Troubleshoots for the Proxy Server Error on Google Chrome for Windows

Chrome Browser Issues

Proxy Server Error

Some Chrome browser issues are common on Windows PC. If you have encountered the Unable to Connect to the Proxy Server error on Google Chrome, follow the below steps to troubleshoot the issue. Power users can make the most of Chrome but only if the problem has been resolved to full browsing satisfaction.

Troubleshooting Steps

The error message indicates exactly what it says – Chrome fails to connect to a website you are trying to open. So first, close all open tabs on the browser including the tab showing the error message. Then follow the below steps to troubleshoot the Chrome browser issues.

  • Navigate to Start > All Programs and right-click on Google Chrome.
  • Click Run as Administrator and confirm the same when a dialog box appears on the screen.
  • Once Google Chrome opens up, click on the three-dot menu to the top right corner and select Settings.
  • Press Ctrl and key simultaneously and enter Advanced Under the Advanced heading, scroll down to System and choose Open Proxy Settings.
  • In the next dialog box of Local Area Network (LAN) Settings, select Automatically Detect Settings and leave rest of the options unchecked.
  • Click OK and confirm the changes again by clicking OK upon prompt.

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Common Browser Issues

Open the same website once you apply all these changes to Settings on Google Chrome. Check whether you are getting the same proxy server error on the browser. If so, follow the same troubleshoots once again and check to see if Google Chrome Settings are reverted to how they were prior to changing. If the Settings have reverted automatically on Chrome, then it is likely a software program installed on Windows PC may be causing the reversion.

If that is the case, restart your computer in Safe Mode to retry the same troubleshoots as mentioned above. For that, remove any CD, DVD, Floppy Disk, or USB from the PC, and do a system Restart. When PC reboots, hold the F8 key prior to Windows logo screen. In case you have more than one version of Windows installed, highlight the Windows version having the problem when it boots up using the arrow keys and then press F8. On the Advanced Boot Options, highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

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