How to Fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error in Windows

How to Fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET Error in Windows

/ Shayne Sherman

Are you having a hard time using Google Chrome and encountering a random DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET error message while surfing the internet? This is similar to the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error as it only affects the Google Chrome browser.

Well, you are not alone. There’s a good number of Google Chrome users that also experience the same issue on their computers. Usually, this kind of problem relating to DNS is caused by improper internet configurations, wrong DNS settings, or faulty network drivers.

Whatever the case is, we are here to help you out. In this guide, we are going to show you a few methods that you can try and fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED error message in Google Chrome.

Let’s dive right in.

Method 1: Restart Your Computer

If programs on your computer like Google Chrome is not functioning properly, the first thing that you should do is to restart your computer. It is possible that your computer encountered a temporary glitch while running which causes your network drivers to not work properly.

In this case, you can restart your computer to allow Windows to reload all of its system resources. Check out the steps below on how to restart your computer properly.

Step 1. First, click on the Windows button located at the lower left corner of your screen to open the Start menu.

Step 2. Next, click on the Power button to open the selection menu.

Step 3. Lastly, click on Restart to begin reloading your operating system.

Restart

Now, wait for the process to finish, then go back to chrome and try to access a few websites to see if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED error message would still occur on your computer.

On the other hand, if the issue still occurs on your computer. Proceed to the next method below to try and fix the problem with Google Chrome.

Method 2: Clear Google Chrome’s Data

The next thing that you can do is to clear Chrome’s browsing data and cache. It is possible that you have been using Google Chrome for a long time and the size of its data and cache is already huge which causes it to slow down and not function properly.

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Easily clear Google Chrome’s data and cache, just follow the steps below.

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On Google Chrome, click on the three vertical buttons located at the upper right portion of your screen.

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Next, click on Settings.

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After that, scroll down and click on Clear Browsing Data.

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Method 3: Use Winsock Reset

The next thing that you can do is to reset your Winsock Catalog. It is responsible for handling inbound and outbound data request from different Windows applications like Google Chrome. It is possible that your Winsock Catalog is not functioning properly which causes the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED error message on your computer.

To reset the Winsock Catalog on Windows, follow the steps below to guide you through the process.

Step 1. On your computer, press on Windows Key + S and search for Command Prompt.

Step 2. After that, click on Run as an Administrator to launch the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

Command Prompt

Step 3. Inside the Command Prompt, type netsh winsock reset catalog and hit Enter to begin the process.

netsh winsock reset catalog

Now, wait for the process to complete, then restart your computer. After that, go back to Google Chrome and try to access a few websites to see if the error message would still occur on your computer.

On the other hand, if the issue still occurs on your computer, you can try doing the next method below to try and fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED error message on Google Chrome.

Method 4: Reset Your Network Settings

It is possible that you have configured your network settings and might changed vital settings on your computer which causes your internet connection to not function properly. In this case, the best thing that you can do to solve the problem is to reset your network settings back to default.

This way, you are sure that your configurations are properly set and 100% working.

Step 1. On your computer, press on Windows Key + I to open Windows Settings.

Step 2. After that, click on Network and Internet inside the Windows Settings’ main page.

Network & Internet

Step 3. Next, scroll down and click the Network Reset tab.

Network reset

Step 4. Lastly, click on the Reset Now button to begin resetting your settings back to its default state.

Reset now

After resetting your network settings, restart your computer and go back to Google Chrome and try to open a few websites to see if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED error message would still occur on Google Chrome.

Method 5: Use Another DNS Server

If you are having issues related to your DNS, then it is possible that your default DNS servers is having issues at the moment which causes the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED error message. To fix this, you can try using Google’s own DNS servers which works perfectly on Chrome.

Check out the steps below to guide you through the process.

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + S and Search for Network Status

Step 2: Open Network Status

Network Status

Step 3: On Network Status, Find Change Adapter Options

Change adapter options

Step 4: Right click on your network adapter and select properties

Ethernet properties

Step 5: On Ethernet Properties, Find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

Step 6: Click on Properties

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) properties

Step 7: On IPv4 properties, click on Use the following DNS server addresses

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DNS server addresses

Step 8: Click on Ok to save settings

Now, restart your computer and try to open Google Chrome once again and access a few websites to see if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED error message would still occur on your computer.