Fixed! Page Unresponsive Error on All Browsers: Detailed Guide


Opening your browser with a web address to find the page not opening and encountering, the page is unresponsive errors can be frustrating. This error can appear due to an unknown network, incorrect/broken URL, and browser errors. While low internet speed and broken URLs are out of your control, you can work on browser issues that bother a user. 

One of the most common browser errors that appear on almost all browsers is the Page Unresponsive error. In this post, let us look at the page’s unresponsive error. What is it, and why does it appear? We will also look at some of the ways you can use to fix the page unresponsive error on all browsers.

Shall we begin?

Page Unresponsive Error in Browsers: Definition & Causes

You might have experienced that some websites take a longer load time compared to others. Well, when the page becomes unresponsive, it keeps loading but does not completely open. Previously, when the network used to run in an unknown zone, the issue was common. However, since connectivity has been revolutionized, these errors have become more about the browsers you use than the internet.

This page isn’t responding, is one of the most common prompts that appear when a page becomes unresponsive. Different browsers show different prompts related to their inability to open the requested website. 

Some of the main reasons behind this error include – 

  1. Outdated Browser
  2. Corrupt Browser Data
  3. URL Errors

Usually, restarting the browser helps fix the unresponsive error, considering it is just a glitch. However, if you have tried closing and opening the browser to fix the Page Isn’t Responding error and failed, find some working fixes below!

Ways to Fix Page Unresponsive Error on All Browsers

Fix 1 – Update Your Browser

Outdated browsers are often responsible for unresponsive pages as they form a glitch over time. Hence, keeping the browsers up to date is a must. 

1.1 – Google Chrome 

Step 1 – Launch the browser and click the three-dot button in the top right corner.
Step 2 – From the context menu, spot Settings and click on it to open.
Step 3 – In Settings, navigate to About Chrome using the left panel.

Quick Access Menu on Chrome
Step 4 – As soon as you click on About Chrome, it starts looking for updates.

chrome update section
Step 5 – If the update is available, click on Update Now. You may find Chrome is Up to Date 

1.2 Mozilla Firefox

Step 1 – Launch Firefox and open its settings. The Settings option is in the Context Menu (three-dash button in the top right corner).
Step 2 – In the opened settings window, scroll down to find the Firefox Updates section.

Firefox Updates section

Step 3 – Click on the Restart to Update Firefox button, and it will automatically get the job done for you.

1.3 Microsoft Edge 

Step 1 – Launch the browser from the taskbar or start menu
Step 2 – Go to the settings. The navigation is similar to Chrome as here also you can find a three-dot button to find the context menu.

Quick Access Menu - Microsoft Edge

Step 3 – Find the About Edge section via the left pane in the settings.
Step 4 – Let it look for updates.

Microsoft Edge update section

Step 5 – Once the Updates are found, click on the Restart button to initiate the update

If you are using any other browser, feel free to check the settings for the update browser option. If you face issues, mention them in the comments, and we will be happy to help you out!

Fix 2 – Clear Browser Data

Now, if you have multiple browsers on your PC, you may be required to clear cookies from them to keep them in good condition. You can follow different steps to clear data from all these browsers individually.

However, that is going to be time-consuming. Not to mention, clearing browser data directly from the browser is not always appropriate as it will cause some glitches during usage. Hence the best way to do so is by using the Advanced System Optimizer. 

It comes with a Privacy Protector module that not only removes the traces of your web history and data but also allows you to wipe corrupt data without opening the browser. Here’s how it works – 

Step 1 – Download and install the Advanced System Optimizer.

Step 2 – Launch the app, and from the left panel, click on Security and Privacy.

security and privacy

Step 3 – In the Security and Privacy options, you may find the module Privacy Protector.
Step 4 – Open the module and click on Start Privacy Scan.

start privacy scan

Step 5 – After the Scan, navigate to the browser tab of the result to find all the browser data.

