The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG is a DNS Related Error. In Case, If you are Unable to Connect to the Internet Due to Network Error then DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error Appears. Usually, this DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error Appears Only If there is an Internet Connection Problem (or) if the DNS Server is Not Responding.

This Error is One of the Commonly Seen Errors in Google Chrome.In Order to Overcome this Error here are Some Solutions to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error. In Addition, Checkout Google Chrome Official Support Page: Visit Google Chrome Official Support Page HERE


Here are Methods to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error Just follow the Steps Below in Order to Fix the Error on your Google Chrome Browser.

1. Restart your Router

2. Change DNS Server Settings

3. Renew/ Release IP Address

4. Resetting IP Catalog

5. Clear Browsing Data, Cache & Cookies

6. Uninstall Toolbars & Adware/Spam Programs

7. Update your Network Driver

Restart your Router

In Case, If you Get DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error then Simply Restart your Router. Then, Check for the Error. If the Error Still Appears then Checkout Solution 2 Below.

Change DNS Server Settings

Usually, (ISP) Internet Service Providers Assign you a DNS Server Automatically. In Case, If the DNS Server Provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) Fail to Respond You get this DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error. In Order to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error Simply Change your DNS Server Settings.

To Change your DNS Server Settings Follow the Steps Below:

1. Go to Start Icon (or) Press WIN Key on your Keyboard In Order to Get Start Menu.

Network and Sharing Center

2. Then, Navigate to Network and Sharing Center Option.

3. Search for Change Adapter Settings Option in the Left Column Under Network and Sharing Center.

4. Then Click on the Change Adapter Settings Option.

5. Now, all your Network Adapters are Displayed.

network properties

6. Select the Network Adapter Showing X – Mark in the Bottom of the Network Icon.

7. Now, Right Click on the Faulty Network Adapter Icon & Navigate to Properties Option.

8. By Clicking on the Properties Option, a Networking Tab Opens.

9. Search for Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), Highlight the Menu.

10. Now Click on the Properties Button Below the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Menu.

11. Under, Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) General Tab, Select “Use the Following DNS Server Addresses”.

change dns server settings

12. Now, Type and as Preferred DNS Server & Alternate DNS Server Respectively.

13. Click on OK and Check If the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error is Solved.

In Case, If you are Still Unable to Access the Internet, Use below DNS Server Addresses.

Preferred DNS Server:, Alternate DNS Server:

Renew/ Release IP

In Order to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error, try to Flush your the DNS & Renew IP. Follow the Steps Below to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error by Renew/ Release IP Method.

1. Press WIN + R Keys on your Keyboard In Order to Activate RUN Command.

2. Then, Type CMD (or) Command Prompt and Click on OK.


3. Type ipconfig /release and Press Enter.


4. Then, Type ipconfig /flushdns and Press Enter.


5. Now, Type ipconfig /renew and Press Enter.

6. Now, Check if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error Still Appears.

Resetting IP Catalog

In Case, If the Above Method Did Not Work for You then Try this Method. Resetting IP Catalog May Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error. In Order to Fix this Error Follow the Steps Below.

1. Press WIN + R Keys on your Keyboard In Order to Activate RUN Command.

2. Then, Type CMD (or) Command Prompt and Click on OK.

3. Type netsh int ip reset and Press Enter.

4. Now Type netsh winsock reset catalog and Press Enter.

5. Now, Check if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error Still Appears.

Clear Browsing Data, Cache & Cookies

Sometimes the Browsing Data, any Corrupted Data in your Google Chrome Browser Can Cause this DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error. In Case, If the Error is Occurred by the Corrupted Data, then Simply Clear Browsing Data, Cache & Cookies in Order to Fix this Error.

To Clear Browsing Data, Cache & Cookies Follow the Steps Below.

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Del Key on your Keyboard (or) Navigate the Control (Settings) Menu on your Google Chrome Browser.

ERR_CACHE_MISS Clear Browsing Data

  • Now, Search for the Option “Clear Browsing Data” and Click on It.
  • A “Clear Browsing Data” Box Appears.
  • Make Sure to Check all Boxes, select “the beginning of time” & then Click on Clear Browsing Data.

ERR_CACHE_MISS Clear Browsing Data, Clear Cache, Clear cookies

  • That’s It!! You Have Cleared all your Browsing, Cache & Cookies.
  • Now, Just Re-Launch the Browser & See if the Error is Gone.

Uninstall Toolbars & Adware/Spam Programs

To Fix this Error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG, Uninstall any Toolbars (or) Adware (or) Spam Programs from your Google Chrome Browser. These Malicious Programs can also cause the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error.

Not only this, Unwanted Software/Extensions can Cause Other Commonly Errors Seen on Google Chrome in Addition to DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error.

Update Network Adapter

Old Network Drivers, Corrupted Network Drivers can this DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error. Updating the Network Drivers to the Latest Version may Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG Error. In OrderUpdateadte your Network Drivers to the Latest Version Follow the Steps Below.

1. Launch Device Manager Under Settings.

2. Navigate to Network Adapters Option Under Device Manager.

3. Select the Network Adapters You want to Update.

update network driver

4. Then, Right Click on the Network Adapter and Click on Update Driver.

5. After Updating your Network Adapter Driver to the Latest Version, Launch your Browser and check If the Error is Solved.

The Above Error is one of the Most Commonly Seen Google Chrome Errors. So, this has been How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG.

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