Fix For DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN or DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN Error in Google Chrome Browser:
As far as the internet browsers are concerned Google’s Chrome web browser has been taking up the top position when it comes to the speed. Apart from the speed, Google Chrome offers a lot of customisation, and its swift way of handling web pages is quite brilliant.
All of these things make it a ‘powerful’ browser out there, isn’t it? Well, let me quote Spidey’s quote for you, ‘With great power comes great responsibility‘ Google Chrome is, therefore, can be crippled by many most common errors like dns_probe_finished_nxdomain, and it is unable to fix itself.
Before discussing various methods to solve this issue, let’s just quickly learn about the cause and effect of DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error.
Cause of DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error in Chrome
Well, if you perform a quick google search you’ll be able to find a lot of posts where people are seeking for the solution and the fix for dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error, so it is pretty much clear that this is quite familiar with all the machines. Don’t worry, it is just a temporary issue, and the cause of the DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error can be many.
The most common reason behind the occurrence of this error is because of some DNS configuration mismatching. The mismatching can occur at any level; at the level of your modem/router, at the level of your Internet service provider and it can even occur because of some conflict or mismatch of DNS servers on your PC too. And it leads to internet connectivity issues.
So, here are some of the methods to get rid of DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN problem. Let’s jump right into it;
Solution for fixing dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error in Chrome
Well, as the problem is widespread, there can’t be a single fix for all. There are a lot of fixes available for rectifying the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error.
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Here are some that worked in gaining back the internet connectivity for us;
Changing the DNS address manually to correct dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error
As DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN is caused because of the probable blockade of the DNS servers associated with your internet service provider or the modem you can manually change it to Google’s Public DNS servers. Here is how you can do that;
- On a Windows machine, hover over the Wi-Fi/Internet connection icon on the taskbar and right click on it.
- Now open the ‘Open the Network and Sharing’ center.
- On the left pane, make sure to click on the ‘Change Adapter Settings’
- Now right click on your active Internet Connection and then click on ‘Properties‘.
- Select and highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on the Properties option.
- Now, you’ll be shown with the options to feed in the details manually. [Read: Fix USB Device Not Recognized Error]
- Choose ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and enter in these DNS addresses:
Preferred DNS Server: 126.96.36.199
Alternate DNS Server: 188.8.131.52
- Now, check on the ‘Validate settings upon exit’ button and click ok.
- Now click ok to exit from the Properties menu of Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
- It’ll take a few seconds, and you’ll be able to see your internet working again
- Now open Google Chrome and enter in some URL and hit enter, dns_probe_finished_nxdomain is now fixed.
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Performed this step and still receiving DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error? Here is another fix for you;
Reset Adapter to fix dns_probe_finished_nxdomain using Command Prompt
The next option to resolve dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error is by resetting the network Adapter settings (applied to both Wireless and Ethernet).
- Look for command prompt via using the search feature in the Start Menu.
- Now, hover your cursor on the command prompt option and right click on it and then choose ‘Run as Administrator‘.
- Using the Command Prompt with elevated controls allows it to reset the adaptors more efficiently.
- Now press yes when prompted to allow Command Prompt to run using administrator privileges.
- Now feed in the following commands one by one and hit enter. (Tip: you can copy the entire string and just paste it on the command line input on the command prompt by just right clicking.)
Here is the list of commands;
ipconfig /release ipconfig /all ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /renew netsh int ip set dns netsh winsock reset
- After you’ve performed this step, now simply close all the running applications and programs and restart your PC.
Now when the PC boots up, just run Google Chrome and check whether the error dns_probe_finished_nxdomain is appearing or not.
If your internet is still not working, proceed to the next method.
Resetting Google Chrome Browser (flags) to rectify dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error
Sometimes, the issue pertains to the browser itself and not the DNS settings. In that case, you can either uninstall the browser from your system (remove all the data), which is actually will delete all your valuable data, such as browsing history, saved passwords and bookmarks, etc.
You can alternatively reset the chrome browser and start using it from scratch without uninstalling the program. Here is how you can do that;
- Fire up the Google Chrome browser and type ‘chrome://flags/’ in the address bar and hit enter.
- Now, look for the option to ‘Reset all to default‘.
- It’ll ask you to confirm your action and hit the ‘yes’ button, and you’ll be good to go.
- Your Google Chrome browser is as good as a freshly installed one.
- Set things up once again and try to browse the internet.
- Everything must work fine now.
Final Words about DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error
These are some of the most common solutions for dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error, and the solution provided by us works for majority of the users. Sequentially give these a try, and if you still can’t access the internet, you can get back to us, and we’ll help you out.