Dns probe finished nxdomain is an error that usually prevents users from accessing a website due to network configuration

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Solution 1. Reset all experimental features to default

Google Chrome has experimental features which are accessible by entering this “chrome://flags/” in the browser web address. If some of this is enabled it might be the caused of the problem “Dns probe finished nxdomain”, please set all settings to default. 

  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.
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Solution 2. Flush and renew DNS

 If the problem Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain is caused by the DNS setting, the instruction below will reset your DNS.

  1. Right-click Windows Start and select Command Prompt (admin).

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  2. Type in ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.
  3. Type in ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
  4. Type in ipconfig /registerdns and press Enter.
  5. Then restart your computer and try again.
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Solution 3. Configure your DNS Address

Misconfigured DNS address could also cause Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain. Configuring your DNS address might resolve the problem. Especially if you set Google DNS server which is and

  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 for the Preferred DNS server. 
  7. Input for the Preferred DNS server.
  8. Enable Validate settings upon exit.
  9. Then press OK and restart your computer.
  10. Try using Chrome again.
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Solution 4. Run Windows in a Clean boot

You might be running a software which configures your DNS or any network configuration causing Dns probe finished nxdomain. Running Windows in a Clean boot will disable all third-party software. Please follow the instructions below, it might help resolve the problem.

  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 using Chrome again.
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Solution 5: Check your router and modem

If your network configuration is not set to default please reset. Also, your network hardware might be the cause of the problem “Dns probe finished nxdomain”.

Power cycle the router and the modem

  1. Turn off both devices.
  2. Unplug the power adapter for both your modem and router for 30 seconds.
  3. Plug in the power adapter and try Netflix again.

Reset Router by pressing the reset button and then try to connect to the internet. 

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Connect your device directly to your modem

  1. Unplug the power adapter of your modem for 30 seconds.
  2. Plug in the power adapter.
  3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the modem or connect directly using Wifi.
  4. Wifi: Check if you have a good signal. If not, transfer the device or the modem/router near to each other.
  5. Ethernet cable: Check if the cable is in good condition. Test by using a spare or borrow an Ethernet cable.
  6. Try using Chrome again. 

NOTE: If all of the above did not work, call your Internet service provider. They might be the cause of the problem or the modem they provided is broken.

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