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Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. fivestarmichael 3/27/11 7:06 PM
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What does Google Chrome seem to work pretty good for about 6 months?  It only messes up after you jackasses fuck with something and everyone on the Internet starts have the same problem.  I see the same question being asked by a large, large number of people yet everyone who works for Google apparently has the weekend off, because I don't see anyone giving answers.  How about this?  If something is working, don't tweak it, don't adjust it, don't fuck with it.  If you do fuck with it, fuck with your office's version and see if it has any bugs before you dump it onto the world market.  It is sad that Google had such promise, yet it is already turning into another Microsoft dinosaur.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. mr.zombie.666 6/2/11 11:55 AM
i think they already have become another microsoft. iv been having issues with googles webpage too. it has made my computer freeze to the point where i had to restart, and i know it was the wepage because nothing else would cause it to happen. google is the devil.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. bob.dunford6 8/27/11 10:24 PM
Google chrome keeps freezing up.keep getting the windows kill page or wait.this happens all the time now why. Google use to be great but now it just is so slow,please bring it back to what it use to be,fast
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Jimmy T. 9/7/11 2:36 PM
I get through maybe 3-4 hours of work, then it starts to slow down, hang, and get the 'Wait' msg to kill the pages. And yes, I restart Chrome, and clean out the cache, history etc.  Not sure what the problem is.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. goodwinsanimations 9/16/11 3:45 AM
Chrome on my PC is also freezing and unfreezing quite often but I think it may be largely the computer being on its last legs (it's about 4 years old, XP). Seriously need a new working computer. Is there at least a short-term solution for this?
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. cutesi 10/21/11 9:16 AM
Click out and open it back. There should a little tab at the top saying restore and it will take you back where you were. Hope it helps.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. mewdar 10/21/11 9:40 AM
I thought this was just a problem I was having but it appears not, I was advised to use chrome as IE on my pc would just freeze and tell me that there was a problem with the page I viewing, but now chrome is as bad if not worse, my pc runs windows 7 and is only just over a year old the main problem is when it tells me that either adobe, shockwave or flash has stopped working/not installed, of course it's installed you stupid people how else could I have been bloody using it for the last 4etc hours? And yes they are all up to date, looking back to when these posts started it seems quit obvious that GOOGLE have no intentions in sorting it out, but, and it's a big BUT, if by chance someone does look then this is the info I think you need.

Google Chrome        14.0.835.202 (Official Build 103287) m
OS        Windows 7
WebKit        535.1 (branches/chromium/835@96063)
JavaScript        V8 3.4.14.28
Flash        11,0,1,152
User Agent        Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/14.0.835.202 Safari/535.1
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. robbnotes 10/21/11 11:02 AM
I have the same problem and it seems to be getting worse by the day. I love the Chrome browser but now I can no longer use it.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. .o0o. 11/1/11 10:42 AM
Brand new laptop and this issue is happening to me as well. with only 3 tabs open, gmail, reader, hulu, youtube all love to crash. Extensions I have installed are: Amazon wish list, firebug, nice bookmarks, chrome to phone, goo.gl URL shortener.
Freezing, and the eventual crash, happens right after a restart, on both wifi and wired connection. Since the issue started a few weeks ago I have switched browsers and have not had an issue since.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. mewdar 11/1/11 10:55 AM
I would like to know when someone from google is actually going to start looking into this extensive problem, they made me start another request for the same thing saying this was not relevent???? dont get that as if it crashes or freezes gives error messages regarding flash etc then to me IT IS relevent, another thread on this same problem was reported at the beginning of the year but quite obvious nothing is being done, IE for me is just as much a pain for different reasons so think I am going to have to start to look for something else and boycot google completely.   Don't know if you all find the same on this thread too but you or at least I cant even use the vote buttons, try it.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. dbowker3d 11/23/11 8:29 AM
I am very sorry to say that today I have switched to IE 9 for teh forseeable future! I can't have Chrome constantly crashing and freezing all day and get nothing done. I have been a big fan and advocate of Chrome for at least the last 3 years but it is BROKEN.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. mewdar 11/23/11 8:51 AM
I am thinking the same, all we get are so called helpful suggestions from either other users or so called IT boffins, not only on this thread but others like it, to me if they did actually work for the poster then good but for me they haven't, and so far as I can tell this just means that Google really DO NOT care their users and are not taking this problem seriously.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. abickford 12/1/11 3:29 AM
Same thing hear.  New Macbook Pro.  Back to Firefox for me.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. 2helix 12/10/11 11:57 AM
Same problems for me on Debian linux - Google Chrome 15.0.874.121
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. kindsirs 12/15/11 10:19 PM
For several months, Chrome constantly hangs, causing me up to several hours a day of wasted time. Google, are you going to fix this?
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. ichifish 12/15/11 11:15 PM
Same problem -constant hangs. I really need the sync function, but I'm so pissed off at the lousy performance. It can't be that hard, people.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. eddieksf 12/26/11 12:15 PM
Have to add my "google is so over" to this string, Chrome constantly hanging up at some point in a page load.
Chrome: 16.0.912.63     Mac OS X, 10.6.8

