FIX: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Chrome Error (Solved)

The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG &  the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Chrome errors, are related to invalid DNS configuration. The error(s) mean that, the  DNS (Domain Name System) cannot find the Webpage you requested.

The DNS is responsible to translate domain names to the numerical IP addresses. In most cases, commonly in home or public networks, the IP & DNS Addresses (settings) are assigned automatically when your device (computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc.) is connected to the router. In network environments these settings (IP & DNS Addresses) are assigned manually from network administrators.

DNS PROBE FINISHED

If DNS settings are wrong or corrupted, then your internet browser cannot access the Internet, because the DNS cannot translate (resolve) the domain names to IP Addresses (cannot find the physical IP Address of a website that you want to visit). In that case you receive the following error(s) whenever you try to visit a website, depending on your browser:

  • Google Chrome: "This webpage is not available. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG" or "DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN".
  • Mozilla Firefox: "Server not found. Firefox can't find the server at www.example.com."
  • Internet Explorer: "This page can’t be displayed"

This tutorial contains detailed instructions on how to resolve the "dns_probe_finished_bad_config" & "dns_probe_finished_nxdomain" errors on Chrome.

How to FIX: Chrome DNS_PROBE_FINISHED BAD_CONFIG or DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error.

Solution 1. Scan your computer for viruses.
Solution 2. Restart your Router.
Solution 3. Reset TCP/IP Protocol.
Solution 4. Refresh IP Address and Reset DNS Address settings.
Solution 5: Change DNS Settings.

 

Solution 1. Scan your computer for viruses.

Viruses or malicious programs can cause Network & Internet connections problems.  So, before you continue to troubleshoot your connection problems, use this Malware Scan and Removal Guide to check and remove viruses or/and malicious programs that may be running on your computer.

Solution 2. Restart your Router.

1. Unplug the power cord from your Internet Router for at least 30sec.

2. Plug the power cord again and restart you computer.

3. Try to connect to the Internet with your browser.

Solution 3. Reset TCP/IP Protocol.

1. Open an elevated command prompt window by going to:

In Windows 7 & Vista go to:

  • Start > All Programs > Accessories
  • Right-click to “Command prompt” item and choose “Run as administrator”.

In Windows 10, 8 & 8.1:

  • Right click at Windows start button image and select Command Prompt (Admin)

command prompt (admin)

 

2. In command prompt type the following command and press Enter.

  • netsh int ip reset

netsh int ip reset

3. Close command prompt and restart your computer.

Solution 4. Refresh IP Address and Reset DNS Address settings.

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. In the command prompt window, type the following three (3) commands in order (press Enter after typing each of them).

  1. ipconfig /release
  2. ipconfig /flushdns
  3. ipconfig /renew

ipconfig flushdns

 

3. Close command prompt and restart your computer.

 

Solution 5: Change DNS Settings.

1. Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.

2. Click Adapter Settings on the left.

3. Double click to open the active Network Connection (e.g. the "Local Area Connection").

4. Select the 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)' and click Properties.

ip settings windows

5. Select "Use the following DNS server addresses" and type the following Google DNS Server addresses:

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

DNS_Google

6. Press OK (twice) to close network properties.

7. Restart you computer.

 

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