‘Aw, Snap’ is a common error page most Google Chrome users must have seen. This error occurs when a page fails to load in your browser. It can also occur if your system is low on virtual memory. I’ve faced this error often while trying to connect to Facebook, and I always presumed that too much load on the server side is the reason behind it. The fact that always wondered me was that clicking on the RELOAD buttons just a second later makes the website load fine. So in this post, we will learn about what is the cause behind the As Snap error page on Google Chrome.
Aw, Snap, Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. To continue, reload or go to another page. Reload.
Do check your internet connection before you proceed to the fixes. Intermittent internet connection is the first reason for getting this error page.
Aw, Snap! page crash error in Chrome
Try the following suggestions to resolve the Aw, Snap! error message on Chrome browser:
- Run in Incognito Mode
- Reload the page
- Clear the cache
- Malware Check
- Update Chrome
- Disable Renderer Code Integrity
- Create a new user profile.
1] Run in Incognito Mode
When you get this error for a web page, the first thing you should do is check if other websites are loading or not. If you are getting the error for a specific website, there could be some extensions of user scripts that might be blocking it. Try opening the website in Incognito mode in this case. If the website is opening disable your extensions and try again. It might work.
2] Reload the page
The temporary but quickest fix to this error message is to click on the RELOAD button. You can also refresh the page using the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+R) or simply the F5 key. This fix is passable only if you get this error occasionally, but if you are often getting the error message, you need to check the permanent fix.
3] Clear the cache
If the RELOAD button doesn’t help, clear your browser cache and try loading the page again. Cache files sometimes are corrupted or include old files, which make your browser loads slowly. Also, these cache files clutter space on your PC, which may lead to slow loading. Thus deleting the cache may help you avoid the Aw, Snap error.
While running many extensions and apps, your device might run out of memory, and this further results in the Aw, Snap page loading error. Disable/uninstall some of your extensions and try loading the page again. Opening many tabs may also slow down your device, close all other tabs except the one showing a slow-loading error and see if it helps. You can start Chrome in Safe Mode by typing “chrome.exe –disable-extensions” in Run box and hitting Enter. This will open Chrome in Safe Mode, with plugins, extensions, etc. disabled.
5] Malware Check
Malware tends to slow down your internet speed and your operating system. If you are getting this slow-loading error frequently, you should check for malware on your PC. It is always recommended to use good anti-virus software to keep your PC protected against harmful Trojans and Viruses.
6] Update Chrome
An outdated browser is one of the major reasons for slow loading, and thus, updating your Chrome browser is a good idea to avoid the Aw, Snap error. To do this, go to Chrome Settings and click on About tab in the left panel. Check for the available updates here.
7] Disable Renderer Code Integrity
Right-click on Chrome desktop shortcut and select Properties
In the Target field at the end, append the following command line switch and click Apply.
Use it to launch Chrome and see if it helps.
8] Create a new user profile
Sometimes a corrupt user profile also results in this error. If you are getting this error, you better create a new user profile, where you lose all your saved bookmarks, extensions, etc.
Do leave your comment below if you have some more fixes for this issue.