How to Fix – “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” Error

When it comes to connection errors in Google Chrome (in Windows) it is a very common error. Now, how to fix the error is something you all want to know, so this article is going to help you in finding the solutions to fix – DNS_Probe_Finished_NxDomain error

There are different fixes that you can try and find out which one works for you

Reset or Renew Catalog & IP

Here you need to use certain commands that help reset catalog, IP and also renew it. Open – command prompt(to do this type cmd in search box which is located in start menu and then just right click on- cmd.exe and next – Run it as administrator.

Next, type the following command line or you can also copy and paste the same in command prompt with the help of mouse.

netsh winshock reset

Now hit- enter and just restart your PC to check if the problem is resolved.

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Reset Chrome as Default

This is a simple fix where just type the following in Chrome’s address bar and hit enter

chrome:/flags/

Next, click on the button  – “Reset all to default” which can be found towards right side and just restart your browser.

Change DNS Server Manually

It is one of the most preferred and effective method that helps you fix the error. The DNS server that your PC obtains automatically at times fails to respond which leads to the DNS error. Hence you need to modify the address for DNS server.

Here are the steps that teach you do that

Right click on network icon present at right corner of your taskbar

Click – Open Network and Sharing Center

Click – Local Area connection and press- properties located at the bottom to the left.

Next, you will see a windows appears from there select – “ Internet Protocol Version 4: and then press – Properties again.

Now choose the radio button – “Use The Following DNS Server Addresses” and next in box – “Preferred DNS Server” type 8.8.8.8 and in “Alternate DNS Server” – 8.8.4.4

Choose check box– “Validate Settings Upon Exit” and then hit – OK and check the site to see if error is solved.

Disable Firewall/Antivirus

At times firewalls and Antivirus can also result in connection errors. So, try to disable antivirus/firewall and then browse the sites that earlier was displaying error. In case the error doesn’t exist then re-install your antivirus/firewall. In case the error still persists then you need to shift to another firewall/antivirus software.

Website filtering software should be uninstalled

In case you have website filtering software present on your system then that can also be another reason for causing the error. Try to disable/uninstall and check if you still can see the error.

Some other fixes also include updating your network driver, deleting browsing data which deletes cookies, cache present in your browser can certainly help you eliminate the error from your system.

The above solutions can be helpful to get rid of error – How to Fix “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” Error

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