You have written: “Ok, we got hold of a Windows XP box with Chrome version same as yours. We managed to repeat your error once. But the error went away immediately after we cleared the DNS cache with “ipconfig /flushdns“.
So, have you had the same problem like mine, right? It can’t be fixed?
I removed all entries from the host file but i have always the same error.
@casino Yes, we managed to see the same error you saw, once. But our experiences on the XP with an outdated version of Chrome were not the same as yours. To be more specific:
What we saw was the expected behavior in such circumstances. I.e., the error was caused by DNS cache on the PC and was corrected after flushing the DNS cache. Closing and restarting the browser would have had corrected the problem too. And that was our initial suggestion on how to correct the problem.
We only saw the problem once, and were not able to repeat it for a second time, despite our repeated attempts.
What we saw on the XP with Chrome was consistent with the expected behavior on other devices.
In your case, the problem does not go away after you clear the DNS cache. It comes back repeatedly, and it only appears on your XP PC.
Even on our XP PC with the same version of Chrome as yours, the problem can be cleared by flushing the DNS cache (as expected). It’s natural to suspect that there’s something special about your PC. Does “ipconfig /displaydns” come back empty after you run “ipconfig /flushdns“, now that you’ve removed the hosts entries? Are you running any other DNS service on the PC?
@casino The router settings, which apply to all devices, will not make your PC different. Some program and configuration on your PC is making it behave differently. Are you running another parental control program on the PC?