Fix: Chrome.exe – System Error “The program cannot start because asan_rtl.dll is missing..”

If you are using the latest Google Chrome Canary on your computer and getting Chrome.exe -System Error dialog with the message “The program cannot start because asan_rtl.dll is missing From your computer. Try reinstalling the program to resolve this issue.” when trying to launch Chrome from the desktop shortcut, let me tell you that you are not alone. I also encountered this error, here’s how to fix it without reinstalling Chrome Canary.

Solution for Chrome.exe system error dialog with asan_rtl.dll missing and reinstall program message

If you’ve reinstalled Canary and it’s working fine, you don’t need to do anything. If you haven’t, save your time by following the steps below.

1. Navigate to “ C:Users[username]AppDataLocalGoogleChrome SxSApplication” and open 31.0.1627.2 folder (this may be different for you)

2. copy asan_rtl.dll file and paste in the directory below 31.0.1628.2 (this is the latest Canary is using and having issues)

Chrome asan_rtl.dll file location

3. Now try to launch Canary using its desktop shortcut, it will open without any problems. Voila! The problem is solved.

Download the asan_rtl.dll file

If you don’t have this dll file?, we are uploading it for you and you can download it asan_rtl.dll file and then copy and paste into your Canary directory.

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