3 Ways to Fix DNS_PROBE_STARTED Error on Google Chrome

DNS PROBE STARTED

Some users have often reported that when they open a website, a “DNS_PROBE_STARTED” error appears. Do you know what that error means? Here are some possible ways to solve the issue.

What is DNS_PROBE_STARTED?

This DNS_PROBE STARTED error can occur when you least expect it. It even occurs when you open certain websites. The error warning is related to a specific problem of the network.

It is also related to a misconfiguration of DNS settings or other problems with internet settings. Hence, you will need to uninstall & reinstall your network drivers, change the DNS address or refresh the DNS through the command prompt.

1: Change ipv4/ipv6 DNS address

The first way is to try to change the DNS address.

Step 1: Click Windows + S button. Please search for the control panel and click it.

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Step 2: Select Network and Sharing Center

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Step 3: Click “Change adapter settings”.

Change ipv4 3

Step 4: You will be redirected to all your Network connections. Select the specific connection that you want to configure the public DNS.

Change ipv4 4

Step 5: If you want to change your WiFi connection, right-click then select properties.

Change ipv4 5

Step 6: A dialog box will appear. When you scroll down, you will see Internet Protocol version 4 and Internet Protocol version 6. Click on any of them and select properties

Step 7: On the next page, make sure the “Obtain a new IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” are checked.

Step 8: Restart the computer. The changes will be saved.


2: Uninstall and reinstall the network driver

Another method is by uninstalling and reinstalling the network driver.

Step 1: First, uninstall the current network driver of the computer.

Step 2: Click on the Windows key + X on the keyboard.

Step 3: Select Device Manager on the list.

Uninstall and reinstall the network driver 3

Step 4: Search for the specific Network adapter/drivers from the device list. Select for the particular device, then right-click and “Uninstall”.

Uninstall and reinstall the network driver 4

Step 5: Follow all the steps until you are done. Then restart your computer.

Step 6: You can use the driver easy to install a new network driver, depending on your device.

Uninstall and reinstall the network driver 6

That procedure should help to solve the issue.


3: Refresh DNS

Another way to solve the issue is to refresh DNS.

Step 1: Click on Windows + R button to open the RUN command.

Step 2: On the command prompt, type CMD.

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Step 3: Now write the following commands respectively. First, type the following code and press “Enter.” It will execute the command.

ipconfig /release

Step 4: Type the following code and press Enter. It will execute the command.

ipconfig /renew

Step 5: Type the following code and press Enter. It will execute the command.

ipconfig /flushdns

Step 6: Type the following code and press Enter. It will execute the command.

netsh int ip set DNS

Step 7: Type the following code and press Enter. It will execute the command.

netsh Winsock reset

Remember to execute all five commands each at a time. That will refresh the DNS.

Final Thoughts

If you do any of these, it can help to solve the issue. However, do one at a time checking whether it is solving the issue. However, try to follow the steps to prevent you from making a mistake in the process. The error should stop appearing.

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