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"Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Glory 2/6/09 8:10 AM
I can not access websites or use links in websites that do open. I keep getting "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error."
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Glory 2/6/09 9:05 AM
Found my own answer, finally. If you are using CA Anti virus suite for 2008 you have to be logged in the Parental Controls as an Administrator to get Chrome to work.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? jaydeep mistry 2/13/09 11:45 PM
I'm using CA - however, the parental controls are off. Any more ideas?
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Milksie 3/2/09 1:40 PM
Using Chrome on XP...  I was having this problem without any virus issues and no other suggestions were working.  Repeatedly refreshing would sometimes finally load the page, then I would be ok.  But restarting Chrome would put me back to the same problem.    

My resolution was in reinstalling TCP/IP.    I've not had a problem since.

  (Must be logged in with administrator rights)
Click the Start button, and select Control Panel.
Click the Network and Internet Connections link.
Click the Network Connections link.
Right-click your network connection, and select Properties.
Click the Install button.
Select Protocol.
Click the Add button.
Click the Have Disk button.
In the Copy Manufactuer's Files From text box, type: c:\windows\inf
Click OK.
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Click OK.
Close all open windows.
Restart your computer.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? speleo2201 4/14/09 5:47 AM
Mine is using TCP/IP on a 1394 Connection Net Adapter, to a Netgear router, which the laptop uses wireless on OK, but,what ever that is, and still no joy!
CA parental controls is off on my laptop, but on, on the XP, just removing it now..
The CA help page on how to remove/uninstall Parental Controls, even had a " The web page at null might be ....and error 2 when I clicked the More information button!!
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? speleo2201 4/14/09 6:32 AM
I have removed CA Parental Controls on my XP box and now Chrome goes where I want!!
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? herechickychicky 4/16/09 3:34 PM
This worked for me - go to the site you cannot get to through Internet Explorer, rather than Chrome. .  The first page will show the usual list of search results and you should be a ble to get into the site you want.  Then try again to get to the site from Chrome.  This has just worked for me with Facebook, after I'd spent 4 hours virus checking, googling the error code, uninstalling and reinstalling, changing my firewall settings and all that jazz :-)
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? steve1111 6/10/09 11:58 AM
I found the logging onto parental control as admin worked, but is there any permanent workaround, or do I have to remember to log in as admin every time the PC boots?
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? MyChrome 7/5/09 4:57 PM
I know lots are being plagued by this predicament of "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." And here is the solution I achieved in Vista Firewall. When adding a rule, Vista typically uses variables in its file path, such that the following being Chrome's rule path:


But when I convert the file path to be more "direct" like:


It works!

P.S. I am sure other OS users facing the same problem will find the above solution competent.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? aminsuzi 8/17/09 7:06 AM
Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error.wats d reason..
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? lafaverp 8/31/09 3:21 AM
".wats d reason.. "

I know I probably won't be too popular for writing this, but,..
The use of this kind of spelling outside of text messages is absolutely maddening.  At best, the writer has avoided typing only three letters.  At worst, he, or she has contributed to the decline and fall of the English language.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Fangorn68 9/23/09 8:27 PM
I agree wholeheartedly with lafaverp.  Language always innovates, and text messages are now truncated in a way that telegrams of yesteryear were.  But using such a code in this context is not merely unnecessary, it detracts from the level of discussion.  So few anymore write clearly because they never learned how to think clearly.  This is a symptom of much larger problem.

Back to the matter at hand, has anyone found a solution to this issue?  I love Chrome.  I refuse to use IE any longer.  Firefox is acceptable, but I liked Chrome much better.  I'll keep searching other forums, but you'd think this would be the first place to find an answer.  And considering how long this issue has been around, you'd also think Google would put more resources into finding and communicating the solution.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Luminair 10/5/09 7:42 PM
This symptom is reported here:

But because the error is vague, it could refer to more than one problem.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? BDoodle 11/25/09 10:16 PM
Is there a fix for this yet?  I am running windows XP.  I changed nothing on my computer and 4 days ago starting getting the: Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error. in Chrome, in IE it says connection problems etc. and in Firefox same type of thing.  At this point it is getting worse and affects all 4 browsers.  I have run anti-virus, malwarebytes, registry cleaners.  I've not changed any settings in my anti-virus etc. I was running and currently run, AVG, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, Spybot.

I've done a scan disk, run all the programs listed above to no avail.  Wondering if this is going to call for a format.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Coopes 11/26/09 10:33 AM
The only way I found was to uninstall avg and reinstall works ok at the moment. running windows 7.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? gasyoun 11/27/09 9:09 PM
Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error. - same error, no antivirus, xp.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Electromagnetic 12/26/09 3:08 PM
I started getting this error today. Brand new laptop, just installed Chrome, Spybot and AVG, I believe in my case it is due to the AVG link scanner, disabling it appears to have resolved the problem. Hope this helps someone.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? flummoxed8 1/8/10 8:56 PM
@MyChrome I'd like to try your solution but I'm not terribly computer savvy. could you post steps?

Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Bj99 1/17/10 8:33 AM
I just tried disabling the AVG link scanner, restarted Chrome, and the very first time I attempted to go elsewhere from my home page, got the same error. Tried restarting again, same issues going places... so, no dice for me. Sounded good.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? DamonMMA 7/16/10 5:09 PM
I have an error on Google Chrome. What is Error 2 (net: ERR_FAILED): Unknown error? PLEASE help me fix it.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? jramirez 7/22/10 6:43 PM
hey guys I had the same problem I fixed it by clearing all my browsing data I cleared everything and now I can access my websites
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? crackadalic 8/6/10 3:43 PM
hey guys i had this problem for two weeks now i started playing around and i found out windows defender and firewall was on the same time as my kaspersky internet security so i turn off both windows defender and firewall and viola hope that helps
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Robert's cell 8/14/10 7:23 PM
For all of you who are looking for a Windows malware reasons for this failure, that won't explain why I'm seeing it in Mac OS X.


I just found what was causing the problem for me, on and

Leftover rules in Little Snitch (a reverse firewall for Mac which targets applications) were blocking in Chrome and Chromium, originally entered to block Google Suggest.

Apparently, Google Translate and Google Code won't load at all if is blocked.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? Assem Ali 3/21/11 10:28 AM
Use clear browsing data from option and only select "Empty the cache"
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? CraigNoche 3/22/11 3:11 PM
Thank you Assem, this problem has been driving me crazy. It is amazing how much of an appreciation I have for Chrome, after going a few days without it.
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? AmyBme 4/9/11 5:56 PM
clearing browser data worked for me ..Thank you Assem
Re: "Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error." fix?????? markxster 4/20/11 4:38 AM
HERE IS YOUR FIX********************************************************************************************

I just uninstalled Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) and Speedbit Video Accelerator.  My computer rebooted and now Chrome is up and running.  It really sucks that these programs were giving me that error and killing my browser.

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