DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN is a very common error that people come across in Google chrome. The message may show up when you are trying to visit websites through chrome browser. To get this fixed, this guide will help you thoroughly with steps and tips.
What are the possible causes of the popping up of this message? (DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN)
- Windows PC malfunction
- MAC address error
- YouTube error
- Facebook Error
- Android issue
- Ubuntu error
So, with this guide, you will get a fair idea of how to deal with issues like these.
The fixes are as follows
1) Try Changing the Internet DNS Settings
To do that follow these steps:-
- Go to start menu on your desktop.
- Look for the control panel and click on it.
- Search for the “network connection” tab
- Click on the desired “network” and then right click
- Open the properties tab
- Look for “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and open the properties
- After that, click on the “Use the following DNS server addresses.”
- Then, add addresses 2 DNS consecutively
- Lastly, click on “apply” and then “ok” to complete the setup
With your DNS address getting fixed the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” issue
2) Try Restarting The DNS Client
- From the desktop select the start button.
- Search for “services” in the search tab and run it.
- Select “DNS CLIENT” option and open it.
- Right-click that option and select the “restart” option
This process will help you to restart the DNS client for your system, and with that, the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” error code should go away too.
3) How To Flush Your DNS With CMD
- Go directly to the start menu
- Open or search for command prompt and run it
- Type in “ipconfig /flushdns” there and run it
- Now you can flush and reset the DNS Client Resolver Cache contents
This process should flush the DNS immediately and resolve the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” error code issue with your chrome.
4) Disabling Or By Uninstalling Any Web Filtering Software (If Any)
In case you are using any web filter software, then uninstall or disable them by going through “change/remove program” tab in the control panel; then after doing that check if the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” error code persists or not.
5) Try resetting all you’re setting to chromes default setting state
To obliterate this “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” error code in your chrome browser, then try resting all the setting into its default state.
6) Disable Firewall Or Manage The Exclusion List Of Your Anti-Virus Software
Sometimes your anti-virus can quarantine your browser as a potential threat so be sure to check the list and add it to the exclusion list of your anti-virus software. Or in case you don’t have ant anti-virus software installed, you can always turn off window’s defender setting which might cause this above hindrance for your chrome browser. This process should solve the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” error code which is shown while using your chrome browser.
7) Try Resetting The IP & Catalog
- On your desktop, go to the start bar and open it
- Search for command prompt on the search tool and run it
- Once it open, type in “netshintip reset c:\resetlog.txt” or ”netsh Winsock reset catalog.” there and run these above commands (either of them should work)
- After that, restart your system
That should do a quick reset of your IP and catalog accordingly.
8) Lastly, Restarting/Rebooting Your OS
The easiest or working trick is to reboot or restart your system OS. If this error code is the temporary trouble, then opting this method should solve it but in any case, you can always start devising every possible solution for this issue.