I run Windows XP Pro with IE8. If fails to connect to HTTPS sites with the above error.

Any suggestions on how this can be fixed?


Have you tried enabling compatibility mode for the websites you're having trouble with? It is the "torn in half" page button to the right of the address bar.

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Initial googling shows this error occurring with a several fix suggestions. It seems, there are two main fix suggestions.

  1. Reset IE8 settings. As suggested here

  2. Reset TCP/IP stack & Winsock entries to default by typing the following to commands in cmdprompt. As suggested here and here

TCP/IP: netsh int ip reset reset.log

WINSOCK: netsh winsock reset catalog

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