How to Fix: Chrome Slow to Load on Windows (Quick Fixes)

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Google Chrome, which takes a long time to load, is a very common problem for many users.

Chrome got lazy with you? This fix could help, and it’s not what you think.

Reset Winsock

1) Click on Start. In the search box, type the following text


CMD” is then displayed in the search. Now right-click on “CMD”. Select “Run as administrator”.

2) Now enter this command

netsh winsock reset

Press the Enter key.

Restart your PC.

Removing antivirus extensions

Step 1: Open the extensions (chrome:// extensions/)

Step 2: Activate the “Developer Mode” at the top of the page. This is crucial. That’s what I missed when I disabled the extensions.

Step 3: Remove any Symantec extensions or other antivirus software.

Step 4: Success!

Create a new browser profile

If the problem persists, try to create a new browser profile by following the steps below:

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  1. Exit Google Chrome completely.
  2. To open Windows Explorer, type the Windows +E key combination.
  3. In the Windows Explorer window that appears, type the following in the address bar:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  4. Locate the “Default” folder in the directory window that opens and rename it “Backup default”.
  5. Try to reopen Google Chrome. When starting via the browser, a new “Standard” folder is automatically created.

Use the DISM tool

The DISM tool can be used to repair Windows files, which may be a possible cause of this problem. This also solves other problems you have found in the log files of the SFC analysis. Perform the following steps to execute the DISM tool.

Press the Windows + X button.
Click on Command Line (admin).
Copy the following commands one at a time and paste them into the Command Prompt window:
a. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup – Image/Scanning health
b. DISM.exe /Online / Cleaning – Image / Health restoration

Note: As keyboard shortcuts do not work in the command prompt, please use the right mouse button to insert them.

I hope this information has been useful to you and let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help you.

Whether successful or not, click on the comments and share the results with your Chrome colleagues! And if you’ve found other ways to update your browser, share them too.

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