How to fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome

20. August 2016 How to, Software 13
How to fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome

Fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome: Most of Google chrome users must have faced ‘This site can’t be reached error‘ but didn’t have any clue how to fix it? Then don’t worry troubleshooter is at your disposal to fix this issue easily. The cause of this error is that DNS lookup failed so the webpage is not available. When you try to open any website or web page, you received the error and it says Error code:

This site can’t be reached’s server DNS address could not be found.

fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome

The server at any website can’t be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website’s name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.

When a DNS server can’t convert a domain name to an ip address in a TCP/IP network then there is a DNS failure error. A DNS failure occurs because of the misconfiguration of DNS address or because of Windows DNS client is not working.

Fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome:


Method 1: Restart DNS client

  1. Press Windows Key + R then type “services.msc” and hit enter to open Services window.
    services windows
  2. Scroll down till you find “DNS Client” (Press D to easily find it).
  3. Right click on DNS Client and select Restart.
    DNS client restart from servcies window
  4. Now the DNS client will restart, go and check if the error is resolved or not.


Method 2: Change IPv4 DNS Address

  1. Right click on the Network icon in the system tray and click on “Open Network and Sharing Center.
    open network and sharing center
  2. Click on your active Network Connection and then click Properties.
    wifi connection properties
  3. Inside the Wi-Fi Properties windows select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP)” and click Properties.
    Internet protocal version 4 (TCP IPv4)
  4. Checkmark on “Use the following DNS server addresses.
  5. Type the following address in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server:
    use the following DNS server addresses in IPv4 settings
  6. Checkmark on “Validate settings upon exit” then click OK and click Close.
  7. This must have Fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome.


Method 3: Try resetting TCP/IP

  1. Right click on Windows Button and select “Command Prompt(Admin).
    command prompt with admin rights
  2. Now type the following command and press enter after each one:
    (a) ipconfig /release
    (b) ipconfig /all
    (c) ipconfig /flushdns
    (d) ipconfig /renew
    (e) netsh int ip set dns
    (f) netsh winsock reset
    ipconfig settings
  3. Reboot to apply changes.


Method 4: Reset Gooogle Chrome settings

  1. Open Google Chrome then type “chrome://flags/” (without quotes) in the address bar and hit enter.
    chrome flags reset all to default
  2. In the next window proceed with caution and click on “Reset all to default.
  3. Finally, reboot to apply changes and launch Google Chrome.
  4. This must have fix This site can’t be reached error if not continue to last method.


Method 5: Reinstall Chrome

  1. Go to Control Panel and click “Uninstall a program” and uninstall Google Chrome from your PC.
    uninstall a program
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\%your_name%\AppData\Local\Google\ and delete everything inside this folder.
    c users appdata local google delete all
  3. Download the latest version of Google Chrome Browser and install it.
  4. Reboot your computer, open Chrome and try again.

Also, check How to fix “Your connection is not private” error in Chrome:

That’s it you have successfully fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome but if you still have any queries regarding this post feel free to ask them in comments and please share this post on social media to help your friends solve this issue easily.


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13 thoughts on “How to fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome”

  • 1
    Henry Norman on December 30, 2016 Reply

    Spot on! Thank you very much for this excellent advise. Method #2 did the trick for me. If you have the time, can you explain what actually fixed the failing DNS lookup? Are there actual DNS server IP addresses and

    Not important, just curious. Again thanks — you made my day!

    When it comes, have a Happy New 2017!

    • 2
      adityafarrad on December 30, 2016 Reply

      Yes, sometimes your OWN ISP DNS fails so in that case we use google DNS public server IP addresses ( and which did the trick for you. This is a general troubleshooting step whenever you see a failed DNS response from your ISP.

  • 3
    FAB on January 4, 2017 Reply

    Nothing works for me!

  • 4
    Rishika on January 11, 2017 Reply

    I tried all methods ,but none of them worked for me(actually last month i formatted my computer and from that time gmail and you tube is not opening)

  • 5
    danish jamil on January 24, 2017 Reply

    google is opening but youtube isnt opening correctly

  • 6
    Avinash on January 26, 2017 Reply

    Thanks! Its working for me

  • 7
    GaNNeR on February 8, 2017 Reply

    Thank you !!

  • 8
    Marina on February 25, 2017 Reply

    Thanks method 3 worked!!

  • 9
    Bhanu Sharma on February 26, 2017 Reply

    none of method worked for me

  • 10
    ali fin on February 27, 2017 Reply

    yeah i had the problem with google and was getting… cannot be reached wich was annoying to say the least however i tried the…restart the dns client topic at the top of this page and iam glad to say that it worked perfectly my page is back to normal thanks to you guys….great stuff ..many thanks…..

  • 11
    Kim Mangone on April 10, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for the detailed instructions. I was a little lost until I found this.

  • 12
    Asmaa on April 16, 2017 Reply

    method # 1 & 2 failed
    but # 3 worked like a charm
    many many thanks

  • 13
    Sudhan on April 21, 2017 Reply

    hi buddy i have tried all the above methods still im facing same timed oit issue Btw when i connect my pc using usb tethering its working fine only through hotspot im havinh issue

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