartdesigns 8/4/12 6:23 PM
True. Not a blessed word.

If you are still experiencing this issue, I'll bet resetting the user profile will do the trick. At least that's my hunch.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MVicE 8/4/12 7:09 PM
On resetting, I have tried the following:

1. Run %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ and rename the 'Default' file as suggested by some users; Chrome is supposed to create a new Default file the next time it is run. I was able to do this once; it worked, but when the problem recurred and I tried to do it I got a message saying the operation can not be completed because the 'file is being used in another folder.'

2. When I go Wrench > Settings > delete this user, I get a message asking if I want to completely remove 'Shady'. This works for a while although I'm wondering who 'Shady' is.

I still have this problem now. Hitting the Home button gets it going.

The GOOGLE guys really should say something - if they know anything at all. This thread is getting veeeeeeeeery loooooong already.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. ZSensei 8/5/12 10:31 AM
Yea like a few others I've had this problem for a while and it was a deal breaker but trying what some of the others said and disabling some plugins it fixed it. It was Hover Zoom for me.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. mikeparkie 8/5/12 2:34 PM
Me too
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. mestanley#1 8/5/12 3:22 PM
My parents are having this problem (I'm posting from their account). A solution I found on another site is appending --no-sandbox to the end of the command line in the shortcut. Without this I couldn't even get the settings page to load to try other fixes. Chrome complains about an "... unsupported command-line flag" and that "Security and stability will suffer."
None of the other fixes have made any difference, so I guess they'll just have to get by without a sandbox (whatever that is) for a while.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Jarbilong 8/5/12 3:44 PM
It was Hover Zoom for me too, thanks for finding that out.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. learwbc 8/5/12 4:02 PM
everyone keeps saying hover zoom, but some people don't have that installed.  never had it installed from the beginning yet the problem still exists.

one thing people are not mentioning is that all the fixes everyone is attempting are not being tested properly, because once the browser has started, even if you close it and open it again, that doesn't trigger the problem again, whether you attempted a fix or not.

the browser needs to be closed for a certain amount of minutes or hours before the bug appears again.  not even sure if clearing cache and cookies resets the bug.  maybe just rebooting your computer is the only way to reset the bug.

so when attempting fixes, before you claim it's a fix, make sure your browser has been shut down the proper amount of time or you have rebooted.

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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. matrickz 8/5/12 8:17 PM
sorry the sandbox thing doesn't work for me
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Ankit_Chauhan 8/6/12 12:38 AM
Navigate to chrome://net-internals/#dns and press the "Clear host cache" button.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. VInix 8/6/12 1:04 AM
Update... NOT solved. Randomly continue the issue. Google team, WAKE UP!!!!!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. YoniG 8/6/12 2:06 AM
Le samedi 26 mai 2012 16:36:12 UTC+3, xxteargodxx a écrit :
> Hi, I'm having an issue with Google Chrome not always loading my home page upon start up of the browser. Sometimes it will sometimes it will just hang there and nothing will load at all.
>
> I was on the stable build of Chrome but even went and switched to the Beta build to see if that would resolve it but still nothing. Will this be patched in a future version of Chrome? Or is there anything I can do now to ensure my home page will *always* load upon start up of the browser?
>
> --Nick.

The Norton Toolbar (Internet Security 2012) may be the problem, causing some websites, such as http://www.jewishjericho.org.il/, http://www.inn.co.il/ and other sites to get stuck in the middle of loading.
*Temporarily disabling the toolbar proves this.
*A better work-around is to go to another tab and then return to the original tab. The "stuck" website will then be found fully loaded and functional.
Yoni
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. RogerFelts 8/6/12 3:38 AM
Pardon me please if this sounds a little rough:

"The Norton Toolbar (Internet Security 2012) may be the problem, causing some websites, such as http://www.jewishjericho.org.il/, http://www.inn.co.il/ and other sites to get stuck in the middle of loading."

Or, it may *not* be, since I can't recall anyone here naming any specific sites, let alone those, as their homepages.

In the case I'm trying to resolve, that home page is www.google.com, with a completely virgin install of Chrome (that means no additional add ins) over a brand new install of Win7 (Chrome being the first third party app being installed so, for example a stock hosts file).

Instead of finger-pointing at things which may ***or may not*** work, how about the *********** problem getting resolved?  That seems to me to be a much better "work around".

It's a novel idea, I am aware -- but it does not appear as though it's one unique to me.

Yes, I am aware that I'm getting every bit of support I have paid for here, but come on:  at least acknowledge there's an issue so folks can make an informed decision about whether they use someone elses' browser, Google.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. laniebelle1 8/6/12 4:44 AM
It doesn't matter which page is the first page, it doesn't load.  I've tried many of the suggestions which didn't work. Yesterday the page wouldn't load at all.  So I uninstalled and re-installed Chrome, works a little better, but not good enough.  Perhaps Google techs need to know about the problem and need a LOT of feedback.  Under the wrench, under tools, is a link to report an issue.  Maybe if we ALL report the problem, something will get fixed.  Who knows, but worth a try. I've already reported.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. tennismaniac 8/6/12 8:31 AM
I followed this advice (chrome://net-internals/#dns >> "Clear host cache" button) and cleared my cache (clear browsing history/clear download history/empty the cache/delete cookies) and the problem went away.

Note: my company went through a major network change recently (ip/proxy changes) that seemed to have caused the problem.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. cdugovic 8/6/12 9:13 AM
I am having the same problem, just withing the past two weeks on all of the computers I use.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. nheather 8/6/12 12:49 PM
Same here.

Home page won't load but if I hit enter loads instantly.

Also happens whenever a page is opened from an external link, like from an eMail.

Same  think, URL is populated but I then have to press 'enter' to load.

Frankly, very disappointed to see this has been going on for so long.  At first thought it was something peculiar to my setup but it seems to be happening to so many people.

Given it has been going on for so long and reported by so many, Google don't appear to care.

Going back to Internet Explorer - may not be cool or fast but at least it works.

Cheers,

Nigel
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. bkon 8/6/12 11:31 PM
Me Too
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. minus_1 8/7/12 1:15 AM
Me Threehundred and fifty three! Help!

Chrome people help!! I don't want to go back to IE.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. captainkilroy 8/7/12 6:47 AM
I am also having the same exact issue. I have tried updating and clearing caches but nothing has seemed to work.