Tried clearing cache, but still hanging / freezing
Google hasn't fixed the "print small" routine, and they caused that problem in May 2009, i don't even see a comment from anybody from google above. If you're level 1, you're nobody. Hope apple doesn't join microsoft, google and intuit as customer haters.

I open very little in chrome anymore, always use my safari browser for websites, only use chrome for my second gmail account.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Jinxter69 1/3/12 11:10 PM
Same thing has been happening to me, but only since the latest backup.  Been enjoying Chrome up until now. There is NO Malware on my machine, so let us skip that test in the routine.  I have tried various fixes relating to Flash or Shockwave to no avail.  Chrome is hanging to the point that I have to restart my computer to get to do anything. I have found a solution too...going back to Firefox.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. cltucci 1/13/12 8:50 AM
Same thing happening to me, unfortunately.  Back to Safari, I've been operating at 20% productivity for the last week and a half before I traced the problem to Chrome itself.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. rickrock7 1/15/12 8:03 PM
why is it slow one 10 minuite stretch and faster the next?
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. rickrock7 1/15/12 8:06 PM
does google get it through there heads theres a problem w/chrome, ?   im so sick of it freezing and slowing to a 3 minuite simple search, 3 mins to find its  own page???  lol  come on!
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. ratholin 1/28/12 6:52 PM
This is happening to me.  I used to love google now it can't get through the day without three or four freezes usually when trying to access it's own page.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. gchoke 2/9/12 6:04 AM
The cyber gods mock us from their Olympian Mountain View as...
The top of this page reads: Ready to download Google chrome? Get started here.

Google chrome renderer is stuck around 95% cpu utilization.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. rickrock7 2/11/12 12:44 AM
thx for (no) help
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. marterik231 2/27/12 5:49 PM
i hate chrome for about 2 months since its been doing it to me

when i go on youtube, facebook, even google search pages it freezes, my plugins keep crashing, i can't do anything and chrome is fastest browser so ya it is my default browser for the fast reason  but since it freezes i dunno anymore.  usualy  SHOCKWAVE FLASH FAILS THEN  SKYPE TOOLBARS like come on GOOGLE  is this the way you treat us.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. ichifish 2/27/12 9:13 PM
Just to let you guys know, my problem eventually went away. Along the way I uninstalled and reinstalled skype and adobe media player, so you might want to try that.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. thinks 3/7/12 7:40 PM
Now into March 2012 and STILL Chrome crashes frequently. I've had enough.... back to Firefox again, or maybe try Opera... any suggested alternatives, anyone?
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. MichaelP96 3/28/12 9:51 AM
Basically, I purchased a intel i5 Packard Bell laptop back in June 2011, I have never had problems with it until a few days ago.

Everytime I open chrome it works fine for a bit then next thing you know it freezes, I can type stuff in in the search bar but it won't actually search.

Also when it has frozen sometimes a message comes up "Profile cannot be loaded"

Last thing that worries me is that, When it has frozen I can still do things on my laptop but then it seems to freeze and stuff. By this I mean I can't delete items it will just say "Recycling for ages" Also I can't copy anything to my USB it will just say "Copying Items".

