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Chrome is not shiney and won't uninstall or install

I consider myself fair at computers. I installed Chrome a bit back
but never had good use of the program. Now I get this error message
when I attempt to start Chrome: "instruction at "x5a9288f8"
referenced at "x5a9288f8" could not be written. Check OK to terminate
the program. Cancel to debug the program."

It is a wonderful message full of info I have no understanding of. To
make matters works, I cannot uninstall Chrome nor reinstall it. When
I start my computer I get this message and my system is not acting

Of course I work with the mentally ill so stability is not something I
take for granted. Is there an uninsatll tool I can use to override
the system? Does Google think ahead and create a file like this so we
can use our system again.

I had Roxio and Norton issues and they have tools to uninstall
problematic programs. I took my computer to best buy...for something
else and the Geek said, "Cool, your using Chrome." I guess this is
why he is a geek. If he only knew the problems I've had.

I'm new at these forum sites so is someone wants to email me at with some help I would appreciate it. As a side
issue, the FTC has a monitor on my computer because I had my identy
stolen so don't send me stuff you don't want Mr. Cheney or Bush to

I didn't know they offered this service. I knew Cheney did but not
the FTC.

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  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    normal uninstall procedures do not work. Chrome won't run and it won't install and it won't upgrade over the top of the messed up one.

  • rywin Nov 26, 2008

    I am unable to use google chrome. I downloaded it properly, and even tried again. I double click on the icon on the desktop and try to open it through all programs. It nevers opens up. I even try to uninstall the program by going into all programs, mousing over google chrome and click uninstall. NOTHING HAPPENS. I went into remove programs but it is not listed there. I don't know how to use google chrome or uninstall it. Any help is appreciated.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    Chrome randomly froze up one day and now won't start or uninstall. Just says that it encounters error 6 when trying to reinstall. I've never had any other program ever do this to me...Google obviously can't program. Running Vista Ultimate 32 bit

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I tried uninstalling using the methods listed above and Chrome just won't go away!

  • gopinadh16 Apr 13, 2009

    When I am trying to Install the Adobe Flash Player. It is asking to close the Chrome Application. So how to close the Chromr. please suggest me to solve this problem. Moreover I have problem with manual close( ctrl+Alt+delete) option.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    The problem still persists. The solution provided does not work. I tried both the start menu uninstall and the control panel uninstall. The start menu process, nothing occurs. The control panel process, my screen flickers when I hit the remove button, but its still there. Google chrome should be classified as a worm or virus.



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You can remove Google Chrome like any other Windows program. Follow these steps: Click the Start menu on your computer taskbar. 
Select All Programs. 
Select Google Chrome. 
Select Uninstall Google Chrome.
Click the Yes button in the confirmation dialog box.

The uninstall process will begin and all your Google Chrome browser and application shortcuts will also be removed. 
Alternatively, you can double-click Add or Remove programs in Window XP's Control Panel or Programs and Features in Windows Vista, select Google Chrome in the list, and click the Remove button.

Google Chrome leaves behind your profile information in case you wish to reinstall in the future. To delete this information, go to \Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome in Windows XP or \Documents and Settings\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome in Windows Vista.

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