I will be looking forward to any response to this issue.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Taem 8/7/12 12:38 PM
Even on a stock computer with only windows 7 updates I get this "bug". I've finally adapted; I just hit the HOME button (your going to have to enable it because Chrome hides it in the settings) every time I load up Chrome, before the home page even loads - if it even loads... That prevents me from getting highly agitated when it fails to load. It's a shame Google has started caring more for its bottom line (dollars) than consumers. I put up with their ads, the least they can do is fix a stupid error like this. Oh well, I like Chrome better than the alternatives so, I found a way that worked for me.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. HockeystarRocks 8/8/12 4:21 PM
I'm having this issue as well.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. thor52879 8/8/12 6:02 PM
Well, I'm sort of glad to see that I'm not the only one dealing with this. I really can't believe this has been going on for long. I have to use IE9 at work and it's really starting to seem like a better browser :(
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 8/9/12 2:37 AM
I noticed that Chrome updated itself yesterday to V21.0.1180.75.  I was hoping this may have addressed this issue but it hasn't.  Do the Google developers look at these forums?  I have seen no Google presence at all let alone any form of acknowledgement that they are investigating this issue, which is disappointing.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lVlunk 8/9/12 4:00 AM
been having this problem.... try one of these two option changes.. seems to work for me.

in advance setting:
turn off (uncheck) - Predict network actions to improve page load performance
or
turn off (uncheck) - Enable phishing and malware protection (this one worked for me)

or both maybe... give it a shot and get back to us...

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 8/9/12 4:28 AM
I can confirm that disabling the "Enable phishing and malware protection" did stop this issue occurring however I am not prepared to disable that important functionality to fix this issue.  As I mentioned in another post, I have seen no evidence that this issue has even been acknowledged by Google. Since reporting this there has been at least one update to Chrome but that hasn't fixed this issue.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lVlunk 8/9/12 4:45 AM
well.. it seems to work and i have had it disables for a while now. haven't caught anything weird on my computer. I'm running AVG free and Malwarebytes, both have proven to work quite well at keeping me clean and safe. I'm sure if your using chrome you are already a safe surfer anyways. don't think just everyone goes and uses Google chrome for there default browser without knowing a little something about internet safety. Just don't go on every dumb site out there... u shouldn't be doing that anyways. good luck everyone. SAFE SURFING

AVG Free - free.avg.com/
Malwarebytes - www.malwarebytes.org/

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. PaulQ602 8/10/12 12:23 AM
Disabling (unchecking) "Enable phishing and malware protection" seems to solve the problem for me too. I hope Google investigates this. It's not the kind of thing I like disabling.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. ez2nvsp 8/10/12 2:44 AM
I was having this same problem.  I used Revo Uninstaller on Chrome to make sure that all profile data and registry entries were deleted when uninstalled (They aren't with a normal uninstall)  I then re-installed Chrome it has worked perfect ever since.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. kucerakov 8/10/12 3:39 AM
Same problem here.  Uninstalling is not really a good option for me.  I have about 12 bookmark links with a total of about 300 bookmarks.  I just joined here, is this forum even something chrome support will look at?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lVlunk 8/10/12 3:52 AM
your signed in right?... if your signed in with chrome all your data is saved. (setting - sign in) first option i think. after you uninstall all you have to do is install again and sign back in. (first thing it asks once chrome finishes installing) and all your bookmarks should come back.. i have uninstalled and deleted my user data folder so many times.. it works trust me. once i sign back in, bam, all my bookmarks come back and it installs your extensions again too.

make sure your signed in first though and all synced up

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lVlunk 8/10/12 3:57 AM
BTW: I just uninstalled with Revo Uninstaller like ez2nvsp said. I have both "Predict network actions to improve page load performance" and "Enable phishing and malware protection" enabled... working so far. Ill re-post if anything goes wrong... (fingers crossed)
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. t1005matt 8/10/12 1:18 PM
I found that it had with AVG, see my post on my blog:

http://www.mcc-web.net/google-chrome-will-not-load-my-home-page/

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 8/10/12 2:23 PM
Hi,
That could be one explanation but in my case, I'm not using AVG.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. beertap 8/10/12 3:30 PM
Go to SETTINGS and click the EXTENSIONS tab, then turn off any extension(s) one at a time until problem is resolved. Your computer and mine may have the same extensions enabled but your computer may have a problem with a different extension than mine. In other words, not all of the same extensions will cause the failure to load a start-up page to occur. You can also try to re-install the problematic extension. good luck.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 8/10/12 4:13 PM
Thanks. I discovered in my case it was Roboform that was causing the issue.  I also found that there was an update available for it.  So I installed that and reenabled Roboform and all is well.  No more issues.  
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MVicE 8/10/12 4:18 PM
Several work-arounds have been posted in this and in other fora about this issue. Many of these work, although temporarily. Sooner or later the problem recurs. What is needed after all this time is an explanation from the Chrome/Google Team. Maybe if they share with us users, i.e. make us users part of the 'team', what their views are about this issue and what they are doing about it, if any, this problem may be solved.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. grouch3k 8/11/12 1:16 PM
Make a shortcut of your homepage (or any page) and use it to launch. It worked for this happy camper. Hope it does for others.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. no quarter 8/11/12 7:38 PM
Been happening to me for a few weeks now.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. DC999 8/11/12 8:37 PM
Chrome crashes when loading a page with an embedded video for the first time. Until this is fixed, just minimize and re-open. Or switch to another tab and back.

I have been forced to put the following message at the top of my homepage: "Problems with Google Chrome? Minimize and re-open."

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GravitySmacked 8/12/12 12:26 PM
Same issue, even after a windows reinstall (I didn't reinstall because of this).
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MusicalEclipse 8/13/12 11:19 AM
Been dealing with this for a few months now. Such a small issue, but still no fix. Come'on Google!
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MV Hughes 8/13/12 12:06 PM
Me, too.  It's infuriating.  chrome://signin/?source=0&next_page=chrome%3A%2F%2Fnewtab%2F  This is all I can get.  No Google Chrome home page.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MV Hughes 8/13/12 12:07 PM
That would be nice if I could get to my home page at all.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 8/13/12 4:37 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for reporting this; to help us troubleshoot this issue, can you please answer the following troubleshooting questions here:
  1. Are you still having this issue? Many of you have reported this issue is resolved with the most recent release. 
  2. What version of Chrome are you using? Wrench Menu>About Google Chrome
  3. What OS do you have? 
  4. Are you having this issue on all pages? Just for your homepage? 
  5. Are you only seeing this issue when you start up Chrome? Or at all times?
Thanks,
Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. catlvr14 8/13/12 5:02 PM
So glad someone from google is finally willing to help! Thanks.

