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Updated on December 7, 2019
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David Russel is Internet Geek or techie and Part time writer, He writes about Internet issues and its solutions



Internet a very Vast and Complex technology for a human being so far. With complexity and easy doing it also brings some issues and error. Like this there is a Error which you usually face while using internet, its" DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN ". Many users have no idea what is this error and why it happens?

Let us Understand what it is first .

The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error usually appears in the Google Chrome browser. However, this problem may annoy users of Windows, Mac or Android systems. If something is wrong with the Internet DNS settings, Chrome may display a gray window., Or Appears when a failure occurs in the DNS or internet configuration. When this happens, you will not be able to access the website you have requested. In this case it is important to know what are the possible causes and solutions, as well as how to carry them out in order to continue browsing normally.

After knowing what is this error all about and why it happens, Now you will be eager to know about its solutio .

1. Restart The DNS client Service

The DNS client service is responsible for saving the DNS domain names that are enabled on Windows 10. When you restart it, it is possible that the service, if it has suffered an error, is reactivated correctly.

The step by step to restart it is as follows:

* Access the Start option to reach the Windows search box and type the services.msc command

* On the next screen you must locate the " DNS Client " option and by right-clicking select the " Restart " option (if it is not available, it is a sign that there is no error in the operating system )

2. Repair the Hosts File

It is complicated that the error still seems to you if you have followed all the steps that we have indicated in the tutorial one after another, but if it persists, we will try the last possibility we have at our disposal which is the to repair the Hosts file.

This is an essential Windows configuration file, since the domains can be associated with the corresponding IP addresses.

However, at any given time it is possible to avoid any configuration error in the file itself, so that day the reason why the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error could occur that prevents us from accessing the page we want to visit.

3. Release and renew IP address

When we try to access the address of a website, the associated IP address will be stored in the DNS cache. What is achieved in this way is to accelerate the loading time on subsequent visits. However, if the cache is outdated or presents some type of error, it is convenient to release and renew the IP address. The step by step is as follows:

  • Access the command prompt as administrator and enter the following command to release the IP : ipconfig / release
  • To clear the DNS cache enter the command: ipconfig / flushdns
  • Then you must renew the IP address using the command: ipconfig / renew
  • Reset the network catalog using the command: nesth winsock reset

4. Disable VPN networks

The VPNs are private networks that are used as secure method to access public networks internet connection. The traffic that is generated will be encrypted so that there is no possibility that a third party can access the user's personal information.

If you are using any of these networks, you can check if they are causing the error "dns_probe_finished_nxdomain", temporarily disabling them.

5.Reset google Chrome to factory settings

If you have tried all the solutions mentioned above and have not yet managed to solve the error dns_probe_finished_nxdomain, a somewhat drastic solution, but one that can be very effective, is to restore Google Chrome to factory settings . In this way we can eliminate any configuration that is affecting the DNS server.

6. From Android

If you are an Android user in which battery can be removed. You need to turn off the device and remove the battery and wait for minimum 30 seconds. After that insert the battery again and check if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error has disappeared.

If you are using a smartphone with a non-removable battery, follow these steps:

1.Open Chrome
2.In the address bar type this address: chrome: // net-internals / # DNS
3.Click on DNS in the menu on the left.
4.Find the clear host cache button and click on it.
5.Click on the black arrow in the upper right corner of the screen.
6.In the pop-up window that appears, click on Clear Cache and on the Sockets options .
Restart Chrome
These methods should help you solve the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. However, if you are still experiencing problems when trying to fix it, you can try one of the following programs: Reimage or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.


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