If you’re one of millions of people using Google Chrome as your browser, it is possible at any time to get the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error. This issue seems to only affect Chrome users, and not those browsing the internet with Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The error is caused by DNS lookup failing when you try to access a certain webpage.
Before anything else, keep in mind it is vital to maintain your Windows PC clean and running smoothly. A lot of errors can crop up simply because you have corrupted or misplaced registry files and system files.
There are plenty of tools you can use to help with this issue, so try out a few and make sure you never neglect the basic maintenance of your system.
Alright, now on to the issue at hand. We’ll be going through a couple of methods to solve the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error.
Simply follow the steps as described below and hopefully your problems will be solved.
Fix #1: Flushing the DNS
Since we know this issue is related to DNS, we should first try to flush the DNS and see if that does any good. To do that, you will have to:
– Press [Windows Key] + 4 to open up the Run dialog box
– Open Command Prompt by typing in “cmd” followed by Enter (another way to do this is by pressing [Windows Key] + X and then clicking on Command Prompt Admin)
– Once you’re opened Command Prompt, simply type the following command and then hit Enter: netsh winsock reset catalog
– After executive the command, reboot your PC in order for the changes to take place. Now try to open the webpage you were having trouble with earlier. The issue should have sorted itself out.
Fix #2: Changing DNS settings
In case the first fix didn’t work, there’s another thing you can try, namely doing some adjustments regarding the DNS settings. Here are the steps you should follow this time:
– Right-click on the Network icon in your Taskbar and then go to Open Network and Sharing Center
– After a window opens up, click the Change Adapter Settings button you will find on the left pane
– This will display all your Network Connections – but you still have to find out which one is active and connected (it could be either a LAN or a Wireless Connection). Right-click on the active connection and then click Properties
– At this point, another window will appear. Find the part where it says Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then hit the Properties button underneath
– Now check the ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ button and input the values you see in the image below:
Preferred DNS Server: 126.96.36.199
Alternate DNS Server: 188.8.131.52
Finally, click OK and check to see if the problem is resolved in Chrome.
These two solutions should be enough to fix dns problems if you’ve encountered it while browsing with Chrome.
If not, you could also try reinstalling Google Chrome on your computer.