Google Chrome fails to load webpages? Don’t worry. Although this is extremely annoying, you’re certainly not the only one who faces it. Many Windows users are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Here are 7 fixes to try.
7 fixes to try:
You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works.
- Check your Internet connection
- Restart your computer
- Disable your antivirus temporarily
- Clear Chrome cache and cookies
- Reset Chrome settings to default
- Disable Chrome extensions
- Reinstall Chrome
Fix 1: Check your Internet connection
In most cases, this issue is caused by a poor Internet connection. So, you should check out whether your network is good. Here is how:
Try opening another web browser or running an application that requires Internet access to function. If the browser or the application fails too, that means the problem is with your network connection instead of Chrome. Contact your Internet service provider for assistance.
If your other applications are working correctly, check the fix below.
Fix 2: Restart your computer
Some programs running on your computer may conflict with Chrome, resulting in errors when Chrome loads pages. To fix it, simply restart your computer, then relaunch Chrome to test your issue.
If your problem still exists, don’t worry. There are still 5 more fixes to try.
Fix 3: Disable your antivirus temporarily
Your problem is sometimes caused by interference from antivirus software. To see if that’s the problem for you, temporarily disable your antivirus program and check if the problem persists. (Consult your antivirus documentation for instructions on disabling it.)
If Chrome works properly after you disable the antivirus software, contact the vendor of your antivirus software and ask them for advice, or install a different antivirus solution.
If this didn’t work for you, read on and check the fix below.
Fix 4: Clear Chrome cache and cookies
The cache and cookies stored by Chrome can sometimes prevent it from running smoothly. Try clearing Chrome cache and cookies regularly to see if it fixes your problem. Here is how:
1) Open Chrome.
2) On your keyboard, press the Ctrl, Shift, and Del keys at the same time. Then, click Clear data.
3) Relaunch Chrome.
If Chrome still won’t load pages, try the fix, below.
Fix 5: Reset Chrome settings to default
Improper Chrome settings can also cause Chrome to fail. To see if that the problem for you, try resetting Chrome settings to default. Here is how to do it:
Your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
- Open Chrome. Then, click the Menu button and select Settings.
Open Chrome. Then, click the Menu button and select Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom.
Click Advanced at the bottom.
- Select Restore settings to their original defaults.
Select Restore settings to their original defaults.
- Click Reset settings.
Click Reset settings.
- Relaunch Chrome to see if this worked for you.
Relaunch Chrome to see if this worked for you.
If your problem continues to occur, move on to the fix below.
Fix 6: Disable Chrome extensions
Faulty extensions running on top of Google Chrome can also affect its functionality. In this case, try disabling unnecessary extensions to see if that fixes your problem. Here is how to do it:
1) Open Chrome.
2) Click the Menu button.
3) Select More tools, and then select Extensions.
4) Click the toggle to disable your extensions one by one, restarting Chrome each time, to check if your problem is caused by any of these extensions.
If this didn’t resolve your problem, don’t fret. There is one more fix to try.
Fix 7: Reinstall Chrome
Corrupted or damaged Chrome files may also prevent Chrome from running smoothly. If that’s the problem for you, reinstalling Chrome is very likely the solution to it. Here is how to do it:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key. Then, type control and click Control Panel.
2) Under View by, click Category, and then select Uninstall a program.
3) Right-click Google Chrome and click Uninstall.
4) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run dialog.
5) Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data in the box, and then click OK.
6) Copy the Default folder and place the copy in another location to back it up. Then, delete the original Default folder.
7) Download and install Chrome.
Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your problem. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions and suggestions.