How To Fix When Chrome Goes Black

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by Eastcoasthandle, May 5, 2020.

  1. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle Ancient Guru

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    What is interesting is that Hardware Acceleration wasn't the cause of the problem. It was the shaderCache folder. Once that was deleted Chrome worked normally. I can only wonder if the same can be applied to other applications. Furthermore, is there gpu shader cache of some kind in win10? I only know of the DirectX shader cache that can be deleted withing Disk CleanUp.

    So, you have an AMD card and still get this in Chrome that should fix it for you.


    Edit:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/chrome/comments/ctn3pb/black_chrome_window_after_gpu_swap/

    You want to delete files from:

    Chrome:
    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\ShaderCache\GPUCache
    delete everything inside the folder



    The closest I can get with Firefox is:
    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\"your profile"\cache2\entries
    delete everything inside the folder
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2020
  2. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    chromium is the only one that retains a gpu cache, the cache2 folder is only temporary images and js.
     
  3. Eastcoasthandle

    Eastcoasthandle Ancient Guru

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    gotcha, thx
     
  4. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    for those lazy

    -->
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ShaderCache\GPUCache
     
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  5. Crisidelm

    Crisidelm Member

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    For the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium: \Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\ShaderCache\GPUCache
    (Although I've never run into this issue so far)
     

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