Chrome error 103 connection aborted error generally occurs either as a result of issues in your Google Chrome browser or system issues.
Here at Outsource Path, as part of our Windows Support Services, we regularly help our Customers to fix Windows related errors.
In this context, we shall look into the methods to fix this error.
More Information about Chrome error 103 connection aborted error?
As earlier stated, this error occurs while using Google Chrome browser. This happens when there is a conflict between Google Chrome and the antivirus program running on your PC.
When it occurs, you will see error messages such as;
Chrome error 103 connection aborted
Chrome error 103 err_connection_aborted
Error 103 (net: ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED): Unknown error
However, if this is a system error code, it may be displayed in the following format ‘The semaphore cannot be set again’ or as 'ERROR_TOO_MANY_SEM_REQUESTS' or as the value 0x67.
Main causes of Chrome error 103 connection aborted error?
This error 103 is triggered due to multiple reasons such as:
1. The conflict between Google Chrome and anti-viruses arise because when the web browser attempts to update, the anti-virus programs on your PC may view the update as a threat.
2. Due to this the connection to the internet is terminated and the error 103 message is displayed on your computer screen. And besides, this keeps you from upgrading your Google Chrome browser too.
Other causes include:
i. Viral infection
ii. Missing Windows component called ‘expand.exe’
iii. Registry overlaps
iv. Incompatible drivers
How to fix Chrome error 103 connection aborted error?
Here are some of the easy and efficient ways to resolve the error 103. Choose a method according to the error 103 message displayed on your screen.
Method 1: Check for ‘Expand.exe’ Windows component
This method is workable if the error 103 is triggered due to browser issues. To get started, follow these steps.
i. First go to the start menu and in the search bar type ‘expand.exe’. If you are able to find it, move it to the following directory C:Windowssystem32.
ii. However, if you are unable to locate it, then copy the file from Windows installation CD. iii. Once you copy the file to the directory, reinstall the updated version of Google Chrome.
Method 2: Change the Location of the Temporary File
If the error still persists, then try the following;
i. Go to the start menu and open the Run window.
ii. Now type C: and press OK.
iii. Then go to File, then New and then Folder.
iv. Now create a temporary folder and name it ‘test’.
v. After that go back to the start menu and open the Run window again.
vi. Now enter the following text in the text field:cmd.exe then press OK.
vii. In the command prompt type set TMP=C:test.
After that try reinstalling Google Chrome by typing the following in the command prompt:
Method 3: Update Drivers
If the error message 103 is generated due to system issues, then try updating drivers. Sometimes the error may occur due to incompatible drivers.
Method 4: Perform an Entire PC Scan for Viruses
To resolve error 103, perform an entire PC Scan for viruses. Sometimes the error may occur due to viral infection. Removing viruses may fix the error.
Method 5: Clean and Restore the Registry
If the error is triggered due to registry issues, then it is advisable to use a third party Software to clean and restore the system registry.