Does Google Chrome Browser prevent you from accessing websites with Error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN or DNS probe finished nxdomain? As the name suggests, this is a DNS related error. May The DNS Settings changed, Not configured properly, DNS client Service not Running etc. Now You Have question What is DNS ? And why Chrome Browser Showing dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error while open web pages ?

What is DNS and How It works ?

Lets First underStand What is DNS and how it works on windows computer. DNS stand for Domain Name System, Which Translate ( Resolve ) Hostname to IP Address and IP Address Into Hostname. For Ex When we type the Web Address ( ) The DNS service resolves this to IP address such as etc ( because Computer only understand numbers and we human being easily remember Hostnames, And DNS service make it easier for us )

If due to any Reason This DNS service unable to Resolved IP address or Hostnames, Chrome can’t fetch IP Address. As a result, Chrome can’t access web page successfully and it shows this error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.


After Understand What is DNS, How It works on Windows Computer or Chrome Browser And Why chrome Browser showing DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. Let’s Check How To fix This dns probe finished nxdomain error.

Basic Solutions To Apply

Before Apply Bellow solutions First check some Basic Things which may cause this DNS probe finished nxdomain error. First Check you have a stable working Internet connection.

Also Install A good Antivirus or Anti-malware Application with latest updates and perform A full system scan to make sure any Virus, Malware infection not causing the Issue.

Run Free System Optimizer like Ccleaner to clean Browser cache, Cookies, history also clear system error, Junk, memory dump files etc. And fix broken corrupted windows registry problems.

Also Disable Chrome Extensions : To do this open Chrome browser type chrome://extensions/ on address bar and hit enter. This will display all installed extension list simply uncheck to disable the same.

Reset Network Configuration Settings

First Reset the Network Configuration Setting to default Setup to make Sure Network and internet connection not causing the issue. To do this open Command prompt as administrator and perform bellow commands one by one and hit enter to execute.

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset

After Complete these commands simply Restart windows to take Changes effective. Now open Chrome Browser and open the web page check There is no more dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error. If still having same problem fallow next step.

Try Network Reset:

For windows 10 latest build users There is a Feature Called Network Reset which help to troubleshoot the most common network related problems with one click. To Run this open Settings by press Win + I, Go to Network & Internet. Now scroll down and click on network Reset option and fallow on screen instructions. After complete the reset process Restart windows and open chrome browser check working properly without any errors.

network reset option
network reset option

Restart DNS Client Service

Also If due to some Reason DNS client Service is not running Or Stuck At not responding this will be cause dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error. Mostly Restarting the Service may resolve the issue.

To do this open Windows Services by press Win + R, Type Services.msc and hit enter key. Then scroll down and look for service named DNS client, If the service is running simply Right Click on it and select Restart. Or If the Service is not started then Double click on it change the startup type to Automatic and click Start next to Service service status to Run the Service. After Doing this changes open Chrome Browser or Get a fresh start by Restart windows and check the Web pages open properly without any Error.

Restart DNS client Service
Restart DNS client Service

Change DNS Address 

Also manually Assign The DNS Address by fallowing bellow steps and check dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error solved for you.

To Assign DNS Address Manually Open Network connections by Press Win + R, Type ncpa.cpl and hit the enter key. Here Right-click on Active Ethernet / WiFi Adapter and select properties. Then Double Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select radio button use the following DNS server Addresses. Set the DNS as Preferred DNS Server: and Alternative DNS Server:

Change DNS Address on Windows 10
Change DNS Address on Windows 10

Dont Forget to check mark on Validate settings upon Exit, Click Ok Apply and Close the Network connection window. Now Restart windows, After that open Google Chrome and open any web page hope there is no more dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error.

Reset Chrome Experimental Features

Reset Chrome Experimental Features to default setup is another most working solution fix different Chrome browser related errors include dns_probe_finished_nxdomain.

To do this open Chrome browser then type chrome://flags/ on browser address bar and hit enter. Next click on Reset All to default and Restart Chrome Browser. Now check chrome browser display web pages without any errors.

Disable Any VPN Temporarily

Some VPN (Virtual Private Network) or Antivirus software may block the DNS. If you’re using a VPN or Antivirus software, disable them temporarily and check to see if the problem is resolved.

These are some most working solutions to fix DNS probe finished nxdomain Error on Google Chrome. I hope After apply Above solutions dns_probe_finished_nxdomain will be get resolved for you. Still have any query, suggestion or face any difficulty while apply above solutions feel free to discuss on comments below. Also Read Fix One or More Network Protocols Are Missing on this Computer