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How to fix DNS Probe Finished Bad Config Error In Chrome

System failures occur at the most unexpected times when you are engrossed in very important and urgent work related issues or even whilst relaxing with friends. Such errors can leave you very frustrated, worried and flustered. The loss of opportunities such bugs can cause is astounding. One minute you may be on the verge of the biggest breakthrough of your life and the next, everything comes crashing down on you.

Although Google Chrome happens to be the best web browser to use for surfing the internet, many users can attest to the various network errors and crashes that has disrupted their lives whilst using the Google Chrome browser to surf the web.  DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG or DNS PROBE FINISHED BAD CONFIG is one of the common errors encountered by Chrome users.

Issues with your Domain Name Server (DNS) can be as a result of dns_probe_finished_bad_config error. The DNS is used to connect websites with their matching IP addresses.

Here are following sets of solutions that can help you to take out from this problem:-

Solution 1: DNS Settings Change

Step 1: Right Click > Network icon > Select Open Network and Sharing Center

Step 2: Click on Local Area Connections > pick Properties.
Step 3: From the new window that opens > Choose ‘Internet Protocol Version 4’ > click Properties

Step 4:  Select ‘Use the following DNS Server Addresses’ button> Put in the ‘Preferred DNS Server’ box.
Step 5: Click Alternate Server box >  Fix in the box.
Step 6: Pick ‘Validate settings upon exit’ > Select OK.

Solution 2: Flush DNS(Using Cmd Prompt)

  • Open RUN by pressing Window key, and type “cmd” in search bar
  • Right click on “command Prompt” option & run it as administrator
  • Now type “ipconfig/flushdns” command without quote & hit enter

It will renew your IP address and resolve DNS lookup using a command prompt. Once it gets done, you will see the internet is connected from status bar of your computer. Once done, you will see successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache message on your command prompt.

Solution 3:Disabling/renabling network connection

  1. Press Windows key and type “cmd” in the search bar
  2. Right click "Command Prompt" and then select “Run as administrator”
  3. Run this command: netsh int ip reset (reboot)
  4. Open Google Chrome >> go to Settings >> History >> Clear browser history "from the beginning of time". 
  5. Now Go to Control Panel >> Network and Sharing Center (can also be accessed by right clicking on the Wi-Fi or network icon on the bottom right task bar)
  6. Click “Change adapter settings” (on the left side)
  7. Right click on your Network Connection and then select Disable
  8. Again right click on your network connection and select Enable
  9. Now connect to your Wi-Fi or LAN. You may need to enter your password. 
  10. Open Chrome and try opening a webpage. 

Solution 4: Restarting Router

Restarting the router or wireless device can solve the DNS error problem. so just turn off your router and unplug the power supply after 1-minute restart it again which solve the issue.


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