4 Tricks to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error Chrome

4 Easy Steps to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Google Chrome. This is the most popular error on Google Chrome which can be seen on all OS. Not only Mac OS X, Linux, Windows 10, 8.1/8, 7 but it can also be seen on Android Cell Phones too.

So, here we’re going to solve DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Google Chrome with Windows 10, 8.1/8 and 7 OS. The same method will work Mac OS X, Linux and Android Cell Phone too. Follow us to fix it.

The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Google Chrome web browser(WB) can be seen in two ways.

  1. When you visit any site, Chrome browser match website addresses to its IP address and if failed or,
  2. Any DNS (Domain Name Servers) related issue found, you can get this error with “This Webpage is not available” tag. So, let’s fix it.
How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Google Chrome WB

How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Google Chrome WB

It’s very clear that its truly DNS issue or  IP stack of your computer or the DNS cache on the PC/router. OK, let’s clear one by one to each.

1-Step) By rebooting we can also fix DNS issue, if it was from network adapter. Reboot your PC 2-3 times, if not fixed.

2-Step) Also reboot your internet router (Any of in use ADSL, 4G or fiber). You must know that sometimes, our in-use internet router forward the DNS requests to ISP DNS server. In this case, if our router interrupted or couldn’t process these DNS requests from Google Chrome browser then Chrome will show DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error.

So reboot the router, it may fix the issue if, it was because of that.

Extra : ISP = Internet Service Provider.

3-Step) I think we don’t need to release or renew the IP or flush the DNS to clear cache. Because it can be fixed by easy resetting the “winsock” on your Windows 10 or 8.1/8 or 7 PC. Follow the steps below to do it.

1) First, Open the command prompt. (As Administrator).

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Windows 10 and 8

2) In command prompt type “netsh winsock reset catalog” and enter.


After complete the process, restart your computer.


4-Step) If the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN issue has fixed in chrome then no need to follow this step. But if not follow this step. Generally the 3rd step is work for 80% of the users but if it couldn’t for you then you’ll need to check the DNS settings (step by step) on the network adapter. There may be two issues:-

  1. Internet router or,
  2. ISP assigned DNS server.

If you are using Ethernet cable internet then change the wireless/LAN adapter (whatever you are using). To do it go to your network adapter and set any public open DNS servers manually. Follow how to set a public open DNS servers manually.

Step-1) Go to control panel => Network and internet => Network and sharing center => Change Adapter settings.

It’ll open a “Network Connections” Page. Now right click on WiFi and select properties. As shown below.

how to set a public open DNS servers manually

Step-2) Here you’ll need to an open DNS address manually. You can also use Google public DNS.

Think Also

Here you can get more open and free DNS services providers.

I hope you’ve fixed the error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN on Windows 10 and the Chrome browser is working fine but if couldn’t helped try next method.

If Nothing Helped

Step-1) Go to device manager and uninstall then again reinstall the network adapter (means, driver). It’ll fix IP stack (IPv4) error issue on you PC. The other things you can do :-

  1. Update the driver of network adapters.
  2. Update Windows OS.
  3. Also update Google Chrome browser.

Step-2) Try to work on other web browser on the same PC. If it’s working fine, no-error then, reset the chrome browser to defaults.

Step-3) To reset type chrome://flags/ in chrome’s address bar => click on Reset all to default”. That’s it. All done! Now it’ll set on defaults.

Hope this guide could fix the chrome error issue on your Computer.

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