Many times, while browsing the internet, we might encounter the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error. The main reason behind the error code is that DNS (Domain Name Server) fails to translate the domain name into IP address. What happens is that it is not possible for a human to remember the numeric IP address, so DNS helps in the process by translating the domain name into IP address. The error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” depicts that DNS server is not able to resolve the domain name, i.e., ‘non-existing domain’.

Below are the easy solutions provided to fix the error code “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN”:

Solution 1: Change the DNS IP Address

Step 1: At first, you need to the right click the network icon on the right side of the taskbar and choose the option Open Network and  Internet Settings.

Step 2: A new window will appear and then click on Change Adapter Settings.

Step 3: Now, a window will appear showing all the connections on the system and now right-click the connection where the problem DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN lies.

Step 4: When you right-click the connection, the list of options will appear and choose Properties now.

Step 5: Popup will appear and now select  Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

Step 6: Now, click on the Properties button and again window will appear showing Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) properties. Here you can alter the DNS settings. Now fill the Preferred DNS Server as and Alternative DNS Server as in the text box.

Step 7: Last step is to click on the Ok button, and your problem will be solved.

Solution 2: Temporary Disabling Antivirus and VPN (Virtual Private Network)

If you have any Antivirus and  VPN running on the system, you just need to close them(disable them) as these softwares override your system network settings, i.e., these software conflict with the DNS servers and closing or disabling these softwares help in resolving the error  DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.

Solution 3: Reset Chrome Settings

In some systems, by chance, chrome settings get changed itself. So the user gets an error on the screen. So to resolve the issue by changing your settings to default follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open your chrome and enter chrome://flags.

Step 2: Now click on the button Reset all to default.


Step 3: Last step is to restart your browser.

Solution 4: Flush the DNS

The error code DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN occurs because of the DNS issue so the problem can be solved by flushing the DNS. Follow the below steps for flushing the DNS:

Step 1: First step is to press the Windows and R key collectively to open the Run box.

Step 2: Type cmd in Run box and click Ok.


Step 3: Command Prompt window will appear and type the command “ipconfig/flushdns” to flush the DNS and press Enter.


Step 4: At last, Reboot your system and your problem will be solved.

Solution 5: Restart the DNS

Sometimes, Restarting the DNS can also help in fixing the error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN. The below-provided steps help in Restarting the DNS:

Step 1: First step is to press the Windows and R key collectively to open the Run box.

Step 2: Type services.msc in Run box and click Ok button.


Step 3: A new window showing Services will appear and search for DNS Client.


Step 4: Now you need to the right click the DNS Client option, drop down menu will appear.

Step 5: Choose Restart among the options and DNS will Restart.

Solution 6: Fixing Error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN in Android

Follow the below provided easy steps to solve the error in your smartphones:

Step 1: Open the Settings app and then click on the Wi-Fi option.

Step 2: Long press the network you are connected to in your smartphone.

Step 3: Choose the option Modify Network.

Step 4: Next step is to click on Advanced options and choose the IP settings as Static.

Step 5: Now, enter the DNS 1 and DNS 2 IP Addresses in their respective text fields.

Step 6: Last step is to click on the Save button and again connect the network. Your problem will be solved.

Solution 7: Restarting the System

If by chance, none of the above solutions works, the last option to try is to Restart the system and even your Router. Hence, Restarting the system can also help in fixing the error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.


So, try the above-mentioned solutions to fix the error of DNS  in the system. Also, by just cleaning up the cache memory, recycle bin, history, cookies you can easily solve the error.


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