I’ve been having plenty of problems with Chrome being really slow to start or slow to open new tabs on Windows 8. After finding the solution once, the problem then reoccurred a few months later and, of course, I couldn’t find the solution again!
So, what is the solution?
- Open a command promptÂ as an admin user – Windows Key and X, click “Command Prompt (Admin)”
- netsh winsock reset
- Restart your PC
And that’s it! This solution points to the problem being a winsock issue. But if the browser is working you can leave it alone until it next goes wrong!