SOLVED: Something’s not right Gmail error

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Fix Something’s not right error

Some Windows users reported experiencing the Something’s not right Gmail problem. The Windows Report team has compiled this post to help you fix this issue and make it right!

Google Mail (also known as Gmail) is the most popular webmail used worldwide. This webmail is developed and maintained by Google Inc.

A single Gmail account makes it possible to access not just your webmail but also other Google applications most especially Youtube and Google Drive.

However, while attempting to access the official webmail platform, some Windows users get the Something’s not right error message.

There are several reasons which could cause this error message, some of the most common reasons are:

  • Inactive Internet connection
  • Outdated web browser
  • Invalid browser extension
  • Excess web browser caches and logs
  • Corrupt/missing system file registries

Meanwhile, we have come up with a few solutions to solve this Gmail error on your Windows PC.

What can I do when getting Something’s not right error?

  1. Try using an integrated email client
  2. Check your Internet connection
  3. Use CCleaner
  4. Use another web browser
  5. Reinstall your web browser
  6. Temporarily disable your antivirus
  7. Update your drivers
  8. Run Windows Update
  9. Reset Microsoft Edge through PowerShell

1. Try using an integrated email client

try out Mailbird

Mailbird is so much more than a simple email client. Firstly, it’s known to support a wide range of integrated apps.

This includes both chat apps like WhatsApp and workplace apps like Slack and Trello, so Mailbird easily turns into a unique hub for communication.

On top of that, it lets you connect every single email account that you use, including Gmail, Yahoo, and other webmail clients, and get rid of all errors that bug you.

If you like the idea of an integrated email client with a customizable interface that is far superior to those you’ll find in similar options, Mailbird is perfect for you too.

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2. Check your Internet connection

verify Internet connection

Sometimes limited/inactive Internet connection can cause the Something’s not right Gmail error problem. Hence, you need to test your connection.

In order to do so, launch your web browser, and try to access any other website (apart from Gmail).

If you are unable to access the other website on your web browser, then you may need to consider changing your Internet connection mode either modem, broadband, or Wi-Fi connection.

However, if you are able to access other websites with your current Internet connection, you can try both the Standard and Basic-HTML Gmail versions to see if anything changes.

Meanwhile, if the problem persists, you may proceed to the next step.

3. Use CCleaner

try out CCleaner

  1. Download CCleaner free version or CCleaner Pro version.
  2. Install and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  3. After installation, launch CCleaner, and then click on the Analyze option.
  4. After CCleaner has finished scanning, click on Run Cleaner. Follow the prompts to enable CCleaner and delete the temporary files.

Some Windows users were able to fix the error problem by using CCleaner. This is a utility program that can remove temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, repair windows registry, etc.

You can also use other third-party registry cleaners. For more information on the best registry cleaners to install, check out the best Registry Cleaners for Windows 10.

In addition, you may consider downloading Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package.

This installs runtime components of Visual C++ libraries required to run applications such as CCleaner developed with Visual C++ on a computer.

4. Use another web browser

web browsers

In addition, if something’s not right Gmail error persists after trying out all the solutions we mentioned above.

Then, you might want to consider using alternative web browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, etc.

Alternatively, you should also consider disabling browser add-ons or extensions; this may be responsible for the error.

Meanwhile, you may also try using Google Chrome in an incognito window or Mozilla Firefox in Safe mode, and then try to access your Gmail account afterward.


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5. Reinstall your web browser

web browser install

Another way of fixing something’s not right Gmail problem is by uninstalling the web browser and then installing it again.

However, making sure that the latest version is installed. Alternatively, you can update your web browser and then try to access Gmail after that.

6. Temporarily disable your antivirus

disable your antivirus

Sometimes multiple firewalls, antiviruses, and any other monitoring programs may prevent you from accessing Gmail.

Meanwhile, if this is the cause of the issue, you might want to consider temporarily disabling the security program so as to access your Gmail, and then enable the security application after that.

If you still cannot fix something’s not right Gmail error after disabling and re-enabling your security software, try the next solution.

7. Update your drivers

how to update your drivers

Sometimes, missing or outdated system drivers may affect the efficiency of your web browser thereby resulting in the Something’s not right Gmail error.

Another way of fixing this error problem is to install your system drivers.

We strongly recommend TweakBit’s Driver Updater (approved by Microsoft and Norton) to automatically download all the outdated drivers on your PC.

Furthermore, after the auto-update of your PC drivers, reboot your PC to complete the changes.

8. Run Windows Update

  1. Go to Start > type update in the search box and then click on Windows Update to proceed.
  2. In the Windows Update window, check for updates and install the available updates.somethings not right gmail
  3. After the update is complete, restart your Windows PC.

Ultimately, you can also run Windows Update to fix this error. Microsoft constantly releases Windows updates so as to improve the system’s stability.

This can also fix various issues and errors on your Windows PC. Use the above procedure to do that.

9. Reset Microsoft Edge through PowerShell

reset Microsoft Edge through PowerShell

  1. From the Start menu, type Windows PowerShell. Right-click on it and click Run as administrator.
  2. Type this command: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}. The command will delete and re-register the Microsoft Edge data.

Performing a reset allows you to delete and re-register Microsoft data, so follow the steps below:

Alternatively, you may consider resetting your web browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, etc. This will free up your web browser and enable you to access Gmail flawlessly.

Has any of these solutions helped you to fix the Something’s not right Gmail error? Let us know in the comments section below.

Before leaving this page, do note that the above troubleshooting tips may be applied when experiencing these issues as well:

  • Gmail having trouble connecting to Google – The full toast notification message reads: Something’s not right. We’re having trouble connecting to Google. If you’re seeing it as well, check your Internet connection or use CCleaner.
  • Gmail error 301 – If you frequently get an error when you’re using Gmail, like Temporary Error or error 301, an integrated email client such as Mailbird could make a difference.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

 

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2018 and was revamped and updated in September 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.