Recently I faced an issue where Chrome all the sudden did not show up once I pressed the icon in the taskbar nor when going directly via the executable.
While I searched through file handles and services I came acrosss the
User Data folder of Chrome. It is located at
In there is a folder for the GPU render cache. Located at
%localappdata%\Google\Chrome SxS\User Data\ShaderCache\.
You need to delete that. Once done you also need to delete a empty file called
Once I did this, Chrome started again. I only had to enter my Sync Info again but thats it, all other settings & bookmarks remained preserved.
The same steps can be done on Linux too. Path there would be
$HOME/.chrome/ I believe.
Hope this helped someone.
Over and Out,