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Google Chrome Pages Unresponsive Problem

Chrome has lost its shine for me.  I just wasted a few hours trying to get my wife's machine running.  She is not a heavy internet user and uses it primarily for email, the odd Skype chat and streaming a radio station.  So yesterday, Chrome started to misbehave.  It simply wouldn't work.  The picture above showed with the message:

The following page(s) have become unresponsive.  You can wait for them to become responsive or kill them.

So what to do.  At first I thought it was the machine.  It is an old one with Vista and Celeron processor.  I ran a registry cleaner.  I cleaned out the cache and cookies.  When that didn't work, I uninstalled Chrome, and re-installed.  Then it wouldn't even start.  I uninstalled it again, and ran the best virus and malware program that I have.  It ran all night.  Nada.  The machine was clean.

I tried Internet Explorer.  It worked just fine and relatively fast.  I suspected that Google made an update to Chrome.  I spent an hour or two Googling.  A Google site suggested that I navigate to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\  and change Default folder name to backup Default.  Nothing.

Another suggestion was to append --no-sandbox in the shortcut panel to the command line.  Nada again.

I was just about to give up, when I tried this one last thing:

  • Right click google chrome shortcut.
  • Click on properties menu itme.
  • Click shortcut tab in the opened panel.
  • add this in target destination --disable-hang-monitor
to make it look like this:
"C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --disable-hang-monitor

This made Google Chrome work again.  But it sure took the shine off of Chrome for me.

38 comments:

  1. Worked for me too. Windows 7. Thanks!

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  2. This did not work for me but the following did:-
    1 right click on shortcut to bring up properties
    2 click on compatibility
    3 open change settings for all users
    4 click on box for disable visual themes
    5 apply.
    This also fixed the problem i was having with the right hand vertical navigation bar not working with the touchpad drag and drop

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    1. Just tried your fix and it worked for me.
      Thanks..

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    2. Thanks so much, I thought it was my computer and almost bought a new one!!

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    3. thanks a lot it really help ...God bless and more power to you ...

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    4. Thanks its worked for me ..

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  3. Thank's

    "--disable-hang-monitor" solved the problem for me.

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  4. "Killed it" Thank you!!!!!

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  5. Worked for me. I had to add a space before the --disable-hang-monitor

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  6. Holy crap! Thanks! My computer is kind of old. I watch a lot of videos and keep a lot of tabs open so I thought it was a combination of all those things. This worked right away. Really appreciate it.

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  7. Tried it but it still is not opening. As in, not even the home page (Google). So frustrating.

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  8. That seems to have fixed it for me! Thanks. I also had to add the "space" in front of the dashes but it worked. I was getting the "pages unresponsive" message every time I would open Google Chrome. It would eventually go away but it was really annoying. Thanks for the fix!!

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  9. I don't get Properties as an option when I right-click on the Chrome icon. Does anyone know if it is somewhere else on a mac?

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    1. Go to where the program itself is stored. For me (Windows 10) it's: "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs". Go there and right-click on Google Chrome and you should get the properties. HTH

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  10. After trying all of this to no avail, I went and downloaded and installed Chrome beta... AND PRESTO it worked for me. I hope this helps those who have tried everything!

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  11. Worked for me . thanks

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  12. Holy crap Batman!!! It super dooper worked. Mwah :-)

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  13. This is what worked for me - running Win 8.1
    1. Click on Custom setting ( the four or so short lines at the top right corner of your chrome browser)
    2. Move down the drop menu to "Relaunch browser in Win 8.1 mode" click on it
    3 Select Chrome from the choice of browsers and it will lunch your chrome browser.
    appears there is an update and google wants you to use this update of the .chrome browser

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    1. Thank youuu! That worked for me! :D

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  14. แปลเป็นภาษาไทย

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  15. " --disable-hang-monitor" worked for me..thanks a lot

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  16. Worked for me. Thanks.

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  17. " --disable-hang-monitor worked for me - Thanks

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  18. Worked for me too. Thanks!

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  19. disable visual themes work for me!! thanks.

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  20. I tried all the above possibilities. but it is not working out. please help me!!

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  21. I disabled compatibility with windows xp (my client was on XP) and it worked.

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    1. Thank you so much - you solved it. I had tried the other suggestions with no result.

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    2. Same happened with me. Does anyone know why it changed itself to WinXP?

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    3. This worked for me. Thank you!

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    4. This worked for me too! Thank you so so much for sharing! You are a legend! :D

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    5. I used this setting change and it worked when nothing else did!!!!

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  22. Thank you so so much for sharing, it worked! You are a legend! :D

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  23. Thank You to the anonymous guy for that post! It really helped a lot I was trying everything and couldn't get anywhere with it but did that and it worked and took a few seconds to do

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  24. Many thanks. Yours is the only solution that is workable - others "NADA"

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