I have a dell laptop with Windows xp. I am getting dns probe finished no internet message. This was on chrome browser. I used the computer earlier with no problems. I have looked here on this website and tried just about everything to no avail. I uninstalled both chrome and Firefox. Can you please help. This is driving me crazy. Thanks.
Your answer is incomplete. You have to assume the person does not know how to become "the Administrator".
IN DOS, I TYPED AT C PROMPT "netsh winsock reset".
It says this action requires elevation (run as administrator) but it does not tell you how to become the "administrator".
Went to Desktop
Right-clicked on chrome icon
Left Clicked "Run as administrator"
Went back into DOS
Typed above at C prompt
It STILL says : "this operation requires elevation (run as administrator)" but it does not tell you how to become the administrator
(Right-clicking the Icon used to work in Internet Explorer, now not working in chrome)
At first, when I clicked the Start Button, I saw no DOS Icon. Now, after pressing the Windows key (in between CTRL and ALT) AND "R" AT SAME TIME, NOW I SEE THE DOS ICON IN START MENU.
RIGHT-CLICKED ON DOS ICON IN START MENU.
LEFT CLICKED "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR" NOW I AM "THE ADMINISTRATOR"!!!!
Apparently, even in 2015, Windows 7 still runs inside a "DosShell".
NOW, A NEW DOS "DIALOGUE BOX" POPS UP, BUT THE "C" PROMPT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO
(My Dell Laptop is 32 bits)
At this new prompt, I typed "netsh winsock reset"
And pressed Enter.
Now, in DOS, it says that I "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog"! (whatever THAT IS!!) YAAAAAAY!
AND "you must restart [or reboot] the Computer to complete the reset".
TOOK ABOUT 15 MIN. TO FIX
So maybe my "winsock", whatever it is, was corrupted by a virus and needed to be reset inside DOS, even though I just got Kaspersky AntiVirus Dec. 25, 2014 (2 yr. subscription)
I hope this is helpful.
I spent all last night and today trying EVERYTHING possible. Just fixed it by going to start type in cmd right click to run as administrator then type in netsh winsock reset then restart your computer. Hope someone reads this and it helps them, nothing anyone else said did.
U guys rock!!!! Thanks a million for this huge help! All I had to do is Start, type CMD and right clicked until the Run Command showed up and then typed nets winsock reset, once that's typed go to start, and restart computer.....Wolla !!!!