Are you still having this issue?
YES STILL HAVING PROBLEM

What version of Chrome are you using?
21.0.1180.75 m

What OS do you have?
WINDOWS 7

Are you having this issue on all pages? Just for your homepage?
JUST HOMEPAGE, BUT NOT ALL THE TIME

Are you only seeing this issue when you start up Chrome? Or at all times?
YES,ON STARTUP, BUT ONLY OPEN HOMEPAGE ONCE THEN I LEAVE IT OPEN UNTIL I SHUT DOWN

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. PaulQ602 8/13/12 5:21 PM
1) Seems to have stopped once I disabled the phishing/malware protection in Chrome

2) 21.0.1180.77

3) Windows 7

4) Always homepage from cold start BUT any "first run" page wouldn't load. For example, if I clicked a link in an email when Chrome was not already open, it would hang and not load whatever link I clicked. I had to open Chrome, click my HOME button so my home page would load then leave it open so links would work from email, etc.

5) Prior to disabling phishing protection, almost every time - definitely on first use after a boot.

I would prefer to have phishing/malware protection enabled but at least Chrome works without it checked and I have other antivirus software.

Good luck!

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MV Hughes 8/13/12 5:58 PM
I can't open Chrome at all, I can't install it.  I have two tabbed things "untitled".  So am I having it on all pages?  I can't open it at all, so yes.  I have no pages.  I have no home page.  It's only Chrome.  It started about ten days ago.  I have Windows 7 Ultimate.  I had to make a new user account and it loaded fine in there.  This is miserable and there are all sorts od problems with it off and on.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. YoniG 8/13/12 11:45 PM
I am still having the issue with some web pages. I have the latest version of Chrome 21.0.1180.77, using Win 7 Starter and Norton Security 2012. In the past I had noticed that if the Norton Security extension is disabled, the problem is resolved, but I am not prepared to do away with this vital security component.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Neske 8/14/12 6:13 AM
1) Yes

2) 21.0.1180.77 m

3) Windows 8 Pre Release

3) All pages will not load at all, just a white screen

5) All times

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GravitySmacked 8/14/12 10:30 AM
Are you still having this issue? Many of you have reported this issue is resolved with the most recent release.
Still having this issue.

What version of Chrome are you using? Wrench Menu>About Google Chrome

1180.77

What OS do you have?

Win 7 64 bit

Are you having this issue on all pages? Just for your homepage?

Just some home pages on opening Chrome or opening links from Outlook.

Are you only seeing this issue when you start up Chrome? Or at all times?

Just when starting Chrome.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. DC999 8/14/12 11:05 AM
1. Problem persists.

2. Version 21.0.1180.79 m just installed.

3. Windows 7.

4. Seems to be any page with embedded video (ads, etc.) E.g. YouTube homepage.

5. Once I minimize and reopen GC, or switch tabs, the problem goes way until you open another tab.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. flytiegirl2 8/14/12 11:18 AM
I am having the same problem. I just switched to GC and don't have any idea how to get my home page back and get to my favorites. I am about to try firefox. Aomeone suggested these two as alternative to IE.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. VInix 8/14/12 12:12 PM
Yes, I have the problem.
Chrome version 21.0.1180.75 m
Windows 7 64bit
I have randomly the problem only in the homepage
The problem is once at startup

I have tried all the solution here reported, but for me the only one that solves is to disable anti phising and malware option (not recommended)

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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. sevenalive 8/14/12 7:00 PM
That's actually not what we are talking about. You just need to set your home page in the settings (wrench icon). You can show a bookmark bar by pressing Ctrl-B.
Sounds like you need to import your favorites from IE into chrome

Wrench > Bookmarks >Import bookmarks and settings.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. MVicE 8/14/12 8:42 PM
Chrome seems to be working well now after it automatically updated to 21.0.1180.79 two days ago. No problems/issues so far on my Windows 7. Keeping my fingers crossed...

For the comfort of users, it would help if you could provide some information on what brought about the issue and what the Chrome/Google team is doing about it.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Hrshvardhan Trivedi 8/14/12 9:00 PM
From startup programme ,find 'google update.exe' -disable it.I did so and now it is ok otherwise i was facing the same problem.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. RFM3 8/14/12 9:35 PM
Yes I am still having it. It attempts to load my three homepage tabs and gets stuck.  If I inset my cursor at the end of the address and then hit enter it loads.

Chrome V 21.0.1180.79 m

System 7 64bit

See answer 1

This is just a chrome issue.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. paddygorish 8/15/12 7:00 AM
Hi JackyH,

1. Still having the problem, started about 2-3 weeks ago.
2. 21.0.1180.79
3. Windows 7 Professional
4. Home page only
5. At Chrome start up only

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. fcanmekikoglu 8/15/12 10:35 AM
there is problem's video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCem3JOT144&feature=youtu.be
i can't fix this
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. fcanmekikoglu 8/15/12 10:39 AM
1. yes i have
2. 21.0.1180.79 m
3. Windows XP sp3
4. all pages also settings etc.
5. first install chrome works but after then chrome doesn't works
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Rico! 8/15/12 11:09 AM
1. Yes
2. 21.0.1180.79 m
3. Win7 64bit
4. My homepages (google and gmail)
5. On every fresh boot and if chrome has been closed for a while
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 8/15/12 11:19 AM
Hello,
1. Are you still having this issue? Many of you have reported this issue is resolved with the most recent release.
In my case the issue was solved by an extension for the product Roboform.  I'd seen posts on here from several people claiming that disabling all the extensions didn't fix their issue, which is why I didn't try this route until later.  This tends to suggest that there are possibly different issues with the same symptoms.  Even though the issue is now fixed for me I am providing this information that it may help you/others.  

