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For "some reason" Google Chrome no longer is able to connect to any website, eventually failing with:

Error 7 (net::ERR_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out.

Other browsers (Firefox, IE10) on the same host are unaffected. According to chrome://chrome/history/, my last successful page get was on 6th November.

Re-running the installer doesn't bring anything up.

EDIT:

Wierdly, Chrome does work if I am running Fiddler (and only if I am), even though it is configured to not use a proxy.

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Have you checked your DNS and/or proxy settings? –  ChrisF Nov 12 '12 at 21:44
    
@ChrisF Other browsers are fine, so I'd trust DNS. There is no proxy configured –  Rowland Shaw Nov 12 '12 at 21:46
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closed as too localized by random Nov 13 '12 at 22:29

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Turns out there was a rogue Chrome process, and rebooting (and not just sleeping) resolved the issue.

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What do you mean by rogue? –  Synetech Nov 13 '12 at 22:20
    
One that showed in task manager, couldn't be killed via task manager, but had no visible windows. –  Rowland Shaw Nov 14 '12 at 8:48
    
It was probably from a plugin, but “couldn’t be killed via Task Manager”‽ You mean End Process didn’t work? If so, then it was probably from something that hooks into the kernel (which a browser shouldn’t be doing), most like the GPU plugin. –  Synetech Nov 14 '12 at 16:06
    
Looks like there was also an issue with Office 2013 causing Windows Installer to have a sulk (which was blocking the reinstall) –  Rowland Shaw Nov 26 '12 at 12:30
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