Fixing Google Can’t Be Reached Errors

So you are using Google Chrome and it won’t let you load anything from Google. The errors that show range from “webpage may be down” to “app is unavailable” to “Error 15 (net::ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED): Unknown error.” If you are seeing any of these here is a fix that worked for me.

First open a new tab in Chrome then do the following:

  1. In URL field type: chrome://net-internals/#sockets
  2. If the Sockets tab didn’t open click Sockets on the left
  3. Click the Flush Socket Pools button.

That should fix it. If you are still having problems try clicking the Close idle sockets button.

Here is what this looks like on my screen:

Let me know if that helps and if you have run into the problem yourself.