Google Chrome works fine on my machine. The problem described below happens only under the circumstances described - i.e. during auto-start when I start my machine (and other software is still loading).
Vista Home Premium x64
I have placed a short-cut for Google Chrome in the Windows start-up directory so that it will automatically start at boot-up. When it starts, it will not access the web-page set as its home page or any other (the page/website is not the problem).
I get a Page(s) unresponsive message, with a choice to either wait or cancel the page. It doesn't matter how long I wait.
If I try to open another tab, I get an error message: "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click OK to terminate the application."
I can then close Chrome completely and start it up again without any problem - then it works fine.