Gmail Does Not Open On My Computer

by Rohit Khurana on September 18, 2008

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Trouble:

A friend of mine called me up saying that Gmail is not opening on her computer. I asked her to check the hosts file , she did the same but did not find anything wrong there. I asked her to clear the cookies and try opening Gmail in HTML mode, but of no use.

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Her PC is infected by some trojan which is causing this erratic behavior by preventing Gmail from opening in Standard as well as HTML mode. She needed to urgently access Gmail account for sending some important documents to her university.

 

Then an idea clicked me and it worked, well it was not a permanent solution, but a temporary solution that helped her send the email.

Fix:

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Well, the solution is pretty simple, I asked her to open the mobile edition of Gmail by using address m.gmail.com instead of www.gmail.com which is full desktop version. And it worked for her, she was able to access her inbox and compose a mail and send it. There is also an option to search mails using mobile version. See a sample screen-shot of mobile version of Gmail in Google Chrome Web Browser (click to enlarge).

mobile-version-of-gmail-in-google-chrome-web-browser

But this is only an emergency solution. The permanent solution will be to keep your computer free from viruses using these tips. And if you have got any infection, try this tool to clean it.

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{ 75 comments… read them below or add one }

Ramesh @ The Geek Stuff September 19, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Good thinking to use the mobile version of gmail for temporary use as a workaround for that specific problem your friend had.

The screenshot of Google mobile on chrome you’ve given looks exactly the same as google mobile on my firefox. Just kidding. :-)

Ramesh

Gravity September 23, 2008 at 9:29 am

Awesome… solved my problem =D

srisri October 28, 2008 at 10:44 am

thanks yaar…now solved this headaq problem…

mahesh November 13, 2008 at 1:45 am

hi, i couldnt login to my gmail account and some communities of orkut . plz give me the solution

salam April 13, 2009 at 9:18 pm

i have problem of google opening page always ask for security certificate.

darlami RAJESH June 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Hello, since some day ago, I could not open my gmail account. so pls help me.

nemo July 22, 2009 at 10:00 pm

pls. pls. help me – I am facing a very unusual problem in my new laptop everything was working fine just 3 days back I am facing a huge problem only in GMAIL otherwise all the website are working fine except gmail just to open my gmail main inbox screen it takes 9 – 10 mnts then to click any of the mail another 3-4 mnts in between you cant do anything you cant go to the next window otherwise it will freeze down. but if i open any other website workd smoothly, let me tell u I checked scanned mcafee everyday so no virus, i dont have any heavy software downloaded , hard disc – free 140 GB, really dont know what should i do i complain to TATA indicom as Iam using photon + its superb but they showed me my gmail account in thier laptop opening up in few seconds. Pls. tell me what should I do ….. pls. help ….

I will be grateful

Levakumar V September 24, 2009 at 8:01 am

gmail login failed continuously since 8.30 pm on 25 September 2009

Vinayak October 12, 2009 at 10:27 am

Hey

I have been experiencing unusual problems for the last few days. All of the sudden I am not able to open Gmail or facebook in any of the browsers I have ( Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari). The Gmail sign in page also does not open and for facebook the sign in page opens but does not go further. Whats more I am able to login to skype but not to GTalk .

It happens completely arbitrarily at random times. This has happened a few times and after some time ( which could be a few days) it is automatically solved.

There is another catch. I am able to open and check my mails by using web proxy sites. Here I am able to open it as usual.

Can someone suggest what could be wrong.

Thank You

lalit kumar December 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm

it not work on the proxy system
when it is blocked by system admin
can u send me another solution of it

Sridhara December 13, 2009 at 4:27 am

Hello Vinayaka, I have exactly the same problem as yoursfor the last four days now. I have tried all the possible solutions suggested by folks on the web. but no use. I am desparate now. Can you please tell me how did you manage to resolve the problem with gmail.com. many thanks in advance.

geetha December 13, 2009 at 8:16 pm

hello
orkut n gmail ar not opening in my system
plz give solution

muna December 14, 2009 at 12:31 am

please help me my gmail in not openingon m computer and i dont know what is the exacely problem

muna

swapnil January 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm

gmail.com web side not open in win98 I also enable java script but not solw prob

HA Aahmed February 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm

My Gmail and Orkut does not open. I don’t know what’s the problem.

