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Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN chrome error on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Suddenly getting error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” on Google Chrome? Due to this error unable to connect to the internet or visit web pages? The main reason behind this issue is an incorrect DNS server address or DNS client service not running. And switching to Google DNS address most probably fix the problem.

Lets first understand What is DNS?

DNS is a Domain name system service that Resolves IP address to Hostname and Hostname into IP Address. Normally Computer only understands numbers (IP address) when we type any hostname the web brows resolves the IP address of the corresponding website using Domain Name System (DNS).  But if Due to Some Issue DNS fails or is unable to Translate host to IP or IP to host this will Result this page Can’t be Reached Error DNS probe finished nxdomain.


  • First of all restart router, modem, and your PC, this would fix the problem if a temporary glitch causes the issue now connect to the internet.
  • Temporarily disable security software (antivirus) and VPN if configured.
  • Perform Windows 10 clean boot that helps to determine if any startup service conflict causing this dns_probe_finished_nxdomain windows 10
  • Press Windows + R, type netsh winsock reset and click ok and restart windows check this fixed the problem.

Restart DNS client service

  • Press Windows + R, type services.msc and ok
  • Scroll down and look for DNS client service,
  • Right-click on DNS client service select restart,
  • Make sure its startup type set to automatic.
  • Click ok to save changes
  • Now open web browser check if there is no more dns_probe_finished_nxdomain windows 10

Restart DHCP client service

Run the Internet Troubleshooter

The Internet Troubleshooter is an automated tool that checks the network connection on the computer for any known issues and provides details on how to fix them.  Let’s run the build-in internet troubleshooter which may help to fix the problem.

  • Press Windows + I to open the Settings app,
  • Click Update & security, the troubleshooting
  • here on the right-hand side look for and select internet
  • Click run the troubleshooter, and let windows to detect and fix the problems prevent connect to the internet.
  • Also, run the network adapter troubleshooter from the same  screen only
  • Restart windows after complete the troubleshooting and check if there is no more problem connect to the internet.

Run Internet connections troubleshooter

Switch to Google Public DNS

  • Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and ok to open the network connection window,
  • Right, Click on the active network adapter and select properties.
  • Scroll down and double-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.

Preferred DNS Server box type in 
Alternate DNS Server box type in  

Change DNS server Address In Windows 10

  • Select ‘Validate Settings Upon Exit’ checkbox and then click OK,
  • Now check the website that was showing the error, the problem is fixed.

Reset Network configuration

If the above methods failed to fix the problem, Still getting error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” on Google Chrome here follow steps below to completely reset the network configuration to the default setup.

To do this open the command prompt as administrator, and execute the following commands.

  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ip reset
  • ipconfig  /release
  • ipconfig  /renew
  • ipconfig  /flushdns

Reset TCP IP configuration


  • Close the command prompt after executing these commands, And restart windows 10.
  • Now again open the chrome browser, check if there is no more dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error.

Reinstall the network drivers

Again sometimes incompatible, corrupted network (WiFi) adapter driver also causes problems connecting to network & internet. Let’s update or reinstall the network adapter driver with the latest version.

  • Press the “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard Click on “Device Manager”
  • This will list all installed device drivers list on your PC
  • Search for the network adapter/drivers from the device list,
  • right-click on it and then select “Uninstall”.
  • On the un-installation window, if you have an option: “Delete the driver software for this device” you may select that and then remove the corrupted drivers from the computer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it and restart the computer if prompted.
  • After the restart, you may again open the Device Manager and then click on the “Scan for hardware changes” button at the top of the Device Manager window and check if Windows 10 detects the network devices and installs an appropriate driver for it automatically. I

Update Driver Software from the Manufacturer’s website:

If the issue occurs due to corrupt Network Drivers, then you may refer to the manufacturers’ website and install the latest Network adapter/drivers for the device.

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

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