I am Unhappy with Google Chrome Browser, at Least for Now!

All of you would already know that Google has released a new browser Google Chrome. I downloaded and installed the Chrome on my notebook computer. I have a Compaq notebook with Windows Vista Home Basic, with all of the latest patches automatically installed.

But this unlucky Sree is not able to use it! 🙁 While opening the Chrome browser, I am getting the application popup error.

“Windows error – the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click OK to terminate the application”

Other Details:
Vista version: 6.0.6001.18000
Event ID: 26
Event Source: Application Popup
Locale ID: 16393

I googled and yahooed to fix this, if I can. Still don’t know how to fix this. I have found other people also screaming and yelling about it.


Yeah, I know the best solution is to ditch Vista and start using the Ubuntu installed on to my other partition. 🙂 As you know, I am lazy, not yet spent much time on it yet. I am on my open way though. [Other than Vista, I do not use any proprietary tools now.]

Anyway, I am sure that Google will hear from many people like me and get Chrome better.

Hopefully I would get a chance to use Jay‘s laptop and feel the power of Chrome. In the mean time, let me know your thoughts about Chrome. Should I ditch Firefox 3 for Chrome?


  1. I want to unsubscribe from google chrome however it is impossibe to make that happen. How can I accomplish this now? Phil

  2. How do I keep Gogle Chrome from appearing on my computerscreen requesting to download it? I don’t want it and am sick of the 1,000 times I have ejected it.

  3. 1. Click Start and locate the Google Chrome shortcut
    2. Right Click the shortcut and select Properties
    3. Change the Target from C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe to C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -no-sandbox

  4. Installed Google Chrome, pain to do and it has altered in a bad way many of my searches. I get a reload message, won`t let me look at things I was able to see before, no issue. Not faster, not better, see no advantage and many problems. I want it gone, NOW. Wish I were techie enough to get it done and gone.

  5. I noticed that there were quite a few threads in the offical Google Chrome group with people asking about how to set Google Chrome as the default web browser on Windows Vista machines. There have been a mixture of responses here and there, but I never found one to work for me. It has been a few weeks searching for a solution. Google Chrome really appeals to me but I have never been able to set it as my default browser. I have tried on three different computers, two of which run Windows Vista. The third computer running Windows XP, I had no issues with.

    1.Right Click on the Google Chrome Desktop Shortcut icon and view Properties.

    2.Click the “Compatibility” Tab and check, “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and in the drop down menu select, “Windows XP (Service Pack 2)”.

    3. In the Privlege Level Section, check, “Run this program as an administrator” and then Click apply and then ok.

    4. Open Google Chrome using the Desktop Shortcut Icon. A “User Account Control” window will pop up, simply allow access.

    5. You will experience a “Windows – Application Error” with the following or similiar message: “The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click OK to terminate the application.” Simply click the OK button.

    6. Google Chrome will load but the screen will display, “Aw, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. To continue, press Reload or go to another page.” From this point, simply click the TOOLS icon.

    7. After you click the TOOLS option, then proceed to click the “Make Google Chrome my default browser” button. After doing so, The text above should appear green with the following message, “The default browser is currently Google Chrome.”

    8. Close The Window and then Close Google Chrome.

    9. Right Click on the Google Chrome Desktop Shortcut icon and view Properties.

    10. Click the Compatibility Tab and UNCHECK the “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” option.

    11. In the “Privlege Level” section, UNCHECK the “Run this program as an administrator” option.

    12. Click “Apply” and then click, “OK”.

    13. Double The Google Chrome Desktop Shortcut icon and enjoy using Google Chrome.

    Hope this works for you… it worked for me, but I am by far from being an expert in any form of programming or Google Chrome Tweaking. I am just very happy to finally have it set as my default browser. Sometimes little things like this bug me. Finally I can truly give Google Chrome a run for its money and see what it is all about.


  6. Good review over at mashable.
    Chrome is based off Webkit, the same codebase as Safari. As I discovered in my usage of the program, though, none of the quirks inherent to Safari were present in Chrome. As I stated yesterday:

    My problem with Safari, aside from poor memory management and this inexplicable half second delay that occurs between clicking on a link and the browser going to hit the website, is that it mangles text, particularly in WordPress.

    This isn’t something isolated to me, either. It’s a common ailment (but apparently not affecting 100% of the Safari using population) that when you type something into a text box, the last character gets truncated. Whenever I use WordPress to edit a blog post, Safari will do all sorts of weird stuff to re-format what I wrote for me, adding and removing random paragraph tags.

    In several tries, I was unable to duplicate this problem in Chrome, to my delight.

  7. workin’ w/o hitch for me 🙂

    As of now it seems interesting. Except for the very lame cartoon explaining the features.

    Sorta stabler opera+safari is my feeling based on 10 mins of usage.

  8. I didnt face this issue, I’ve also installed on Vista. I should say Chrome has really impressed me with the speed and its also light in weight, less on system resources.

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