For months I’ve been dealing with a Google Chrome problem that has refused to stay fixed. Googling the issue has only gotten me approximately helpful answers, so I’m turning to the hive mind.
When I download something in Chrome, regardless of what it is and regardless of whether it’s an email attachment or something on a web page, Chrome begins misbehaving. Any open web pages I have will begin to freeze up. If I try to open a new page, I can’t, and I get an error message telling me the page is hung up and asking whether I want to wait, or to kill the page.
When I attempt to close/reboot Chrome, I’ll get this message, no matter how long ago the download happened:
I have to cancel the download (which in every instance really is already complete) before I can close completely out of Chrome.
Moreover, before I can reopen Chrome, I find that I must go into Task Manager, where there will always be a single Chrome process still running, often at high levels of memory — more than 100 megs — relative to the 20 to 60 megs most Chrome processes seem to use on my machine). And I have to kill that process before I can proceed to reopen Chrome.
I’ve Googled this, I’ve looked on Google’s forums, and the closest I have gotten to a solution is a suggestion that a Chrome plug-in or extension can be causing this problem. I run few of either, so the process of elimination didn’t take long: When I disabled the Flash plugin, Chrome started working normally.
But not for long.
Now, I’m experiencing the same problem even with Flash disabled (hell, even with it uninstalled). And I can’t figure out why.
I’ve rebooted the machine (many times over). I’ve rebooted Chrome multiple times. I’ve uninstalled Chrome and done a clean install. And still I have this problem. Has anyone ever experienced this, and if so, how were you able to resolve it? Thanks in advance for your help.