Avanti February 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

sir,

i m not able to open gmail n orkut in any browers like mozilla,chrome,internet explorer etc.. for 2-3 days.
i m nt able to solve this problem..

cud u help me out of this!

N.Sivaraj February 19, 2010 at 4:04 am

More than two weeks I can’t open in PC regardinig http://WWW.Gmail.com Due that I can’t able to open my all message sent by others Hence kindly help me

MD zulquarnain siddiqui February 27, 2010 at 10:06 am

Instantly i could not access my gmail in my computer and in other computer it opens. I dont know what is the reason behind it even after cleaning up entire system through antivirus.please help me how to do

Josephson March 4, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I am Josephson from India. I have problem in my network. I am getting all the mail work connection but i am not getting the Gmail connection. How to rectify this problem, there is some error.

shadik March 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm

my gmail is not loading some massage display my computer massage secuirty information this page contains both secure and nonsecure item

john April 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm

cant open emails with firefox then read this article do as it says and will work did for me

http://www.troublefixers.com/chost-trojan-websites-not-opening/#comment-6583

copy address into adress bar and read article

Natasha May 30, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Dear Sir,

Please help me out that I m not able to access my gmail account.please request you to give solution in the matter . The problem occur when I try to open page it come that website security services has expires

Regards,

Natasha

Rohit May 31, 2010 at 10:38 am

@Natasha

Check your computer’s date and time settings, its most common culprit for certificate errors.

shalini June 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I am not able to open gmail. The webpage gives command as

Moved Temporarily
The document has moved here.

abhishek June 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I am not able to open gmail. The webpage gives command as

Moved Temporarily
The document has moved here.

nisha July 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I can open my gmail account but unable to open messages. I can see the messanges but can not open.

prem July 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm

gmail is not opening on my laptop since one month. When i try to open gmail it says connection was reset .

ajeesh July 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm

hello
orkut ,fcae book, gmail and you tubes are not opening in my system
and i can,t install google chrome and other google softwares except google talk.
please give solution. my pc is “vista”.(yahoo is working properly)

Tabrez August 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm

hi sir,
mine is the greatest and unknown problem when the first time i open my account at orkut,it was opened but one day after when i try to open it then it replies : Your browser’s cookie functionality is turned off. Please turn it on.

Soumen August 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Hi Tabrez,
for ur problem u have to do following steps :
1. Right Click IE and go to Properties
2. Click on Privacy Tab
3. Go To Advanced
4. On both the Option “Override Automatic Cookie Handling” and in below “Always allow session cookies”
5. Click Ok and go to Last Option Advance
6. Click on Restore Defaults (IE6) or Restore Advance Settings (for IE7 or IE8).
7 Click on Apply and Ok.
Note :Install lataest version of flash.

For other problem of gmail not opening 1st check date and Time settings of Ur Pc and
c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc — from this path delete the Host file.

Dj September 27, 2010 at 12:12 am

Many days I am facing problem my gmail a/c mail is not opening it only showing a mail was loading running but could not been open & my orkut a/c is not working same as cursor is not work in orkut anywhere. If any body do you have any kind of problems solution then please tell me.
Thanks

santanu singha December 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

dear sir
i m facing a prblm wid my gmail account.when i want 2 open any msgs from inbox it always shows errors……i cnt solve dis prblm.it seems 2 me agreat headache.plz help me as soon as u can…is some1 hack my account.reply me

doreswamy December 22, 2010 at 9:35 am

i faced a problem while i am working with g mail pls suggest the guidelines to safer use of g mail

champak kumar December 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm

how to restore windows 7 ultimate .

phani December 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I am unable to open my gmail and google.com in my system internet explorer. i was aceesing all other sites. but this gmail is not opening what cani do?( i was open mail id in MIcrosoft look. It is any problem for that) Kindly hlp me………….

vikas rawat January 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm

gmail does not open on my pc why?

