How to Fix Status_Access_Violation Error in Chrome Browser

Facing Aw Snap, Status Access Violation on Chromium Browsers Like Edge. Here is the Detailed Guide to Fix Status_Access_Violation Error on Chrome.

While browsing on Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you may have encountered instances where a page fails to load. That is accompanied by an “Aw Snap! status_access_violation” error.

The problem arises when an unauthorized fragment of code wants to access the memory. The browser denies the memory access request as the code has no authority, and has no use while loading a webpage. This technical error leads to the failed page loading and the subsequent status_access_violation error.

Top Ways to Fix ‘Status_Access_Violation’ Error

Even if you try refreshing the webpage a few times, the problem persists. It won’t load and the “Aw snap!” error continues to appear. There are some troubleshooting tips that I have explained here. If you use Chrome or Edge you can implement these fixes to resume browsing the web without errors.

1. Update the Chromium Browsers

Usually, when new updates are available for Chromium browsers, they are installed when you launch the browsers if your PC is connected to WiFi. You can also manually update the browsers to newer versions.

For the Chrome browser,

  1. Launch the Chrome browser
  2. In the address bar type Chrome://settings
  3. On the left-hand side, click on About Chrome.
    about chrome
  4. If your PC is connected to the internet, Chrome will install the version update automatically(if available).
  5. Relaunch Chrome once the update installation is over.
    relaunch chrome browser to finish version update

For the Edge browser,

  1. Launch Edge browser on your computer.
  2. In the URL bar, type edge://settings.
  3. Go to the Edge settings page, scroll to About Microsoft Edge, and click on it.
    about microsoft edge
  4. If a new update is available, Edge will start installing it.
    update Microsoft Edge browser
  5. Close Edge and relaunch it.

Using the latest version of the browser will significantly reduce the chances of facing the status_access_violation error.

2. Remove All the Extensions on the Browsers

One or more faulty extensions installed on the Chromium browser may be causing the status_access_violation error.

The ideal fix is to remove all the extensions on your browser and check if the Aw Snap! status_access_violation error persists.

If the error is solved after removing the extensions, the problem is with the extensions. Later, if you need any of the extensions, you can download them from the Chrome Web Store or Microsoft Edge Addons.

To remove a browser extension on Chrome,

  1. Launch Chrome browser.
  2. In the address bar, type Chrome://extensions.
  3. Click the Remove button below the extensions to completely remove them from Chrome.
    remove chrome extensions from browser
  4. Relaunch Chrome and resume browsing.

To remove a browser extension on Edge,

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. In the URL bar, type edge://extensions.
  3. Click the Remove button below the extensions to delete them from the browser.
    remove extensions in Edge browser
  4. Close Edge and reopen it.

3. Rename the Executable File of the Browser

In some online forums, users have reported renaming the executable file for the Chromium browsers they use has magically solved the status_access_violation error on the webpages that failed to load.

For Chrome users,

  1. Press the Windows key to access the search console of Windows.
  2. Type Chrome.
  3. When the Chrome application file appears in the search result, click on Open File Location. You will be redirected to the directory in which Chrome has been installed.
    open Chrome exe file location Windows
  4. Scroll to the Chrome application file and right-click on it.
  5. Select Rename.
    rename chrome exe file
  6. Change the Chrome.exe to Chromeit.exe [you can name it anything but maintain the dot exe suffix]

Launch Chrome browser and observe if there is any instance of status_access_violation error that you are encountering.

For Edge users,

  1. Press the Windows + S hotkeys to open the Windows search portal.
  2. Type Edge.
  3. When the Edge application file appears in the search result, click on Open File Location.
    open file location of edge browser application
  4. In the directory where Edge is installed, go to the Edge application file and right-click on it.
  5. Select Rename.
    rename microsoft edge exe file
  6. Change the application file msedge to msedges.exe

The status_access_violation error should not arise anymore while browsing.

4. Uninstall the Beta Version of Chrome or Edge

Have you been using any of the beta channels of Chrome or Edge? Beta versions are known for causing bugs as they are early-release builds that are let out to the public for test runs.

Chromium-based browsers like Chrome and Edge have four channels. They are Canary, Dev, Beta, and Stable. As you may notice from the naming, the canary is the least stable and the channel with no presence of bugs is named Stable.

Uninstall the beta versions of Edge or Chrome and install the stable ones available for the public.

  1. Press Windows + R to launch the Run box.
  2. type appwiz.cpl and press enter. You will be redirected to the Control Panel Programs & Features section.
    uninstall or change a program in Windows
  3. Scroll to Chrome or Edge beta/dev/canary version that is currently installed.
  4. Right-click on the build and select Uninstall. Opt for a complete uninstallation.
    uninstall google chrome canary Windows

If you prefer using Chrome for browsing, install the latest public stable release from here. Those of you who are supporters of Microsoft Edge, grab the latest stable rollout for the public from here.

5. Create a New User Profile on the Browser

It has been suggested by several Chromium users that the status_access_violation error can be resolved by creating a new user profile in the respective browser you are using.

If you use Chrome,

  1. Launch the Chrome browser.
  2. Click the Chrome profile icon at the top.
  3. Select Add.
    add new user profile in Chrome browser
  4. Click on Sign in and follow the instructions to integrate a new user profile on Chrome.
    sign into new Chrome profile

If using Edge browser,

  1. Click the profile avatar at the top-left corner.
  2. Scroll to Setup New Personal Profile and click on it. set up a new personal profile on Microsoft Edge browser
  3. On the Choose an account dropdown list, click on Add new account.
    add a new user account for Microsoft Edge
  4. Follow the instructions to complete the signup and log into Edge using the new user profile.

Browse Chrome or Edge using the new profile and observe if the “status_access_violation” error continues to appear and disrupts the loading of a webpage.

6. Reset the Browser

When no other troubleshooting method can fix the ongoing technical problems with the browsers, a reset will most probably resolve them for good.

A browser reset will change remove the cookies and disable the extensions. Your bookmarks, browsing history, and saved passwords will be unaffected by the reset.

On Chrome,

  1. Open Chrome and type chrome://settings/reset in the URL bar.
  2. Click Restore Settings to their Original Default.
    reset chrome settings
  3. Select Reset Settings on the confirmation prompt.
    confirm resetting of chrome

On Edge,

  1. Open Edge and type edge://settings/resetProfileSettings in the URL bar.
  2. Click Restore Settings to their Default Values.
  3. Select Reset Settings on the confirmation prompt.
  4. Click Reset to confirm.
    reset settings in Edge browser

Launch your respective browser after the reset. Start browsing and check if the Aw Snap! status_access_violation error appears during a failed page loading. There should be no error after resetting the browsers.

Bottom Line

When pages fail to load on browsers, the browsing experience is badly affected. Issues like status_access_violation errors add to the woe and disrupt your workflow.

However, using the troubleshooting tips I have shared in this guide, you can fix Aw snap! status_access_violation error without breaking a sweat. Most of these tips have helped other Chromium users and they should solve your problem as well.

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