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    Default Chrome Causes System To Hang At Boot

    I've been running Chrome for 6 months, haven't had any issues with it at all minus a few crashes here and there.

    Last night I reloaded a fresh image (I do this every 6 months to 1 year), system booted up lightning fast, updated all my software, etc.

    Now, after I installed Google Chrome, at start-up after login the system hangs for 10 seconds, normally its instant at login - very annoying. I don't know what's causing this, nothing has really changed and I don't see how Chrome could be causing the hang-time. Removing Chrome fixes the issue. This is the last piece of software I need to get working before I rebuild my image.

    Using XPSP3.

    EDIT:

    Purged anything google in the registry, didn't work
    Restarted in safe mode and the hang went away

    There seems to be a resource running at start-up that's affiliated with Chrome. I have everything disabled from running at start-up except my anti-virus, I wonder if it's a service causing this grief.

    I'm also using the most stable version, but I uninstalled it and gave the latest developer version a try. Also, no dice.
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    It might be Google Update, cause it automatically starts up at user login..

    To manually disable it, follow these steps:

    - Go to Start > Run...
    - Type in 'msconfig' (without the 's)
    - Go to the Startup tab
    - Find 'Google Update' in the list
    - Uncheck it
    - Reboot your computer

    Lets hope that it's the problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by Krauser View Post

    Last night I reloaded a fresh image (I do this every 6 months to 1 year), system booted up lightning fast, updated all my software, etc.
    Rule n°1: If it isn't broken do not try to fix it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamga View Post
    It might be Google Update, cause it automatically starts up at user login..

    To manually disable it, follow these steps:

    - Go to Start > Run...
    - Type in 'msconfig' (without the 's)
    - Go to the Startup tab
    - Find 'Google Update' in the list
    - Uncheck it
    - Reboot your computer

    Lets hope that it's the problem
    Unfortunately, that was the first thing I did.

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luc VN View Post
    Rule n°1: If it isn't broken do not try to fix it...
    Wow! Great advice... Not.

    I have a perfect fresh image saved, with tweaks, updates - reloading an image is quicker then formating and is usually done when I feel my system is bogging down. The fact that Chrome is causing a system hang has nothing to do with my image, now if you don't have anything constructive to add, I suggest you keep your spam to yourself, thanks.

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    Agreed, but, I am not the one having a problem right now

    ... and you have no sense of humor whatsoever I see...

    As for being constructive:

    If you are so confident that your "image" is ok, and that is the way to go, I suggest you reload a fresh one...

    I can assure you that the problem is not Chrome, nor the Google updater, as they worked flawlessly on my system for ages.
    Last edited by Luc VN; 07-20-2009 at 09:10 PM. Reason: adding constructiveness

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    I've reloaded it 3 times already, everything points to Chrome. The image is as fresh as you can get.

    I've also used the image before and didn't have a problem with Chrome, something changed and it wasn't my image.

    Chrome is not perfect, I use it because it's fast, small and light - if it continues to become a burden the easiest fix would be to go back to Firefox.

    So, are you going to help or will you keeping pointing the finger at something it's not? Just to be clear, everything is working perfectly, once Chrome is added to the equation - it stops and once it's removed the problem disappears.

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    I have no solution for you as you have it all figured out already...

    I suggest you do a "Find" here or on the internet for people where Chrome shows the same behavior...

    If you find plenty you will have your solution,
    if you find none, I would question your perfect image again... or at least finger point it

    This is the last you will hear from me here, because I feel like spamming myself again...

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    After more investigation, I decided to restrict permission to anything within the google folder located in C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Local Settings\Application Data\ and prevent it from executing. The problem went away, but I cannot open Chrome for the obvious reasons.

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    try bootvis, it is a tool that visualizes the boot process.
    if it would show that google update is the problem, i suggest searching the internet for similar cases before uninstalling. your problem has to be connected to loading a fresh image, because before that it worked almost flawlessly. could it be that in the image you have some old version of google update and it is causing the hangup?..

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    @Krauser

    when uninstalling Chrome, did you remove all the folders created including the profile?

    check any Services running and the registry too in order to remove Chrome before reinstalling

    hth

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