KEERTHI (Gmail orkut not opening, but all other working) January 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm

As suggested by
Soumen August 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm
THIS WORKED FOR ME VERY THANKS TO GUYS WHO HELPED ME

Hi Tabrez,
for ur problem u have to do following steps :
1. Right Click IE and go to Properties
2. Click on Privacy Tab
3. Go To Advanced
4. On both the Option “Override Automatic Cookie Handling” and in below “Always allow session cookies”
5. Click Ok and go to Last Option Advance
6. Click on Restore Defaults (IE6) or Restore Advance Settings (for IE7 or IE8).
7 Click on Apply and Ok.
Note :Install lataest version of flash.

For other problem of gmail not opening 1st check date and Time settings of Ur Pc and
c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc — from this path delete the Host file.

sachin shetty February 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I am working in a hotel as a bms operator , we have minimum 50 systems , i installed google to check their mails , but from few days the gmail is not working ,, pleaes send me the solution for this , please i am waiting for your solution

deepak February 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

gmail not open my pc problum domain is blocked

sachin April 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

please help me my gmail, orkut, facebook in not opening in my computer and i dont know what is the exacely problem.

please i am waiting for your solution

jayaprakash April 16, 2011 at 8:19 pm

From the couple of days I am not able to access my gmail inbox. I am able to see the gmail home page and can give my user isand password… after that it gets redirected to… and the it doesnot show anything. error ..page cannot be displayed… I am using a bsnl broadband connection…
Plz help me out. It’s really annoying me….not able to get any resolution on the net also…. Thanking you…
Just wanted to is it the ISP problem or the pc problem. If I use the ortel connection….I can access my gmail inbox…We have a lan of 30 pcs. The gmail inbox is not getting accesed in any of the single pc……. however I can access the same with some other ISp’s. I believe the issue is with the bsnl ISP….Really wondering for the answer…

Lin April 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Since two days I am unable to open my mail in Gmail.com. Every other web sites are opening except . I need it very urgently. Kindly help me plz

Sanjay Dey May 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

From the couple of days I am not able to access my gmail inbox. I am able to see the gmail home page and can give my user isand password… after that it gets redirected to… and the it doesnot show anything. error ..page cannot be displayed… I am using a bsnl broadband connection…
Plz help me out. It’s really annoying me….not able to get any resolution on the net also…. I have mozilla firefox,internate explorar 8,opera even google chrome.Thanking you…
Just wanted to is it the ISP problem or the pc problem. If I use the ortel connection….I can access my gmail inbox…We have a lan of 30 pcs. The gmail inbox is not getting accesed in any of the single pc……. however I can access the same with some other ISp’s. I believe the issue is with the bsnl ISP….Really wondering for the answer…

moses May 30, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Hello, since some day ago, I could not open my gmail account. so pls help me.

suman June 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

even i had the problem of gmail login/ google accounts / orkut not opening on my computer I went to IE – tools -compatibility view. It worked for me.

prateek June 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm

hey mobile version is awesome…technique thank u so much….i have one more problem that how to increase the speed of internet when we connect to the mobile with PC…i alreadt fix that band width at 0% …..

neelam khan July 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

hello sir,

m neelam khan . i have an account in gmail but whenever i want to open my account it doesn’t open it allways shows error pls help me up i failed to solve this problem pls solve my problem i hve some important mails to receive. i will be thankfull to u.

thanking you
neelam khan

hello July 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm

then also it is not working for me :(

i get message that “This webpage is not available” in all browsers

Rajkumar August 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

i does not able to open my Gmail.
when i trying to open my Gmail it is displayed by THIS CONNECTION IS UNTRUSTED
plz solve this problem.i shall be thankful to you for this/

Ranpal August 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Hello

All sites are browsing in any browser without any problem but
gmail not open in any browser
Plz find and solve the problem . I will be thankfully to u.

tanu August 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

thnx u helped me alot

Pranav b September 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Dude even i got the same problem just a few mins ago… the gmail.com and the m.gmail.com page are not opening. I tried to ping the server but it says “request timed out”. I even tried to download mails and even open gmail page through my iphone 4 but no response. I think there is a server issue or they are upgrading the servers.

shubhanshi October 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm

sirrrr…i need to open my acc right now bt i dun know y the gmail pag is nt opening here in my pc ..