What version of Chrome are you using? Wrench Menu>About Google Chrome
I am now using 21.0.1180.79 m however the issue I was experiencing occurred during at least the previous two releases.

What OS do you have?
Win7 HP SP1

Are you having this issue on all pages? Just for your homepage?
Just the homepage.  When I launched Chrome for the first time it would not load the start/home page.  It would state "Loading" but it would never load.  If I then highlighted the URL text and hit enter it would load.  Onec I did this there were no issues.  

Are you only seeing this issue when you start up Chrome? Or at all times?
Only at initial startup of Chrome.  

As already mentioned, I noticed if I disabled all extensions the problem went away.  I then deduced it was Roboform that was causing the issue.  When I checked their web site there was an update.  I installed said update and the problem went away and is now a distant memory :)

Hope that helps.  

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JimRushby 8/15/12 8:54 PM
It was AdBlock Plus that was causing it for me. Now to find a replacement Ad blocker :-(
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. timhodges 8/15/12 8:59 PM
Does anyone know how to unsubscribe from this forum topic?!!? I'm sick of getting daily updates! Originally I wanted to see if anyone else had this problem but now it's become a joke!!! PLEASE HELP
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 8/16/12 2:42 AM
Hi,
Whilst on this forum if you scroll up to the first post and then look across to the top right of the screen you should see an envelope icon.  Click on this to "Cancel my email updates"

Hope that helps.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 8/16/12 3:05 PM
+timhodges Scroll all the way to the top of the forum and click the envelope icon; once it is gray (not black) you own't receive email updates.

Thanks,
Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 8/16/12 3:05 PM
+soundpatrol, you beat me to it!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 8/16/12 3:25 PM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for responding to my questions. There are a few different issues here though, which we are already troubleshooting in different places. 
  1. If you are having issues with all pages loading including settings, go to this thread.
  2. If you are having issues with your homepage loading and only your homepage, stay on this thread. In addition, we do know about this issue and are working to fix it; you can follow along with progress on this in our public issue tracker here.
Thanks for all your reports and additional troubleshooting information!
Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. fudgem 8/16/12 11:58 PM
I have set my home page to Google.co.uk, this loads fine on start up, but when I press the home button, all I get is the Chrome web store page.  Please someone tell me how to alter this before I go back to Firefox
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JezuitX 8/17/12 7:52 AM
Your link to the issue tracker for #2 isn't going anywhere.  Takes me to a page that says that the URL has been disabled.  
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. catlvr14 8/17/12 8:22 AM
The link worked yesterday.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. fudgem 8/17/12 8:34 AM
it certainly doesn't work today
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GravitySmacked 8/17/12 12:26 PM
Glad to hear it's been worked on!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. zsebra 8/17/12 2:58 PM
For number 2 above, ie, not loading home page on starting chrome: it is due to extensions not loading fast enough. In my case it is the better popup blocker 2.1.6. Try disabling all extensions... and then it is fine.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Benskii 8/17/12 4:41 PM
Disabling Phishing and malware protection in the chrome settings fixed this problem for me.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. HateInstant 8/17/12 6:24 PM
Good god when is this going to be fixed? It's driving me mad for the last three weeks and will not fix... frakking google keeps breaking Chrome this year, FUCKING STOP YOU MORONS.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Kingerz 8/18/12 6:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dtgR4x5FEI

Shows you how: Google need to learn to make basic operations easy.  Many just give up.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Kingerz 8/18/12 7:08 PM
I set homepage (took a while on the net to even find out HOW it's so stupidly obscure)  but it just defaults to the crap baby icons one it came with.  Basic things like this show be EASY and should WORK.

Fail/uninstall

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Grakiao 8/19/12 7:15 AM
Yep, this is what happens to me as-well.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. DC999 8/19/12 6:29 PM
Google has fixed this problem. Hurray!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GravitySmacked 8/20/12 1:53 AM
Have they?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. WilsHaa 8/21/12 3:17 AM
I'm having the same issue.  No matter if it's my home page, or a link, if it's the first time Chrome is opening, it just stalls at the loading stage.  If I close Chrome and reopen it using the same link, or home page, it works fine.  This happens every time (hundreds of times now, to date).

It's making me reconsider making IE9 my default browser!

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GravitySmacked 8/21/12 3:38 AM
As others have mentioned turning off the phishing and malware protection solves this issue. Not ideal but it is a temporary fix.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. NitneLiun 8/21/12 11:44 AM
I'd rather go back to Firefox and incur the risks of turning off phishing and malware protection. In fact, that's what I've done. I hate to say that I'm done with Chrome, but it isn't even on my machine now. Maybe I'll check back in a couple of months to see if the problem has been resolved.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lesmorgan 8/21/12 12:20 PM
I have the same symptom of the home page not loading on startup with 21.0.1180.79 m. My home page is http://www.google.com and it worked fine before the new release. I have various other symptoms with this release including links not being responsive. I find that running in an incognito window solves the problems with links being unresponsive. One user above reports that that DNS flush affects the blank page behavior, which makes me suspect some DNS handler may be broken. A connection to that is that in other threads there are reports that Norton Confidential plugin does not work under 21.0.1180.79, which is consistent with the fact that it crashed for me under this release. Is it possible that some URL security handler is unable to proceed with verification, resulting in failure of the page to load but persistent appearance of the "loading" message, which is what I see?
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. staudtlar 8/21/12 3:28 PM
Google has fixed the problem???  Tell us more.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 8/21/12 4:56 PM
Hi Everyone,

We are aware and are working on resolving the issue of the homepage loading; please visit this entry in our public issue tracker to learn more about our progress. You may star the issue to be emailed updates. 

Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. abnme 8/23/12 11:01 AM
**** SOLUTION ****
This worked for me.
1.)  Wrench
2.)  Settings
3.)  "Click Show Advanced Settings..." at bottom
4.)  Uncheck "Enable phishing and malware protection"
5.)  Close and Restart Chrome

Walla, it worked.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Jumwah 8/23/12 4:38 PM
From what I am experiencing (and it looks like others are too), it appears as though it is a problem with the first tab not logging to the respective page successfully AT CHROME STARTUP, whether it be the homepage or a link from an email.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Leighfire 8/24/12 7:26 AM
Still a problem for me, happened twice today :-(
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. apokon 8/24/12 8:13 AM
Add me to the list of people with this problem. My home page is news.google.com and it will not load when I start Chrome. If I go to another page and then go to news.google.com, it loads immediately. I'm running W7 and Chrome is up to date. I do not have this problem on Firefox or IE.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. holsh 8/24/12 12:15 PM
This is not a viable fix as you don't want to leave your browser this way.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 8/24/12 4:35 PM
+Abmne,

Disabling phishing and malware protection leaves you unprotected and in a less secure browser, which we don't recommend. As I mention above, we are already working on fixing this issue.

