How to Fix & Optimize Google Chrome from A to Z

Is your Google Chrome browser showing a blank page?

Can’t access settings (chrome://settings) or extensions?

Do you have performance issues and your browser crashes a lot? And you want to make it load faster?

Are you looking for an effective solution to fix and optimize Google Chrome on Windows 10?

If ” YES ” then you are in the right place!

This article brings together all the failure scenarios that users have encountered and practical solutions to repair your browser.

You will discover problem-solving by starting with the quick solutions until going to the slightly delicate solutions ;)

Let’s go!

Repair Google Chrome browser

When you open Chrome, it doesn’t want to open, or even when it opens you have all the white tabs, or you have other concerns with Google Chrome, apply the mini-tutorials present on this page to repair your browser from A to Z.

Disable hardware acceleration

For most Google Chrome problems, whether it be a crash, unable to display page content or browser tabs do not reload any content.

  1. Go to the Google Chrome installation folder :
    32bit: C:\\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application
    64bit: C:\\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application
  2. Copy the file chrome.exe in the same place and name it browser.exe.
  1. Launch browser.exe
  2. Open the Chrome settings page chrome://settings
  3. Click “Show advanced settings…” at the bottom of the page.
  4. Uncheck “Use hardware acceleration (if applicable)
  5. Uncheck “Continue running background apps after closing Google Chrome(optional)
  6. Restart your browser with chrome.exe

If this solution does not work, continue reading.

If it worked please respond with a comment here ;)

Startup Error or a Blank Screen in Google Chrome

Solution # 1: Deactivation of the “Sandbox”

Right-click on the Google Chrome shortcut > “Properties“”

Add this after the end of the “Target:(after the quotes too)


Click on “OK“.

If it worked please respond with a comment here ;)

Otherwise go to the next solution!

Solution # 2: Disable / Enable compatibility mode

Stop all chrome.exe processes on the Task Manager Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

On the Properties window of the shortcut go to the “Compatibility” tab.

If you have “Compatibility Mode” activated, deactivate it by unchecking “Run this program in compatibility mode for…“.

Otherwise, check it and put “Windows 7“, click on the “Apply” button, and test if Google Chrome works or not.

If it worked please leave a comment here ;)

Otherwise go to the second part.

Empty Tabs / White Screen of Death

Solution # 3: Delete local storage files

Go to this folder (replace <USERNAME> with your username) :

C:\\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage

Delete all files and restart your browser.

Solution # 4: Reset / Reinstall / Clean Google Chrome

Before uninstalling and reinstalling your chrome browser, make sure you reset all settings and clean up your system using this settings tool:


If things didn’t work then uninstall and reinstall chrome’s latest release.

Download the latest stable version here:

Very Slow Scrolling in Google Chrome

If scrolling is a headache, here’s the solution!

Put this in the address bar and hit Enter: chrome://flags

Look for “Smooth scrolling“, if activated you will have “Deactivate“, click on it.

Restart Chrome ;)

I spent several days of research to write this tutorial =)

If this was useful to you, please put a comment!

If you have a question I’m here to help you ;)

Otherwise, THANK YOU for reading.

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Soufiane is a young computer scientist and specialist in web design, knows a lot of things in the computer world. This enthusiast enjoys helping people innovate and learn more about the IT world...

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