Rupali srivastava October 4, 2011 at 7:16 am

my gmail page is not open.there is security message displayed.what’s the problem

shubhanshi October 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

m having a problm…which is really frustating….actually..my gmail n orkut page is nt opening in computer frm google chrome…itsworking on firefox bt itne dheere ki mai kya btau..sacchhi i dont know ki kya problm hai..plzzz help mee..plzzz

kavana October 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

Dear Sir

I cant open Gmail in my computer but it opens another systen wht proble sir plz help because i want to send most important files for my clients. plz help me.

vaibhav November 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thanks Rohit your answer to natasha solved my problem of certificate error of gmail too…Thanks a lottt

Rohan Pawar November 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

gmail not working in my pc

Rohan Pawar November 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

gmail not open my pc pls sort out my problem

Rohan Pawar November 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm

The server’s security certificate is not yet valid!
You attempted to reach mail.google.com, but the server presented a certificate that is not yet valid. No information is available to indicate whether that certificate can be trusted. Google Chrome cannot reliably guarantee that you are communicating with mail.google.com and not an attacker. You should ensure that your clock and time zone are set correctly on your computer. If they are not, you should correct any issues and refresh this page. If they are correct, you should not proceed.
this massages my pc .

Rohan Pawar November 23, 2011 at 6:56 pm

hello sir,

m neelam khan . i have an account in gmail but whenever i want to open my account it doesn’t open it allways shows error pls help me up i failed to solve this problem pls solve my problem i hve some important mails to receive. i will be thankfull to u.

thanking you
Rohan Pawar

Mohammad Zafir Imam November 24, 2011 at 3:29 am

Why not opening my gmail account what is the problem exactly?

kavi November 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

gmail does not opn my computer only what happened plz help me i send lots of file plz

Raghav January 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Raghavmani

gmail does not opn my computer only what happened plz help me i send lots of file plz

kari March 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

hihave problem witct gmail and icon not open my gmail in my compouther pleas help me thanks

pavani May 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

thank you guys for the solution..:)

shyamu June 6, 2012 at 12:10 am

that was an exellent solution i solved the problm in seconds. thanks to natasha and rohit.

Sushil July 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

I m unable to open Gmail saying this webpage has a redirect loop.Please advice

prasanna July 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

sir i am having problem with my gmail and web page is it is showing that
“this problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies”
it is showing like this sir

k swaminathan July 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm

good evening I m unable to open Gmail , yahoo and facebook please help me how to open it will be fully locked how to release to open help me.

anushka srivastava August 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

gmail is not opening on my pc pls sort out my problem

Rohan Pawar November 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm
The server’s security certificate is not yet valid!
You attempted to reach mail.google.com, but the server presented a certificate that is not yet valid. No information is available to indicate whether that certificate can be trusted. Google Chrome cannot reliably guarantee that you are communicating with mail.google.com and not an attacker. You should ensure that your clock and time zone are set correctly on your computer. If they are not, you should correct any issues and refresh this page. If they are correct, you should not proceed.
this massages my pc .

anushka srivastava August 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

The server’s security certificate is not yet valid!
You attempted to reach mail.google.com, but the server presented a certificate that is not yet valid. No information is available to indicate whether that certificate can be trusted. Google Chrome cannot reliably guarantee that you are communicating with mail.google.com and not an attacker. You should ensure that your clock and time zone are set correctly on your computer. If they are not, you should correct any issues and refresh this page. If they are correct, you should not proceed.
this massages my pc .

NEERJA November 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

hello in my computer the gmail is not opening from several days & i have to check some very important mails whenever i try to start gmail it comes as ‘problem loading page’ & at the down there are 2 options like this’get me out of here’ & ‘technical details’.
i hereby request u to please look into this matter i will be highly obliged.

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