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Fix webpages opening slowly or not loading

If a webpage is opening slowly or won't open at all, try restarting Chrome.

If multiple webpages aren't loading or Chrome keeps crashing, learn how to repair Chrome if it crashes or won't open.

Webpage error codes

The following error codes mean there’s a problem opening the webpage. To fix, follow the troubleshooting steps in this article.


Step 1: Check your network

On your computer, check if you're still connected to the Internet. Make sure your device has a connection to network data or Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Restart Chrome

Sometimes, Chrome might be trying to do too much, causing webpages to open slowly.

  1. Close Chrome.
    • Windows: Press Ctrl + q.
    • Mac: Press ⌘ + q.
  2. Reopen Chrome.
  3. Try opening the webpage again.

Tip: You can also reopen any tabs that were open before:

  • Windows: Press Ctrl + Shift + t.
  • Mac: Press ⌘ + Shift + t.

Step 3: Troubleshoot page loading problems

If restarting Chrome didn't fix it, try the steps below to solve the problem.

1. See if the issue is with Chrome or the webpage

To figure out the problem is from the webpage or with Chrome, try opening the webpage in another browser. For example, try using Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari to open the webpage.

If the page opens correctly in another browser

If the webpage successfully opens in another browser, try the steps below to fix the issue in Chrome:

  1. Close every tab except for the one you're trying to open, then try reloading the webpage.
    • Your computer might not have enough memory available to load the site. Computers use memory to run apps, extensions, and programs. Low memory can cause them to run slowly or stop working.
  2. Clear your cache and cookies, then try reopening the webpage.
    • Chrome might have information stored about the site or your information that's stopping the webpage from loading fully.
  3. If you use Windows, use the Chrome Cleanup Tool.
    • There could be unwanted programs on your computer getting in the way of the webpage opening correctly. The Chrome Cleanup Tool will help you find and remove these unwanted programs.

If the page doesn't open in another browser

If the webpage doesn't open in another browser, it's possible that the problem is either the site or your computer.

Continue troubleshooting with the next step.

2. Restart your computer

Sometimes, other programs or apps get in the way of a webpage loading correctly.

Turn off your computer, then turn it back on and try opening the page again.

3. Fix site problems

It could be a problem with the website. You can try two things to fix the problem:

4. Try another computer

It could be a problem with your computer.

Try another computer to see if that fixes the problem. If your problem's resolved, you can try a few things to fix the problem on your original device:

  • Check your Internet connection.
  • Check for any available software updates.

Still not working? Get more help for your problem in the Chrome Help Forum.

Megan is a Google Chrome expert and the author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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