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How to fix Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error on Google chrome

Google Chrome is the most widely used browser. This is because of ease of usability, fast browsing and lot more features with less errors. but some times while suffering on web users face Error message Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain. When we are trying to access a website, the browser will resolve the IP address of the corresponding website using Domain Name System (DNS). If the browser can’t able to reach that DNS server then this error occurs.

The error cannot be seen in any other browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari, etc. This dns_probe_finished_nxdomain is a technical representation however it does mean that the webpage cannot be opened and It may appear on most of the Operating Systems including Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Linux, Mac OS X and even on Android smart phones where Chrome browser is in use.

How to Fix ‘DNS_Probe_Finished_NxDomain’ Error on Google Chrome

Actually this might happen due to various reasons. In most of the cases  dns_probe_finished_nxdomain occurs due to a mis-configuration on you PC, WiFi Router or sometimes it can happen when we are trying to open a website which may be down due to some reasons or due to computer firewall settings. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN prevents you from accessing websites, As the name suggests, this is a DNS related error. The function of DNS is to resolve/translate names so when your system cannot resolve or translate the address, you will get this error.

How to fix Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error on Google chrome

The dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error is common for Google Chrome users if you are also suffering with this error don't worry here we have some tips fallow to fix this error.

Restarting the DNS Client On Services

As said above, this dns_probe_finished_nxdomain may happen due to various reasons As mention this is DNS service related Error first check the DNS client Service is running if its running then just Restart the service. to do this fallow bellow steps.

First open Run window using Win + R. The Run dialog box will get opened. Type as services.msc and click OK.  This will open the windows Services window. Here scroll through the list and find the DNS client Service. Now Right Click on that DNS client. Now you will find the Restart option click on it.

Restart DNS client on windows 10

Now the DNS client will restart. That’s it Now open chrome browser and chekc dns_probe_finished_nxdomain will be resolved.

Flush DNS Cache

Flushing the DNS address restarts the connection with the DNS server and in most of the cases, saves a lot of time. For this purpose you have to use Command Prompt. Here is how you can do so.

On Start menu search type Cmd and right click on Command prompt Desktop App select Run As Administrator. As shown bellow image.

Open CMD as an administrator

 It will open Command Prompt Now here Type bellow command one by one and press Enter key.

netsh winsock reset catalog

ipconfig /flushdns

Flush DNS Cache in windows 10

This command will erase the details that have been saved in Google Chrome. After you’ve done everything, Restart your internet connection and try to see if this has fixed the DNS problem.

Resetting Chrome to Default on flags

Google chrome supports different internal settings and features for getting the most out of the user’s browsing experience They are called flags Resetting Chrome to Default on flags is pretty easy fix that worked for many people. To do this open google chorme and Type chrome://flags/ in the address bar of Chrome and press Enter

Resetting Chrome to Default on flags

Now click on ”Reset all to default” button located on the right side and restart the browser. This option will work most of times. hope for you also this will work. if still getting this error fallow next solution.

Modifying the DNS Server address

If you still facing Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error after performing given steps this don't worry It may be not working due to the unresponsive DNS Server.It could be resolved by changing the DNS Server Address.The DNS server your computer automatically obtains may not respond sometimes which might cause the DNS_Probe_Finished_NxDomain issue. Change the DNS server address is very effective solution for this error. To change the DNS server address on your system fallow bellow steps.

 Firstly We need to go to Network and Sharing center. Go to Run Command using Win + R and type the command ncpa.cpl and click on ok  The active networks will get opened.

You can directly access it from Control Panel. Network and internet and click Network and Sharing Center  Once you are in the Network and Sharing Center, Click on change adapter settings which is available on the left pane. Do Right Click on the active internet connection and click on the properties option.

Ethernet adapter properties on windows 10

When Properties dialog box will get pop up. Scroll down and click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog box will be opened. On that check the “Use the following DNS server addresses” radio button and enter the IP address as shown below.

Prefered DNS Server box type in 
Alternate DNS Server box type in  

Modifying the DNS Server address in windows 10

Select ‘Validate Settings Upon Exit’ check box and then click OK and check on the website that was showing the error. Hope this will get fixed this error.

Disable Antivirus / Firewall

Sometimes antivirus and firewalls cause connection issues. It may be due to the firewall that is blocking the way of Google Chrome to access the sites.  Disable the antivirus or firewall if you are using any and then try to browse the websites that was giving the error. If the error is solved then try reinstalling that antivirus or firewall. If it brings back the error again then you should probably use a different antivirus or firewall program.

Turnoff firewall protection

Power Cycle Computer and Router

Unplug your computer from the power source (don’t just turn it off, you need to unplug) and leave it for at least 5 minutes. Do the same thing to your router as well to make sure any residual charge is released and the memory is cleared.

Power Cycle Computer and Router

Perform Advanced commands To Reset Network setting

If after perform all above methods this problem not solved then it may be network related error Fallow bellow steps to fix network related issue with your system.

On Start menu search type Cmd and right click on Command prompt Desktop App select Run As Administrator. As shown bellow image.

Open CMD as an administrator

 It will open Command Prompt Now here Type bellow command one by one and press Enter key.

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
shutdown /r

Hope After perform all the steps your problem may get solved.

Check Bellow video Steps Performed to fix Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error on google chrome.

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