How to Fix dns_probe_finished_nxdomain in Chrome

Any computer system, which is certified to join any domain name system, is known as the DNS server. The main work done by the DNS servers is that they run special networking software and also contains a public IP address. It also consists of the database of the names and address of the network which are required by the other internet hosts.

The dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error is commonly found in the Windows 7/8.1/10 Google Chrome. The web page is not available for these windows in Google Chrome only; the problem does not occur on other browsers. All the issues related to the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error are somewhere associated with the DNS server of your system.


The dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error usually occurs because of the failure of the lookup of the DNS server of your system whenever you are trying to access a web page. This error can be temporary for your system and can be resolved by restarting the system; you need to change your internet settings to solve this problem.

VPN connection or antivirus can also be a reason of this error on your Google Chrome. So, if you disable them, then it might resolve the issue. But, there is no fix solution for this problem. You may consider these methods in order to work around this problem in your computer system.

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How to Fix DNS Probe Finished nxdomain in Windows 7/8/10

1. Restart the system

System rebooting is one of the solutions which can fix this error in your system if the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error is temporarily residing in your system. Before rebooting the system, do not forget to close all the programs running currently on the system and the, in particular, Google Chrome browser.  If this method works then, there is no need to change any settings in your system.

2. Clean the DNS

It might be possible that even after restarting the system, Google Chrome is not working fine or error may occur again after some time. Another solution to this issue is that you can clean the DNS server from your system. To clean the DNS server, follow the given steps:

  • Open the command prompt by pressing keys +X and select command prompt admin.
  • Run these commands on the command prompt one by one:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

netsh int ip set DNS
netsh Winsock reset

After the successful execution of the commands, again restart your system and check your Chrome is working correctly or not.

3. Disable firewall/antivirus

Sometimes the presence of firewall and antivirus can create the connectivity issues. So, uninstall the antivirus or firewall from your system and then check whether Chrome is responding appropriately or not. If yes, then reinstall the antivirus and firewall on your system. If the error generates again after reinstalling, then you should change your antivirus and firewall.

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4. Change the DNS address

  • Right click on the icon of Network and select the option “Open Network and Sharing Centre.”
  • Click on the option “change adapter settings.”
  • Right click on the option “active network connection” and select “properties.”
  • Click “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)and select the “properties.”
  • Select the following DNS server addresses and insert these server addresses


  • Preferred DNS Server:
  • Alternate DNS Server:
  • Click ok.

5. Temporarily disable VPN connection

If you have gone to use any VPN client on your system, then it can be the reason of the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error. VPN client can block the web page you are trying to access on the Google Chrome. To resolve this issue, you can disable the VPN client from your system and if this step is not successful then try uninstalling the VPN client from your system. After uninstalling, restart your system and check whether this process is successful in resolving the error or not.

6. Update network driver

It is commonly found that updating the network driver helps in resolving the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error. Updating the device manager will not be the solution, you have to download the update from the websites of the vendors and then install it on your system.

Final Words

Above are some process to fix dns_probe_finished_nxdomain in Chrome. Hope these methods can solve your problem. For more Keep Reading our Blog Digg Contest and do share with your friends.

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