Thanks,
Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. fudgem 8/24/12 10:49 PM
can someone please tell me how to stop following a discussion?  Sick of getting e mails about this one and there is no obvious way of opting out
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lesroark 8/25/12 4:23 PM
About 2 weeks ago Chrome suddenly quit loading my homepage, but since it was easy to get it there with a click on the homepage button I just tolerated it.
This morning after finding some forums on the issue and no answers I just started playing with the desktop shortcuts, start menu, etc...
I didn't go deeply into anything, just recreated shortcuts, opened containing folders, checked info...
At some time in this tinkering the problem stopped and now my homepage "googlecom"
loads almost instantly again (I've tested it a hundred times or more)
I'm wondering if it isn't more to do with the win/chrome interface or something and (explore?) needed to be tapped or reminded of the shortcut.
Just FYI. I hope it's of some help
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lesroark 8/27/12 7:51 AM
It came baaaaack...after a day.
I couldn't reproduce the tinkering effect either.
So this time at the end of the shortcut "target" I put in the web address.
It works good enough for me. I don't need to know the problem.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 8/27/12 2:14 PM
Hi +Fudgem,

Go to the top of this page and to the right of the title of this thread click on the envelope so that it is gray. 

Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lVlunk 8/28/12 8:40 PM
rupdated to "Version 22.0.1229.14 beta-m" now.. turned back on malware protection..

working perfect now for almost a week. problem fixed huh... any one else updated to this version get fixed also?

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. RFM3 8/29/12 9:11 AM
To get Chrome Beta I learned that you have to join the Chrome Developer Preview Channel.  I did and it upgraded me to Version 23.0.1246.0 dev-m.  This seems to work.  Malware is still on.  But this is a Beta - I hope the PILL isn't worse than the DISEASE!

How to get the new version? Found by google search:

If you don't have Google Chrome, install it from google.com/chrome
Subscribe to the developer preview channel. This is required even if you've previously subscribed to the channel.
Wait until the new version is downloaded (you may force the updatie by opening the "About Google Chrome" dialog).
"The Dev channel is where ideas get tested (and sometimes fail). The Dev channel can be very unstable at times, and new features usually require some manual configuration to be enabled. Still, simply using Dev channel releases is an easy (practically zero-effort) way for anyone to help improve Google Chrome."

If you don't like the new version, you can always downgrade to the most recent stable version by reinstalling Chrome.

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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. NCEDAUS 8/29/12 10:32 AM
I also have had sucess resolving this issue by unchecking "Enable phishing and malware protection" in the advanced settings.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 8/29/12 10:40 AM
+NCEDAIS
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. NCEDAUS 8/29/12 11:56 AM

Thanks for the feedback, Jacky.

Please ask the engineers to fix this issue. I won't use Chrome if I have to have that option enabled while it's still causing the homepage not to load.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. lVlunk 8/29/12 7:13 PM
try the beta...
https://www.google.com/landing/chrome/beta/

different then that dev version RFM3 is talking about... no sign up needed im pretty sure.

im running "Version 22.0.1229.26 beta-m" from that page, have been for years now.. always loved it. try it out. they seemed to have fixed it. its a beta but i haven't had any problems with it at all, until this, but like i said it seems to have been fixed.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. blasssphemy 9/4/12 6:39 AM
I have found that disabling add block in crome extensions if you have it installed the homepage works perfect.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Strange 9/5/12 4:10 PM
Disappointing that Goog lets what appears to be a trivial bug linger for more than a month now.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. WilsHaa 9/6/12 12:29 AM
It's not just home pages.  It's any link I receive in an email.  Clicking on it opens a blank open tab.  Chrome shows: about:blank in the address field.  Sometimes, if I click on the address field and hit 'enter', the page will load.  Sometimes it doesn't.  I'm not interested in using 'beta' apps.  I agree with the guy below who commented "Disappointing that Goog lets what appears to be a trivial bug linger for more than a month now" ('Strange').  I also first reported this fault in this forum topic around a month ago, or at least a few weeks ago, and all we've seen since is talk about using the beta version.  How does that help the millions of Chrome users that either aren't that interested in their workings of their machines to take that advice?  I've actually made IE9 my defaul browser (using it right now!) and have been surprised at how fast it is.  Perhaps I've been too anti-MS for too long and haven't been aware of the advancements they have made.  I used to use Mozilla, but to be honest, it seemed slower than MS at one point, and I just can't be dealing with all the hassles you have to go through with managing Mozilla profiles, and moving, copying, altering them whenever you have an issue or are moving to another machine, etc.  Nightmare.  No, it's looking like it's IE9 for me, but I'll be watching this thread to see if and when the Chrome devs finally release a working version that will actually do what is, after all, the most basic of functions expected of a web browser, i.e. load web pages!
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 9/6/12 11:07 AM
HI +WilsHaa,

If you are seeing this issue not just on the homepage but on all pages, your issue is likely different than the issue users are seeing on this thread. Can you please answer the following questions to help us troubleshoot?
  1. What version of Chrome are you using? Wrench Menu>About Google Chrome
  2. Are you seeing this issue in different browsers? (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc)
  3. What is your mail client? 
  4. What happens when you browse in an incognito window? Ctrl+Shift+N
  5. Where are you seeing this issue? Your homepage? In email links? On all pages?
Thanks!
Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Music to a Void 9/6/12 4:20 PM
1 - 21.0.1180.89 m
2 - Other browsers do not show this issue.
3 - web mail (gmail)
4 - only affects initial page loading (home page or otherwise) so I assume JackyH is using a desktop mail client.
5 - the first load of the browser, regardless of what page should be loading. If  chrome is just starting up, it sticks.. no matter whether it should be loading the home page, an app shortcut, or whatever.

