Fix – Error Code ‘STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH’ on Chrome and Edge

    After updating Chrome and Edge browser to the latest version if you’re seeing an Aw, Snap! page with error code “STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH” while opening website? You’re not alone!

    Fix - Google Chrome v81 Error Code: STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH

    In our previous blog post, we shared about Chrome STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error, and now users reporting about another issue on Google forum (for example) where when users are trying to open websites, they’re seeing Aw, Snap page having error code: STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH in Chrome and Edge v81. Again, there’s not actually information about what caused the issue.

    Fix – Error STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH in Chrome

    As of writing this blog post, there’s no official solution or update with fix rolled out by the Google. In the meantime, to fix this issue, we came up with a quick workaround which you can use. Here’s what you need to do:

    In the Start menu search bar, you need to type regedit and when it appears in the search results, click to open it.

    When UAC dialog box appear, click Yes to continue.

    In the Registry editor, you need to go to following key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome

    RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled dword 32 bit value

    In case, you won’t find Chrome key, then create one under Google.

    On the right side, you need to create DWORD 32-bit value called RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled and make sure its Value data is set to 0.

    RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled set its value data 0

    Close everything and reboot your computer.


    The methods to fix error code STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH in Microsoft Edge Chromium is different as compared to Chrome. There are three solution, let’s start with first one:

    Update Edge

    Make sure, you’re using the latest version of Microsoft Edge as they regularly fix the issue. Try to Update Microsoft Edge to the latest versions. For that, you need to go to Settings > Help and Feedback > About Microsoft Edge.

    If the latest update is available the browser will start downloading it automatically.

    Update your Antivirus

    Some users reported that they were seeing this error message in Edge browser due to outdated version of their default Antivirus. The multiple reports were coming from users who using third party antivirus like Symantec or Mcafee.

    Update your antivirus and it might fix the issue

    Rename msedge.exe

    If the methods discussed above fails to fix the issue, then last solution in our list is to rename msedge.exe file. Here’s how you can do that:

    Head over to this location on your computer – Open C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application

    Here, rename the msedge.exe file to something like msedgebak or what ever you want.

    Relaunch Edge browser.

    After doing this, you will no longer see Aw, Snap! page with error code: STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH

    You might be interested in reading blog post onHow to Fix Error Code: “sbox_fatal_memory_exceeded” Chrome

    Are you affected? Does the workaround shared in this blog post fixed the issue you facing in Chrome and Edge browser? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
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