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Chrome not opening unless run in administrator

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Chrome not opening unless run in administrator


    My Chrome has been having some problems recently. It's on and off but it won't open unless I run it as administrator. I've been looking for answerers but have had no luck. An answerer in English would be useful!

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by NeonGreenRachel View Post
    My Chrome has been having some problems recently. It's on and off but it won't open unless I run it as administrator. I've been looking for answerers but have had no luck. An answerer in English would be useful!

    Thanks.
    Have you tried these options ?

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    What settings are in the shortcut Properties ?

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    Maybe you need to get a new version:

    https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/#eula
    Last edited by David Bailey; 27 Jan 2014 at 09:47.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NeonGreenRachel View Post
    My Chrome has been having some problems recently. It's on and off but it won't open unless I run it as administrator. I've been looking for answerers but have had no luck. An answerer in English would be useful!

    Thanks.
    Have you tried these options ?

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    What settings are in the shortcut Properties ?

    Click image for larger version

    Maybe you need to get a new version:

    https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/#eula


    Thank you for your help! But unfortunately neither of these options seem to be working..
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    Windows 8 Enterprise (64 bit)


    Has anyone figured this out? Because this is happening to me now. >:[
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by cullen View Post
    Has anyone figured this out? Because this is happening to me now. >:[
    There are a couple things you can do, for a kinda useful solution.

    1. Try to open Chrome > Go to task manager > find Chrome > right click > end task. Your chrome will now open, until you close it.. Then you must repeat the process

    This works for me, but only as a temporary fix. I have to do it every single time. But when I'm desperate it's useful.

    2. Change yourself to admin > un install chrome > reinstall chrome

    Works a treat. Unless you're unable to change yourself to admin.

    Sorry these aren't the best fixes, but it's all I've got so far.

    Hope I could help (:
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Enterprise (64 bit)


    Thanks, NeonGreenRachel,

    I actually created a new user account on Windows (the one I was using was a carry-over from Win7) and everything worked for me! Hope that works for you!
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by cullen View Post
    Thanks, NeonGreenRachel,

    I actually created a new user account on Windows (the one I was using was a carry-over from Win7) and everything worked for me! Hope that works for you!
    I am able to switch over to admin so it's fine for me. But I'm glad that you got something sorted out!
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1


    I had this exact same problem. It took me many hours to figure out the solution but I literally just figured it out. You have to uninstall and reinstall the program BUT you must also go and delete your "Google" folder after you uninstall chrome. I don't know what information is left in the folders after you uninstall the program but I just reinstalled it and now it works fine.
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