Since my return from vacation this week, I’ve been having a problem with all my browsers in Windows 7. Chrome and IE would always display an error message whenever I try to connect to a web site.
Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error
I often have to hit the F5 button (refresh) about a million times to get it going. I soon figured out that it was not a browser problem.
I started a ping test and noticed there were some “request timed out” echo messages (1 in 10) but not enough to shoot out the TCP connection reset problem. I also tried reseting both the router and the modem to no avail.
So I tried google and soon found out that many people were talking about reinstalling the browsers. I automatically knew search engines would be of no help. It was very obvious that the problem lied in TCP/IP stack. The fact that I was able to boot into Ubuntu and use the Internet without a problem further confirmed this. So, I went into command prompt as administrator and typed the following…
netsh winsock reset
That command initiated Winsock repair and then restarted Windows (shutdown -r). I’m now surfing again without any interruption.