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The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading? Tried everything but nothing is working?

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On every website I try to go to on Mozilla Firefox, it comes up with this message:

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.


I've cleared my history, cookies and cache. I've restarted my computer. I've uninstalled then reinstalled Firefox. I've changed my proxy settings to "No Proxy". Still it shows up with this message for every website. My other browsers work fine, and it's not an internet issure. What can I do now?

Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://

Installed Plug-ins

None.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.83 Safari/537.1

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
14.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
Profile Folder
Show Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Java Quick Starter
1.0
false
jqs@sun.com
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
0.0.0
false
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Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.cache.disk.capacity
1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
1048576
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20120713134347
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
14.0.1
extensions.lastAppVersion
14.0.1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
78416
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
Graphics
Adapter Description
Intel(R) HD Graphics
Vendor ID
0x8086
Device ID
0x0046
Adapter RAM
Unknown
Adapter Drivers
igxprd32
Driver Version
6.14.10.5268
Driver Date
5-13-2010
WebGL Renderer
Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 6.14.10.5284 or newer.
GPU Accelerated Windows
0. Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 6.14.10.5284 or newer.
JavaScript
Incremental GC
1
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9
4.9
NSS
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
NSS Util
3.13.5.0
3.13.5.0
NSS SSL
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
NSS S/MIME
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC

ideato
  • Top 25 Contributor
616 solutions 4258 answers

Probably an Extension or/and Internet security software that block advertising or other unwanted content can cause that problem.

see : Error loading some websites

check : Configure firewalls so that Firefox can access the Internet

if does not solve it, start firefox in safe mode, select "Continue in Safe Mode" and see what happen.


thank you

Modified by ideato

trukmek 0 solutions 1 answers

If it were simply due to advertisement, I have to laugh as it happened when I clicked on the link to verify my email address when I registered for this site.

I have noticed that if I do a search, and click on a link for an advertisement, it does it. But it also does it when I'm trying to get to pages that I use all the time as well. I, too, have tried to erase history, cache, cookies, and changed it to no proxy. I noticed it started last fall and Firefox is the only browser I have problems with. Plus, it happens on both my computer and my daughter's computer with Firefox. I'm honestly believing that Mozilla has a bug or glitch that they just don't want to admit to as it would mean having to figure it out and fix it.

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10738 solutions 96600 answers

Such a "connection was reset" message isn't coming from Firefox, but from the web server or other servers in between the connection, including proxy servers and security software or malware that places itself in the connection chain.

Try to boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps.