Fix: DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config Error in Windows 10

Learn how to fix error code DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config in Windows 10.

Many users Windows 10 have reported that they have received the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error while trying to access any websites like or (as shown as below picture)

DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config Error in Windows 10

This webpage is not available. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG

This is a DNS related problem. Because the function of DNS is to translate or resolve names, so if your system cannot translate the address, the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error will occur. Thus you can follow below methods to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error on Google Chrome in Windows 10.

How Do I Fix Error Code DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config in Windows 10?

First, I highly recommended you turn off your router or wireless device for 2-3 minutes and then Turn ON router again. This will resolve the most your most of DNS errors. If the problem still persists, you can try the methods below:

Method 1: Using Command Prompt As Administrator

One of the working method for DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG error in Windows 10.

Step 1. Open CMD as an administrator by pressing Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2. When Command Prompt opens, type below command and press Enter one by one.

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset

Step 3. Wait until all commands executed successfully, then restart your PC.

Read more: How To Fix DNS_Probe_Finished_Nxdomain on Chrome

Method 2: Change Google’s Public DNS

Step 1: Press Windows Key + X and select Network Connections. Here, you select your Ethernet Connection or Local Area Connection and right click it and select Properties.

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Step 2. From the connection property sheet, you select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) once so that it becomes highlighted in grey and then click Properties.

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Step 3. Next, you put check on Use The Following DNS Server Addresses and type the following for Alternate DNS Server and Preferred DNS Server.

Preferred DNS SERVER:
Alternate DNS SERVER:

Set Google’s Public DNS

Step 4. Lastly, you save changes by clicking OK. Now you restart your PC and check the problem has resolved.

Watch this video to learn more how to fix DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config error in Windows 10:

Hope this helps you. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my website.


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