Since last few days, I am facing a very annoying issue on my Google Chrome browser. When I try to browse a website, all I see is a black screen on the browser. Initially I thought something might be wrong with the website I was trying to browse but then the problem started appearing randomly in several websites. I checked with Internet Explorer and Firefox and the same does not happen in any other browser. chrome-logo-on-blackWhen the problem happens, I tried to close the browser or the tabs and reopened to try again. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. Many times, I had to type the url 4-5 times in new tabs to get a proper page displayed and rest of the times I was getting the same black screen. When the black screen is displayed, the right click context menu also didn’t work, indicating the page itself is not rendered.
How to resolve the black screen error in google chrome?
#1: First you have to disable all your plugins you installed in your chrome browser.
Go to settings at the top corner of your corner and go to extensions and disable all of them.
#2: Unpin google chrome icon from the taskbar. Because sometimes it is the the base of such issues.
#3: Create Chrome’s Shortcut on desktop and then right click on it. Go to Properties > click on shortcut tab.
#4: Now go to the target window add this exact text [space]–disable-gpu
#1: Create an shortcut of Google Chrome on your Desktop.
#2: Right click on it and Go to Properties
#3: Select Shortcut tab.
#4: Now, in target field, add
–disable-gpu text at the end. Your target field must be look like this one:
#5: Click OK. Now launch Google Chrome and see if it’s causing problem again.
Disable Hardware Acceleration
#1: Launch Google Chrome and Go to it’s Setting
#2: Click on “Show advanced settings“
#3: Scroll down. In the System area, deselect “Use hardware acceleration when available” option.
Now check your browser that the problem is fixed or not.
Disable Chrome Flags
This is the official solution from Google. However, it does not fix the black screen problem for everyone. Just like the above fixes. Some people have reported this fix has resolved the issue for them, but many others reported it didn’t work for them.
chrome://flags/ in your Chrome’s address bar and press enter.
#2: Look for below options and turn them off.
- Threaded compositing
Reinstall Google Chrome
Well, if none of the above methods worked for you then you can uninstall and reinstall Google Chrome browser to fix black screen error. Uninstalling it will also remove it’s causing problem as well.
If you don’t want to loss your browser’s history, bookmarks, extensions, passwords, auto fills and theme, etc then do below steps:
#1: Go to your browser’s setting and click on Sign in button.
#2: After signing in, click on Advanced Sync settings
#3: Select the option Sync everything from the dropdown, if not selected.
#4: Click OK. Now wait for atleast 5 to 10 minutes for sync process.
#5: Uninstall Google Chrome completely and then reinstall newer version from their official website.
#6: Sign in to Google Chrome for back up.