How to fix error 105?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error 105 is a DNS error that occurs when your computer is unable to connect to the DNS server. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including incorrect DNS settings, a DNS server that is down, or a firewall that is blocking access to the DNS server.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. Shut down your computer.
  2. Unplug all cables and remove any removable media (such as CDs or DVDs).
  3. Turn off your computer and wait a few minutes for the power to go off.
  4. Boot your computer from the installation media. (If you do not have installation media, you can download it from the Microsoft website.)
  5. Press F8 to enter the boot menu.
  6. Select your language and keyboard layout.
  7. Select your operating system.
  8. Select your boot device.
  9. Select your boot sequence.
  10. Press Enter to start your computer.
  11. If you are prompted to enter a password, enter the password.
  12. When your computer starts, you will see the Windows startup logo.
  13. If you are prompted to restart your computer, restart it.

2. Update your graphics drivers

  1. In Device Manager, double-click on the graphics card icon.
  2. On the Graphics Properties tab, click on the Driver tab.
  3. Under Driver Details, click on the Update Driver button.
  4. Browse to the location of the latest graphics driver package and click on the Open button.
  5. Click on the Yes button to install the driver.
  6. Click on the Close button to exit the Driver Details window.
  7. Restart your computer.

3. Adjust your computer's display settings

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Under "Display", click "Settings".
  3. Under "Display", click "Advanced".
  4. Under "Display", click "Settings".
  5. Under "Display", click "Advanced".
  6. Under "Display", click "Settings".
  7. Under "Display", click "Advanced".
  8. Under "Display", click "Settings".
  9. Under "Display", click "Advanced".
  10. Under "Display", click "Settings".
  11. Under "Display", click "Advanced".
  12. Under "Display", click "Settings".
  13. Under "Display", click "Advanced", and then scroll to "Color Management".
  14. Under "Color Management", click "Color Profile".
  15. Under "Color Profile", click the profile that you want to use.
  16. Under "Input Device", click "Complimentary Device".
  17. Click "OK".
  18. Click "Close".

4. Check your computer for viruses

To check your computer for viruses, you will need to install a virus scanning software. After the software is installed, open it and scan your computer for viruses. If you find any viruses, you will need to remove them.

5. Run a disk cleanup or repair utility

The steps to run a disk cleanup or repair utility vary depending on the utility. Some utilities require you to input a command line while others require you to open the utility and select a disk or files to clean.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Change your computer's power settings
  2. Contact your computer's manufacturer