Software Center crashing; other fixes haven't worked.

Recently installed ubuntu 12.04 because I was tired of windows 8, however the software center crashes every time after a few seconds of opening. I’ve tried fixes I’ve found around the web but nothing has worked thus far. The problem began when I was simultaneously running system updates and installing chrome. The updates finished first and I was asked to restart the computer, and I did so, but I believe the chrome download wasn’t complete at the time. Now, whenever I run commands through the terminal regarding software center I receive this error: “The package google-chrome-stable needs to be reinstalled, but I can’t find an archive for it.” I have tried deleting the file from my computer and I have tried reinstalling it, however nothing seems to work.


Try running:

sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable


sudo apt-get clean


sudo apt-get install --reinstall google-chrome-stable

Any errors, post them here … if no errors, does the software centre work now ?