Error Code 105 ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED in Google Chrome

When browsing through the internet if you receive an error which says Error 105 (net:: ERR NAME NOT RESOLVED): Unable to resolve the server’s DNS address, it means that DNS lookup has failed. This is one of most common error code you can encounter, and the solution is easy to Fix Error Code 105 in Google Chrome. Let’s take a look at all the solutions.

Error 105 ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED in Chrome

Part of this error could be related to the Chrome browser, and partly because of network issues with your Windows PC. I will split the troubleshooting steps into two. The first relates to Chrome, and second relates to PC.

Chrome Troubleshooting

1] Run Chrome Cleanup Tool

Error Code 105 in Google Chrome

Run Chrome browser’s built-in Chrome’s Malware Scanner & Cleanup Tool. It helps you remove unwanted ads, pop-ups & malware, Unusual Startup pages, toolbar, and anything else that might be overtaking the network.

2] Disable Prefetch in Google Chrome

Google uses a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar. It uses the already resolved IP address to connect to the website you have already visited. It’s a good idea to disable it at these times.

  • Open Settings in Chrome
  • Go to Privacy and Security and search for ‘Prefetch’
  • Toggle off this setting which says ‘Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar.’
  • Restart Chrome.

PC Network Troubleshooting

Many a time your Windows PC is responsible for causing these types of problem. It can happen with any browser, but since most of use one browser, we will not know.

1] Check your Network Cables, Restart Your Router and Reconnect

Basic tips, but sometimes are the cause of the issue. Make sure you check your cables are in place properly either to your PC or your router. If you are connected through WiFi, make sure to restart your router once. Lastly, you can always forget the WiFi you are already connected to and then reconnect.

2] Remove Proxy

  • Press Windows Key + R then type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit enter to open Internet Properties.
  • Next, Go to Connections tab and select LAN settings.
  • Uncheck Use a Proxy Server for your LAN and make sure “Automatically detect settings” is checked.
  • Click Ok then Apply and reboot your PC.

Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings

If you are using a third-party proxy service, make sure to disable it.

3] Flush DNS, reset Winsock and reset TCP/IP

Sometimes the websites don’t resolve because the DNS in your PC still remembers old IP. So make sure to Flush the DNS, Reset Winsock and Reset TCP/IP.

You can also use our freeware FixWin to carry out these three operations with a click.

4] Use Google Public DNS

If it does not help, use Google Public DNS and see if that works for you. You need to explicitly change the DNS settings in your operating system use the DNS IP addresses. You don’t need to worry about the procedure; the process of changing your DNS settings varies according to the operating system and version of the operating system or the device which you are using. In this article, we are going to tell you how to show you how to fix this problem on Windows.

The issue about which we are talking in this article generally occurs on the Google Chrome browser that you are using on Windows PC. Chrome might display a grey window with one of this message if something is wrong with the Internet or DNS settings. Whenever you type the domain name into the browser, it is a known fact that DNS will look for the IP address of the domain name and return the result to you.

  • First of all, right-click on the taskbar Network icon and select Network and Sharing Center.
  • Select “Change Adapter Settings”.
  • Search for the network connection that is used to connect to the internet; the option might be either “Local Area Connection” or “Wireless Connection”.
  • Right-click on it and click Properties.
  • Choose the new window to select “Internet Protocol 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and then click the Properties button.
  • Click the checkbox for “Use the following DNS server addresses” in the new window.
  • Enter in 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
  • Finally, click OK and exit.

5] Temporarily Disable Antivirus and Firewall

Both of these are like security guards for the OS. If they find a website which is malicious or even considers it because of false-positive effects, the response from those sites will be blocked. Try disabling both the AnitVirus and Firewall to see if it works. If that’s the case, you will have to add those sites as an exception, and then enable it. That should work like a charm.

Hope these tips to resolves the Error Code 105 ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED in Google Chrome on Windows 10/8/7.

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