Were you updating your Chrome browser? were you simply trying to open it or close it and all of a sudden this message pops up saying error code 124? Don’t worry as you are here already, leave the rest to us, we will guide you through.
Before we begin with the possible solutions, we would like to point out why this error 124 might have shown up in the first case, so that you can prevent it in the future.
- The download might be corrupted or the installer might have had a random glitch.
- Your anti-virus software might have deleted chrome’s essential files.
- Windows registry might be corrupted.
- Might be due to any malware that is altering the way your PC should work normally.
Okay now we are aware of the possible causes, we will move on to some possible solutions for the same. Perform the below-mentioned solutions one after the other until the issue resolves.
Fix 1 Close any background apps or processes:
Background apps or processes might be interrupting the chrome installer, so we will have to identify the background apps that are conflicting with chrome and close them. To do so, open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Then examine what apps are running in the background and close if it seems unwanted, do the same for background processes.
Fix 2 Disable your anti-virus software:
In most cases, your anti-virus software might be the one to blame. The anti-virus software generally has all the permissions to alter how your computer works. Anti-virus software always keeps an eye on what’s happening, meaning it always makes scans in real-time. So if it finds anything suspicious it just blocks or stops that from happening. But in some cases, this might also happen with essential tasks, like this one in this case, so It’s suggested to disable your anti-virus software at this moment. Once the update is finished or your chrome browser is working as it is intended to, you can enable back your anti-virus software again.
Fix 3 Re-install Visual C++ Runtime Libraries:
Visual C++ redistributable must be required by almost every program that is written in C and C++ programs. If an older version or a corrupted version is present on your PC, then this issue might be occurring. In order to solve this issue, you must be having the latest Visual C++ runtime libraries installed on your computer. Visual C++ redistributable is essential and important for any program to run as intended. You can find the latest available Visual C++ redistributable on Microsoft’s official website, you must choose the specific version and build according to your hardware, in most cases, you’ll be requiring the x64 build. Here is the link, thank us later, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/latest-supported-vc-redist?view=msvc-170.
Fix 4 Freeing up some space:
You might also face this issue when you are running low on space. There might not be enough space left for the program to install completely or function properly. So you will have to clear some space for it. You can do so by simply deleting anything that you feel is unnecessary for you anymore. You can also manage your storage by using windows in-built storage manager. It is also suggested to remove temporary files from your PC if you are finding it difficult to delete personal files.
Fix 5 make sure everything is up to date:
Last but not least, in fact, this is something you have to ensure always. To prevent these kinds of problems, we strongly recommend you keep your system up to date. This means having the latest available drivers for your graphic card. Manufacturers optimize your specific GPU for the latest games, programs, and software and push out the drivers regularly, that’s why they’re so important.
Here are the official links from where you can download the latest drivers, Nvidia https://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx, AMD https://www.amd.com/en/support, Intel https://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/download-center/home.html.
Also, have the latest available DirectX version for your system, you can find them here https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=35. It is also recommended to have the latest version of windows installed to avoid such problems.
These are some possible fixes when you face Chrome error code 124. I hope we have helped you fix the issues you were facing. If we weren’t able to help you fix the issues, we are sorry, we suggest you please head to their official customer support page, here’s the link https://support.google.com/chrome/. You can try contacting them and explain your issue there.
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