You want to use the most popular web browser on your Windows 10 computer. So, you download Google Chrome on Windows 10 and use it daily.
Sadly, you face an issue that didn’t exist in previous versions of Windows operating systems. Google Chrome keeps crashing on Windows 10.
Nonetheless, You want to use the most popular web browser on your Windows 10 computer. So, you download Google Chrome on Windows 10 and use it daily.
1. Install 32-Bit Version of Google Chrome
Google Chrome keeps crashing on Windows 10 because you’re running the 64-bit version.
Standard issues related to 64-bit systems are the main reason why Google Chrome’s not working on Windows 10.
To fix this,
- Uninstall the 64-bit version of Google Chrome
- Go to the Control Panel on your Windows 10
- Select the Programs and Features option
- In the new window, search for Google Chrome
- Double-click the application and select ‘Uninstall’ from the options
- Reinstall Google Chrome with a 32-bit version
This is the easiest and safest way to fix the issue of Chrome crashing on Windows 10 (2018).
2. Keep Chrome Out of the Sandbox-ed State
Sandbox is a special security feature in Google Chrome. It allows the browser to run applications that are potentially suspicious. But, it ensures a completely isolated environment while running such apps.
This sandbox is one of the main reasons why Chrome crashes on Windows 10. For security purposes, the sandbox insists the browser to crash.
While that sounds strange, Chrome’s sandbox feature has done this on earlier versions of Windows as well.
If you are unable to run a 64-bit version of Google Chrome on Windows 10, you need to disable the sandbox.
- Go to your Windows 10 desktop
- Right-click on the Google Chrome shortcut/icon
- Select ‘Properties’ from the drop-down menu
- In the Properties window, find the tab for Shortcut
- Open the tab (which is on the top side)
- Select the Target field
- Click on the text section
- Press the Space key only one time at the end of the text
- After the space, type this –
- Click on OK and Apply to save the changes
Hereon, Chrome will not crash on Windows 10.
Unfortunately, when you disable the sandbox in Chrome, your browser becomes more prone to attacks.
Instead, you can go with solution #1 and run a 32-bit version of Google Chrome on Windows 10.