Great. You found the solution. So, even in future whenever you have any trouble with your chrome or any other browser then you can first take up of all your add ons and bookmarks on safer note and then uninstall it and then re-install it.
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try updating java
maybe to add on also can you try to update your flash player and also shockwave after reinstalling?
can resolve this issue by following simple steps:
As I get
stuck in same problem I'm using Win7...
and due to some reason my chrome compatibility changed to Win XP and when I have changed it to Win 7 it starts working
Right Click on Chrome--> properties--> Click on
Compatibility Tab>>there chooses your OS version from the drop down
I hope this process helps you.