ERR CONNECTION CLOSED Error – Chrome

ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED Error occurs in many users today and can be produced by many causes. This error shows up when the server of the website which you are asking the data from is declining your request for that data. The server is kicking your Computer out of the line without giving you the data required for visiting the website.

It also may show you something like this webpage is not available, or this webpage at www.webname.com might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. At first, You should know what causes this error. It will make easier to fix err connection closed. This problem is mostly related to the network. Though, Any internal conflicts or bugs on chrome also may cause it. But, It is a rare case.

The error reads:

This webpage is not available
ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED
This site can’t be reached
ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED

The Connection Closed error mainly shows because of:

  • Outdated DNS Cache
  • Outdated cache and data
  • Bad DNS settings in Windows

Fix ERR CONNECTION CLOSED Error

Fix Error #1: Clear the Internet Browsing Cookies and Cache

By clearing the browsing data of your browser can get rid out of ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED error. Corrupted browsing data or files in your Chrome browser can cause various issues. In this case you need to clear your browsing data.

NOTE: This method will clear your saved data in Google Chrome i.e., Autofill forms, Saved Password, History, etc. So proceed ahead with caution.

  1. Open Google Chrome & Copy this link: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
  2. Paste the Link in New tab and click Enter. A pop-up will appear asking which things to clear.
  3. Select all the options and tap on Clear browsing data option.

That’s it. Check now, ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED Error is most probably fixed.

Fix Error #2: Reset network settings and Flush DNS.

Due to misconfiguration of DNS or Network Settings, this error is caused. Flushing DNS and Resetting Network Settings may resolve this error. There are different Command available to Flush DNS, renew, release, etc. using which ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED Error can be fixed in many cases. You need to open Command Prompt to perform these actions.

  1. Click on Windows button and Search for cmd and you will get Command Prompt as a search result. (Right click on it & select Run as administrator option)
  2. A Command Prompt window will popup. In Command Prompt, enter the following lines. You can Copy the Command given below & paste it in Command Prompt & Press Enter to run them. (You need to press Enter after each line of command and wait for the process to complete before you go to the next line.) Note: Run all the Commands line One by One.
  3. ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /all
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /renew
    netsh int ip set dns
    netsh winsock reset
  4. Once you successfully run all these listed commands, just restart your system or computer or windows and that’s it.

Fix Error #3: Changing DNS settings

The DNS server your computer automatically obtains may not respond sometimes which might cause the ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED issue. That is why you need to change the DNS server address to a more reliable one like Googles or OpenDNS.

  1. Right-click on Windows Logo & select Network Connections option.
  2. Right-click on your Active Network (your Active Internet Connection that you are currently using and select Properties option)
  3. From the list of Options, find and select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties button situated at the bottom right side.
  4. A new window will pop up. Just check Use below preferred and alternate DNS addresses and Enter the given DNS settings in it. Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8   Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4
  5. Press OK button to save the settings.

Fix Error #4: Disable proxy option

  1. Press Windows Key + R then type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit enter to open Internet Properties.
  2. Go to Connections tab and select LAN settings.
  3. Uncheck Use a Proxy Server for your LAN and make sure “Automatically detect settings” is checked.
  4. Click Ok then Apply and reboot your PC.

Fix Error #5: Resetting Chrome to Default

This is pretty easy fix that worked for many people. All you need to do is:

  1. In Google Chrome Address bar type this URL: chrome://flags/
  2. Press Enter button and it will load a page with Settings in Google Chrome.
  3. At the right side in the Settings Page click on ”Reset all to default”and restart the browser.

Now your Chrome Browser Settings are Reset to the Default Settings. So if the error cause was due to some recent changes made by you or 3rd party software in Chrome Browser then now the error would have probably stopped appearing.

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