(I have had corrupted saved data from Chrome that created this issue - to solve, you may have to rename the folder C:\Users\ @Schiz Tech & @ronintexas Many thanks for replying so soon, I sincerely appreciate it. I am only installing ‘some’ of the ‘pre-selected’ updates.There are a few that were ‘pre-selected’ that I ‘un-selected’, either because I believed that it could potentially cause a problem with Chrome, another process or service within my system, or simply because I did not need it, and the update was not critical.In addition, because I installed almost all of my hardware/peripheral driver’s pre-windows update, Windows update never had these drivers on its update list.I checked this thoroughly, to insure that none of my drivers (which I insured where up-to-date) where going to be over-written via a generic Windows based driver. I have attempted to run Chrome as administrator, and I still receive the same effect; the program begins, I can access settings, however, I cannot access an url, even when I use an IP address.I will throw a couple of ideas: 1) Is it possible that windows firewall or other firewall/anti-virus/anti-malware/etc program is blocking the connection for Chrome?2) Do you have any plugins to Chrome that could be causing the issue (also - plugins may be blocked by #1)?And also I havent tried the uninstall option of the drive, because I am not sure if doing this I will definitely loose the data. The HDD and all of its partitions will only be recognized (and usable) after executing the steps above. If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the Technet Web site. Okay, I am about to lose it, literally, because I cannot resolve this issue, and this is the ‘only’ place I know of where I can get some sound advice.
NET framework, and every major web-browser currently available), and it is crucial that everything works in harmony.I have currently come across the issue that was resolved with this method.I have a Manhattan 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure for a hard drive that was taken out of my old laptop.Now, I have not even begun to install anything (other than Windows 7), and I am already experiencing the same issue repeatedly. When I install Windows 7, I ‘disable’ Windows from performing their ‘automatic updates’.In the past, have had too many experiences where one of Microsoft’s updates renders something within my system as un-functional, and I am almost 100% positive that this is occurring again, however, I cannot pin point which update is doing this, nor exactly what is causing this issues.What is happening is I cannot get Chrome to access the internet, at all. It is crucial for me to have this service, since this is my #1 choice for internet browsers, and (since I develop web-sites) I require it to work out cross-compatibility issues.