I can't shut the laptop down either, It will either stay on chrome and won;t turn off, or it will go to the "shutting down" page and stay like that for ages.

Also I have tried Firefox but that freezes too when My chrome freezes, However my laptop did say in Action Centre "Address a issue with Skype" Could that be the problem (it isn't there anymore there though"  

Please Help!

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. theodour 6/4/12 1:12 AM
Bang! All of a sudden, two of my macs have started doing this. Sooooooo frustrating.

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. somebodyunimportant 6/6/12 4:55 PM
I'm officially fed up.

I have been dealing with this nonsense for months and months now... I see I am not alone. Posting from Firefox, massively frustrated, and not likely to switch back again.

Google's empire has gotten too big, clearly.

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. desand11 6/15/12 12:50 PM
Apparently I too am not alone. I quit using Google browser about a year or so ago because of the Bing toolbar. I switched to Firefox,lately thanks to the Firefox plugin container it uses upwards of 70-80% of my Celeron processor. After seeing several new proms for Chrome I thought I'd try it again. I'm running ver.19. Initially it was awswome, with most of its resource use being in Ram and minimal CPU usage. Now a month later it constantly freezes, gives me error mssgs and tells me module blah blah blah x blah blah blah can't be read or isn't responding.I can't stand IE. Can anyone recommend a decent browser that's safe.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. desand11 6/15/12 1:06 PM
To somebodyunimportant: How is that switch to Firefox working for you? I haven't figured out how to keep the plugin container from using so much resource.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. toughgaming 7/3/12 10:21 AM
Yo, bro. All software has bugs, thank God chrome lasted 6 months! Your computer wouldn't have laster 1 if Internet Exporer was running. - lol It is embarassing to have idiots like you on the internet who can't re-install a program, and demand perfection. If you can't do it better, you sure as hell should't be complaining about it.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. toughgaming 7/3/12 10:23 AM
Try deleting all your history. Everything, from the beginning of time. Cookies, Cache. This solved the problem for me.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. nalaboo 9/17/12 1:45 PM
Hey everybody! I have found a solution to the cHrome problem...it's called
MOZILLA FIREFOX! F*ck you Chrome, after three years of solid chrome use, I finally had enough of your BS today and made the switch back. See ya.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. nalaboo 9/17/12 1:47 PM
Hey dumb ass, that's when all the trouble with Chrome started for me. Stop making excuses for chrome and their sh*t browser.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. nalaboo 9/17/12 2:05 PM
The hell with Chrome! Gone back to Mozilla Firefox. Not going to waste anymore time f*cking around with chrome anymore.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. hit.and.run 10/30/12 8:54 AM
The day google chrome die! Never thought I would have to say this but going back to firefox!
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Evelyn White 10/30/12 11:11 AM
Hello everyone, my laptop is only a couple of months old and I am having exactly the same problem's. Getting the 'such and such is not responding. do you want to cancel closing or should we kill the programs and force closing windows'. It may not be word for word just like that, but, you know what I mean right? And so Flash,Google Chrome are becoming unresponsive, and causing all my other programs to also become unresponsive and Freeze. So it's not just you guy's, it appears that it is a problem with ALLOT of people. At least now, I know that it notjust me having this issue, or something th I just wanted toat I did.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Melissa Drozdoff 11/27/12 2:22 PM
I just started having this problem today...all day! I'm using Windows 7 and have been using Google Chrome for a couple of years with no problems until now. -- Does anyone have an explanation or solution?
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Zohaib Sharif 12/25/12 3:34 PM
This problem happens due to the built-in Flash Player which comes pre-installed with your Chrome here is a workaround for this solution try and let me know if it works for you as well http://funbird.co.uk/tech-articals/google-chrome-freezing-and-hanging-problems/
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Stacia Bearden 1/11/13 4:23 PM
NO, it did NOT work for me!  Same scenario as all the rest who have posted before me, so I am not going to bother repeating it.  I am joining the others, I just permanently switched to Foxfire.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. gobbisharon 1/21/13 4:44 AM
Me too.

Can't wait much longer, off to Firefox soon.

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. joanna zbrozek 1/21/13 8:56 AM
Bravo!  Maybe they need some new "talent", or new executive officers.  dave
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. kindsirs 2/8/13 9:13 PM
It didn't work. Could the Google developers actually read and comment here, then actually fix the problem? It's been two or three years since this started happening, and wastes a lot of our time--sometimes hours per day!!!
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. nckhlbrk 2/13/13 4:58 PM
grrr am about 1 crash away from dumping anything and everything google - hello foxfire or firefox whatever anything will do at this point. will put off any further use of my new nexus 7 which has become unusable as a result as well as canning my plans to buy a 10: chrome nexus as well as delay my moving to the google cloud. this is a google disaster!
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Obi Essien 2/15/13 4:10 AM
Adobe Flash Player (2 files) - Version: 11.6.602.167 (Disabled)
Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
Disabling flash should help
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Chucke Fivesixty 2/16/13 11:32 AM
My chrome flashes and then crash....other times it just freezes and can't restart laptop or shut down...my question is google going to fix after all it brags that it is better than the others....if you want to take over the world 'PINKY' stay on top of things....I'll keep using til it does not work or annoy me so...I'll try using Bing.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Kim Lương Vương 3/6/13 8:49 PM
I have a same problem here.
My chrome freeze randomly with random websites.
When it happens, I can't turn off or restart my computer normally.
I have to unplug the power source to escape that state.
Anyone know how to solve the problem please tell me.
Thanks.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. martyn bolton 4/27/13 11:49 AM
I got a new comp chrome is still the same its total crap they its the worlds fastest hahha  what a f joke they cant make strong tea they use 1 bag per 23 head of staff the twats know nothing about computing if they took out flash player it would help its a shit program and theres nothing out there any better all the fucking same shit
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Neurothoughtmachine 5/10/13 1:51 PM
I found a solution!!!

For me it was a networking issue.

Apparently google has made some change on their network which every single google account and insych chrome browser is linked too.

When you start chrome, it logs you in. That login process had a bad lag time right now and apparently has been for some time. Personaly I think the problem comes and goes with changes ansd updates to their programming anfd network servers. Though that is a guess based upon my own ITT background.

I fixed it by disconneting my chrome from my insynch Google Account.

Problem solved.

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. jess acesor 6/12/13 2:21 AM
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. issieb123 6/17/13 9:14 PM
Have to agree with you.  I'm one of the jackasses who fucked with it and it's worse.  If I ever get this thing right again I wont repeat the mistake.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Elia Tavernese 6/23/13 4:41 PM
What shall I say? they had told me google is the best: however I've never seen a mess like that: with their shit explanation they have made me change 4 times my password; three times my username...and now I begin to think its lost forever and its a shame as I would have liked to stay for years in google plus...
The only problem will be in you-Tube where I have a lot of videos: will I be able to login in there?
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Neurothoughtmachine 6/23/13 4:51 PM
I would take a shot and say your youtube shouldn't be effected. I can still use my youtube and my gmail account.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Judah Mutuku 6/27/13 1:14 AM
On Monday, 28 March 2011 05:06:32 UTC+3, fivestarmichael  wrote:
> Google Chrome version (type about:version into the address bar):Operating System:Error Message:Extensions installed:
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> Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem):
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> What does Google Chrome seem to work pretty good for about 6 months?  It only messes up after you jackasses fuck with something and everyone on the Internet starts have the same problem.  I see the same question being asked by a large, large number of people yet everyone who works for Google apparently has the weekend off, because I don't see anyone giving answers.  How about this?  If something is working, don't tweak it, don't adjust it, don't fuck with it.  If you do fuck with it, fuck with your office's version and see if it has any bugs before you dump it onto the world market.  It is sad that Google had such promise, yet it is already turning into another Microsoft dinosaur.

fivestar I think you have just spoken for the whole world.

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Madelynn Freire 7/17/13 8:24 PM
Same
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Elegy56 8/4/13 9:26 AM
Everybody, I think I may have found a fix, it's working for me at least. In C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data (Username=your profile name), there is a file named "Local State". Close your browser, open up Notepad and drag/drop "Local State" onto NP.

