Now, we’re afraid that this matter is hardly caused by Chrome on its own. The browser is probably only a trigger. Nonetheless, we have a hefty number of steps for you to try and, hopefully, address the BSoDs for good.
How to fix BSoD caused by Chrome on Windows 10
- Disable Hardware Acceleration
- Try a BSoD troubleshooter
- Run SFC and DISM
- Disable Fast Boot and start PC in a clean boot regime
- Boot into Safe mode
- Update Windows and BIOS
- Run Driver Verifier and reinstall failing drivers
- Reinstall Windows 10
1. Disable Hardware Acceleration
- Open Chrome.
- Click on the 3-dot menu and open Settings.
- In the Search bar, type hardware.
- Toggle off the “Use hardware acceleration when available” setting.
- Restart your browser.
2. Try a BSoD troubleshooter
A dedicated blue screen fixer will look into all possible bugs that might have led to this issue, so it might be your best shot to get rid of it and to prevent such events in the future.
Restoro is powered by an online database that features the latest functional system files for Windows 10 PCs, allowing you to easily replace any elements that can cause a BSoD error.
This software can also help you by creating a restore point before starting the repairs, enabling you to easily restore the previous version of your system if something goes wrong.
This is how you can fix registry errors using Restoro:
- Download and install Restoro.
- Launch the application.
- Wait for the software to identify stability issues and possible corrupted files.
- Press Start Repair.
- Restart your PC for all the changes to take effect.
As soon as the fixing process is completed, your PC should work without problems, and you will not have to worry about BSoD errors or slow response times ever again.
Disclaimer: This program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.
3. Run SFC and DISM
- In the Windows Search bar, type cmd. Right-click click on Command Prompt and run it as admin.
- In the command-line, type sfc/scannow and press Enter.
- After its done, type the following command and press Enter after each:
- When the procedure ends, restart your PC.
This issue probably goes beyond Chrome. We’re possibly looking at the Windows system corruption of some kind and the best way to resolve it is with SFC and DISM combined.
Those two are the built-in system utilities run through the elevated command prompt. Once you get them running, they’ll scan for system errors and fix them by replacing corrupted or incomplete files.
4. Disable Fast Boot and start PC in a clean boot regime
- In the Windows Search bar, type Power and open Power & sleep settings.
- Click on the Additional power settings.
- Click on the Choose what the power buttons do from the left pane.
- Choose Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Disable Fast Startup and confirm changes.
- Now, in the Windows Search bar, type msconfig and open System Configuration.
- Under the Services tab, check the Hide all Microsoft services box.
- Click Disable all to disable all active third-party services.
- select the Startup tab and go to Task Manager.
- Prevent all programs from starting with the system and confirm changes.
- Restart your PC.
A clean boot should eliminate the possible negative impact of third-party applications on your system stability.
5. Boot into Safe mode
- During the startup, when the Windows logo appears, press and hold the Power button until the PC shuts down.
- Power on the PC and repeat the procedure 3 times. The fourth time you start the PC, the Advanced recovery menu should appear.
- Choose Troubleshoot.
- Select Advanced Options and then Startup settings.
- Click Restart.
- Choose Safe mode with Networking from the list.
- Run Chrome and look for improvements.
If the problem disappears, we strongly suggest following instructions from the next step on this list. If it’s still present, move to the next step.
6. Update Windows and BIOS
Now we’re reaching the most probable reason for the BSoD. And those are drivers. The simplest way to address this is to allow Windows Update to install all missing drivers.
For the driver update, we suggest opening Device Manager and checking for driver updates. They should be administered automatically. If that doesn’t help, move to next step.
This post was written by Aleksandar Ognjanovic and was first posted to WindowsReport
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