Chrome won't live and won't die

dovidf
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The chrome browser on my Windows 10 machine somtimes dies and when I check on it using task manager it is listed as a suspended task. In this state, it can't be killed. So Chrome is stuck dead until reboot.

I've developed an ugly work around by switching to another user and logging out of the hung user so that I can restart chrome without having to totally restart. However, this is not a good solution.

I have started using Firefox as my main browser but I would like to correct this problem with Chrome.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
Most Valuable Expert 2012
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Commented:
Restart, open Chrome, and remove all extensions in Chrome Settings.

Close Chrome, uninstall it completely, restart the computer and install the latest version of Chrome.  

Do not (yet) install any extensions.  Does Chrome now work properly?
dovidfCEO

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I assume what you have suggested will work. I want to see if anyone can suggest some way to end the suspended state without having to do an uninstall and reinstall. Right now, if I restart, Chrome will come up and work for a while.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
Let's see. No big deal or long time to uninstall and reinstall Chrome.
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Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142063

Have you tried the fixes mentioned in the link above?

Normally, resetting Chrome will help.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
There is no way to change the suspended state of a process without restarting or log off.
dovidfCEO

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Commented:
jackie,

What do you mean by resetting chrome?
Hello ThereSystem Administrator
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
If you export your bookmarks (and cookies, if necessary) and any customisations while Chrome is actually running you can then follow the instructions in John's first post, and import these back into the new Chrome installation. This represents the most time-efficient way of getting back on track. You can then experiment with adding extensions back in one at a time until or unless you reproduce the error. You will then know which extension is causing the problem.
dovidfCEO

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I've decided that it isn"t worth it to me to uninstall and reinstall when Chrome comes back after reboot and when it is down I have Firefox as a backup.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I am not sure why?   5 minutes or less to uninstall, 5 minutes to restart, 5 minutes to install. So 15 minutes to find out and then see if it works better
CEO
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I am keeping Chrome as is because it is set the way I want and I don't want to go through an uninstall and reinstall process since I have Firefox as a backup when Chrome is down. Thanks to all for the suggestions

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