Friday, June 4, 2010

Why Google Chrome Frequently Crashes? [Solved]

Do you have Internet Download Manager (IDM) installed on your PC? Do you face frequent crashes on Google Chrome? Or cannot load certain web pages like or some flashy pages, just hangs or shows alien behavior?

Fig: Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 just crashed

I faced this problem. I was always using stable releases of Google Chrome. Still having it hang I was really frustrated. However I found the cause after doing some experiments. The idea might came from a discussion of web forum or may Google’s help discussion. Someone was talking about uninstalling IDM.

But you need not uninstall it. You just need to disable “advanced browser integration” for Google Chrome was enabled in idm. Open IDM main window as shown in image below.

Fig: IDM Main Window

Click options button. Under General tab. Under the text ‘Capture downloads from the following browsers’ un-tick Google Chrome.

Click Ok. You’re done. After doing that I think you’ll never face crashes again like me. Though it could be better if Internet Download Manager Company had fixed their integration problem. Have fun with Google Chrome OS.