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How to Fix DNS Probe Finished NxDomain Error in Chrome

When you are connected to the internet you will come across various errors on Google Chrome in Windows because it is something usual.

There are a great number of malware embedded in certain websites, and if you do not block the cookies and cache, then you may face a big problem while browsing. It is always necessary to download and install the songs, apps, and software from genuine and authorized sources only.

But, there are certain errors which come along with a code such as the ones called “DNS_Probe_Finished_NxDomain” This error is usually related to the internet connection which occurs when there is blockage of data which is sent to your device in the form of signals.

In this post, we are trying to solve your problem, the infamous DNS Probe Finished NxDomain error. As these are predominantly seen in Chrome browser in Windows 7, 8, and 10 versions, we’re going to discuss the solution for just that.


Method 1: Using Command Prompt to Reset DNS

Through this solution, we will be using some commands to reset the catalog IP and then renew it. Follow the below given steps for that:

  1. For this, you must open the command prompt by typing cmd in the search box of the Windows start menu.
  2. As soon as you see the option, you must right click on the option on the cmd.exe and choose the option ‘Run As Administrator.’ Or you can press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER while clicking on the Command prompt icon.
  3. Now you’ll be in the command prompt.  Here, type in the following or command line or just copy and paste it from here into the command promptL
netsh winsock reset

Now restart your computer and see if the problem is gone or not. If not, proceed to the next method.

Method 2: Resetting Chrome To Default

This is an extremely easy method to fix this problem, and it has worked for most of the users. The process is simple. You must type “chrome://flags/” in the address bar of Chrome and hit the enter button. You will see a dialog box appearing in front of you and click on “Reset all to Default” option.

reset chrome

This button is located on right side of the page, and as soon as you click this option, you must restart your browser and see if the problem is gone.

Method 3: Manually Assign the DNS Server

Amongst all other solutions, this is considered as one of the most effective, and it has worked for most of the people facing the same error. In this situation, when the DNS server obtained by your computer does not respond, you are likely to get the “DNS_Probe_Finished_NxDomain” message in your window. In this case, you should try changing the DNS server address with the more reliable one such as Googles or OpenDNS.

  1. All you have to do is, right-click on the network icon which is located at the bottom right corner of your screen and then chooses the “Open Network and Sharing Centre.”
  2. Then you must click on the option that says “Local Area Connection” and then hit “Properties” option which is present at the bottom left corner of the dialog box.
  3. You will see that a new will pop up on your screen and there you must select the option “Internet Protocol Version 4” and then click the “Properties” option again.
  4. After that, you must select the radio button “Use The Following DNS Server Addresses” and then in the “Preferred DNS Server” box, type the following:
  • Preferred DNS server:
  • Alternate DNS server:

Alternatively, you can also use OpenDNS. For that, use the following values:

  • Preferred DNS server:
  • Alternate DNS server:

DNS Probe finished nxdomain

You will see an option that says “Validate Settings Upon Exit” and you must click the checkbox present beside it. Then you must click “OK” and ensure if the problem with the website is fixed or not. You can find out more about different DNS Server Addresses and use it when you face the same problem again while browsing.

Method 4: Disable Antivirus Firewall

Your Windows Operating System is by default embedded with Antivirus Firewall. When you enable this feature, it is likely to cause some hindrances in internet connection and create some issues related to it. In this situation, all you have to do is disable the firewall if you are using the feature and then try to browse the websites which showed such errors.

If you found that error was resolved, then can re-enable the antivirus or firewall again in your system. If you see the recurrence of this error, then you can try using a different antivirus or firewall program. There are many such programs available on the web, and you can find the most suitable one and install it for your system.

Method 5: Uninstall Website Filtering System

There are certain systems which have website filtering software installed in it. This might be one of the reasons behind the error as many websites are not compatible with every other website filtering software available in the market. You must try to disable the software or uninstall it and then check the functioning of that particular website. If you are still getting the same message, then you must try to fix this problem by a different method.

Method 6: Power Cycle Computer and Router

This may sound a bit meaningless, but it has worked in some cases. You should try to unplug your computer from the power source (even after turning it off) and leave it in the same condition for about 5 to 10 minutes. Try the same thing with your router to ensure that no left over charge is present and the memory is clear.

Other methods to fix this problem

Many people have found that due to the old version of network driver this problem occurred. So they tried updating the same, and the error was gone. However, updating the same with device manager is may not solve the issue so you must try downloading it from a different source.

Similarly, this error may occur due to the accumulation of browsing data. Hence, you can solve this by deleting your browsing data, cache, and cookies. You can also try connecting to that website through a browser other than Google Chrome.

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There are some more errors like this one that can occur in your PC such as:

If you’re facing that too, follow the links above to get fix for that!


Therefore, we can conclude beyond any doubt that every technical problem comes with a solution. Not just one solution, but you can try many if your problem is not resolved. We hope we helped you with solving the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN (or DNS Probe Finished NxDomain) error on Chrome. Do let us know in comments if this helped, also comment down if you still have any doubts.

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