- Windows 7 not Connected Error in Chrome
Solved: ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED in Chrome Windows 7
Most of the Google Chrome users would have come across the ‘ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED’ message in the Chrome browser. If you are one among them and facing this issue on your Windows 7 computer, refer to the quick steps given on our site to fix the problem.
Solution 1: Manually configuring the Google DNS
- On your Windows 7 computer, press the Windows + R shortcut keys to launch the Run dialog box.
- Type ‘control panel’ in the text field and press the Enter key.
- In the Control Panel window, click the Network and Internet tab and select the Network and Sharing Center option.
- Click on the active network in the Connection field.
- In the Wi-Fi Status window, click the Properties button and give a double-click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option.
- In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window, click the General tab and enable the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button.
- Enter ‘188.8.131.52’ in the Preferred DNS server field and enter ‘184.108.40.206’ in the Alternate DNS server field.
- Click the OK button to save the changes and close the Properties window.
- This will fix the err_socket_not_connected on your Windows computer.
Solution 2: Uninstalling & Reinstalling the Chrome browser
- Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R shortcut keys.
- Type ‘appwiz.cpl’ in the text field and press the Enter key.
- Next, select the Google Chrome application from the displayed list.
- Give a right-click on it and select the Uninstall option.
- After removing the Chrome browser, reinstall a fresh copy that suits your Windows 7 computer.
- After installing the Chrome browser, check if the problem has been resolved.
Solution 3: Flushing the Socket Pool on your Chrome browser
- Open the Google Chrome browser and type ‘chrome://net-internals/’ in the URL field.
- Press the Enter key and click the Sockets tab from the left-side panel.
- Click the Flush socket pools button and wait for the sockets on your browser to flush.
- Next, restart your Chrome browser and check if the error reappears.
- If the “ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED” error remains unsolved, contact our technical support team by clicking the Call button available on this page.