Error Name ‘DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config’

Now this time Google Chrome users face a common problem DNS probe finished bad config error in their browsing time. You face this DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config error anytime when you access the internet in your Chrome browser which is really very annoying. But don’t worry; this is a simple DNS error. This specific error happens because DNS Lookup Failed or DNS system can’t resolve or translate the address when you try to access the website.


For this DNS reason you also face more error like ‘DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN’ error. So you should solve your DNS address error as soon as possible.You can easily fix this ‘dns probe finished bad config’ error by changing your DNS address. But sometimes this ‘dns probe bad config’ error may be occurred by some different type matters and you might have searched a further solution. That’s why I make a file where have all the solution and that are collected from Microsoft Forum, Google Forum and other experts in this field. So you implement the solution and get rid of this dns_probe_finished_bad_config error in your computer operating system Windows 7, 8 and 10. So let’s follow and implement the step by step methods.

Best Fixing DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config Error

Before implementing the solutions you read the full post and then find out the reason that may create the error and finally implement the best specific solution to fix the problem.

=>> Solution 1: Flush DNS-

This method worked good to fix the ‘dns probe finished bad config’ error. So you should apply the method by following the procedure from bellow.

First you go to Windows ‘Start’ menu or hold Windows key and press ‘R’ and then type Command Prompt or CMD in the search box. Now you type in the Command prompt again that the line given bellow and hit enter button from your keyboard.

ipconfig /flushdns

Hold Windows Key + R -> Type ‘CMD’ and hit enter -> Type again ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ in the Command Prompt popup -> Finally hit enter.

Flush or Renew DNS and IP Address 1

After completing the method you obviously restart your computer and then open the browser and check the error may be solved. If you face the webpage error right now then you move to the solution number three.

=>> Solution 2: Change DNS Settings-

This is also a good method to solve your webpage error problem. Now this method you change the obtained DNS to open DNS.  So you should implement the method carefully from bellow.

At first you click the ‘Network Icon’ from the bellow Icon menu bar. Then click on the ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’ and arise a new window. Now you click again on the ‘Change Adapter Settings’ from the left pane site of the window. This time you see your entire network connection icon and you right click on the active network connection icon from there and also click the ‘Properties’ button. Now a window will popup there just you click ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’ which is bellow in the box.  And then you click on the ‘Properties’ button under it.

Change DNS Settings

Now you change the obtained DNS address to open DNS from the ‘Use the Following DNS server Addresses’ section. Here the section you change ‘Preferred DNS Server’ and ‘Alternate DNS Server’ values which given in the bellow.

Preferred DNS SERVER:

Alternate DNS SERVER

dns probe finished nxdomain

Note: You can uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) in the bellow section.

Now restart your PC and refresh the error webpage. I hope you get rid of this ‘dns_probe_finished_bad_config’ error .

=>> Solution 3: Clear Cache and History or Reset the Browser-

This is a common solution for fixing any type of browser error. Because sometimes browser cache block DNS or IP address. It is very easy to clear history and cache and you can also reset your browser easily by following the steps bellow.

Clear Cache and History from Google Chrome: First go to Customize and Control in the top right corner of your Chrome browser. Then click on Settings and scroll down bellow and click on Show Advance Settings. Then you go to Privacy section and click on the Clear Browsing Data Button. Now you check the entire box from new popup and finally click on the Clear Browsing Data.

Customize and Control -> Settings -> Show Advanced Settings -> Privacy -> Clear Browsing Data -> Check entire box -> Clear Browsing Data.

Clear History and Cache From Your Google Chrome Browser

Reset Chrome Browser: At first go to Customize and Control then click on Settings. Now Scroll down bellow and click on the Show Advanced Settings.  Then again scroll down bellow and click on the Reset Settings button and finally click on the Reset button.

Customize and Control -> Settings -> Show Advanced Settings -> Reset Settings -> Reset.

reset your chrome browser

=>> Solution 4: Others Troubleshooting-

You can also apply this bellow solution if the above solutions don’t fix this bad_config error.

=>> Disable Windows and Antivirus Firewall:

Sometimes Windows auto firewall block internet connection and shows this error. So navigate Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Firewall -> Customize Settings way and disable firewall.

Disable Your Firewall by

You also disable antivirus software firewall if you have installed. You can also uninstall it and then check the error page if that don’t show error then change the security software.

=>> Check Website Filtering Software-

Website filtering may also create DNS_PROBE_Finished_Bad_Config error by blocking website. If you have installed this type of software then check in blocking list and unblock the website if has there.   

=>> Troubleshooting Power Cycle-

This problem may show for long time connected Wi-Fi router and internet plug. So unplug router and internet connection plug for 5 to 10 minutes then plug it again.

=>> Update Drivers and Software-

You should update your system drivers and others third party software because old drivers or software may conflict with hardware and create this ‘DNS Probe finished bad config’ error.

The Final Words (Conclusion)

These are the most uses method to fix this error if you get this webpage error after implement the above solution than you must contact to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and tell them details about your error. Because sometimes ISP block harmful IP address by their firewall and your IP may fall there. Thank you to read this post and this is your time to comment bellow and write which solution worked for you.