Solved: ”This site can’t be reached“ Chrome Error

By April Cai  Common Errors  Google Chrome   0 Comment

If Chrome fails loading the website you want to go, instead, gives you an error message saying This site can’t be reached on your Windows computer, you must be very annoyed. Don’t give up hope. You’re not alone. Many other users also have this problem. Lucky you, here you can learn 6 easy fixes to troubleshoot this problem:

Try these fixes:

  1. Change your IPv4 DNS address
  2. Update your network adapter driver
  3. Restart the DNS Client service
  4. Reset TCP/IP
  5. Reset your Chrome settings
  6. Reinstall Chrome

 


Method 1: Change your IPv4 DNS address

1) Right-click on the network icon  in your Task bar and click Open Network and Sharing Center.

2) Click your network connections.

3) Click Properties.

4) Double-click Internet  Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

5) Enter this Google public DNS server address: 

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

6) Tick on Validate settings upon exit. Then click OK.

7) Go to the website again to see if it works.


Method 2: Update your network adapter driver

An outdated, corrupted or wrong network adapter driver on your computer may also cause this problem to occur. That says, you could probably solve this problem through updating your network adapter driver.

There are two ways you can get the right driver for your network adapter card: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update your network adapter driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your network adapter, and searching for the most recent correct driver for it. Be sure to choose the only driver that is compatible with your Windows versions.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your network adapter driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver EasyDriver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for your exact network adapter, and your variant of Windows 10, and it will download and install it correctly:

Note: If unfortunately due to the error you cannot access the Internet at all, try the Offline Scan feature of Driver Easy to help you update drivers without the Internet.

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged network adapter driver to automatically download the driver, then you can manually install it. (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

4) Restart your computer and try to go to a website to see if it works.


Method 3: Restart the DNS Client service

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type services.msc and press Enter to open the Services window.

3) Click DNS Client, then Restart.

4) Go to the website again to see if it works.

Method 4: Reset TCP/IP

1)Type cmd in the search box, then right-click on Command Prompt to select Run as administrator.

Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

2) Type the following commands and press Enter after each.

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /all

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

netsh int ip set dns

netsh winsock reset

3) Reboot your Windows 10 and go to the website again to see if it works.


Method 5: Reset your Chrome settings

1) Open a new tab in your Chrome.

2) Type chrome://flags/ in the address bar and press Enter. Then click Reset all to default.

3) Reboot your Windows 10 and go to the website again to see if it works.


Method 6: Reinstall Chrome

The methods above may solve your problem, but if they don’t, please reinstall your Chrome.

1) Type feature in the search box and click Apps & features

2) Click Google Chrome, then Uninstall.

3) Go to the official Google Chrome website to download a new Chrome.

4) Run the new Chrome and go to the website again to see if it works.

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