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Fix dns probe finished nxdomain error on Google chrome

Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser in worldwide. Because of ease of usability, fast browsing, User-friendly interface and lot more features with fewer errors. But sometimes while suffering on web users face problem This page Cant be Reached Error DNS probe finished nxdomain, DNS probe finished bad config or DNS probe finished no internet. On Same Time if they Run the same website on a different browser such as Firefox, Safari or internet explorer the web page working properly. But only on Chrome Browser Display Error DNS probe finished nxdomain error.

As The Error code shows this is DNS Related problem. Now on your mind what is this DNS Right? Don’t Worry, DNS is Domain name system service which Resolves IP address to Hostname and Hostname into IP Address. Normally Computer only understands numbers ( IP address ) when we type any hostname the web browser resolve the IP address of the corresponding website using Domain Name System (DNS).  But if Due to Some Issue DNS fails or unable to Translate host to IP or IP to host this will Result This page Cant be Reached Error DNS probe finished nxdomain.

Reason Behind dns probe finished nxdomain error

Actually, DNS probe finished nxdomain error might happen due to various reasons. Such As Virus Malware infection, DNS service Stopped working or not responding. Also misconfiguration on your 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. As Various Reason Behind this Error, Also there are Various solutions to Deal errors like this.

Fix DNS probe finished nxdomain error 

After Understand What is this DNS probe finished nxdomain or DNS probe finished no internet error. Why this Error occurs on Google Chrome web browser, Here apply bellow most applicable solutions to get rid of this. Start with Basic Solution first make sure your internet connection is working properly. Restart your Router, Modem, and computer to take A fresh Start then after open Chrome browser and check web page open without any Error.

Also, check there is any virus/ malware infection not causing the issue by performing A Full System scan using a good antivirus or anti-malware with latest updates. Run System optimizer Utility Like Ccleaner to clean junk, Browser cache, cookies, Cache, System error files etc and Fix broken registry Entries. After That Restart windows and open google chrome and check working properly without any error page.

Restart DNS Client Services

As discussed Before The dns_probe_finished_nxdomain occurs various reasons, First make sure the DNS client services are started or running properly.

To Check and Restart DNS client service open windows Services by press win + R, Type Services.msc and hit the enter key. Then scroll down look for DNS Client, If its running simply Right click and Select Restart to get a fresh start the service.

restart DNS client
restart DNS client

Again if the service was not started then double click on it change the startup type Automatic and Start the service next to service status. Now the DNS client will Start /restart, open chrome browser and check 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. To Flush DNS Cache first, open Command prompt As administrator. you can do this by click on Start menu search type cmd, From search Results right click on command prompt select Run as administrator. Then Perform Command bellow to flush the DNS cache.

netsh winsock reset catalog

ipconfig /flushdns

IP config Flush DNS command
IP config Flush DNS command

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 probe finished nxdomain or DNS probe finished no internet problem.

Resetting Chrome to Default on flags

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 a pretty easy fix that worked for many people. To do this open google chrome and Type chrome://flags/ in the address bar of Chrome and press Enter.

Now click on ”Reset all to default” button located on the right side and restart the browser. This option will work most of the 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 or DNS probe finished no internet 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 a very effective solution for this error. To change the DNS server address on your system follow below steps.

First open Network and Sharing center by press Win + R, Type ncpa.cpl and hit the enter key. Do Right Click on the active internet connection and click on the properties option.

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.

Modify the DNS Server address in windows 10
Modify the DNS Server address in windows 10

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

Select ‘Validate Settings Upon Exit’ checkbox and then click OK and check the website that was showing the 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.

Reset Network settings

If after performing all above methods this problem not solved then it may be the network related error. Follow below steps to fix the network related issue by Reset the Network Settings.

To do this open Command prompt as administrator, Then perform commands below.

Type ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter key to flush the DNS address.
Next type ipconfig /registerdns and hit the enter key to again register the DNS address.
Now release the current Ip address by type ipconfig /release and hit the enter key.
Then type ipconfig /renew and hit enter key to renew the Ip address.
Type netsh Winsock reset catalog command to reset the Winsock catalog.
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log command reset the IP address
shutdown /r
Now, After performing all the steps, Restart the computer to give a fresh start. Next time when you start suffering on Internet your problem will be get solved.

These are some best working solutions to fix Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain, DNS probe finished bad config or DNS probe finished no internet Google chrome internet connection error for Windows 10 computers. Face any difficulty while applying these solutions, or Have any query, a suggestion about this post feel free to comment below. Also, Read How To Fix Aw Snap something went wrong Error On Google Chrome.

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