How to Fix: Google Search Engine Not Working in Chrome

This is an easy one.

  1. Click on the tab in the upper right hand corner that lets you go to your Chrome settings.
  2. Click on “Settings”.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click on “Show advanced settings…”.
  4. Under “Privacy”, click on “Clear browsing data…”.
  5. The following four items should have checkmarks:
    • Clear browsing history
    • Clear downloaded history
    • Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data
    • Empty the cache

    The following four items should not have a checkmark in them (unless you want to clear this information too):

    • Clear saved passwords
    • Clear saved Autofill form data
    • Clear data from hosted apps
    • Deauthorize content licenses
  6. The default setting will be to delete the browsing data for the past hour, but if you have had this problem of not being able to use Google Search in Chrome for longer than an hour, you can change the setting of “Obliterate the following items from…” to a longer period. If you are not sure, leave this as “the past hour” for now. If this solution doesn’t work, try increasing this and doing it again.
  7. Click on “Clear browsing data”.

This should fix it, especially if the problem has just started recently. If it doesn’t do the trick, please say so in the comments.

68 thoughts on “How to Fix: Google Search Engine Not Working in Chrome

  1. It won’t even go to settings or history. It just sits there and won’t open at all. This has never happened. It is as if the entire Chrome feature is dead. Thoughts? And thank God I have Mozilla and never removed IE.

  2. Apparently every time I click the Chrome icon it pops up and then goes away I have kept clicking it multiple times but I is not working straight plz find a solution

  3. My google search engine is not working , n youtube also .
    I have tried all u r tricks but that’s not working . Google is not working in my 3 PC’s n also
    my i pad n even my phone .. plzzz can u help me with this ….

  4. Thanks. This totally worked for me after trying so many things. Now I can work! thank you.

  5. Google quick search box is not working in moto g2 mobile , it doesn’t show in front screen,

  6. Using Google Chrome with Vista and it began running slower and slower over several days and now getting lots of “Oh snap” and black pages. Have cleared as suggested several times and rebooted computer, same problems.

  7. Using google chrome on vista. Began running very, very slow a few ago then lots of “oh snap” and now just blank pages for many of my favorite web sites. Did all the clearing up several times, rebooted, still not better.

  8. My chrome has crashed and will not allow me to use the steps y’ve presented. If I can’t get to settings, how am I suppose to fix it?

  9. My google search engine is not working.
    The Page at says:

    WARNING! Your Player may be out of date.Please update to

    But when pressed OK, A window for installation of flash player
    appears, but when pressed either install or Remind me later button
    the setup gets downloaded but nothing happens. So what can I do
    about it.

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