Error ‘status_breakpoint’ on Chrome and Edge

To fix the status_breakpoint error, update the browser and restart it. If it does not work, try renaming chrome.exe or msedge.exe to a different name.


You might see this error on Chrome or Edge. Also at this point, we only have a few reasons for why this error might be happening. There aren’t many troubleshooting steps available.

According to the Microsoft documentation, the status_breakpoint error code means:

“Encountering a hardware-defined breakpoint; used only by debuggers.”

Fix status_breakpoint error on Chrome

If you are getting this error on Chrome or Edge, here are the basic troubleshooting steps available so far:

  1. Update Google Chrome to the latest version.
  2. Uninstall extensions and apps that you no longer use.
  3. Install any updates available on your computer, especially for Windows 10.
  4. Restart your computer.

Fix status_breakpoint error on Edge

If updating Edge did not fix the error, try renaming the msedge.exe file. To do this:

  1. Open C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application
  2. Rename the msedge.exe to something else, anything other than its current name.
  3. Restart Edge.

Is Edge working again now? Let us know in the comments section. If you have any other troubleshooting steps that worked, please leave us a comment and we will add them.

We shall update this article as more workarounds and troubleshooting steps become available.

If you are an Edge user, keep an eye on this forum thread.

4 responses to “Error ‘status_breakpoint’ on Chrome and Edge”

  1. The fix for my Error Code: Status_Benchmark crashes in Edge and Chrome was to right click on the icon for each program and select Properties/Compatibility/Run compatibility troubleshooter. After the troubleshooter ran, I selected “test settings”. I copied and pasted a link which had consistently crashed Edge & Chrome and now no crash. The troubleshooter indicated the problem was in incompatible program and it is now fixed.

  2. Only have this problem with Edge, not with Chrome. Interestingly, it only occurs when Edge is set as the default Web browser in Windows settings. If I set Chrome as the default, yet open Edge and navigate to the offending webpage, the error does not present.

  3. I had the issue and nothing helped by trying all the tips that I found… Newtab, parameters, about chrome, extensions, favorites, none of the menus were accessibles. I always had this page with the status_breakpoint code error.
    I fixed this by going to the flags page (chrome://flags/) and click on the “reset all” button

  4. Just change the Google account Password the browser is using —

    Thomas Zebar
    Azure Cloud/Data Center SME and Consultant

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