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Google Chrome is "disappearing"

Windows 8.1, Chrome has been running just fine for months.  Now, for the past  week, when it launches, it appears on the taskbar but I can't see it on the monitor anywhere.  It's like it's running minimized.  Or it thinks somehow that there's a second monitor and it's showing on that monitor.  (This computer has never had a second monitor.)

I have rebooted the machine.

I have killed all instances of Chrome in Task Manager, and re-launched it.

I've tried launching it from the actual chrome.exe beneath Program Files\Chrome\Application (I think)

I've tried uninstalling it and re-installing it by re-downloading it.

Suggestions?  Thanks
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Dwight Baer
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NVITCommented:
Can you switch to it using Alt-Tab? If so, try...
- Switch to it.
- At this point, you still can't see it.
- Press Alt-SPACEBAR
- Type M
- Move the window around using the left, right, up, down arrow keys. Hold the key down for a few seconds. Then back. Then try another arrow key. Watch for the window to appear.
- If you see the window appear, press Enter
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Michael-BestCommented:
Click the Menu button at the far right of the address bar, the three horizontal lines and then click Relaunch Chrome on the desktop.
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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
OK, I'm not near this computer now, I'll try these things tomorrow.
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Michael-BestCommented:
Have you installed software with third party toolbars or search bars?
This may be the cause.

Hold Windows key and tap the X key.
Select and open “Control Panel”
Select “Programs and Features” and uninstall any toolbars or search bars in the list.
Reset Google Chrome.

Source:
http://www.fixkb.com/2013/03/google-chrome-wont-open-in-windows-8.html

If you still have the problem then read the other methods that have resolved this issue for others.
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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
I found this post at http://www.fixkb.com/2013/03/google-chrome-wont-open-in-windows-8.html :
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I’m running Win 8.1. I fixed the problem this way :

1) go to the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application
2) right-click on chrome.exe
3) select Properties
4) select the Compatibility tab
5) un-tick the box under Compatibility Mode if it is ticked (mine was ticked for Windows XP mode)

I wonder if this happens when I run CCLEANER and some setting is altered that should not be. Anyway, hope this works for you.
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NVITCommented:
Hi Dwight,

Glad you got it fixed. Have a good day.
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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
No, it's not fixed yet.

It's just that the customer is in a semi-distant location and I haven't been able to get to the computer yet to try these solutions.
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
If nothing will work you can reset Google Chrome.

How to:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en
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Michael-BestCommented:
"I wonder if this happens when I run CCLEANER and some setting is altered that should not be."

Yes, CCLEANER is the likely cause.
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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot.
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