How To Fix DNS Server not responding Error on Windows 10

DNS server not responding problem is one of the very common problems for Windows 10 users. When you try to connect to internet, You may face no internet connection problem. If you Run the Network Diagnostic tool find a problem with this message ‘Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding’.This is a terrible problem for a windows user. This Error Occur when the DNS server that translates a domain name doesn’t respond for any reason. Before move to Troubleshooting first lets know What is DNS And What are the reason Behind this DNS server not responding Error.

DNS stand for Domain name server is an end to end server which translates web addresses ( we provide for searching a particular page into the actual address of the web page. It resolves the physical address into IP address. Because computer only understand IP addresses ) so that you can access and browse the internet.

Reasons Behind DNS Server Not Responding Error

1. Due to corrupted DNS Service.

2. Due to security firewall certainly blocked your PC and working as an barrier, didn’t communicating with websites.

3. Any internal problem in the network adapter or router

4. May be any security firewall certainly blocked your PC and working as an barrier

Basic troubleshooting

1.  Power down the modem and the router.
2.  Disconnect all devices from the modem.
3.  Turn on the modem.
4.  Connect the router to the modem and turn on the router.
5.  Connect devices to the router and power up.

How to Fix DNS server not Responding Error

Change the DNS address

As the problem DNS server not Responding changing the DNS address can mostly fix your problem. Changeing the DNS address is the first step to fix DNS server not responding Error. To Do This

First go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.

Now click on Change Adapter Setting.

change adapter setting

Select your network adapter and right click on it and go to Properties.

Now double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

Now set your DNS. Use Preferred DNS: and Alternative DNS

change DNS address on windows 10
You also can use open DNS. That is and

Now open Command Prompt. To open it just go to Start and type CMD. Then press enter.

Type IPCONFIG /ALL and press enter.

ipconfig all

Now you will see your Physical Address. Right down it. Example: FC-AA-14-B7-F6-77

Now press Windows Logo Key + R from Keyboard to open RUN. In RUN, type NCPA.CPL and press enter.  Now go to your network adapter properties. Click on Configure and Select Advance Tab.
In Advance Tab, find Network Address in property section and select it.

advanced network settings

Now mark on value and type your physical address without dashes. Example:  My physical address is FC-AA-14-B7-F6-77. So i’ll type FCAA14B7F677.

Now click on OK and restart your PC.

Flush The DNS of Your Computer

If the problem still stands, then you will have to “flush the DNS” to fix the problem. Follow the below steps in order to “flush the DNS”.

first right click on start menu and select command prompt (admin)

This will open Command prompt then type in ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter. This will remove all the DNS cache entry which just might resolve the problem.

If not then also type in the following command and press Enter after each of them.
Frist type ipconfig /release and hit enter key to release the current IP address.
Again Now type ipconfig /renew and press enter key to renew a new Ip address from DHCP.
Now Type ipconfig /registerdns to register the DNS address  and last type netsh winsock reset hit enter key.
Once done, restart your computer and check if the problem still exists.

Re-adding Winsock Registries to Fix DNS Server not Responding

To fix DNS server not responding what you can do is readding winsock registries. You can backup it and delete the orginals. Then restart your PC. Again, Add it from the backup and restart your windows computer.

First of all, Press Windows Key + R from keyboard to open RUN.
Type regedit and press Enter.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services.

Right click on Winsock and select Export.

Now, Give it a name for example winsock1.reg and click on Save.

winsock backup save Do the same thing for Winsock2.

Now, Again right click on Winsock and Winsock2 and select Delete to delete these registries.  Restart your PC.

Again, Open Windows registry editor and navigate to the same location.
regsitry import menu  Click on File from the menu and select Import. Select the backuped registry and click on open. after successfully import , Restart your PC again and check if it fixes the problem DNS server is not responding.

These are some best working solutions to fix dns server not responding Error on windows 10, 8.1 and 7 computers. I hope after perform this steps your problem will get solved. Still have any query suggestion feel free to comment bellow.

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