How to fix error code 5 on Google Chrome


How to fix error code 5 on Google Chrome
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If you are using the Chrome browser then you may want to know how to fix Google Chrome error code 5 and most of the time you also get frustrated while finding the solution for this problem. Thankfully, we've got everything you need to know about fixing the issue.

First, let’s know about what is the error code 5 issue and how it occurs. Google Chrome error code 5 is a type of “runtime error” that occurs during the execution of a Google Chrome program code. It happens when your computer has corrupt cache files, conflicts with the PC hardware system, or sometimes it happens due to files that are accidentally deleted or missing from the original Chrome installation location.

If you are someone facing this issue then try out these fixes. So, let’s get started.

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How to fix error code 5 on Google Chrome

We have listed three proven ways here to get rid of this issue. Starting from the reset browser settings, update the browser to the latest version, to re-install the browser. We are pretty sure the above-listed one of the fixes will surely work for you.

Reset the browser

If you are using the Chrome browser and encounter the error code 5 issue then the best way is to reset the browser. Resetting the browser is just as simple as spreading butter on bread, just follow these steps:

  • First launch the Chrome browser
  • Click on the three-dot menu icon located at the top of the right-hand side of the browser and then click on the settings option.
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  • On the left side, there is a Reset settings option then click on the Restore settings to their original defaults option present on the right.
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  • Lastly, click the Reset Settings button and you are good to go.

Note that resting the browser won’t affect your saved passwords, history, and bookmarks.

Update your Chrome browser

If the first solution didn’t work for you then no worries try this solution.

  • Launch the Google Chrome browser
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  • Head to the three-dot menu and then click on the settings option
  • On the left pane, click on the About Chrome
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If your Google Chrome version isn’t on the latest version then it automatically starts to download the latest version. In my case, it is updated so it’s showing “Chrome is up to date”.

With that solution most of the time the issue gets resolved but in some cases it’s not.

Re-install the Chrome browser

If the above listed two of these solutions didn’t solve the issue for you then try this fix and we are pretty sure it will 100% work for you. Don’t know how to re-install Chrome? Follow these simple steps.

  • Open Windows settings and then go to Apps followed by Installed Apps.
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  • Search for Chrome on the search bar.
  • Click on the three-dot option and hit the uninstall button.
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  • Head to an alternative browser present on your PC or Laptop (for ex- Microsoft Edge), search for the Google Chrome browser site, and then click on the Download Chrome button.
  • Once you download Chrome, complete the installation process and then you are ready to use it.

These are the proven solutions we have listed that should help you fix your error code 5 issue on Google Chrome. For more such tips and tricks articles you can check out our guides and tech page.

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