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Fix – Google Chrome v81 Showing Error Code STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH

Posted on the 04 May 2020 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

After updating Chrome browser to latest version if you’re seeing an Aw, Snap! page with error code “STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH” while opening website? You’re not alone!

Fix - Google Chrome v81 Error Code: STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH

In our previous blog post, we shared about Chrome STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error, and now users reporting about another issue on Google forum (for example) where when users are trying to open websites, they’re seeing Aw, Snap page having error code: STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH in Chrome v81.0.4044.92. Again, there’s not actually information about what causing the issue.

Fix – Google Chrome STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH Error Code

As of writing this blog post, there’s no official solution or update with fix rolled out by the Google. In the meantime, to fix this issue, we came up with a quick workaround which you can use. Here’s what you need to do:

In the Start menu search bar, you need to type regedit and when it appears in the search results, click to open it.

When UAC dialog box appear, click Yes to continue.

In the Registry editor, you need to go to following key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome

RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled dword 32 bit value

In case, you won’t find Chrome key, then create one under Google.

On the right side, you need to create DWORD 32-bit value called RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled and make sure its Value data is set to 0.

RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled set its value data 0

Close everything and reboot your computer.

After doing this, you will no longer see Aw, Snap! page with error code: STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH

Are you affected? Does the workaround shared in this blog post fixed the issue you facing in Chrome v81? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

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