He’s Dead Jim – Did this page suddenly show up on your computer screen? Was it on a Google Chrome tab? Don’t worry, its not a virus. It is just an error message to let you know that the tab has crashed. Or, stopped working.
I know that many of you didn’t enjoy, and I see that in your comments and there are many who seems to be surprised, and enjoyed and loved this error message. Do you have a story to share? I see many such stories every day. Take a look at the comments on this page, and you will see many people complaining how Google got them confused.
“He’s dead, Jim!” is a catchphrase used by Leonard H. McCoy, a character from Star Trek, just to remind you.
“He’s Dead Jim” on Google Chrome- Is Not A Virus
The message continues: “Something caused this page to be killed , either because the operating system ran out of memory, or for some other reason. To continue, press Reload or go to another page.”
To see the page, just type about:kill in the address bar after opening a new tab. Here is the official description of this error page, from Google.
You may see the “He’s Dead, Jim!” message if the operating system has terminated the tab’s process due to a lack of memory. Computers rely on memory to run programs. Low amounts of memory can cause programs to run slowly or stop running altogether.
Alternatively, if you terminated the process using Google Chrome’s Task Manager, the system’s task manager, or with a command line tool, this message will appear as well.
Reload the page to continue. If the message continues to appear, try closing inactive tabs or other programs to free up more memory.
Curious about the title? “He’s dead, Jim!” is a reference from Star Trek to describe things that are unresponsive. Learn more about “He’s dead, Jim!”