Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Fixing Socket Error 10060 In windows - Solved

Hello friends, today i will be telling you that how can you fix Socket Error 10060 in your computer. This commonly occurs when you are using different versions of windows operating system on your Pc. Do you know that this error occurs when you are trying to connect through your web pages. It means that your windows is unable to connect to the ISP mail server in the given time limit.

If you are facing this problem then it is also possible that you are connected to a slow proxy service. So, keep reading this article and find out more information about Socket error 10060.

How to find Socket Error 10060 on your Pc?

Socket Error 10060 You can easily identify this error if it occur on your system. You only have to remember some important symptoms which are basically caused due to this error. 

When the user is trying to connect through a webpage with the help of web proxy service then the following error message is displayed on the browser screen.

  1. The page cannot be displayed
  2. There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.

Please try the following :-
  • Click the Refresh button or try again later. 
  • Open the file:// home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
  • If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please contact the Web site Administrator by using the email address or phone number listed on the file:// home page.
10060 - Connection timeout

This is the most common error message which is displayed on your browser screen when you are facing this problem. There is one more error message which is also shown in such type of errors.

HTTP Error 404 Not Found

The Web server cannot find the file or script you asked for. Please check the URL to ensure that the path is correct.

Please contact the server's administrator if this problem persists.
However, this type of problem can sometime be solved just by clicking the refresh button of your browser.

What is the actual cause behind this problem ?

Now lets continue our discussing and find out that what is the main problem behind this socket error 10060. This error may appear when user is using proxy service on the web browser and the connection setting do not allow to give enough time for loading up the web page, and therefore it results in connection timeout.

How to fix Socket Error 10060 on your Pc ?

As I have already said it above that this error commonly occurs when your internet browser is unable to load the web page in the given time period. Then to solve this socket error 10060 you have to increase the time limit of your proxy service for loading your webpage successfully. If you don’t know that how to increase the time limit of your proxy service then just follow the below steps carefully. 

But before you get started make sure to create a backup of your registry files. In this way if you face any type of problem while doing modification then you will going to have a backup of your registry files which can later be successfully restored.

Step 1. Click on Start > Run and type regedit then click OK.

Step 2. The next step if you go to the following registry subkey:


Step 3. Then click on RequestTimeoutSecs. and click on Modify button.

Step 4. Click on the Decimal and set the time limit for loading up the webpage. I will recommend you to keep 180 or more.

Step 5. Then again click on OK button and restart your system.

That’s all. If you are still facing the connection timeout then you should type 300 or more in the value data box.

Hope, you have liked this article. If you face any problem after reading this article then you can share your doubts by leaving a comment below in the comment box. Also I request you to kindly share this article with your friends… 


  1. there is no W3Proxy directory under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services :(

  2. I totally agree..
    There is no W3Proxy directory under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services in windows 10...get with the times people

  3. I totally agree..
    There is no W3Proxy directory under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services in windows 10......this is the 21st century,isnt it?

  4. crazy they give you info that does not even work lol... That is Microsoft for you!...

  5. I am also facing same Problem, No W3Proxy directry in register

  6. Really there is no W3Proxy directory at all...

  7. even i dont have W3Proxy directory, i am using Windows 7. please help.

  8. windows 10 has no such file in root directory etc..

  9. Are you talking about registers in Windows 10? There really is no W3Proxy in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE directory. Can you explain that?
    Thank you

  10. No W3Proxy in Windows 10 registers. Can you, please, explain that?

  11. I think that he is talking about ISA Server and it is confusing because, you wont find this on any client.

  12. Microsoft is getting to be a piece of shit

  13. Try this HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters