“This webpage is not available. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.”: Aren’t you able to browse your favorite website? Then, I am here to help you get rid of this error or problem from your PC. Actual reason hiding behind this error is DNS Lookup of particular website you tried to browse may be failed at that very moment.
“DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” is the Error that prevents users from accessing Websites. And it is the reason for the issues of Connectivity with Outside Services/Servers. And from the name itself you can get to know that, this is a DNS related error.
In reality, key function of DNS is the translatation operation of the Domain names into IP Addresses, and convert them into the Syntax that computers can understand. So, whenever your System fails to Resolve the Address you’re trying access, you get to see the error of “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” So, I’ll help you all to get rid of this Error in Easy&Simple ways in well-elucidated way, so that even a Noob can do these things by himself.
Every Problem has a Hidden Solution. Let us reveal them.
Methods to Fix “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” error:
#Method 1: DNS Flushing
As this is an issue occurred because of DNS, we shall try to Flush the DNS at first and check whether it helps or not.
Step 1: Hit Windows Key + R resulting in Run Command Box opening up.
Step 2: Type in CMD and press enter to Open up Command Prompt.(Open it with the Administrator Privilages.)
Step 3: Now, Command prompt opens up. Just simply enter/type the Below Text in Command Prompt and Hit Enter.
netsh winsock reset catalog
Step 4: Once you get to know that Command is completed, Reboot your PC. And then, check whether the Error still exists or not. If it exists, try on the next method.
Step 2: A Windows pops-up. In that Window, click on “Change Adapter Settings”
Step 3: Now, Find the Active Connection among the listed ones and Look-up for its properties.
Step 4: Right then, Another Window will Pop up. In that Window click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on Properties option leading by it.
Step 5: Now, Check whether the DNS Server Addresses are alike the ones in the below picture or not. If not, change their values to the instructed values as in the picture.
Preferred DNS Server: 18.104.22.168
Alternate DNS Server: 22.214.171.124
Step 6: Hit OK and check if you still face the same error of DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN. This will most probably settle the issue for maximum cases. If it doesn’t work, try next one.
This error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” can also be fixed by simply Resetting your Chrome settings to default. Follow the steps given below, to fix the error.
Open Google Chrome. And there, in the address bar type “chrome://flags/” and hit Enter.
It will open the “Chrome Flags Experiment” section. On the right side of the page, you can find “Reset all to default” button. Click the reset all to default and then just Restart your Chrome browser.
Clicking on it will be reset your Chrome settings to the default state. Now try opening the web page that was giving the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” error and see if the error has been resolved.
I hope all these methods are efficient to fix the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” error in a easy and simple manner. I personally checked all these methods and verified that they were worth-a-try to fix the error.
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