DNS Probe Finished NxDomain: There are often times when we try to access a website using the Google Chrome browser. But the Google chrome gets fail to fulfill the request instead it comes with the error that says “This webpage is not available.” However, if you look little closer, you would see another line that says “DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error.”
Now the question is how do you fix the DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error? However, before we answer this question. Let us mention the reason behind this issue.
Well in simple words, you can say that whenever you use Chrome browser to access a website and in return, you get to see the DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error. Then it simply means the website is temporarily down and the DNS lookup has failed.
In other words, whenever you try to access a website, your browser takes help from the DBS server and converts the browser name into an IP address.
However, sometimes the DNS server gets failed to provide Chrome the sufficient information related to the webpage. Hence, as a result, you end up seeing the DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error.
So how do fix this issue? Well fixing this issue is not as hard as it seems. Instead, there are a couple of steps that you need to follow. So let’s look at the steps to fix the Chrome issue.
How to Fix the DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error?
DNS Probe finished NxDomain error occurs due to many reasons, In my case, it was a small error. At first, the error may seem small but it can ruin your day like it did to me. This is how I fixed the error on my computer.
Method #1: Clear Chrome Browser Cache:
By clearing the chrome browser cache sometimes, you can fix the issue easily. As google chrome saves the web pages and browsing data as a cache. So whenever you try to access a website that you have visited earlier loads quite faster. Also in some cases, it prevents a website from displaying new contents on a webpage.
But if you decide to clean the chrome browser cache. Then the Chrome browser will again download the cache files, and as a result, you would get to see an update page.
In other words, the website that you are trying to access might be live by now. But your chrome browser cache is preventing it from loading. But if you clear the cache files, then there is a high chance that it will fix the “DNS Probe” issue. Anyway here are the steps that you have to follow:
- At first, launch the Chrome browser.
- From the upper right corner click on the three dots.
- Then go to the More tools and select “Clear Browsing Data.”
- Now a new page will open, and from here you have to select “All Time” option under the time range menu.
- In the end, click on Clear Data button.
Now go ahead and try to access the website that you were trying to access. If everything works perfectly fine, then you are good to go. Else you can flush the DNS cache.
Method #2: Flush DNS Cache:
- First of all launch the Command Prompt or CMD with Administration rights.
- Then you have to type down the ipconfig /flushdns command and hit the enter key.
- Once the command is executed, you are all done.
Now go ahead and try to access the website and we hope you would not see any issues. Apart from this, you can also try out resetting the network adapter.
Method #3: Reset Network Adapter:
- At first launch the Comand Prompt or CMD with Admin rights.
- Then type down the netsh winsock reset
- Once the command is executed, restart your computer.
This simple hack can also fix the DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error. However any of these does not work, then you can try is switching to Google DNS.
Method #4: Switch To Google DNS:
- At first right click on the wifi icon located at the bottom right of your computer screen.
- Then click on Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Then click on the wifi name.
- Go to the properties.
- From here select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click on properties.
- A new menu will open. From here select the Use the following DNS server addresses.
- Then enter the 188.8.131.52 at the first box and 184.108.40.206 at the second box.
- Click on Ok button to save the settings.
This simple hack can also fix the DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error. However any of these does not work, then you can try Restarting your DNS Client.
Method #5: Restarting the DNS Client:
Sometime your dns client could also be the reason for the problem. So follow the steps mentioned below to find out on how you can restart you dns client.
- Press Windows Key + R to open the Run Dialog Box.
- Now type services.msc in the run dialog and click on Ok to open the services window.
- Now scroll down until you find DNS Client.
- Now right-click on DNS Client option and choose the restart option.
- This will Restart the dns client.
This simple hack can also fix the DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error. However any of these does not work, then you can try restore your Chrome browser to default settings.
Method #6: Restore Chrome to Default Settings
Restoring chrome to its default setting can easily fix the issue if the problem is with Google Chrome.
- Open this url: chrome://flags/
- Now click on Reset All to Default and then restart chrome.
- That will reset chrome to default and hopefully also solve your problem.
This simple hack can also fix the Error. However any of these does not work, then you can try Disable DNS Prediction Services.
Method #7: Disable DNS Prediction Services/Fix DNS Probe
- Open the settings by tapping on the three dots button of Google Chrome.
- Scroll down and find “Show advanced settings”, Click on that.
- Here you will see an option of ‘Use Prediction Services to Load the Pages more Quickly’
- Uncheck that option and then restart your browser.
DNS_Probe_Finished_NxDomain is one of the most common errors in Google Chrome. After trying out the above methods it would have surely solved your problem. If you have any questions then do comment below.