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My computer suddenly restarted itself the other day and when it came back up so much as clicking on the icon to launch Google Chrome froze everything.

I tried to re-installed Chrome, but as soon as the download finished, the computer froze again. I tried installing an earlier version (about a week prior) and it froze differently - but still froze.

I am also getting a notification that the battery needs to be replaced. At the moment I am running it sans battery and using Firefox - and everything seems to be fine.

My computer is HP dv4t running Windows 7.

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How long have you had the computer, as in, how old's the battery? Is it the original battery for the PC? – Christopher Chipps Sep 29 '12 at 15:30
What antivirus u r using? Try to load ur pc with other apps or some games and c if it freezes or not? when u use this just keep open your taskmanager .....rply after u have done this – FrozenKing Sep 29 '12 at 15:36
So it only happens when trying to run Chrome? Can you uninstall it and then reinstall? – Synetech Sep 30 '12 at 1:09
-The computer and battery are both around 3 years old. It's the original battery. -I'm using Avast antivirus, everything else works fine. I can browse in firefox with no issues. -I have tried to uninstall and reinstall chrome multiple times. As soon as the install finishes, the computer freezes. When I restart chrome is gone. – Kai Sep 30 '12 at 11:25

The problem could be due to Chrome's extensions. Start Chrome in Incognito mode to see if it freezes. Disable all your extensions and enable it one-by-one, and you should be able to narrow down to the extension that is causing the problem.

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