How To Fix “DNS Probe Finished Bad Config” Error

The best methods with steps to fix the “DNS Probe Finished Bad Config” error in chrome and worked with Windows 7/8/10 Operating System.

How To Fix DNS Probe Finished Bad Config ErrorIn this post we will talk about the best methods to fix the (This webpage is not available) DNS Probe error and we will cover all possible method that can make you reconnect your DNS correctly and worked with most of the users that have this error from chrome browser and can affect the other browsers like Firefox and Opera.

Important Note: This “DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config” error has many possible solutions and reasons to see this message if one method doesn’t work with you try the other till you find the real problem that led you to this error message.

Fix DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config Methods

Method 1 – Resetting Your IP And DNS

DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config Method 1This method considers the easiest to fix the DNS Probe Finished Bad Config error and very easy for beginners to apply it without any advanced ways in windows OS.

Follow These Steps

  1. Press Windows key button
  2. Search For “cmd” In Search Bar
  3. Right Click and choose “Run as administrator (IMPORTANT)
  4. Write netsh int ip reset and press Enter
  5. Write netsh winsock reset and press Enter
  6. Write ipconfig /flushdnsand press Enter
  7. Write ipconfig /renew” and press Enter
  8. Restart your device

This method will repopulate the windows catalog and replace the erring one with the right entry to fix your problem.
And if this one doesn’t work try the next method.

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Method 2 [The Best] – Disable/Re-Enable Network Connection

Fix DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config Method 2This method has high chance to fix the DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config error:

Follow These Steps

Note: You can skip the first 4 steps.

  1. Press “Windows Key
  2. Search For “cmd
  3. Right Click and choose “Run as administrator (IMPORTANT)
  4. Write “netsh int ip reset” and press Enter (Reboot required)
  5. Now go to Control Panel >> Network and Sharing Center
    OR Right Click on the Network icon in taskbar >> Open Network and Sharing Center
  6. At the left side click “Change adapter settings
  7. Right click on the active network connection and select “Disable”
  8. Right click again and select “Enable”
  9. Now connect to your internet (WiFi/Lan) and enter your password
  10. Now open google chrome browser and try to open the web page
  11. If you still see the “DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config” message, clear your browser history
  12. Open Google Chrome >> Settings >> History >> Clear browser history “from the beginning of time”

Now the internet and the DNS Bad Config should be fixed.

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Method 3 – Change DNS Server Setting

DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config Method 3In this method, we will change the DNS server addresses and write them manually and can help you to fix this error and very easy to apply.

Follow These Steps

  1. Go to “Control Panel
  2. At the top right select “Small Icons
  3. Select “Network and Sharing Center
  4. At the left side open “Change adapter settings”
  5. Right click on the Network that has the error
  6. Click “Properties
  7. Now at the opened windows select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties
  8. In the bottom area at the opened tab select “Use the following DNS server addresses
  9. Now write that DNS server addresses:
    Preferred DNS Server: 8 . 8 . 8 . 8
    Alternate DNS Server: 8 . 8 . 4 . 4
  10. Mark on “Validate Setting Upon Exit
  11. Click “OK
  12. Now open your browser to check and should be fix
  13. If you still have the same error try those server addresses:
    Preferred DNS server:
    Alternate DNS server:
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Method 4 – Release & Renew Your IP Address

DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config Error Method 4This is the most common solution for many errors and can be the solution for this message.

Just restart your router and wait 4-6 minutes and if still have the problem follow the following steps to renew your IP Address.

  1. Click On Win button
  2. In search bar type “Command Prompt
  3. Right click and choose “Run as administrator
  4. Type “ipconfig /release” then press “Enter”
  5. Type “ipconfig /flushdns” then press “Enter”
  6. Type “ipconfig /renew” then press “Enter”
  7. Now close the “cmd” and open your browser and should be work
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Method 5 – Disable Firewall and Antivirus

This also can be the solution for this problem because the Firewall and Antivirus software so if you install virus protection software, it can be the reason for that and block some sites from opening. Also the Firewall.

Important Note: Before applying this method make sure that the site you are trying to open is safe.

Now if you remember any change you do in your firewall or upgrading your antivirus undo and try to open the site you need.

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Method 6 – Power-cycling Your PC/Laptop & Router

This also can be an easy solution to fix this error and the hardware can be the culprit, Just turn off your PC/Laptop and leave it 4-6 minutes to make sure that all electricity has discharged from the external power pack then turn off your router too and wait the same period.

Now open both of them and check the error message in the chrome browser.

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This DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config message is not a bad one so you don’t need to worry about it and must fix with an easy solution but you need to find the correct one, just try the all method to see which one will fix it and if it still happen, try to restore your system or call your network administrator.

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