This article explains troubleshooting steps to fix the status_invalid_image_hash error in Chrome and Microsoft Edge (Chromium).
Google recently started including specific error codes on crash pages. This helps us identify the issue and troubleshoot accordingly. One such error message is “status_invalid_image_hash“.
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Fixing Error “status_invalid_image_hash” – Chrome
According to simon.daixin simon on the Chrome support forum, you can fix this error by making the following Windows registry change:
- From the start menu, select Run.
- Enter “Regedit” to open Regedit application.2. access “\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome”.
- If you find only “\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google”, create a folder named “Chrome”.
- Create a new item named “RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled” (DWORD 32) on the right side.
- Set value 0 to “RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled”.
- Restart Chrome.
You can also do this from the command prompt.
- Right-click command prompt and choose “Run as administrator”
- Type the following:
REG ADD “HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome” /v RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0
- Restart Chrome.
We shall update this article as more troubleshooting steps become available.
Error ‘status_invalid_image_hash error’ in Edge
Are using Microsoft’s Edge browser powered by Chromium on your Windows 10 PC? You might see the same status_invalid_image_hash error on Edge tabs too.
How do you fix this error? Let us take a look.
Step 1 – Update Edge
Are you using the latest version of Edge? Check this by going to Settings > Help and Feedback > About Microsoft Edge.
If an update is available, Edge will automatically download this. Restart the browser when the download is complete.
Try using Edge again. Do you still see the error? Continue to the next step.
Step 2 – Update antivirus software
Do you use antivirus software like Symantec or Mcafee? Do you have any update pending?
If you have pending software updates, download and install them. Restart your computer.
Try using Edge again. Are things OK now?
Step 3 – Rename msedge.exe
If none of the previously discussed steps work, try renaming the msedge.exe file. To do this:
- Open C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application
- Rename the msedge.exe to something else, anything other than its current name.
- Restart Edge.
Is Edge working again now? Let us know in the comments section. If you have any other troubleshooting step that worked, please leave us a comment and we will add it.