If you are using Google Chrome as your web browser, you may run into error 0xc00000a5. This error usually appears when you try to open Google Chrome (it can also occur when you install the browser). However, occurrences of this error have also been reported in other situations such as: when wanting to install the browser or open a new tab.
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Google Chrome error 0xc00000a5 is caused by missing some crucial files for Google Chrome. This can be caused by various factors, such as: malware modifies browser files, installation is incomplete, or a recent update has corrupted the registry.
Although the reasons that cause the error 0xc00000a5 of Google Chrome, the solution that we are going to propose will help you to fix this error regardless of the reason that causes it. In this tutorial we will cover the solution for users using a Google Chrome browser on a Windows 10 computer.
Below we show you step by step how to solve the error 0xc00000a5 in the Google Chrome browser installed on your Windows 10 computer:
How to fix Google Chrome error 0xc00000a5 on your Windows 10 computer.
Step 1) Remove malware from your system
– It is very important to make sure that our Windows 10 operating system is clean of malware. This will ensure that the entire process will end in solving the error.
– For this you will have to thoroughly scan or analyze your computer with the antivirus or antimalware program installed on your Windows 10 operating system.
– It is also advisable to verify any recently installed program and that from its installation you will begin to suffer the error 0xc00000a5 in Google Chrome.
Step 2) Add the termination – No Sandbox to the shortcut.
– Right click on the Google Chrome icon (Shortcut).
– In the context menu you will have to select the option: Properties.
– Now a window will open located in the Shortcut tab.
– Here you will have to add the ending – no sandbox at the end of the path of the Destination field.
– Next you will have to click on Apply and then OK to save the new settings.
Step 3) Turn off compatibility mode
If you are using the latest version of Google Chrome on your Windows 10, Compatibility Mode is totally unnecessary. However, if it is enabled, it may be the cause of the 0xc00000a5 error.
To disable the compatibility mode of Google Chrome, you will have to right-click on the Google Chrome shortcut and select the Properties option.
On the Compatibility tab, uncheck the option box: Run this program in compatibility mode to:
Click the Apply button and then OK that the new settings are saved.
Step 4) Reset and / or reinstall Google Chrome
Finally, if all the previous steps did not help you, we recommend that you reset your browser and if you still cannot solve it you will have to reinstall Google Chrome.
If you don’t know how to do this, we recommend reading the following post: How to reset and / or reinstall Google Chrome in Windows 10/8/7
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