Google Chrome is undoubtedly the fastest web browser among all of its competitors. Though it is great, there are some issues which have been reported by various users as they face while browsing websites using it. One of the biggest issues is the Chrome’s hunger of RAM. Yes, Chrome eats a lot of your computer’s random memory. Anyway, we are not going to talk about the RAM issue in this blog post rather we are going to talk about an error that you might have seen (if you are an avid Chrome user) while loading one or multiple websites with it.
I am talking about the error, Aw, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. To continue, reload or go to another page.
When the Aw, Snap! error comes; you see the above error page. I have been into such situations quite a few times, and just reloading worked for me most of the times. But, just reloading doesn’t work all the time.
In this blog post, I will discuss more about it and know how we can fix this Chrome error.
Aw, Snap! error comes when Chrome is having problems loading a webpage you’re trying to see. This error can be triggered to happen because of incompatible extensions or plugins, Malfunctioned hardware such as RAM or VGA card, or outdated Chrome, etc. There can be various reasons for this issue. In most cases, the issue is on our computer and not with the web page, but in some cases, there can be some issues with the particular web page as well.
There is a number of fixes available for this Chrome error which you can try, and see which one works for you. However, if you get this error once in a year you don’t need to think much about it, but if you are getting it frequently, then you must take action, and try fixing it.
Before applying any fix, do first try to reload as you can see the “reload” button on the error page itself. If it works, you don’t need to do anything else. If not, then proceed to other fixes.
Do check whether your internet connection is working properly. Many times, if your internet connection goes off in between you are loading a page, you may see this error. So, make sure if the error came because of the disconnected internet or not.
The error can come because of incompatible or outdated plugins or extensions. In some cases, a particular extension may cause this error. So, first disable all the extensions and plugins, and then try loading that page again.
You can copy and paste chrome://extensions and chrome://plugins one by one in Chrome to open extensions and plugins pages, and disable everything. If disabling all of them works well, then you can try enabling one by one, and keep reloading the page as well. This way, you can find out the culprit plugin or extension, and delete that permanently.
Above is the page you will see when you open chrome://extensions. In the red rectangle, you can see the enable options; you can uncheck them to disable.
Below is the page you will see when you open chrome://plugins. You can enable and disable by just checking and unchecking the boxes.
Try this, and find out if this works for you. If not, move on to other fixes.
There may be a possibility that Chrome has some information stored as cached files that stops it to open a particular web page. So, clearing the Chrome cache may fix the issue.
Once done, do try to reload that web page.
Your computer may be running out of memory, and that may trigger this error. So, close all other Chrome tabs which are open. Close other tools or applications that are running on the computer as well, and try deleting the Chrome extensions that are not needed.
Once done, do try reloading that web page which was not opening but throwing the error Aw, snap!
Whether you are using a phone or computer, there may be chances that different apps or programs may come in the way of your browsing, and the error comes. You can always try restarting your device once. In fact, restarting is the most recommended option as it solves many issues without doing anything.
Sometimes the error may come due to an older version of Chrome as well. So, make sure you have the latest Chrome version installed on your device. If not, update it.
Once done, you can try reloading that web page. I am sure it may fix the issue.
Many times, while browsing the web, we accidently reach infected websites and download some tools from there. That way our browser gets infected by Malware, and it starts acting unexpectedly. When infected, Aw, Snap! error may come frequently. So, scan and clean Chrome using Chrome Cleanup tool.
Sometimes user profiles get corrupted, and that too may cause this Aw, snap! error. So, you can try creating a new user profile and then try opening the web page with the new profile.
Now, login to Chrome with a new user, and try loading that web page again. I am sure this might help fix the issue.
There is less possibility for Aw, Snap! error due to Antivirus and Firewall but in some case that may happen because of their interference with Chrome’s functionality. So, do try after disabling these, and check if the site is now opening or not.
Try this if nothing works because Chrome’ Sandbox Mode is not recommended to be disabled as it is what makes Chrome secure. To disable it, go to the Desktop, right click on Chrome’s icon, and choose Properties.
Now, and under Shortcut Tab, add -no-sandbox at the end of the Target
And, click on OK to save the changes. Now, try reloading that page.
Chrome is the fastest and most used browser across the globe. And, a few issues may not stop you to use it. So, do try to fix the issues and continue using Chrome if you love it.
I am sure these fixes would help you fix Aw, Snap! error in no time. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!