How to Fix “Error Code: STATUS_BREAKPOINT” in Google Chrome?

Many Windows users have recently encountered a problem where when they attempted to open any webpage, they saw an Aw, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this web page with an error code STATUS_BREAKPOINT message on their Chrome browser, as seen below.


Upon further investigation into what may have gone wrong to cause this issue on the Chrome browser, we discovered few elements that have the potential to cause the difficulties, which we have mentioned below.

  • Corrupted System Data files – When files are not saved properly and the system is forced to shut down, the files get corrupted. These sorts of files generate major issues that are difficult to resolve until the corrupted files are replaced or deleted.
  • Unstable Internet Connection – The user experience and execution of any work on the system are greatly enhanced by a reliable internet connection. As a result, an inconsistent internet connection will almost certainly result in troubles with the system’s browser.
  • Extensions installed from unreliable sources – Extensions make life easier for any windows users while browsing any web page but extensions that were installed from any unreliable third-party sources will cause an error mentioned above.
  • Corrupted browser’s cache memory – The cache memory of your browser saves all of your browsing history, cookies, and other site data from the internet. This error will appear if the data in the cache becomes corrupted.
  • Windows system is out of date – When any product requires improvement or addresses an issue, Microsoft publishes updates for Windows, whether it is for the operating system, drivers, or other optional settings. These issues are more likely to occur if these updates are not installed and Windows is not maintained up to date.

Let us see how this error can be resolved in this post with a few solutions mentioned below.

Perform SFC Scan and Restore System Health using the DISM tool

To detect the corrupted system data files, we need to run the System File Checker(SFC) scan on the system using the command line tool called command prompt. After we find any system corrupted files, we delete or replace them.

So we recommend our users that they perform these scans and try to restore the system health using the DISM tool mentioned in the steps below.

  1. To open the run command box on the system, press and hold the Windows and R keys simultaneously.
  2. Later, type cmd in the Run box and hit the Ctrl, Shift and Enter keys together.
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    Run Command Prompt as Admin
  3. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter key for executing this command.
    Performing the SFC scan
  4. Wait for some time as scanning system files take time depending upon system performance.
  5. After scanning is done, if you find any system corrupted files please delete or replace them with the fresh file from the internet.
  6. Once this is over, type the below-given command and execute it by hitting Enter key.
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    Use the DISM Command to RestoreHealth
  7. This will restore the system’s health.

Remove or Disable Extensions on Chrome

Undoubtedly, extensions improve and enhance the user experience and increase productivity in work. Whereas, this is only true if those extensions are downloaded and installed from trustworthy sources.

When they are installed from any third-party unreliable sources, it will cause such errors which can be fixed by disabling or removing those extensions.

Follow the steps below on how it can be removed from chrome.

  1. Open the google chrome browser.
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ in a new tab and press Enter.
  3. This will take you to the extensions page.
  4. Click on the toggle button to turn it off for disabling the extensions.
  5. If not disabling, you can also remove it permanently by clicking Remove as shown below.
    Remove or Disable Extension in Chrome
  6. Repeat the same for all the extensions which are unreliable.
  7. Once over, restart the google chrome browser and try accessing web pages and see if the issue is resolved.

Check for a Stable Internet Connection

These sorts of issues might arise as a result of an inconsistent internet connection on your system.
It is preferable to tackle this problem by obtaining a solid internet connection. Refer to this article to see whether there is an issue with your system’s networks.
If the problem persists, contact your internet service provider to obtain a solid internet connection, which should assist address the issue.

Keep the Windows system updated

We sometimes forget to maintain our Windows system updated since we are too preoccupied with our job, whether it is projects or anything else. Microsoft publishes several updates on a regular basis in order to enhance the system. As a result, it is critical to check for and apply updates on a frequent basis.

Let us see how to check and install the updates on the windows system.

  1. Press the Win and I keys simultaneously which opens up the Settings app.
  2. Later click the Windows Update option on the left panel as shown below.
  3. Select the Check for updates button on the right side of the Windows update page.
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    Update Windows
  4. Download and install them if there are any updates found after checking.
  5. Restart your system once it is done installing.
  6. Now after the system is booted up, check if the issue is solved.

Clear Browser’s Cache Memory and other site data

Cache memory and other site data stores information about the users’ browsing history and cookie data from the websites they visited. When these files are damaged as a result of a forced system shutdown or a virus attack, it causes a slew of issues with the system’s browser.

As a result, we recommend that our customers remove all of their browser’s history and other site data by following the procedures outlined below.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser on the system.
  2. In a new tab, copy and paste the below path and press Enter key.
  3. Click Clear browsing data from the list as shown on the Privacy page.
    Clear Browsing data
  4. Select All time as the Time range and click all the checkboxes to select it in the Clear browsing data window as shown below.
  5. After that click Clear data at the bottom to delete all the cache memory data from the browser.
    Clear All time data

Muhammad Zubyan

Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.