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Many Google Chrome users have today found that they are unable to load web pages due to a bug in the latest version of the browser.
On 10th May Google rolled out Chrome 90.0.4430.212 and initially there were no highlighted issues.
However as reported by Windows Latest, some Windows 10 users have been reporting that their Google Chrome browser keeps crashing and simply displays "Crashed" in the tab. Other people are saying that the Chrome screen is completely empty with the tab is simply saying "Untitled" with a sad frowning icon next to it. Either way it is making Google Chrome unusable.
"Seemingly out of nowhere ~15 minutes ago, Google Chrome stopped working for me. My extensions crashed and all pages (including Chrome pages like settings) refuse to load. The screen is completely blank, and the tab is simply labeled "Untitled" with a frowning folder next to it," a user posted yesterday to Reddit.
Whilst Google are yet to confirm the cause of the issue, it is widely believed that the bug only effects Windows 10 computers and is related to a "Local State" file which is used to store data about the Chrome installation.
A Google Product Expert has posted saying they recommend users' create a backup of the 'User Data' folder and then perform one of the following steps which should resolve the issue.
The quickest and simplest way to resolve the issue appears to be to uninstall Chrome making sure the box next to 'Delete all browsing data' is checked. Once its uninstalled use another browser like Edge or Firefox to download and reinstalling Chrome.
If you have tried option 1 and the Chrome still isn't working, close all instances of Chrome. Next open the file explorer on your computer and go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data on your hard drive and delete the "Local State" file.
This should fix the problem and Chrome should work correctly again.
Google should be rolling out an update to fix the issue shortly.
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