There is a line
"plugin_message_response_timeout":
It will have a value next to it, mine was 25000. Change that value to 1000, save, and open Chrome back up. It's running better than it ever has in the 3 years I've had Chrome.

Also, to find "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data", go to the Windows icon in the lower left of the screen and type the above location into the search box. If it doesn't come up, start with C:\Users\Username\AppData and just go to the file manually.

Seems like it's working, how in the hell Google reps couldn't find a small fix like this in 3 years is beyond me. I'll update if it starts to freeze/malfunction again.

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. julio99 8/4/13 10:38 AM

What do you do with the file "Loca State" once you put it into Notepad. All you said was drag it onto NP, you didn't say where and what to do with it. You said to change the value of that one string, is all you said. Are you still getting the freezeups at all. I can't believe these jokers at Google have updated the browser once already since the crap with these freezeups and they haven't said a peep about what's going on. I think this browser is destined to not work very well with people who are running Windows 7 x64 OS. Let me know how your machine runs for a day after your fix?

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Elegy56 8/4/13 9:04 PM
Yeah I did man:

" There is a line
> "plugin_message_response_timeout":
> It will have a value next to it, mine was 25000. Change that value to 1000, save, and open Chrome back up. It's running better than it ever has in the 3 years I've had Chrome."

After running for a day or so, it runs much better. Only annoying thing is when you are on youtube or something using Flash, that stupid "Flash has crashed" thing will pop up like every 15 secs. At least for me it did. It might be an issue with Windows 7. I can't believe after this many complaints that they haven't fixed this yet.

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Elegy56 8/5/13 3:18 AM
Was going to say, also, that I have similiar problems with Firefox, only reason I haven't switched yet. It must be something with Windows 7. Only browser than runs perfectly is Opera, which is what I've began to use most of the time.
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Dahlia Moon 8/10/13 12:01 AM
Open a tab on your Google Browser, type chrome://plugins at the very top you will see Adobe Flash Player (2 files)... on the top right you will see Details + click the + and it will open what is below what I am typing. You will see PPAPI (out of process) and it gives you an option to disable it, ONLY DO THIS IF YOU HAVE A NPAPI FLASH PLAYER UNDERNEATH IT! Adobe Help forum addresses this and it's because the Pepper Browser Chrome is using is incompatible with the flash player and this is a work-around. I have an Adroid Phone and Tablet which I've paid plenty of money for, so they'd better get crackin' on a fix.  This is if you are having problems with Rich Format sites like Facebook, YouTube, Hulu, etc... This work-around came from Adobe. Make sure that you hit the top right Google settings icon when you are on that page and hit Tools/Report an Issue and be sure to tell them exactly what I told you and be sure to check the boxes with the URL and Screenshot along with your OS and Shockwave Player Issues!

Adobe Flash Player (2 files) - Version: 11,8,800,94
Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800
Name:        Shockwave Flash
Description:        Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800
Version:        11.8.800.97
Location:        C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\28.0.1500.95\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll
Type:        PPAPI (out-of-process)
          Enable
MIME types:        
MIME type        Description        File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash        Shockwave Flash        
.swf
application/futuresplash        FutureSplash Player        
.spl
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Elegy56 8/11/13 9:49 PM
I've already tried disabling the built in Chrome Shockwave while I left the OS version on, and vice versa. The same thing is still happening and has been for the last couple years. I've just resorted to not using Chrome for youtube, ect; I use Opera for that. Even with normal browsing though, the stupid browser freezes at least once a day.

This issue has to be a conflict with Windows 7. I can't believe these bums haven't fixed the problem.

Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Elia Tavernese 8/11/13 11:34 PM
In fact I think google is the worse...and I wish they go bankrupt so justice would be done!
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. bigly 9/22/13 8:26 AM
This comment, right here, is perfect! Thanks!
Re: Google Chrome keeps freezing up and crashing. Dahlia Moon 9/22/13 9:29 AM
Yeah, didn't do diddly... I've tried other Adobe Flash Player versions, I won't even bother going into everything I've tried. All I know is that in all these forums no one from Google has bothered to acknowledge this issue and that is totally inexcusable!
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