Error 103 - What is it?
The error 103 may occur either due to issues in your Google Chrome browser or system issues. If error 103 occurs when using Chrome, this means there is a conflict between Google Chrome and the antivirus program running on your PC.
It is displayed in either of the following formats:
‘Chrome error 103 connection aborted’, ‘Chrome error 103 err_connection_aborted’ or ‘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.
The error 103 is triggered due to multiple reasons such as:
The conflict between Google Chrome and anti-viruses arises because when the web browser attempts to update, the anti-virus programs on your PC may view the update as a threat.
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:
- Viral infection
- Missing Windows component called ‘expand.exe’
- Registry overlaps
- Incompatible drivers
Further Information and Manual Repair
Here are some of the easy and efficient ways to resolve error 103. Choose a method according to the error 103 messages displayed on your screen.
Method 1: Check for the ‘Expand.exe’ Windows component
This method is workable if the error 103 is triggered due to browser issues. To get started, follow these steps.
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:\Windows\system32. However, if you are unable to locate it, then copy the file from Windows installation CD. 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, try method 2.
Go to the start menu and open the Run window. Now type C: and press OK. Then go to File, then New, and then Folder. Now create a temporary folder and name it ‘test’. After that go back to the start menu and open the Run window again. Now enter the following text in the text field:cmd.exe then press OK. In the command prompt type set TMP=C:\test.
After that try reinstalling Google Chrome by typing the following in the command prompt: start ChromeSetup.exe.
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 download Restoro.
This is a multi-functional PC repair tool integrated with powerful utilities including an anti-virus, a registry cleaner, Active X controls, and class scanner, and a system optimizer. The registry cleaner feature wipes out all the unnecessary files including cookies, junk files, and bad registry keys that corrupt the registry. It cleans and restores the registry instantly.
The anti-feature removes all viruses and spyware while the system optimizer utility ensures your system works at its optimum speed.
It can be downloaded on all Windows versions. It is safe and efficient. This software is a one-stop solution for all PC-related errors.
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