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How to fix Error code: Status_Breakpoint?

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With the way technology works in today's world, all of one's information or preferences are in constant motion. The information presented on certain platforms slowly make its way around onto all of one's devices, this is known as data syncing.Syncing of data plays a bigger role in one's life than they think. It allows one to use multiple devices on the go with parity amongst them saving one the trouble of having to reconfigure a device from start.With all the information stored online, keeping a tab on it is very important and this article will tell you about how to choose the information synced on Chrome and how to delete it.What information is synced?One finds themselves using Chrome for everything, from searches for food recipes to performing online transactions, this information, along with bookmarks is stored and synced. Chrome increases its functionality with extensions developed by others and even these can be synced across compatible devices.Chrome stores the following data and syncs it across all of one's devices -HistoryTabs and bookmarksPasswordsCredit card infoUser settingsThemesExtensionsThe steps to choosing what information is stored are simple, but first, if one has not already set up the sync system, the steps to do so have been mentioned below mentioned.Also read: Top 5 alternatives to Google Chrome that value your privacySteps to set up sync info in ChromeWe are presuming that an account has been signed into before performing these steps.Step 1 - Click on the 'three dots' option present in the right top corner.Step 2 - Click on the settings option.Step 3 - The above step brings up the people menu where a button to turn sync on can be seen.These steps will have set up one's account to sync all information across available devices. A passphrase different from the user's login password can also be set to encrypt all data.How to choose what information is syncedWhen a user performs the sync set up, all types of information is set to be synced by default. To choose what information one wants to have synced across all their devices, they should follow the steps mentioned below :Step 1 - Click on the 'Manage sync' option which is available after one has selected the settings option.Step 2 - Uncheck the sync everything box and proceed to choose what information to sync.How to delete synced informationDeleting the synced information is as easy as it gets, one can follow the steps mentioned below to do so.Step 1 - Select the 'Data from Chrome sync' option.Step 2 - Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the 'Reset Sync' option.Also read: How to block a website on Google Chrome?

Internet browsers have come a long way from the days of Internet Explorer. Modern browsers are feature-rich and can do a lot of things besides rendering web pages. They aren’t perfect and keep running into errors from time to time. 

In this article, we’re looking at the error code “Status_Breakpoint”, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.


What causes this error?

There are several reasons why you might run into this problem. Some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Outdated browser version. 
  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Corrupt cache or browser files.
  • Malware infection. 

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How to fix this?

Here are nine fixes that you can try out. 

Restart your router

Power cycling your network equipment is the fix to more issues than you can think. More often than not, connectivity issues can be caused by an underlying bug in your router and can be fixed by rebooting.


Refresh the page

At times you may also see this message because a page wasn’t able to load properly. In such cases, try refreshing the page to see if you can get the page to load.


Disable Hardware acceleration

Hardware acceleration helps speed up GPU-intensive tasks but can also cause errors with some websites. Try disabling it to see if the browser works fine again.

Step 1: Click on the three-dots icon on the top-right and click on Settings from the options below.

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Step 2: Search for Hardware acceleration. You’ll find the setting under System. Just toggle the switch off and then use the Relaunch button to restart Chrome. 

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Once the browser restarts, try visiting the page again.

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Remove any suspicious software

Some adware or malware can also cause this error in your browser. 

Step 1:  Head over to chrome://settings/reset. Click on Clean unwanted Software.

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Step 2: Click the Find button and wait for Chrome to automatically find out and remove unwanted apps/software that might be causing this issue. 

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Restart the browser and try loading the page again. 


Disable your extensions 

Browser extensions can continue running even after the browser is closed, causing precious memory to be blocked by an application you might not necessarily use. 

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Head over to chrome://extensions and try disabling all your extensions to check if the browser starts functioning as normal again, If it does, enable them one by one until you have all the essential extensions working again.


Reset browser flags to default

A misconfigured or buggy browser flag can cause this issue as well. Here’s how you can reset all flags to their default values.

Step 1: Head over to chrome://flags.

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Step 2: Click on Reset all in the top right to reset all flags to their default values.

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Now restart the browser and try visiting the problematic page again.

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Check for updates

If the issue is in Chrome itself, chances are developers might release an update to fix the problem. Regardless, you should always make sure you’ve got the latest version of the browser installed to avoid running into problems that could otherwise be avoided. 

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Head over to chrome://settings/help and make sure you’re on the latest update. If you’re not, update immediately and try again. The *Aw snap* error in Chrome should be fixed.


Clear your browser’s data

Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get the browser to work.

Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.

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Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and make sure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data. 

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Restart the browser and try visiting the page again.


Reset your browser

Resetting can fix all sorts of random bugs and glitches with your browser. 

Step 1: Head over to chrome://settings/reset. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults.

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Step 2: Chrome will show you a warning prompt. Click on Reset Settings, and your browser will reset to default settings. 

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This should fix the error for you.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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