How to fix Google Chrome going “Aw Snap” at every tab?

There are several possible solutions to try if Google Chrome keeps showing the “Aw Snap” error message for every tab:

  • Restart Chrome: Close Chrome completely and open it again.
  • Clear browsing data: Go to Chrome’s settings, click “Privacy and security,” then “Clear browsing data.” Select the time range and types of data to clear, then click “Clear data.”
  • Disable extensions: Type “chrome://extensions” in the address bar, then disable all extensions and see if the problem goes away.
  • Disable hardware acceleration: Go to Chrome’s settings, click “Advanced,” then “System.” Turn off “Use hardware acceleration when available.”
  • Update Chrome: Make sure you have the latest version of Chrome installed.
  • Reset Chrome settings: Go to Chrome’s settings, click “Advanced,” then “Reset and clean up.” Click “Restore settings to their original defaults.”

If none of these solutions work, you may need to uninstall and reinstall Chrome or seek further technical support.

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In case the previous troubleshooting steps did not resolve the “Aw Snap” issue, you can try the following:

Step 1: Verify your internet connection

Ensure that your computer is connected to a Wi-Fi or wired network.

Attempt to reload the tab displaying the error.

Step 2: Clear your browsing data

Chrome may have stored information that is hindering the page from loading.

Launch the page in an Incognito window.

On Chrome, click “More” on the top right and choose “New Incognito window.”

Try opening the page on the Incognito window. If it opens, clear your browsing data.

Click “More” on the top right and select “More tools,” then click “Clear browsing data.”

Select “beginning of time” and choose “Cached images and files” and “Cookies and other site data,” then click “Clear browsing data.”

Try reloading the tab with the error.

Step 3: Close unnecessary tabs, apps, and extensions

Your device may have insufficient memory to load the site while running other programs, apps, or extensions.

Free up memory: Close all tabs except for the one showing the error message. Quit other running apps or programs and suspend any app or file downloads. Remove unnecessary Chrome extensions. Click “More” on the top right and select “More tools,” then “Extensions.” Click “Remove” beside the extensions you don’t use.

Try reloading the tab with the error.

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