It was only this week, Express.co.uk reported a Windows 10 update was causing login issues for Microsoft Outlook, Teams and OneDrive. And now, hot off the heels of that Windows 10 debacle, news has broken (literally) of another problem plaguing PC users related to the same update. Yikes.
Google Chrome users on Windows 10 have reported a nightmarish problem, which sees the hugely-popular web browser crashing constantly – with the app sometimes refusing to launch entirely, untitled windows or tabs appearing and extensions crashing abruptly. Users who are suffering from the issues have been confronted with an error message reading: “click this balloon to reload the extension”.
However, unlike other Windows 10 update issues, the offending patch this time around wasn’t released by Microsoft. This time around, the problematic update was pushed out by Google itself, with numerous people on social media and forums being hit with the problem.
On a Google forum, one affected user wrote: “My Chrome is no longer launching. Well, it launches, but my webpages crash, new tabs crash, even trying to load settings or bookmarks, that webpage crashes. The application doesn’t crash, just the webpages. I’m not sure what’s going on. I ran sfc /scannow in CMD to no avail, I ran a Memory Diagnostic which came up dry. I reinstalled Chrome, and rebooted to nothing.”