Fix: Server DNS Address Could Not Be Found Error on Chrome

This tutorial will show you how to fix “Server DNS Address Could Not Be Found” error on Chrome.

Sometimes, Windows 10 users cannot access some websites on their Chrome browser. Example, when accessing facebook.com, reddit.com, or youtube.com, they may face the error messages “This site can’t be reached. Server DNS address could not be found.

Server DNS address could not be found

www.facebook.com’s server DNS address could not be found

After restarting their computer and turning off/turning on the router, they were left without any further options. Don’t worry, because you can fix the problem by using the solutions here.

How to Fix “Server DNS address could not be found” error in Windows 10

Solution 1: Delete all the files in etc folder

Many users reported that you can fix DNS Server problem simply by deleting all the files in the etc folder. To do that, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open File Explorer in Windows 10 by pressing Windows Key + E. Then you select This PC and navigate to:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

Step 2. Here you delete all the files in the etc folder.
Step 3. Restart your computer and check the problem has resolved.

Delete all the files in etc folder

Read more: How To Fix DNS_Probe_Finished_Nxdomain on Chrome in Windows 10

Solution 2: Clear DNS cache

In case if the “Server DNS Address Could Not Be Found” problem caused by an Extension, you can also clear DNS cache in Google Chrome. To do that, you need to open Incognito Mode in Chrome and perform following steps:

Step 1. First, you press Ctrl+Shift+N to open incognito window.
Step 2. In the address bar, type chrome://net-internals/#dns and press Enter.
Step 3. On the next screen, locate the Clear Host Cache button and click it.
Step 4. Then you open Command Prompt as Administrator.

Step 5. When Command Prompt opens, type below command and press Enter

ipconfig /flushdns

Clear DNS cache

Now you wait until the command executed successfully, then restart your computer.

Solution 3: Renew and flush the DNS

To fix DNS server cannot be found, you should able to renew and flush the DNS by using Command Prompt.

Step 1. First, open Command Prompt as an administrator.

Step 2. In Command Prompt window, type below command and press Enter one by one.

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns

Step 3. Lastly, restart your system and check if the problem persists.

Solution 4: Update Google’s Public DNS

If all the solutions above don’t work, you try to change Google’s Public DNS. To do that, refer more Method 2 in the DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config tutorial.

See this video to learn more how to fix “Server DNS address could not be found” error in Google Chrome.

That’s it. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my website.

 


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