How to Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome


Chrome is a popular browser, but things can go wrong and produce errors. If you see a Status_Access_Violation error in Chrome, follow this guide to fix the problem.

While Google Chrome is the most popular web browser worldwide, it isn’t without issues, errors, or crashes. One of the more common errors you’ll see is a Chrome Status_ Access_Violation error on your screen.

This error can appear at random—usually when Chrome (or a program or extension accessing Chrome) has tried to do something it shouldn’t. A more advanced explanation is that Chrome, in this instance, has tried to operate outside of protected memory without approval. A bug in Chrome might cause it to fail to render a page properly, for instance, which might cause this problem.

It isn’t an error that’s too complicated to fix, however. If it doesn’t fix itself, you can try and fix a Status_Access_Violation error in Chrome using the steps below.

How to Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome

Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome

Here’s an example of the Status_Access_Violation error in Chrome.

If you’re experiencing this error while using Chrome, one of the more straightforward solutions is to refresh the page multiple times.

Easy enough—simply press the Refresh button on the toolbar a few times and see if the error goes away and your page renders properly.

Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome

If that doesn’t work, the next troubleshooting step is to manually update Chrome to ensure you have the adequately updated version. Updating the browser can provide the browser’s bug fixes to help eliminate the error.

Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome

Change Chrome’s File Name

If you’re still having issues with Chrome and experiencing the error, you can try to change the Chrome executable name. This is only advisable for a short period to see if Chrome tries to verify its own file integrity.

To Change Chrome’s File Name

  1. Close Chrome and open File Explorer by clicking the icon on the taskbar. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + E.file explorer windows 10
  2. When File Explorer opens, copy and paste the following path into the address bar at the top and press Enter:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application

    Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome

  3. Find the chrome.exe file, right-click it, and select Rename from the context menu.Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome
  4. Give the file a name other than Chrome. For example, we’re renaming it to Google_Chrome.exe, but you can use whatever you want. However, ensure you don’t change the .exe file extension.Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome
  5. If you don’t see file extensions, click the View tab in File Explorer and check the File name extensions box.Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome
  6. Launch Google Chrome, and the error should no longer appear.Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome

This is a bit of a workaround, but you may find that, by renaming Chrome, you encounter problems later. If you do, consider reinstalling Chrome instead—we’ve outlined how below.

Reset Chrome Browser to Default Settings

If you continue to experience issues with the error, you can try resetting the Chrome browser. To do it, use the following steps.

  1. Launch Chrome and open Settings.
  2.  Scroll down and click the Reset settings button in the left column.reset chrome settings
  3. Click the Restore settings to their original defaults button under the Reset settings section on the right.restore settings to defaults google chrome
  4. When the verification message appears it will let you know the action will reset Chrome settings and shortcuts, disable extensions, and delete cookies and temp site data. If you’re ready, click the Reset settings button.verify reset google chrome settings
  5. Once you follow the steps, Chrome will return to default settings. But note that your bookmarks, history, and saved passwords won’t be affected.

Reinstall Chrome

Another straightforward way to fix Status_Acess_Violation in Chrome is to reinstall the browser.

To Completley Reinstall Google Chrome

  1. The first thing you’ll need to do is uninstall Chrome. If you’re on Windows 11, there are several ways to uninstall an app.
  2. On Windows 10 or 11, you can hit the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R to launch the Run dialog.
  3. Type appwiz.cpl in the Run line and click OK or hit Enter.Fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome
  4. Find Google Chrome on the list of apps. Right-click it and click the Uninstall button. uninstall browser
  5. Microsoft Edge (or default browser) will launch, and you can reinstall it from the page.
  6. If you don’t see this option, download and install Chrome from Google.reinstall browser

Once you complete the process of installing Chrome, start your browsing, and the error should no longer appear.

Disable Chrome Extensions

All extensions for Chrome are not created equal. However, some can be of poor quality and may result in the Status_Access_Violation error in Chrome. To narrow down the problematic extension, you’ll need to disable some.

To Disable Chrome Extensions

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Press the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner and select Settings.settings menu
  3. Click Extensions from the menu on the left.Extensions menu
  4. When the Extensions page opens, disable all of them on the page by toggling them off.disable all extensions
  5. Relaunch Chrome and see if it fixes the error. If it does, turn extensions on one by one until you find the one causing the error.Extensions one by one

Fixing Google Chrome Errors

Using the steps above should allow you to fix Status_Access_Violation in Chrome. If you continue to get it on a page you frequently read, you can always use a different browser to get an error-free experience.

You may also be interested in how to fix the Err_Cache_Miss error in Google Chrome. In addition to specific errors, other things can go wrong with Chrome. For example, check out fixing sound not working in Chrome and how to fix a Home button missing in Chrome.



  1. DJ

    May 25, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    None of these solutions help at all. I need something that actually works. Permanently. I literally had one instance where I loaded YouTube and the page loaded with all the videos it recommends and a second later, before I could even move my mouse, “Aw Snap!” So I clicked refresh. It loaded, and a second later, again it crashed to “Aw Snap!” Again, I reloaded. Again, a second later. Reloaded. Again it happened a second later. I was so dumbfounded by the continuous cycle of Aw Snap! messages after refreshing and NOT DOING ANYTHING ELSE but let the page fully load (and it actually fully loaded–then crashed), that I lost count of how many times I clicked refresh. This is a problem.

    • Brian Burgess

      October 19, 2023 at 8:20 am

      Thanks for reading. Have you tried to Reset Chrome to default settings or reinstall the browser completely? We added the steps for how to reset Chrome to default settings.

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