4 Tricks to Fix dns_probe_finished_nxdomain Error Chrome

Updated: (24-June 2022) 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 on Mac OS X, Linux, Windows 11/10, 8.1/8, and 7 but it can also be seen on Android Cell Phones too.

So, here we’re going to solve the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain Error in Google Chrome with Windows 11/10, 8.1/8, and 7 OS. The same method will work on Mac OS X, Linux, and Android Cell Phones too. Follow us to fix it.

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

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

How to Fix dns_probe_finished_nxdomain Error in Google Chrome WB

It’s very clear that it’s truly a DNS issue or the 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 the DNS issue if it was from the network adapter. Reboot your PC 2-3 times, if not fixed.

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


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


After completing the process, restart your computer.


4-Step) If the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN issue has been fixed in chrome then no need to follow this step. But if not follow this step. Generally, the 3rd step is working 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 server 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 open the DNS address manually. You can also use Google public DNS.


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 it couldn’t help trying the next method.

If Nothing Helped

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

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

Step-2) Try to work on another web browser on the same PC. If it’s working fine, with 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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