I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords. … (read more)
I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords.
I did this and got the Secure connection failed errors instantly thereafter. no reboot nothing fixed it. Bing chrome opera all fail to work. refusing all secure connections. It will load microsoft but I cannot log in. It will load 1000 other sites as long as they are not the SSL pages. No other browser will load either.
This is instantly after signing in to sync.
I was left with no choice but to assume something got corrupted and wipe and redo windows AGAIN on this new drive.
This time I downloaded everything with bing and edge. Then when I was done after two days. I downloaded FF and tested it.
Signed into sync and BAM, all browsers and all websites refuse connections.
I have signed out of sync. I have deleted firefox. I have cleared SSL and DNS and every other setting I can think of or that chat gpt suggested. from cmd line. hard.
No remaining browsers will load. New firefox with no profile and no sync will load.
Whatever sync DID remains totally systemic and persistent and ONLY a total wipe of the drive fixed it last time.
Why will FF simply DO something like this and WTF did it do?