- Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers, but it has its share of errors.
- Many users reported that Google Chrome doesn’t work at all on their PC.
- To fix this, you need to modify your registry or reinstall Chrome completely.
- This article is just a part of our Chrome hub, and if you need more useful guides, be sure to check it out.
And this Class not registered problem is definitely the annoying one. And in order to solve it, you’ll have to perform a couple of registry tweaks, but after you do so, your Google Chrome browser should work fine on Windows 10.
How can I fix Class not registered error in Google Chrome?
- Tweak your registry
- Pin a new Chrome icon to Start
- Update Chrome
- Register DLL files again
- Uninstall/ reinstall Chrome
1. Tweak your registry
Perform the following steps in order to solve Class not registered Chrome error:
- Before you perform these registry tweaks you should create a system restore point first, just in case
- After that, type regedit in the Search to open the Registry Editor.
- In Registry Editor delete the following two registry keys:
- When you delete the registry keys that enable DelegateExecute, they disable Chrome’s AppID. But the problem, is that when Chrome updates itself again, you may find that these keys has been re-created. In such a case, you may have to again delete these keys.
- Restart your Windows PC
2. Pin a new Chrome icon to Start
If this doesn’t work, delete the start menu Chrome shortcut and navigate to the following folder: C:Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application.
Check if chrome.exe works (it should). If it works, pin its shortcut back to the Start Menu, and it should work correctly now.
3. Update Chrome
- Open Chrome > click on the More icon in the upper right hand corner
- Select Update Google Chrome, if the option is available
- Launch the browser again and check if it runs properly now
Note: if you don’t see any option/ button to update Chrome, this means that you’re already running the latest version of the browser.
4. Register DLL files again
- Go to Start > launch Command Prompt as an administrator
- Enter the following commands: FOR /R C: %G IN (*.dll) DO “%systemroot%\system32\regsvr32.exe” /s “%G”
- Hit Enter to run the command (ignore any error message that may be occurring during the scan process)
- Restart your computer once the scanning process is completed to check if the error persists.
Keep in mind that you might get several error messages while this command is running. After the command is executed, restart your PC and check if the problem is resolved.
5. Uninstall/ reinstall Chrome
- Go to Start> open Apps & Features > located and select Google Chrome
- Click on the Uninstall option
- Use a software leftover remover to make sure that there is no Chrome file or folder left on your device
- Now, go to Google’s official website and install a new version of the browser
Editor’s note: In case you cannot find a good software leftover remover, we strongly recommend to uninstall Chrome using a third-party uninstaller that will uninstall Chrome with all its folders.
From all available, we suggest IObit Uninstaller Pro. This is a powerful tool which is extremely user-friendly (as all the products from IObit). You can download it from the link below.
We hope that this solution works for you, and that you’re satisfied.
But if you have some additional comments, suggestions or maybe other solutions, please feel free to leave your comment in the comments section below, we would love to hear your opinion.
FAQ: Learn more about Google Chrome
- How do I reset Google Chrome?
To reset Chrome, open Settings > Advanced. Click the Reset button and click on Reset again to confirm.
- How do I fix Google Chrome has stopped working?
If Chrome has stopped working, you can fix it by uninstalling Chrome completely and then install it again.
- Is Chrome Cleanup tool safe to use?
Yes, Chrome Cleanup tool is safe to use since it will only remove files and entries related to Chrome.
- Why sites are not opening in Google Chrome?
If websites aren’t opening, the issue is most likely your cache or a corrupt Chrome installation. To fix that, clear the cache and reinstall Chrome.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2015 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.