Google Chrome Slow to Open After Major Windows Update


  1. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Google Chrome Slow to Open After Major Windows Update


    Hi,

    I have just done a major Windows update from 1709 to 2004 using the Windows Download Tool. Everything seems to be working fine, except that Google Chrome take ages to load - 5 minutes or more. I don't want to reset it as it has many settings that would take a long time to redo. GC is up to date. It only started happening after the Win update.

    Matt
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  2. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #2

    Uninstall GC and reinstall it.
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  3. Posts : 934
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1645
       #3

    Matt316 said:
    Hi,

    I don't want to reset it as it has many settings that would take a long time to redo. GC is up to date. It only started happening after the Win update.

    Matt

    My experience has been that sometimes happens with other browsers after upgrade. Best to reset or uninstall and reinstall as recommended above.

    You may want to check the Event Viewer in the Control Panel and also check Windows Reliability Monitor for possible errors - but the chances may be slim.

    Use Windows Reliability Monitor to fix Windows PC problems
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  4. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #4

    In the last couple of days GC has been OK, but IE and Firefox and (old) Edge has started being slow to start. I'm going to hold fire for the moment to see if they improve. However, I will investigate the Reliability Monitor.

    Edit: the Reliability Monitor shows nothing unusual that relates at all to this issue.
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  5. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Update: in the past few days I've noticed that occasionally all browsers are showing 'suspended' in task manager when they are first run. In order to make them run I have to end task then re run. This seems to happen with all browsers (not other programs, as far as I can tell) but only on occasional days. This is also only since I have updated to Win 10 ver 2004.
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    It looks like MS is unable to resolve this problem for a long time because exactly the same issue occured 4 years ago. Here's the link to a rather long discussion with some solutions provided by angry users: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-079bbe23dda3, which I give in the hope that you will find any hints.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 pro 2004
       #7

    Forum newbie here - stumbled across this thread when looking for a solution to a similar problem and thought I'd post my findings.

    My i9-9900k system was taking 8 seconds to load Chrome and causing Firefox to display a blank white screen for a similar length of time before bursting into life. This problem appeared after I upgraded to the 2004 version of Windows 10 Pro.

    I did find the cause and a work-around in my case and I thought that it may help some people with the same issue.

    My home-build machine uses an ASUS motherboard (ROG Maximus XI Hero) which uses two apps:

    • Sonic Studio
    • Sonic Radar


    Both of these use a set of services which begin with the name "Nahimic". Stopping those services allowed instant starting of Chrome and Firefox again.

    Uninstalling both of the above apps gets rid of the Nahimic services permanently, but there does seem to be a bit of a downgrade in sound quality at high volume levels which I'm happy to live with in return for my browsers working properly again.

    I hope that helps someone.
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  8. Posts : 1
    Win 10 2004
       #8

    Thank you


    Blackhole128 said:
    Forum newbie here - stumbled across this thread when looking for a solution to a similar problem and thought I'd post my findings.

    My i9-9900k system was taking 8 seconds to load Chrome and causing Firefox to display a blank white screen for a similar length of time before bursting into life. This problem appeared after I upgraded to the 2004 version of Windows 10 Pro.

    I did find the cause and a work-around in my case and I thought that it may help some people with the same issue.

    My home-build machine uses an ASUS motherboard (ROG Maximus XI Hero) which uses two apps:

    • Sonic Studio
    • Sonic Radar


    Both of these use a set of services which begin with the name "Nahimic". Stopping those services allowed instant starting of Chrome and Firefox again.

    Uninstalling both of the above apps gets rid of the Nahimic services permanently, but there does seem to be a bit of a downgrade in sound quality at high volume levels which I'm happy to live with in return for my browsers working properly again.

    I hope that helps someone.
    I LOVE YOU!!! I have a Maximus X and that same service was installed. I have been going insane trying to figure this out since installing 2004. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Blackhole128 said:
    Forum newbie here - stumbled across this thread when looking for a solution to a similar problem and thought I'd post my findings.

    My i9-9900k system was taking 8 seconds to load Chrome and causing Firefox to display a blank white screen for a similar length of time before bursting into life. This problem appeared after I upgraded to the 2004 version of Windows 10 Pro.

    I did find the cause and a work-around in my case and I thought that it may help some people with the same issue.

    My home-build machine uses an ASUS motherboard (ROG Maximus XI Hero) which uses two apps:

    • Sonic Studio
    • Sonic Radar


    Both of these use a set of services which begin with the name "Nahimic". Stopping those services allowed instant starting of Chrome and Firefox again.

    Uninstalling both of the above apps gets rid of the Nahimic services permanently, but there does seem to be a bit of a downgrade in sound quality at high volume levels which I'm happy to live with in return for my browsers working properly again.

    I hope that helps someone.
    Wow! I had the same exact issue and I never would of guess it was sonic studio causing it lol. I have the same Asus Motherboard, but I use a USB soundcard for splitting my audio anyway, so hopefully I wont notice any sound quality changes. I had to uninstall because when I tried to force close "nihimic" it would just reopen. What's funny is this did not start until after the windows 20h2 feature update.
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  10. Posts : 10
    windows
       #10

    The first thing you have to do is to update your browser, get the space arrangement in your computer by going to task manager, and if requires clean it. Just have the chrome clean up tool to refresh the browser.
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