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For fonebone1

May 28, 2018 3:38PM PDT

I can't be sure why the forum is autobotting your posts. Let me try it.

"My Windows 10 April 2018 update rolled out yesterday and since then I can't use Google Chrome browser. Unlike previous reports of it causing Chrome to crash, however, mine opens but only shows a blank window with nothing but the minimize, restore, and close buttons, as well as the status bar at the bottom. Initially the blank part is white, but when I minimize and restore it, parts of it turn black. The status bar says that it's loading my usual home screen websites, and when I hover my mouse pointer over the usual location of the address/search bar, links, and plug-in buttons, I get the normal response, e.g., the pointer changes to the text-input cursor over the address/search bar (where it should be, though I can't see it), the status bar shows the link URLs when I'm over hyperlinks, and I get tool tips when I'm over the plug-in buttons. When I click on hyperlinks the status bar shows that they're being loaded. I also just discovered if I click on and type into the address/search bar I can temporarily see it and what I'm typing along with search suggestions, but as soon as I hit enter it all goes blank again.

Any clue what's going on? Microsoft Edge works and so far I haven't found any other affected applications. It's as if the update selectively broke the window manager or window rendering just for Chrome.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Computer brand: Equus Nobilis
Pentium Dual-core CPU E5400 @ 2.70 GHz
4 GB RAM
Display adapter: Intel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset"

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We know there's something going on with Chrome
May 28, 2018 3:39PM PDT

And Windows 10 1803. But the symptoms sound like the video driver or maybe an out of date BIOS. I can't find your model's home page so ask the maker what BIOS and drivers to use on W10 1803.

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OK for real, why does it keep deleting my posts and replies?
May 28, 2018 8:10PM PDT

This is the second time I've posted this reply, and I posted the original post 3 times...

Anyway, thanks for reposting it. I have a feeling my system is probably too old. Circa 2009. It's done OK up until now, but I know they can't support old hardware indefinitely. It's just odd that it only affects Chrome. Does it use some wildly different way of displaying its windows than most other applications?

What will happen if I use the option under Recovery in Settings that says "Go back to the previous version of Windows 10"? Will it really let me stay at the previous build, or eventually force me to update again?

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Why do my posts and replied keep getting deleted right away?
May 28, 2018 8:13PM PDT

This is the third time I've posted this reply, and I posted the original post 3 times... they still keep getting deleted. This probably will too.

Anyway, thanks for reposting it. I have a feeling my system is probably too old. Circa 2009. It's done OK up until now, but I know they can't support old hardware indefinitely. It's just odd that it only affects Chrome. Does it use some wildly different way of displaying its windows than most other applications?

What will happen if I use the option under Recovery in Settings that says "Go back to the previous version of Windows 10"? Will it really let me stay at the previous build, or eventually force me to update again?

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Maybe it was my VPN?
May 28, 2018 8:17PM PDT

I turned it off and it looks like it's keeping my posts now.

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