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Old 09-02-2015, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I've been using chrome for years with no issues. It was working fine today, I watched a movie, and now it crashes on startup.

I have tried most of the common solution attempts and nothing is working.

I've done the following ---

Uninstalled, Reinstalled Chrome.
Scanned for Malware -- Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, ADW Cleaner.
Cleaned system files, temp, and registry files - CCleaner, Advanced Systemcare 8.


Everything came back fine, and Google Chrome is still crashing on startup.

After that, I assumed that my user profile was corrupt, so I deleted the default user profile assigned by google chrome within my AppData folder. I also tried renaming it and moving it, and that didn't resolve my issue either.

So, I thought it might be an extension causing a conflict. I can't access the omnibar because Chrome crashes as soon as I open it, so I attempted to run Chrome in Incognito mode. it still crashes.

I am at a complete loss. Can anyone offer some advice? I hate having to use IE11, I'm too used to chrome.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:27 PM   #2
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try chrome in safemode with network. if it works, try disabling the hardware accelerator in chrome settings. also disable any addons and tool bars.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:28 PM   #3
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I can't launch chrome to get into the chrome settings. Incognito mode disables all addons and extensions and you can run in that mode by adding -Incognito to the end of the launcher. It still crashes.

Any way I can disable the hardware accelerator without actually launching chrome?
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As I said in my previous post, try safemode with network. If it works, while you are there disable what I suggested. Then restart in regular mode.

What is safe mode? - Windows Help
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:23 PM   #5
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I've experienced same problem today.

I watched a movie on youtube then closed chrome. When I tried to restart chrome it would crash every time.

I uninstalled, re-installed with same problem.

A work around this I found was:
> right click on the chrome desktop icon
> click "find target"
> rename chrome.exe to chrome2.exe
> drag or copy and paste renamed shortcut to desktop
> New shortcut works when you use it

I have no clue why this worked but chrome is working now.

Hope this helps!
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:23 PM   #6
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I've experienced same problem today.

I watched a movie on youtube then closed chrome. When I tried to restart chrome it would crash every time.

I uninstalled, re-installed with same problem.

A work around this I found was:
> right click on my desktop icon
> click "find target"
> rename chrome.exe to chrome2.exe
> drag or copy and paste renamed shortcut to desktop
> New shortcut works when you use it

I have no clue why this worked but chrome is working now.

Hope this helps!

What do you mean "Right click on My Desktop icon and click Find Target" ??

I'm using windows 7. Do you mean to right click on the google chrome icon? I don't see a My Desktop Icon..
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:40 PM   #7
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Nevermind, I figured out what you wanted me to do. Go into my installation directory for chrome and rename the chrome exe to chrome2.exe.

I did this, right clicked the new chrome2.exe and sent a shortcut to desktop.

IT WORKED. You are a god among men! Thanks!!!
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:04 PM   #8
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Thank you for your kind reply but I don't deserve the credit. I merely found the work around after an hour of frustration.

I have no idea how/why it works but I'm glad it does.

It appears there is a conflict with Comodo firewall and chrome.

The real fix is to, " make Google Chrome an exclusion to the HTTPS "Detach shellcode injections" feature in Comodo but I couldn't figure out how to do that, ( semi-computer illiterate here ). I've come across that fix twice so I believe it's the correct way to fix it but the re-name works too.

Thanks to whoever figured that out and I'm glad it works for you too!

Edit: Perhaps someone who is better at explaining these things can clean up my fix and help others until this is fixed properly? I can see why my original post looks confusing.

I meant :

>Right click on the desk top icon for Chrome
[mod edit: fixed original post]
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:48 PM   #9
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That makes sense...I do use Comodo antivirus and firewall.

Weird that it'd be perfectly fine for years and randomly go nuts.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:31 PM   #10
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I think it has something to do with Google disabling flash ads today.

Something about those "shellcode injections" has Comodo all worked up and it shuts down Chrome as a firewall rule, ( That's actually good. Keeps people like you and me safe. )

The worst part about this is the fix I found.

"I'm a burglar breaking into your house!"

* Comodo shuts it down "

" Just kidding I'm a guest renamed after your friend "

* Comodo: Oh, OK, you have a new name? Come on in. "
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:33 PM   #11
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It appears that the recently released updates to Comodo are the root of the problem. I've seen one posting from Comodo saying they hope to have a patch out on Monday. I have also seen a report that the 64-bit Chrome will work currently. I'll be trying that.

Later,
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:45 AM   #12
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I stumbled across a solution for this issue on Windows 7 that seems to work.
Steps:
Close Chrome if it is open.
Right-click on the desktop shortcut for Chrome or right-click the start menu entry for Chrome.
Select Properties.
Select the Compatibility tab.
Under Compatibility, mode check "Run this program in compatibility mode for"
Select Windows 7 from the select box.
Click the Apply button.
Click the OK button.
The next time you start Chrome, it should start up without freezing.

If you have a start menu entry and a desktop shortcut, you may need to repeat these steps for each location.
If you have Chrome "pinned" to the taskbar, you may need to unpin it and pin it again from either of your other locations after completing these steps.

Cheers
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