This bug has been going on a long time, and it's embarrassing when I tout the benefits of Chrome only to have the person come to me with problems with something as elementary as initial page loading.

This happens on all instances of Chrome on my 3 pc's, plus my elderly father's. It impacts any initial page load, not just 'home page' - meaning if I click a link from an external source, use an 'app shortcut' like gmail, etc...

If Firefox wasn't such a bloated cow I'd switch back.

Maybe it's time I give ie9 a shot.. god help me.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Bolster1 9/6/12 11:38 PM
This problem is related to Google Chrome, not the person, OS or hardware that's using it. I've asked among family, friends, etc. EVERYBODY experiences the same issue, not a single one excluded. So why ask these questions and keep all Chrome-users occupied? Please DO something about this annoying problem.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. WilsHaa 9/7/12 12:20 AM
Hahaha ... that's what I'm doing, and you know what?  It's good!  IE9, that is.  I didn't want to go back to Firefox, either.  Been a happy Chrome user for a long time.  Will probably make Chrome default browser again when they sort this out, but in the meantime I am happy to report that IE9 has really surprised me.  Fast!  Just as fast, if not faster, than Chrome used to be!  Go ahead, make it your default, for now at least, and leave the frustrations behind!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. dav_i 9/8/12 7:24 AM
I can confirm that this works.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 9/10/12 3:35 PM
Hi WilsHaa,

Can you please respond to my troubleshooting questions above? Your issue is likely not related to this thread (this thread is related to users' homepages not loading and currently already is being worked on here while your issue is related to your email links not working properly) so I am trying to direct you in the right direction. 

Thanks,
Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. WilsHaa 9/10/12 4:14 PM
Hi Jacky,

I did respond, days ago, but I replied to the email notification, which I guess is a 'no reply' address.  So, here were my answers:

1.        What version of Chrome are you using? Wrench Menu>About Google Chrome

21.0.1180.89

2.        Are you seeing this issue in different browsers? (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc)

Only in Chrome.

3.        What is your mail client?

Outlook 2010, running Google Apps Sync on my domain mail and IMAP configurations on this email and one other gmail address.

4.        What happens when you browse in an incognito window? Ctrl+Shift+N

The issue doesn’t appear to occur in incognito mode, but I am unable to force Chrome to open from a link with incognito mode, so I can’t test that issue.

5.        Where are you seeing this issue? Your homepage? In email links? On all pages?

On all pages.  Homepage actually loads correctly around half the time.  Sometimes it takes 30 to 60 seconds to load, but then gets there eventually.  With links in emails I click on, the issue occurs all of the time (the link won’t open.  Chrome address field simply says ‘about – blank’).  With the home page, when the issue occurs, if I click in the address field and then hit return the page will usually (but not always) load correctly.  This doesn’t help with the link issue (as I’ve only got ‘about-blank’ in the address field).  Every time I close Chrome and then click on the link again, it always opens the link quickly and accurately the second time round.

IE9 continues to peform perfectly, much the same way Chrome used to, before the latest version was released a few weeks ago.  It's a serious bug, Jacky ... nothing to do with any other apps I might be running on what is a very clean and lean machine (Windows 7 Ultimate ... hardly any programs installed).

-- To view this post online, visit https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/d/msg/chrome/-/CTgoX30xjekJ.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Music to a Void 9/10/12 7:30 PM
JackyH,

You keep stating that this issue is only applicable to home page loading, however this is not true, as I and others have been saying.

It is related to initial page loads, regardless of whether they are the 'home page' or not. This is why WilsHaa is seing this issue with links, is because she is using an external desktop mail client, causing Chrome's INITIAL load to stick. This is as I suggested above.

It is disheartening that the team in charge of this bug insists on repeating that it 'only applies to the home page.' - This indicates a misunderstanding of the underlying issue.

If a Chrome process is not currently active, any initial load gets stuck, regardless of whether it is the home page, an external link, or an app shortcut.

Considering that this is reproducable for me on four distinctly different PCs makes me have a hard time understanding the confusion from the dev team.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. WilsHaa 9/11/12 2:54 AM
Hear, hear!  Eloquently put.  Jacky ... it makes no difference whether one is trying to load a homepage or any page.  Any link at all.  As Music to a Void says, it's ANY INITIAL LOAD.  You should not be running two threads to discuss the issue, as there is only one.  Settings, btw, always opens in a new tab.  The problem only occurs when loading a URL, not a Chrome systems page.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. WilsHaa 9/11/12 2:58 AM
Jacky, please look at my other recent replies (yesterday and today) but also, this link is all about home pages and links not opening, not just links, as you wrongly stated.  Also, it's a bunch of devs, mostly, it seems, and not a conversation therefore that I am qualified to partake in.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. jules_g 9/13/12 8:35 AM
I expect this has already been posted (yep, I didn't read all 223 posts) but unchecking the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" in advanced settings now seems to let my homepages load when the browser is first opened. Not sure what is now not working with this setting off??
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. NCEDAUS 9/13/12 9:44 AM
On Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:35:21 AM UTC-4, jules_g wrote:
> I expect this has already been posted (yep, I didn't read all 223 posts) but unchecking the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" in advanced settings now seems to let my homepages load when the browser is first opened. Not sure what is now not working with this setting off??

I don't think I've read that anyone has tried that. But yes, you're correct, that also fixes the issue for me.

I also have had sucess resolving this issue by unchecking "Enable phishing and malware protection" in the advanced settings.

Can a Google rep tell us which one is the "safer" way to go?

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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. NCEDAUS 9/13/12 11:12 AM
Never mind. I take back my previous post. Unchecking the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" helps sometimes, but not as completely as unchecking "Enable phishing and malware protection" does.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. youngun 9/14/12 6:13 PM
Yea this issue is still going on. I notice this started bout a month or so ago now. Changing my homepage did nothing to fix the issue. Please fix.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. nx123 9/15/12 10:20 AM
I disabled ADBLOCK from extensions and its working fine for me .
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. josefheinrich 9/16/12 1:52 AM
I first deactivated Adblock too and had the problem that now the first page loaded quickly but the other tabs wouldn't. Then I removed under options the right-click menu and now everthing seems to work fine - for now :)

Thank you

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. abacarlson 9/19/12 12:33 AM
The only thing that loads when I click my home page icon is the Chrome Store.
NO THANKS.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Saum Paul 9/25/12 3:34 AM
I had the same issue, It got fixed after I disabled all the extensions. Re-installing the extensions may also work.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Andy Trigg 10/22/12 3:20 AM
Had this problem for many months now. I always found the problem intermittent in that sometimes it would open the home page but mostly it wouldn't. I suspected it was trying to load the page from the cache, which was somehow getting corrupted, because whilst it was hanging on loading the startup page if I clicked reload, or the home page icon, the page would open fine.

