All of us use browsers like Google Chrome in our daily life. Browsers generally offer very limited settings or configurations for end users to control the behavior. Though it is aimed to make the end users life easier, it also makes the troubleshooting part more difficult. For example, sometimes Chrome will stop loading the page and throw “Aw, Snap!” error. Now that you as an end user will get frustrated and forced to dig out the meaning of the error in order to fix it. Sometimes the troubleshooting is easy but most of the times it is not as you don’t understand the error. In this article we will attempt to list down all popular errors shown on Google Chrome browser and the possible quick fix solutions.
Popular Chrome Errors
Here is the list of most popular Google Chrome errors:
- Aw, Snap!
1. Aw,Snap! Crash Error
This is a popular error happens mostly due to the low memory at that point of time. The quick fix is to reload the page or free up the memory for the browser to load the page.
For example, you can close all unused tabs on the browser if the error occurs frequently. Check out separate article on how to fix “Aw, Snap!” error.
This is a clear message to indicate the internet connection is not available. The most common reason is that you have a poor Wi-Fi connection. Possibly reset the modem and check the internet connection on other devices you have. If that is not helping, check out the complete guide on how to fix this issue.
Each website address is linked to a physical IP address on the web. This is the IP address of the web server from which the website is retrieved to the requested browser window. When Chrome cannot map the website address entered to an IP address then you will see the error “ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED”.
This essentially means the website is down or the domain name system (DNS) in your location could not resolve the site address to an IP. If only particular site is not opening then find the IP address of that site and directly enter the IP address on the browser’s address bar. If you see the site opens then change your DNS to Google public DNS or approach your internet service provider (ISP) for more details.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer which is a protocol to securely connect to a web server. Nowadays, Chrome insists a SSL certificate for all websites that collect data from users. Most probable reason for this error is incorrect configuration at server side that the data received is not understandable by Chrome. Sometimes the error also occurs due to the blocking and firewall on your computer.
Check the followings:
- Open other webpages
- Check proxy settings if you have and
- firewall settings if you have Windows PC
If everything is working fine from your end then the error is at the web server which you can’t influence.
This is a most common error appears due to the webpage takes long time to connect. There are two simple reasons for connection timing out error.
- Slow internet connection – your internet connection is very slow to get the data from the server. Check other webpages are opening fast and also the VPN/proxy servers are working fine if you use.
- Slow server – most of the sites are hosted in a shared hosting platform where the same IP address is shared with hundreds of other websites. When many users visit the site the server will be too slow to respond and the connection will be timed out. Here you can open the page after few minutes and you can’t influence if the problem persists.
Note: Some countries and ISPs block many services like Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. For example, when you are in China, you will see the connection timed out issue more frequently as most global sites will have Facebook and other social follow buttons. These services will run longtime without any response and finally fail due to time out.
Connection reset error indicates the change of IP address while viewing the page. The reasons here could be either your ISP changed something or your VPN/proxy connection might got dropped. You can check the internet is working fine and simply refresh the page to reopen again.
This is a similar error like connection reset that the network is changed while viewing the page. Check your VPN/proxy server is dropped in-between otherwise your ISP might have done some changes in the DNS settings.
In general, check after few minutes to see the page is opening.
You will see the connection refused error when the web server does not allow the request received from your browser. It could be due to the site is down or the corrupted cookies stored in your browser sends wrong data. Clear the browser history and check the page is opening now.
If you still face the problem then disable all Chrome extensions and flush your DNS cache and try again.
The empty response error indicates that the website is not sending any data back to Chrome. Though the website could be down, most cases it is due to the wrong request send from the browser. If you are using Windows based PC try the below using command prompt.
ipconfig/release ipconfig/all ipconfig/flushdns ipconfig/renew netsh int ip set dns netsh winsock reset
Restart your computer and check the website is opening now.
This is an error appears mostly when you are trying to submit a form with details. It indicates the server needs the previous information you have submitted.
In most cases you might have pressed the back button after submitting the form and seeing this error. Just reload the webpage to go to the form and try resubmitting from the beginning.
As we have mentioned, most of the browser errors are technical in nature. Though, most errors show the description which might be useful but the corresponding HTTP error codes are not shown. We believe the above listed errors and fixes are useful for you to quickly understand the issue and troubleshoot.