Fixing ERR_CONNECTION_RESET in Windows PC

ERR_CONNECTION_RESET is an error that usually occurs when the site you are trying to visit cannot connect to the target site. Your other sites may work, but some sites may not. This “ERROR_CONNECTION_RESET” problem in the Chrome browser may have several causes. Since there are several causes for this problem, you need to find the cause.

What causes the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET issue?

The most common causes of this error are registry, tcpip, network settings, but there are others. Look here:

  • A disabled proxy server to connect to the Internet can cause this error.
  • A blocked IP address on the Internet could also be the culprit.
  • An outdated or unused system registry, an active firewall and antivirus can also block the connection.
  • Disabling your ISP’s Wi-Fi and firewall can also prevent you from connecting to the Internet and cause this DNS error.
  • Unable to connect to the Internet or the Internet does not work.
  • Due to unnecessary registry or network changes.

How to resolve the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET problem?

Start troubleshooting the network

  1. Open the Network Connections window.
  2. Locate your network connection, right-click it, and select Diagnostics.
  3. The troubleshooter will now scan your network connection and try to fix the problem.

Use the netsh command

  1. Open a command prompt as an administrator.
  2. Enter the following command and press Enter:
    netsh winsock reset
  3. Once the command completes successfully, close the command line and restart your computer.
  4. After restarting the computer, check if the problem has been solved.

In addition to the netsh winsock reset command, some users also recommend running the following commands:

  • netsh interface ipv4 reset
  • netsh interface ipv6 reset
  • ipconfig /flushdns

Disable proxy server

  1. In the search box, type Internet Options.
  2. Click the Connections tab, and then click Local Network Settings.
  3. In the Proxy section, uncheck the Use a proxy server for your local network option.
  4. You can also uncheck Automatically detect settings.
  5. Click OK to save your changes.

Clearing the browser cache

  1. Click the Menu button in the upper right corner and select More Tools -> Clear Browsing Data.
  2. From the menu, select Clear the following items from the beginning of time.
  3. Cookies and other website and plugin data, cached images and files, and hosted application data.
  4. Click Clear Browsing Data and wait for the browser to clear the cache.
  5. Once the process is complete, restart the browser and check to see if the problem is resolved.

Disable the DNS prefix option

  1. Press the Menu button in the browser and select Settings.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Show advanced settings.
  3. Under Privacy, find the Use predictive service to speed up page loading option and uncheck it.
  4. After disabling this feature, restart your browser and see if the problem is resolved.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Check the network cables.
  2. Remove the proxy server.
  3. Clean DNS and reset TCP/IP.
  4. Increase MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit).
  5. Disable the AppEx network gas pedal function.
  6. Remove WLAN profiles (when connected to WIFI networks).
  7. Reinstall the network adapter drivers.

One of the most common causes of the "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET" error is that a proxy has been defined in your Internet settings that block the connection. It can be automatically entered by plugins or add-ons that you have added to your browser.

The error message "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET" in Google Chrome means that your browser cannot connect to the desired site, because your internet connection was interrupted, because your internet service provider has blocked access to the site or because your device does not have a suitable network.