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  • @ljfried Open a new topic if you don't find one about it.

  • @leocg I did open a new topic - this one!!

  • @ljfried You are on the right place.

  • Try resetting your network settings for your computer:
    With a Command Prompt, type the following entries one at a time and press Enter after each one:

    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /all
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /renew
    netsh int ip set dns
    netsh winsock reset

  • @blackbird71 thank you - after I entered netsh int ip set dns, , I got this message: "one or more essential parameters were not entered."

    after I entered netsh winsock reset, I got this message: "the requested operation requires elevation."

  • @ljfried When you open the Command Prompt, it needs to be as an admin user. Right click the Command Prompt icon or search-listing and select "Run as administrator", then run just the following entries (instead of the earlier ones I posted) in the Command window that appears:

    ipconfig /flushdns
    netsh winsock reset

    If the above doesn't fix the problem, from an admin Command Prompt, try:

    netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

    then restart the computer, since this command resets TCP/IP information in the registry.

  • @blackbird71 you've been very kind, blackbird. I'll live with this overnight and see if it helps. You can probably guess that I am THE LOWEST "low tech" guy you'll ever meet!!

  • @ljfried hey blackbird....I'm not 100% sure but I think things are working better now. Not perfect but better. Thanks again!!

  • @ljfried I hope it stays fixed for you. Just as a reference point, Windows (at least since Win8, and possibly with Win7) has caused a few users problems just like yours when using chromium-based browsers (like Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, etc). It's unclear just what is going on in those users' systems, but the fixes I've described usually help those users - at least for a while... then a few of the sufferers have had to rinse-and-repeat from time to time. I've yet to come across a solid explanation or guaranteed fix for whatever underlies it. But apparently, from a technical standpoint, certain DNS and TCP/IP processes and records (necessary for maintaining connection to the Internet) get messed up somehow and the data gets corrupted thereafter until things are flushed and reset.

  • @ljfried I have also problems with opening Google websites. I try to use it at but somethimes it wont work. Really I don't know why. Any other sites works perfect such as my company site:

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