Privacy Protector_ASO_scanning

Step 6 – Select the browser data and all the browsers showing the error. You can manually select which browser you want to clean the data from by marking it

traces detected

Step 7 – Click on the Clean button to get rid of this data. 

After you have done it, close the application and launch your browser to find out if it still shows a page unresponsive error. The best part is that all the browsers can be managed via a single app, so gone is the hassle of working on them individually. 

Fix 3 – Clear Temporary Files From Your Storage

When you use your browser, temporary files are generated to load the page quickly. Over time these fields get corrupted, resulting in a decline in the browser’s performance, and errors such as Page Unresponsive or This page not responding may appear.

In this situation, the easiest way to eliminate the error is to clear all the temporary files. These are non-significant files that are created for every activity hence, once you clear them, they will automatically appear again, so do not worry about hampering the functioning of your PC. 

Step 1 – Press Win+R to open the run search
Step 2 – Use the command – %temp% to open the folder with all the temporary files.
Step 3 – Press Ctrl+A to select all the files in the folder and delete them

Relaunch your browsers to determine if it made a difference for your browser. This method, too, just like the Fix 2, is combined for all the browsers as temporary files are accumulated in the same folder. Use these steps irrespective of the browser to make the most out of it. 

Fix 4 – Disable Hardware Acceleration

Some webpages do not support the hardware acceleration on browsers, hence they do not open easily. If you are opening a website that works fine on your smartphone but is becoming unresponsive on the PC, chances are that you have to disable hardware acceleration.

4.1 Google Chrome 

Step 1 – Navigate to the browser settings using the context menu from the top-right corner.
Step 2 – In settings, spot the system tab in the left panel.

Turned off Hardware Acceleration option

Step 3 – In System options, toggle off the Hardware Accelerations option. 

4.2 Mozilla Firefox 

Step 1 – Open Settings on Firefox using the three-dash button on your PC. 

Step 2 – In Settings, scroll down to find the Performance section settings.

Step 3 – In the Performance section, uncheck the Use Hardware Acceleration When available

4.3 Microsoft Edge 

Step 1 – Launch Edge on your PC
Step 2 – Open Edge Settings
Step 3 – Find the System ad Performance tab on the left pane.

Edge_hardware acceleration

Step 4 – Toggle of Hardware Acceleration.

Fix 5 – Manage New Extensions on Browsers

If the issue has started appearing recently, chances are that one of your installed extensions has caused the issue. Disable the extension immediately from the browser to resolve the page’s unresponsive issue. 

5.1 Google Chrome 

Step 1 – Open the quick access menu on the browser by clicking on the three-dot button in the top-right menu
Step 2 – Find Extensions in the menu and navigate to it.
Step 3 – This will further open a dropdown menu for the Extension store and Managing extensions. Click on the Manage option

manage extension

Step 4 – Toggle off the extension that you believe may be the cause of it. 

5.2 Mozilla Firefox 

Step 1 – Open the context menu using the top right corner button of your browser window.

Firefox Extensions option
Step 2 – Click on Add-ons and Plug-ins to find the extensions

list of extensions - Firefox
Step 3 – Toggle off the last extension you have installed to resolve the error. 

5.3 Microsoft Edge

Step 1 – In the Edge settings window, find the Extensions shortcut.
Step 2 – Click on it to find all the extensions on your browser.

installed extension Microsoft edge

Step 3 – Toggle the existing extensions off.

After you have turned off the extensions, open the page again and check if it is still unresponsive.

All these fixes can help you get rid of the error in no time. Sure, paying attention to the error is important, as sometimes the page unresponsive error pop-up also has details about why it is happening. Use these fixes to handle the problem. That will be all for this post. Catch you in the next one!

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Dishank Sharma
Dishank Sharma

A creative tech-writer who loves to explore latest tech-trends & convey them to his readers in the simplest way possible. He loves to blend the crispness of technology with a pinch of creativity while curating best practices for the readers. In his free time, he likes to scribble poetry, listen to rap & travel.

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