Hello fellow Tech Geeks!
firstly, ive just registered and hopefully will frequent this forum now. i tend to think of myself as pretty PC savvy. i do quite a few repairs for friends and family, and usually if anything IT related is going wrong at work, im the one they turn to first (most problems are simple if you know the answer, and if you don't a quick google search of the symptoms often reveals some info) im in no way an expert though. my problem as described below seems to have beaten me, so i decided to turn to the google forums. Below is my post
this is the first time iv ever had to post on these forums, so please forgive me if my forum etiquette isn't up to scratch.
basically everything was working fine up until yesterday. then when i searched for anything in the omnibox i got an
"Error 103(net::ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED): Unknown error."
i read through the support pages and found this is a common issue, but none of the suggested fixes seemed to work for me. i deleted my history etc (with CCleaner) i have no extensions running either. and google is set to my default search with the instant search enabled... but still to no avail :-(
after a little bit of messing around i realised that chrome was using the "HTTPS" prefix to any search command, i was under the impression this was only used for sites containing personal data, banking, ebay, paypal etc etc.
so i removed the "S" from the "HTTPS" in the address bar and the search went through fine :-) but chrome kept putting it back when i search through the omnibox.
next i uninstalled and re installed chrome, which now seems to have stopped the omnibox from putting the "S" at the beginning of the address bar. so i can now happily and quickly search from the omnibox.
BUT............ now i cant access any sites through chrome that require the HTTPS prefix :-( is there a setting i need to change? or is the problem at googles 'end' rather than mine?
chrome version: Version 25.0.1364.97 m
before i went home yesterday things all seemed to be working fine (i hadn't really done anything, just seemed to fix its self) but this morning i return to my desk at work to find the exact same issue!?!?!
this is really starting to grind me now, as im a great lover of chrome, but ill have to look elsewhere if this persists
please can any of you knowledgeable folk shed any light? or suggest anything for me to try?
Many thank in advance Rob