The only thing that worked for me was to go into Chrome settings/Extensions and disable all extensions.

This immediately fixed the problem. After several days making sure it was fixed I enabled an extension, after 2 or 3 days finding the fault had not returned I then enabled another. Currently I've had 4 weeks with the fault fixed with all my important extensions re-enabled. I only have 2 extensions still disabled so these are the main suspects and they are -
WinZip Courier 3.5.9731.0
Session Manager 3.4.3

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. ponso ponso 10/25/12 9:50 AM
because of this stupid home annoyance I've stopped using chrome.  My solution for this is to install a second home button via Extensions.  ...or you can use firefox.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Bolster1 10/25/12 10:04 AM
Installed Chrome Beta weeks ago, never had a problem since...
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Rob Wallace 10/31/12 4:32 AM
IMHO Your problem is having a AOL homepage.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. michel7007 10/31/12 6:53 AM
I had the same problem.
after reading a lot of posts, I did not find any efficient solution.
I made a lot of tests, including in safe mode, and I SOLVED MY PROBLEM :
Everything was solved when disabling the "WebRoot" antivirus. No problems with BitDefender
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. SF Usenet 11/2/12 12:59 PM
It's 11/2/12 and still no fix?  Chrome often loses the Home button, so I have to recheck it and the Home button won't load Google (which is selected) when I toggle it.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 11/14/12 9:20 AM
Update: 

Hi Everyone,

This issue was fixed in Chrome 22 so if you are still seeing this issue, please make sure you've updated Chrome by following the path Chrome Menu>About Google Chrome>Update. If you are still having this issue after you have updated, please post here. For more information about the issue, you can visit our public issue tracker here.

Thanks,
Jacky
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. YoniG 11/19/12 10:34 AM
This problem still exists with the latest Chrome. Using Windows Vista 32 bit (latest update) + Norton Internet Security 2012 (latest update). I have a feeling that the problem lies with the Norton program. On another computer  XP 32 bit + Avast, there is no problem.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 11/20/12 8:55 AM
Does anyone know why I am still receiving emails in my inbox from this group.  I unsubscribed several weeks ago.  
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. JackyH 11/20/12 1:29 PM
+Soundpatrol In the upper right hand corner of this thread, there should be an envelope icon. Is that gray or black? If black, click to unsubscribe; if gray, you should be unsubscribed and that is an issue. 
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Soundpatrol 11/20/12 1:41 PM
JackyH
Many thanks!  It was black so I have just clicked it to unsubscribe.

Not sure why I was subscribed though.  Just now I tried unsubscribing via the email method and I got a reply which stated

"We have received your request to unsubscribe from chrome. However, you do not appear to be a member of chrome, so we have taken no further action.

If you have questions related to this or any other Google Group, visit the Help Center at http://support.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=25838.

Thanks,

googleproductforums.com admins"
 
Hopefully your suggestion will work.  Once again, many thanks and have a lovely day.  Regards Soundpatrol

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Nick Injev 11/24/12 1:53 PM
try clicking the 3 bars at the top right of your home page, then click tools, then extensions, then disable any apps that look unfamiliar to you. worked for me
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. James Dellorto 11/25/12 11:40 PM
when I click a new tab button instead of the screen popping up with a picture of my theme and the recently used websites it shows nothing just a blank screen
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. burkyGuy39 11/26/12 7:23 AM
11/26/12 - I am running "Version 23.0.1271.64 m" of Chrome in a WIN7-64bit environment.  As of several days ago, Chrome stopped showing my HOME PAGE (Google News) and instead displays only the New Tab page.  Nothing I have tried seems to change this behavior.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Jayesh Bhandari 11/26/12 9:17 AM
i tried with same but not working no website was opening even setting was also not opening
pls help me
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. all nicknames are taken 12/9/12 8:05 AM
It shows my google chrome is up-to-date and more interestingly, I have no extensions AT ALL!!
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Brad Moore 1/6/13 7:25 PM
Check your Toolbars guys it turned out to be my Nortons Toolbar once it was diabled everything started working fine.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. tenntalents 1/9/13 5:44 AM
Am wanting to switch from firefox to chrome since chrome supports google drive offline.
Having issue of pinned startup pages not loading/hanging up.
I am using Version 23.0.1271.97 m.
Vista
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Wegan 1/21/13 10:40 PM
I'm on the latest version and it still doesn't work.  I changed the settings to make sure they were right.  Now my Homepage fleetingly appears before the screen defaults to one with the Google Chrome store link.  It looks to me like Google are trying to force me to visit their store, which I'm not interested in. If this persists I may have to go back to IE :-(
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. policetac 1/27/13 4:01 AM
Yea, well how am I supposed to use the settings page if the browser won't open pages???  :Duh
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. policetac 1/27/13 4:01 AM
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Genious Abkarino 3/6/13 6:13 AM
Updating doesn't solve the issue, cause i have the same problem and i'm already using the last updated Version 25.0.1364.152 m, and it doesn't work.
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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. ilikegrapes 3/29/13 6:01 AM
On Saturday, July 28, 2012 12:28:15 PM UTC+1, Hrshvardhan Trivedi wrote:
> Click wranch- settings--at bottom look for 'show advance settings ' click it then  
> look for 'privacy'here remove tickmark (disable)on"predict network action to improve pageload performance"

this finally cured the problem for me !! thanks so much Hrshvardhan :)

i tried other suggestions like closing the phishing and malware option. i was just about to uninstall Spybot when i saw your post.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Jimmy Raivala 3/31/13 1:47 PM
I just did an uninstall of chrome then I re-installed chrome and everything is now working properly! Only took a couple minutes to accomplish the task.  I tried all the other fixes to no avail.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Gregglo Kleene 5/25/13 5:31 PM
I a very similar issue, clicked on the Google icon lower left of screen, then properties, then changed the site to google.com. It had a different site in it, so each time I went to open Google Chrome it kept going to that site rather than the site (Google) that I selected as my home page under wrench/settings/on startup. Was driving me crazy...so hope this post helps someone else out.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. tenntalents 5/26/13 12:01 PM
Can you tell me what "lower left of screen" means? Not sure what Google icon you are referring to. Thanks.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Jonathan Leonard 6/20/13 7:34 PM
My google chrome is not loading my home screen (which is google) I have to restart google chrome about 3 to 4 times to get it to work and sometimes even more. The error message that I get is it is not responding, the dns server is down or that chrome does not work. I have the fully updated chrome system. If I try to load another page while google home screen is loading the other will load first then will crash chrome.

