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How to Fix ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED Error in Chrome?


If you are using Google Chrome as your default web browser, you might have faced some errors like ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED while hovering over the internet. If you have encountered the problem recently you don't need to worry because this is a very common problem. Every chrome user might have come across one or other error during their use of this popular and widely recommended browser.


Such errors generally happen because of cache, incorrect settings in the browser or some other third party software that has gone wrong due to some reasons. Usually clearing the cache or reinstalling the web browser is supposed to resolve the issue but sometimes this might not be successful.

I myself faced this problem recently and this motivated me to investigate into the matter and I finally came out with the solution which I am going to share in this post.

The prime issue is the Chrome installation failure. However, there can be several reasons for the failure of Chrome installation. According to these reasons, the types of Chrome Installation errors vary.


Here are some easy steps to follow in order to fix this error; I hope these steps will ultimately solve the error.

1: Using Command Prompt

Using Command prompt is a very common way to solve any error regarding Chrome browser. To use command prompt follow the following steps:

  • Type ‘cmd’ in the windows search box and open the Windows Command Prompt

  • Once the Command Prompt isopen type the following commands:

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

netsh intip setdns

netshwinsock reset

  • Once you type the commands one by one click enter and wait for the process to end.
  • Once the process is over restart your computer and check whether the problem persists or not.

I hope the problem will be solved by now but if it still persists then follow the remaining steps.

2: Change Your Antivirus Settings

The ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED might also be caused due to some settings that you have done on the antivirus that you are using.

Check the security options and all the settings that you have used on the antivirus which might be blocking the browser and causing the error to occur.

3: Restart Your Modem or The Router 

The ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED can also be caused due to some issue regarding the internet connection that you are using. To take care of that restart the modem or the router that you are using to connect your PC or laptop to the internet. This might be helpful if any of the above mentioned steps are not working.

4: Clear Your Browser Cache

As told earlier such errors can be caused due to the internet cache or some incorrect settings on your default browser. This might hamper the overall use of the browser in future if it remains unchecked.

DNS PROBE FINISHED BAD CONFIG is one of the most annoying DNS related errors mostly encountered in Chrome Browser. There are numerous reasons for which the DNS error occurs. And, the one you are facing could be for one or more reasons.

So, to get rid of this error or any other kind of error related to your default browser just clear all the cache that has been piling up in your default browser. You should also try uninstalling your browser and then reinstall it and check whether the problem persists or not.


These are some of the ways by which you can fix the ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED error. I hope by now you have already solved the problem by trying out some of the methods that I have listed above.

About the author

Rocky Murasing

Rocky Murasing is a Pro. Blogger Associated with ChromeTechny Networks since of January 2016. Being a flexible contributor, he writes about almost everything.
Besides Blogging, he loves Adventure, Food, Movies, Creative Arts, Studying Human Psychology, etc.

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