Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain Windows 10

What is error message ‘Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’ in Windows 10?

“Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain” in Windows 10 is a DNS error that may prevent your system from resolving or translating the address.

 

How can you fix ‘Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Clearing the cache
  • Resetting the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Configuring your DNS address
  • Running Windows in a clean boot
  • Resetting experimental feature to default

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on October 2, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1. Clear the cache

“Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain” in Windows 10 could be caused by a network or browser cache.  To delete a network cache, turn off your modem router including your PC for at least three minutes. Removing the power in both devices, it would clear any cache stored on its memory. For the browser, see the guide below. 

  1. In Google Chrome address/ search bar, type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData.

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  2. In Clear the following items from, select the beginning of time.
  3. Check all checkbox below Clear the following items from.
  4. Then, click Clear Browsing Data.
Staff Answered on January 20, 2018.
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Solution 2. Reset Domain Name System (DNS)

“Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain” in Windows 10 could also be due to the DNS. Resetting the DNS may fix the problem. You could also manually change your DNS setting (see solution 3) or reset your PC network configuration. See guide below or watch the YouTube video here.

  1. Right-click Windows Start and select Command Prompt (admin).
  2. Type netsh int IP reset and press Enter key.
  3. Type ipconfig /release and press Enter key.
  4. Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter key.
  5. Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter key.
  6. Restart your PC to apply the changes.
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Solution 3. Configure your DNS Address

“Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain” in Windows 10 could also be due to the DNS.  Configuring your DNS address might resolve the problem. If you do not have any available DNS to use, you may want to use Google public DNS which is 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

Watch it here on Youtube.

  1. Right-click the network icon from the taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center.

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  2. Click Change adapter settings.
  3. Select the network icon you are using, then right-click and select Properties.
  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and click Properties.
  5. Enable Use the following DNS server addresses.
  6. Input 8.8.8.8 for the Preferred DNS server.
  7. Input 8.8.4.4 for the Preferred DNS server.
  8. Enable Validate settings upon exit.
  9. Then, press OK and restart your computer.
  10. Try browsing again.
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Solution 4. Run Windows in a clean boot

“Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain” in Windows 10 probably caused by a third-party software. A software that runs on start-up could be causing the problem, such as a proxy server, which may have configured your DNS. Running Windows 10 in a clean boot will disable all third-party software and may fix the error. See the instructions below or watch the YouTube video here.

  1. Click Windows Start, type in msconfig and then press Enter.

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  2. At the General tab, select Selective Startup.
  3. Uncheck the Load startup items.
  4. Go to services tab, check Hide all Mircosoft services and then click Disable all.
  5. Click Apply, then click OK and click Restart.
  6. Try browsing again.
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Solution 5. Reset experimental feature to default

Google Chrome has an experimental feature. If it so happened that it was enabled, it may also be causing “Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain” in Windows 10. Setting it back to default may help remove the problem, see instruction below.

  1. Open a new tab in Chrome.
  2. Type in chrome://flags/ into the address bar.

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  3. Click Reset all to default.
  4. Close or restart Google Chrome.
  5. Try browsing again.
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