Any sugestions

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. uuuuu 7/22/13 12:08 PM
Hi All, I got solution for this issue.
Go to Chrom Browser Settings -> On Startup -> Open a specific page or set of pages.  Click on "Set pages" link there you can set your "start-up" page.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Matthew Walmsley 8/27/13 12:29 PM
An alternate is that a 3rd party software installed an extension that overrides the initial start up screen. After removing that extension it worked again. I'll attach a pic of the extension I deleted! http://gyazo.com/47f5db7752ff823bd80c1e8982443c58.png
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GORT88 9/5/13 6:43 PM
Greetings,
I haven't read through the entire thread, so I apologize if this has already been suggested. Please note that this suggestion is specific to Windows, although there may be equivalent functionality in other Operating Systems. Here are the steps to follow:

1) Open Notepad and copy/paste the following:

<html><head><title>Chrome Sux</title></head>
<body background="{drive:\folder\picture_file.ext}">
</body></html>

Note: Change {drive:\folder\picture_file.ext} to whatever image file on your system that you like (be sure to keep the quotes!). Also note that background images are tiled, so the bigger the image is, the better this will look. We could get fancy with the html, but this is just a demo.

2) Save the above file with an extension of ".htm" (without the quotes). Be sure to make note of the full path and file name you're saving.

3) Right-click your Chrome icon and go to Properties.

4) In the Target field, add the drive\Path\Filename after the end of the existing target. It should look something like this:

"C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" C:\MY_HOMEPAGE.HTM

Note that the full path, including drive letter, is after the end quote and a single space.

Now, when you click your Chrome icon it will open one tab, and it will be your home page. The above example is as simple as I could make it, but obviously you can add whatever html you like, such as a menu of links, etc. One final note: In Chrome Settings/on Startup, I have it set to open a specific page, and also have my homepage listed there, but I doubt that it's necessary.

I hope this works out for everyone willing to dabble in a tiny bit of html. I much prefer this method to adding in a 3rd party browser extension, and I have the added benefit of being able to control my homepage any way I see fit.

GORT [=====]

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GORT88 9/5/13 6:56 PM
I meant to mention that another benefit to this technique is that Chrome loads extremely fast because the file is local and Chrome doesn't have to hit the net to pull anything down. You may have noticed that it can take a few seconds sometimes for Chrome to initially download a theme for a new tab, until the theme has been cached.

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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. GORT88 9/5/13 10:20 PM
Here's a slightly better version of the html that will stretch any image to fit the screen. Note that the height and width are set to 98% - any higher and you may start to see the horizontal and/or vertical scroll bars.

<html><head><title>Chrome Sux</title></head>
<body bgcolor="#000000">
<img src=C:\My_Images_Folder\Image_File-1.jpg height="98%" width="98%">
<! img src=C:\My_Images_Folder\Image_File-2.jpg height="98%" width="98%">
<! img src=C:\My_Images_Folder\Image_File-3.jpg height="98%" width="98%">
<! img src=C:\My_Images_Folder\Image_File-4.jpg height="98%" width="98%">
</body></html>

The body background color (bgcolor="#000000") is black, and could also be written as bgcolor="black", but knowing RGB codes is a very powerful tool. Set the bgcolor to whatever suits the image you're using.

This example only displays an image, assuming that the next thing you'll do is click a bookmark, enter a site or search term, etc. We'd take a different route if, for example, you wanted to have a list of links to your favorite sites already on display when the page loads. A litle bit of html can go a long way!

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Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Swabby 9/6/13 2:07 AM
Elementary my dear  Watson, but it just does not work for me.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Douglas Penn 9/27/13 10:38 PM
easy to do anyone can follow, no technically talk, no flushing cashes or dumps or any of that crap, quick and easy

Just follow these four simple steps:

1. Type chrome://flags into your browser's address bar.

2. Search for the option labeled "Enable Instant Extended API."

3. Change its setting from "Default" to "Disabled."

4. Restart your browser.

Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Douglas Penn 9/27/13 10:41 PM
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Leo Barber 9/28/13 11:24 AM
chrome will not load the page i want it too on start up it just resumes my last session which i have changed that setting and when it does start up new it will only open google.com which is not what i have set as my home page

Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Mike-2013 10/16/13 5:18 PM
I use www.dodego.com which is very user friendly homepage.I recommend it to everyone.
Re: Google Chrome will not load my home page.. Megan Neer 10/29/13 9:44 PM
I am usually tech-savvy enough to troubleshoot my problems - either through trial and error or trying different things until I find a solution. This is a problem I had as well, and I am kind of embarrassed to tell you what my solution was.

I too changed my home page, but was still ending up on my daughter's "Lego Friends" page every time I clicked on Google Chrome. Search after search after search had me changing it in my settings, downloading "fixes," running programs and trying to find certain files to delete (that weren't there).

Last week, I stumbled across my fix and I hope it works for you too. Normally I open Chrome using the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar near the Start button. But for whatever reason, I opened it last week by double clicking the icon on my desktop. Lo and behold, my home page actually opened! Somehow, the "Lego Friends" page was the default on that icon. So I deleted it from my Quick Launch and then moved the shortcut from my desktop to the Quick Launch. Guess what...my correct home page now loads for me every time.

Again, I am embarrassed that this was the solution, but hoping it serves as an easy, free starting point for folks experiencing the same frustration I felt. I'm blaming it on my 6 year old. <sarcasm> I'm SURE she was the source of this glitch, not me </sarcasm> :)

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