Google Chrome Is Slow to Load

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If Google Chrome is slow to load websites and pages on your Mac or PC, this can be quite a pain. Typically, you will notice this issue after entering a URL or a search query in the browser bar. Instead of the page loading, the loading symbol will continue to churn. Keep reading for several troubleshooting tips for this common issue.


Clear Your Cookies and Cache

To clear your cookies and cache on Chrome, click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of your browser. In the menu that opens, click More tools and then select Clear Browsing Data.... Go to the Basic tab, and check all three boxes. Then, click Clear data. Restart your browser, and try to search again.

Restart Your Computer

If you realize Chrome is loading slowly, close the browser and restart your computer. Next, start up your computer, reopen Chrome, and try a search. If Chrome is still loading pages slowly, check your internet connection as explained below.

Check Your Internet Connection

To check your internet connection, try another browser on your device to check if the problem is only with Chrome or if it exists for other browsers. Additionally, check your internet connection with another device to make sure that it functions as expected. You can also use Meter to check if your speeds match your service levels.

Complete A Netsh Winsock Reset

To complete a Netsh Winsock reset, you will need to start by opening the command prompt. To do so, click Start and enter cmd in the search tool. Open CMD, and click Run as administrator; then enter the following code:

netsh winsock reset

Click Enter, and Restart your PC. Test Chrome again; if it still does not load quickly, you will need to delete and reinstall Chrome.

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