INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error solved | windows 10

Can’t open anything in Microsoft Edge, after Windows 10 update? Getting the Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND FOUND (The website could not be found) error with Microsoft Edge/Google Chrome on Windows 10.

Hmm… cannot reach this page” with a button “Details”. Once you click the “Details” button you will see an error code “The DNS server might be having problems. Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND”.

The error INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND typically occur due to a problem with DNS resolution or network connectivity. Again corrupt browser cache or Firewall/Antivirus Interference also the reason behind this error. Here is how to troubleshoot and resolve the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error, ensure you can browse the web pages without interruptions.

What Causes INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND Error?

This error can be caused by several factors, problems with DNS settings or the DNS server itself, Incorrect or corrupted network configuration settings or a Corrupt browser cache are common. Here are several troubleshooting steps you can follow to fix the error on Windows 11/10.

Clear Browser Cache

Most of the time, Clearing your browser’s cache can resolve issues related to corrupt or outdated files and probably fix the error for you.

  • Open Edge and click on the three-dot menu in the upper right corner, Select Settings.
  • Under Privacy, search, and Services, click Choose what to clear.
  • Check Cached images and files and Cookies and other site data.
  • Click Clear now. relaunch the browser and check if this helps fix the error.

Edge clear cache and cookies

Use the flush DNS command

  1. Type Windows key + R to open the command prompt.
  2. In the Search box, type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.
  3. A message will appear stating Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
  4. Now type netsh int ip reset to Reset TCP/IP to Default
  5. Then type netsh winsock reset to reset the Network adapter.
  6. Type exit and press Enter To exit the command prompt
  7. Restart windows and open edge browser, there is no more error.

flush DNS command

Set DNS servers to Google Public DNS

  • Press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and ok to open the network connections window.
  • Right-click on the active network adapter, select properties,
  • Select “Internet Protocol Version 4” then click “Properties”.
  • Under DNS server settings check “Use the following DNS server addresses”
  • change preferred DNS server 8.8.8.8 and Alternate DSN server 8.8.4.4
  • Checkmark on validate settings upon exit and ok
  • Now close everything, open Edge browser check its working without any error.

Change DNS Address manually

Update the Web browser

Ensure that both your operating system and browser are up-to-date.

To update the Chrome or edge browser, Type chrome://settings/help in the address bar and press enter key. This will automatically check and install updates for your web browser.

To update the Operating system:

  1. Open Settings > Update and Security.
  2. Under Windows Update, click on Check for updates.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions and install the latest updates.

In addition Disable VPN connection and security software (antivirus) if installed.

Run inetcpl.cpl command, to open Internet Options, go to Connections tab > LAN Settings and check Automatically detect settings option. Click OK.

In Internet Options, on the Security tab, click Reset all zones to default button.

Reset Network Settings

Resetting your network settings can resolve configuration issues.

For Windows 10/11:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Go to Network & Internet.
  • Scroll down and click Network reset.
  • Click Reset now and confirm by clicking Yes.

Run Network Troubleshooter

Windows includes a built-in network troubleshooter that can help identify and fix network-related issues.

  • Open the Settings app and Go to Update & Security.
  • Select Troubleshoot from the left sidebar.
  • Click Internet Connections and then Run the troubleshooter.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

Disable Antivirus/Firewall Temporarily

Sometimes, security software can block access to websites. Temporarily disabling your antivirus or firewall can help determine if they are causing the issue.

  • Open your antivirus software.
  • Locate the option to disable protection temporarily and select it.
  • Try accessing the website again.
  • Remember to re-enable your antivirus/firewall after testing.

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