Thursday, April 9, 2009

Google Chrome not working / Google Chrome stopped working

I had this really weird issue where google chrome stopped working on my laptop, did some search and I finally found this obscure post on google's own site asking the user to try something to make it work. Interestingly it did, the version for which the solution was written for was different but essentially the method is what is important.

The issue was that on clicking the chrome icon nothing happens, the browser does not load up, and the task manager does not show the process to be running. Not sure what triggered this though.

The solution is to go to the following path in your command prompt

C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\(version number)\Installer

Run the following statement

setup.exe --rename-chrome-exe

quit the command prompt with an exit. Chrome started working for me after that, hope it works for you as well. The link of the google page from where I got this from is below

Do let me know if this has helped you, if your feeling generous you could donate a dollar via paypal :)