How to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN On Chrome? [Guide 2021]


DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN is the well-known and most common on Chrome DNS related issue and prevents you from accessing a website and its name also shows that it’s DNS error. The major function of the DNS is to determine/ translate name but if it doesn’t work then you have to face this error.


There are many reasons behind it, it occurs due sudden network change, due huge cookies storage, and proxy usage. Sometimes we use the proxy software such hotspot, UltraSurf or any other and when we start those types of apps they update all IP configuration setting and DNS setting and when we stop those apps and try to access the internet and DNS problem occurs.

How To Fix Video Guide?

In default, your PC is set to use the DNS configured in your modem or router which is provided by your internet service provider. I always suggest using public DNS which remains 99% uptime. I will share the whole method about how to use public DNS. If you don’t understand than follow some simple steps below to update the DNS.

Method No.1: fix using Command prompt

Step 1: Press (Windows Key + R) and this will refer you to run command dialog box.

Step 2: In the run dialog box type “cmd” and hit enter.

Step 3: The black command prompt window will open on your PC screen, simply type the blow given flush DNS command to flush the DNS and hit enter.

After flush DNS perform another command in the same windows of command prompt one by one given below and their syntax are

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

and it will renew all the adapter settings etc. Now restart the PC it should be fixed.

Method no. 2 Fix using Network Adapter setting

Step 1: Again open the command run dialog box by using the command (Windows + R).

Step 2: Now, this time, type ncpa.cpl and hit enter.

Step 3: It will take to you the network connections.

Step 4: Identify your current connected network adapter and go to its properties by click right.

Step 5: From the given properties list choose “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” when you click it also highlights its properties and go to its properties like given below snapshot.

Step 6: Check the sign on ”use the following DNS server address” and enter preferred and alternate DNS server as shown below image.

Step 7: Put in preferred DNS server dialog box and in the alternate DNS server and press ok. After this last step, this problem should be fixed.

Method no.3 Fix using Google Chrome Reset Setting

Step 1: Open the chrome and simply Type “chrome://flags/” in chrome address bar and hit Enter.

Step 2: It will take to you on the chrome reset setting tab, Now click on “Reset all to default” button and restart Google Chrome. It’s done.

If you found still problem reset modem setting, unplug and plug network adapters and diagnostic the WiFi setting.

Final Thoughts: You can choose any of the blues and bullets methods to solve this error on chrome browser if one doesn’t work select 2nd and if it also doesn’t work try the third one.

I hope you will like my this little effort. If you found still the problem then don’t forget to comment below and get the latest methods and suggestions to solve your error related to DNS.

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