4 Quickest Ways to Fix Error Code DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

Are you getting  DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error? 

Want to know what the heck it is?

And How to fix it? Then you are in the right place.

The error “DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN” is a common problem occurred in browsers.


The DNS (Domain Name System) misconfiguration & errors can cause the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.” The blame goes to the website servers and browser misconfigurations.

The human language use “YouTube.com” to visit the site.

The browser notes the domain name you typed in the clipboard, and then it searches for the IP address that leads to “YouTube.com.” The wrong IP address leads to “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” error.

The error message is different in every browser.

Chrome: “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAINThis site can’t be reached, or This webpage is not available.

Mozilla: “Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site – We can’t connect to the server at domain.com.

Edge: “Hmmm… can’t reach this page – Make sure you’ve got the right web address: https://example.com!


Usually, the error occurs almost on every browser in existence. Do not blame the browser or operating system for the errors. We have to fix the problem by getting rid of the old information in all formats. There are several reasons why the “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” occurs, and we have compiled a list of solutions to tackle all issues.

Solution #1: Restart “DNS Client” Manually

Windows runs many services behind the curtain, and you can monitor them manually. One wrong configuration or a program can mess up the DNS client.

Users can fix the issue by manually restarting the DNS client.

Step 1: Press Windows key + S and type “services” and hit enter.


Step 2: Scroll down until you find “DNS Client”, then click to select it and right-click mouse for more options.

Step 3: In the options, you can find “restart” and click on it to fix the issue. However, the option greyed out in my case, so click on “properties” to continue.

Step 4: Click on “stop” and wait for a minute or so, then click on “start” to complete the process.

Step 5: Click on “ok,” and then “apply” to save changes.

In my case, the options have greyed out. Move on to the next solution to fix the issue.

Solution #2: Restore Chrome Flags

If the network & sites are working fine on other desktop browsers and smartphones connected to same Wi-Fi network, and then the problem must be with Chrome browser.

Step 1:  Launch chrome browser and copy & paste the URL “chrome://flags” and hit enter to proceed.

Step 2: The URL takes you to the browsers FLAGS page and click on “restore to all default.”

Step 3: The function automatically restores every setting to default and the notification to “RELAUNCH” button available at the bottom of the page.

Restart your Chrome browser to make the changes successful.

Solution #3: Renew IP Address

The Windows operating system saves the IP address, and it saves them in the core system. Releasing the IP helps the users to get rid of the old information. Renewing the database gathers the updated information and it replaces the old IP address.

Step 1: Windows key + S and then type “CMD” and run it as administrator.

Step 2: In the command prompt, type “ipconfig /release” and hit enter. Wait for ten seconds to complete the releasing process and then move on to the next step.

Step 3: In the next step, type “ipconfig /flush DNS and hit enter. The old DNS configuration transferred to the trash bin.

Step 4: Type “ipconfig /renew” and hit enter. The new IP configuration & DNS updated in the database.

Step 5: Wait for ten seconds to finish the old processes and type “netsh int ip set dns” and hit enter. Wait for ten seconds to let the CMD finish the entered process.

Step 6: In the last step, type, “netsh Winsock reset” and hit enter.

Restart the computer after the CMD processes are completed. Remember, the solution does not affect the performance of the network adapter.

If the problem does not resolve, then do not worry about the solution. The computer won’t suffer from deeper errors, and the situation won’t get even worse.

Solution #4: Restart Network Adapter

The network adapter behaves strangely in a few laptops, and we face the issue with Wi-Fi adapter frequently in a month. By restarting the network adapter resolves the issue and it will also renew the IP configuration.

The following solution works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8-edition, and Windows 10.

Step 1: Windows key + S and type “control panel” and hit enter.

Step 2: Now, click on “network and internet” to proceed.

Step 3: In the next page, click on “network and sharing center.”

Step 4: In the left side panel, you can find the option “change adapter settings” and click on it to proceed.

Step 5: The next page contains network adapters like LAN, Wi-Fi, and VPN. You have to select the active connection, and in my case, it’s the Wi-Fi adapter.

Click to select the adapter and right-mouse click to view more options and click on disable. After the adapter is disabled, then click on “enable” to restart.

The error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” resolves in a few moments.

Solution #5: Use CCleaner

We are using CCleaner Windows cleaning software for almost six years, and it has not disappointed us. The cleaner capable enough to find trash from the core system and you can delete them for better performance. The cleaner also detects files that cause errors in your computer and registry cleaner is an important aspect.

Download & install the CCleaner on your Windows 10.

  1. Click on “Applications” and select everything in the list.
  2. Click on “Windows” and select everything in the list except “wipe free space.”
  3. We have selected everything, but remember, the CCleaner will remove saved form data like browsing history, passwords, network passwords, games shortcuts, session information, explorer recent shortcuts and more.
  4. Do not select “wipe free space.”

In the next step, click on “analyze” and let the program analyze the removable files from the computer. Read the information & files the CCleaner will remove and click on “run cleaner” to complete the process.

Restart the computer to finalize the changes.

You can also check out this video to fix the error:


The CCleaner is a free program, so do not worry about the premium version. The error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” gets resolved with a few simple steps. In case, if the problem is not resolved, then use another browser. Let us know what do you think about the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN solutions in the comment section below.

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