Facing DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN is one of the most common error that the users usually go through while surfing internet via different web browsers. But as per the user opinions it has been found that this Error code DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN is most common for Google chrome users. What actually happens is that while trying to access a particular webpage or website via Google chrome it starts throwing an error message saying DNS lookup failed (You can check below about the complete error message in detail). When I faced this Error for the first time I was like How do I fix DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN Error but eventually after surfing over Internet for long hours I finally managed to get hold of the issue. The below mentioned fix fully works for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7.

Why this Error Code DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Google Chrome is so critical ?

Well when you start encountering this error it prevents you completely from accessing any websites or webpages therefore it is quite critical and can really harm your productivity while working so it is important to get rid of this error. Check below what the error message exactly says.

“The server at any website can’t be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website’s name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.”

Possible Reasons associated for Chrome DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error Code :

As clear from the reason error message this issue results because of mismatch or incorrect DNS configuration whose primary function is to resolve the or translate the names or addresses and when it fails for translation users starts facing DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN ERROR in Google Chrome resulting into DNS lookup fails. So if you are facing with DNS lookup failed or webpage not available then proceed on with the below given DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Fix Google Chrome.


Before fixing any kind of issue it is important to get familiarized with the kind of error and the possible reasons that might be associated with the issue which I have shared above, so first read the above mentioned points and then try the below mentioned solutions or fixes for chrome DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error code. Because of the uncertainty of the actual reasons associated behind the error message, there are several methods available which you can try one by one until your issue is resolved from the root.

Method – 1 : Restart your System (Often the Simplest Way to Get Rid of such Errors)

Restarting the system doesn’t have very much high success rate in resolving the issue but there are few users for which restarting the system solved the issue and therefore considering the simplicity and the non technical method I have positioned this method on first priority because if just restarting the system fixes your issue then you are quite lucky as you don’t have to dig much further into technical things.

  • Close Google Chrome along with all other applications (Make sure to save your current data) -> Proceed on with restarting your system -> After restart open Google chrome and try accessing the web-pages and see if that work’s or not and if not proceed on with the below given alternative methods.

Method – 2 : Reset your Google Chrome Settings

As I discussed above this error is most common with Google chrome, so try reseting your Google Chrome web browser settings to its default settings and see if that fixes your issue or note. To reset Google chrome settings to default settings just follow the below mentioned steps :

  • Open your Google Chrome Web Browser and in the URL address bar type chrome://flags/ to access the experiments page. Here on the right hand side you will see an option to Reset your Google Chrome settings to Default settings with name as “Reset all to default” as shown below in the screen shot.
  • Now after checking the “Reset all to default” option just restart your Google Chrome web browser and check if that resolves your issue or not and if not just proceed on with the below given alternative methods.

Method -3 : Using Command Prompt (Flush DNS)

Flushing DNS is one of the best means for resolving DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN chrome error code and why is it important and How flushing DNS can help to get rid of this error just read below.

How Flushing DNS helps and Why is this so important ?

Actually what happens is that most of the operating systems (Be it Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OSX) and DNS clients tends to automatically cache IP addresses and  other DNS results in order to speed up the processing or accessing the same subsequent requests to the same hostname. Therefore because of this automated caching sometimes bad results are also cached and these bad results must be cleared in order to communicate with the host correctly. So by clearing your DNS cache you can resolve this error code.

  • Open Windows Command Prompt with Run As Administrator Privileges and there start typing the following commands one by one and press Enter after each command for the execution of that particular command.

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /all

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

netsh int ip set dns

netsh winsock reset

  • That’s it now restart your system and open Google chrome web browser and check if flushing the DNS has resolved your issue or not.

Method – 4 : Restart Your DNS Client from Windows Services

Restarting the DNS client from Windows running Services can also fix the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error in your PC and to do so Open RUN Command box and type services.msc to open the Services Window.

  • There scroll down a bit and look for “DNS Client” and once found just right click on it and select Restart so as to restart the “DNS Client”


  • Now try opening Google chrome and start accessing the webpages and check if the issue is resolved or not.

Method – 5 : Change DNS Server Address / DNS Settings

It is often better to use the Public DNS Server address or Open DNS Address instead of what has been provided by your ISP or configured in your modem. So start using the Public and open DNS Server addresses by which you will not only be able to get rid of this error but will also help you increase your Internet performance as well.

  • Go to your Network Settings i.e. Network and Sharing Center -> Change Adapter Settings -> From there just select the network adapter that you are currently using and Perform a Right Click on that particular network adapter and select Properties.
  • Now Go to Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) -> Click on Propertties -> Select Use the following DNS Server addresses and there fill the following server addresses as shown in the screen shot.


Preferred DNS Server:

Alternate DNS Server:

Method – 6 : Check for any VPS Clients Installed on Your System

If you are using any VPS Clients then try disabling that for temporary time period and check if disabling the VPS client fixes your issue or not. If it is fixed then it is better to uninstall the VPS Client services from your system.

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