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Solved: error code: inet_e_resource_not_found in Microsoft Edge Windows 10

Getting INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND Error while trying to open a website from Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer browser? Most of windows users report after upgrade to Windows 10 1809 Edge Browser results “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”. 

Sometimes the error is different like:

The connection to the DNS server timed out. Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND

or There was a temporary DNS error. Try refreshing the page. Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND


The DNS name doesn’t exist Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND


This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security settings. If this keeps happening, try contacting the website’s owner.


error code: inet_e_resource_not_found

The issue, as mentioned above, is mainly seen after the Windows 10 latest update. So the culprit behind it is the Windows update bug. This means that this will most likely get fixed in the upcoming updates. So, all you have to do is wait for the next updates from Microsoft and in the meanwhile, you can go through the methods given below to get around the issue.

Turn off TCP Fast Open feature on Edge

Basically, you have to turn off the option TCP fast open from your Microsoft Edge browser which will solve this issue. If you don’t know, TCP Fast Open is a feature introduced by Microsoft that improves the performance and security of Microsoft Edge. So, disabling it won’t have any ill effect on your computing or browsing.

  1. To disable TCP fast open Feature first open Microsoft Edge browser.

  2. Type about:flags in the URL address bar and hit the enter key.

  3. Now, scroll down to find the Network section.

  4. Here locate TCP Fast Open and uncheck the box next to it.

Check your UAC Settings

  1. To do this press Windows key + r and type ‘control’ and hit enter.

  2. Click “User Accounts” and click “Change User Account Control settings”.

  3. Make sure the setting is at or above the second level, see the attached image below.

Use the DNS flush command

  1. Type cmd on start menu search, Right-click on the command prompt and select run as administrator.

  2. In the command prompt window, type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

  3. A message will appear stating Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

  4. To exit the command prompt, type exit and press Enter.

Flush DNS

If flush DNS didn’t fix the problem, then Perform an Internet connection reset via Command Prompt. To reset your Internet connection,  again open the command prompt as administrator. Type the following commands, then press Enter after typing each command below:

netsh int ip reset resettcpip.txt

netsh winhttp reset proxy

netsh int ip reset

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /flushdns

netsh winsock reset

After executing the commands, Restart your PC to complete the process.

Repair Edge browser

  1. Press the Windows key and click on Settings.

  2. Click-on Apps.

  3. Click-on Microsoft Edge under Apps & features.

  4. Click on Advanced Options.

  5. Then click-on Repair.

Reinstall Edge Browser

If all above fails to fix inet_e_resource_not_found error then try to Reinstall the Edge browser by following below.

  1. First, open file explorer Click on View and checkmark on Hidden items box to show hidden files.

  2. Then after navigate to: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages

  3. Note: Replace the “UserName” with your username

  4. Here Search for Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and delete it.

  5. After That Restart your PC.

  6. Now again open WindowsPowerShell and type the command below to reinstall edge browser.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

After Execute the command simple restart windows to give a fresh start. Now open the Edge browser and check There is no more inet_e_resource_not_found error while open web pages.

Also, create a new user account on your Windows system and verify that Edge works probably with a clean install.

Did these solutions help to fix error code: inet_e_resource_not_found on Edge, Chrome, Explorer browsers? Let us know on the comments below, also read


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