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#295514 3-Apr-2022 14:15
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Hi grateful for help with this error when loading 3DMark from Steam. Was fine a couple of weeks ago when I last ran it, then this weekend all it does is load this window below. No change to hardware.


Things I've tried include: reinstalling 3DMark; configuring Windows firewall to allow everything related to 3DMark; forcing launch by 32bit and 64bit.


Games on Steam otherwise loading fine, just 3DMark is a problem.




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  #2897070 5-Apr-2022 09:14
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changing default browser to chrome (or FF)
reset chrome to default, remove all extensions & add ons
reset internet via control panel
uninstall (yes) any av or firewall you have installed
uninstall any VPNs


or , just use another benchmark program.




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  #2897084 5-Apr-2022 09:52
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Looks like its trying to access its own internal web server. Could be anything stopping it from corrupt config, to AV blocking it.



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  #2897346 5-Apr-2022 21:26
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Thanks @1101 and @xpd. I'd tried googling but overspecified the issue so didn't find it - back to google 101 for me.


Looks like my VPN software was the issue - disabling it wasn't enough, but after uninstalling it, 3dMark is running again. Now to work out how to make the two play nicely...

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