Many users while surfing the internet on Chrome or Edge have encountered an error that caused the web page they are on to crash. The error message is: “Aw, Snap! STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error code “.

Learn how to fix the STATUS ACCESS VIOLATION error in Chrome or Edge browser.

STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error in Chrome or Edge Error

This error was initially only for Chrome, but many users also reported this error in Edge v91. If you are seeing the error for the first time, try refreshing the page several times as this may resolve the issue temporarily. If that doesn’t work, try updating Chrome or Edge to resolve the issue. If you are still having the problem, continue reading this article.

Here are some solutions you can do to fix the STATUS ACCESS VIOLATION error in Chrome or Edge

CHANGE THE NAME OF THE .EXE FILE

Changing the name of the .exe file works for most users. So do it and see if that fixes the error.

For chrome

If you are a Chrome user, follow the given steps to change the name of the .exe file.

Start the file explorer with Win + E.
Paste ”c: \ Program Files (x86) \ Google \ Chrome \ Application” in the address bar.
Right-click on Chrome.exe -> Rename and name it “Chrome.exe.old” or any other name.
Now relaunch the app and see if the issue is resolved.

For Edge

If you are a Microsoft Edge user, follow the given steps to change the name of the .exe file.

Start the file explorer with Win + E.
Paste “c: \ Program Files (x86) \ Microsoft \ Edge \ Application” in the address bar.
Right-click on msedge.exe -> Rename and name it “msedge.exe.old” or any other name.
Now relaunch the app and see if the issue is resolved.

DISABLE THE EXTENSION

If renaming the .exe file doesn’t help, or if you don’t want to, try disabling extensions on both browsers.

You need to disable each extension one by one and continue to check if that fixes the error.

RESET BROWSER SETTINGS TO DEFAULT
Another thing you can do to fix the error is to reset the browser settings to default. This can be useful if the error is caused by incorrect tuning jerks. So, reset Chrome or Edge, whichever you are using.

CREATE A NEW PROFILE
If this doesn’t works, then create a new profile and check if the error still exists.

For Chrome browser, open the existing profile by clicking on the top right corner side “+”, now give it a name or label and click Done.

For Edge, you can click the existing profile in the upper right corner of the window, then click Add Profile> Add to create a new profile.

Hope you were able to resolve the Acces_Violation error from Chrome or Edge, please let us know in the comments below.

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