How to Solve “This site can’t be reached” Error in Google Chrome


If you use Chrome more often than not, you must have experienced the issue that says, this site can’t be reached error in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. This is a minor error. Its cause being the DNS failure.

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So if you are experiencing this issue, don’t worry as we have got your back.

How to Fix “This site can’t be reached” Error in Google Chrome

There are multiple solutions to this problem but we have covered the only the most effective and simple ones.


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Fix # 01: Restarting DNS Client

This error has a direct relation with DNS. So first of all:

  1. You need to restart your DNS client.
  2. Type ‘run’ in the start menu.
  3. Then type ‘services.msc’ and hit ok.
  4. This will open the services window.
  5. Search for ‘DNS client’.
  6. Right-click it and restart it.

If this does not solve your issue, follow these steps.


Fix # 02: Resetting Google Chrome Settings

For this purpose:

  1. Open Google Chrome and type, chrome://flags and then hit enter.
  2. You will see the reset to default option on the right side of this window.
  3. Hit it and then restart your computer.

Fix # 03: Uninstall Google Chrome

  1. Type ‘uninstall a program’ in the search menu of the start.
  2. Then uninstall Google Chrome.
  3. After this, go to C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\Google and delete the contents of this folder ( make sure you have enabled the view hidden files option).
  4. Download Google Chrome’s latest version once again.
  5. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

As always, we think it is a good idea to back up your important documents and data before performing any sort of maintenance on your computer or other devices, to make sure that all of your information is safe and protected.

Wrap Up

We hope that you were able to resolve your problem with the information presented in this article. If you are still having problems, feel free to let us know about it in the comments section below.

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