How to Fix Google Chrome Freezing Issue in Windows 10

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Most of the time this issue arise when you upgrade to the Windows 10 from your old Windows. But this is not the only case even regular users face this issue frequently. My own chrome many times freezes for a few seconds.

Chrome freezing, or not responding error first happened in the April 2018 update of the Windows 10, which was a known bug for the Microsoft. Chrome users who open many tabs on the chrome may also face issue of 100% disk usage, which cause the hang of the chrome browser. If it was a temporary issue and appears first time then simply restarting the system can solve the issue.

How to Fix Google Chrome Freezing Issue in Windows 10

Below steps can help users to eliminate the freezing / hanging problem.

1. Clear browsing data

Chrome or any internet browser keep some files in their cache to quickly load the pages when you visit them again. Some time these cache become huge and can cause the freezing issues. So clearing cache should be the first step to solve the issue. See below how can you do this.

  1. Click on the three dots to bring the menu. Menu -> More tools -> clear browsing data another shortcut to bring the clear windows is by pressing the shortcut keys. Ctrl + Shift + Delete.
  2. Select the all time to and click on the clear data button.
  3. To restart the chrome you can type  chrome://restart in the chrome address bar.

Also Read: How to stop auto update Google Chrome.

2. Try to disable add-ons / extensions in the chrome

The next thing that can cause the freezing issue is any resource hungry extension or add-on installed in the chrome. You can try to disable them and analyse of the issue still persists. You can then find out the problematic add-on by enabling / disabling  add-ons one by one.

  • Go to the Menu (3 dots) -> More tools -> Extensions
  • From here you can enable / disable or can remove the extensions installed for the chrome.

3. Reset chrome settings to default

If the above two steps are unable to solve the issue, then next step should be to try to reset the chrome browser to its default settings. To do this refer to How to Reset Chrome browser .

4. Uninstall and Reinstall Chrome browser

If the problem is still there then last thing that you can do to get rid of the freezing issue is uninstall and reinstall chrome browser. Install the fresh copy of Chrome Browser can solve many issues.

If you are still facing the freezing problem then it means the problem is somewhere else. It could be a virus or could be a Windows issue. Next should be to scan your computer with a second opinion on-demand scanner for malware infection, if there any.  To fix the Windows issues you can use the DISM or SFC commands.

In the recent Windows 2019 update many browsers including chrome are facing slow performance issue as reported by some users. Hopefully it will be fixed by Microsoft very soon.

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6 Comments
  1. Rev says

    Tried all this and still has not fixed the problem. Other browsers work OK, so looks like FireFox switch

    1. Techexpert says

      Could you please explain, what exactly happens to your chrome browser so that we can help you with this. Please provide me the more detail, we’ll help you.

      1. Hadi Farah says

        Every time I am in full screen and exit either by pressing escape, or the youtube designated button, or even close tab with ctrl-W . the screen i stuck. The computer stops working and I have to force shut down holding the button. Only when I watch youtube.

        1. Techexpert says

          It seems like the problem in your chrome’s plugins. Let diagnose it. Try the following steps and let us know again.

          1. Copy this following URL: chrome://settings/content and paste it to the Chrome’s address bar and hit enter button from your keyboard. There, make sure the JAVA, Flash is enabled properly. Do re-enable them once.
          After that, reboot your computer and check, is the problem fixed or not.

          2. Open chrome browser without extensions by following this guide: https://www.techsupportall.com/start-google-chrome-without-extensions/
          After that, check whether your problem is fixed or not.

          3. Reinstall google chrome – uninstall google chrome using Revo/geeks uninstaller tool and then install it again from Google’s official website.
          After that, check whether the issue is fixed or not.

          4. Do update your windows to the latest version. After that check and let us know whether your problem solved or not.

        2. jameel taha says

          have the same problem 🙁 I’ve even reinstall win 10 and its still the same

  2. Victor says

    I tried almost everything… Can someone help me with this, after open Chrome, and start to navigate seems to start to consume more than 60% of total processor utilization across all cores, then is freezing and crash (doesn’t respond anymore)

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