Windows 10 is regularly providing updates to make your system secure and improve performance. Though these updates are improving the performance of the system, sometimes they are also causing certain problems in the built-in applications. As well all know Microsoft Edge is Microsoft’s built-in app. The latest Windows 10 update is triggering the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error on its in-built browser.
INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error will block you from accessing any webpage on the Microsoft Edge browser. The common message that you see is “hmm… cannot reach this page” provided with the “Details” button. On clicking the “Details” button you will be shown “The DNS server might be having problems. Error code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND”. At times the page may load but does not work such as to upload any documents and so on. Mostly this issue is raised while connecting to Google pages. This is a random issue that occurs only on Edge which means Firefox, chrome, and other browsers will function normally.
How to Fix INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND on Windows 10
This error is occurring only due to the recent update to windows 10.So. Microsoft may fix the error in future updates. Therefore, you can wait until the error is fixed in the upcoming updates or follow the below solutions to prevent the issue.
Method 1: netsh Reset
This method will reset your static IP settings. In case if you are not worried about your IP then try this method (save your IP configuration). Follow the steps to save the IP configuration and netsh reset:
Step 1: Press the “Windows and X” keys together on the keyboard.
Step 2: Open the “Powershell” in administrative mode.
Step 3: Feed the command “ipconfig /all > C:\ipconfiguration.txt”
The above step will save the IP configuration in ipconfiguration.txt file in the C:\ drive.
Step 4: After that, type “netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt” command and press “enter” on the keyboard.
Step 5: Next, type “netsh winsock reset” command and click “enter” again.
Step 6: Restart your system and check if the problem is resolved.
Method 2: Uncheck Enable TCP Fast Open
This solution is given by Microsoft officials. This is a simple method and works efficiently. So, in this solution, you will have to turn off the TCP fast open feature in the Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft introduced the TCP Fast Open feature to improve the performance as well as the security of the Microsoft Edge browser. You will not face any trouble in browsing or computing even if you disable this feature. Perform the steps to disable TCP Fast Open:
Step 1: First of all, double-click on the “Microsoft Edge” browser icon to open it.
Step 2: Type this “about: flags” in the search bar of the browser.
Step 3: Drag down to see the “Network” section.
Step 4: If you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge, then hold the “Ctrl + Shift + D” keys on the keyboard to visualize all the preferences.
Step 5: Now, disable the option “TCP Fast Open” by unchecking the box. In the newer version of Microsoft Edge, make this option “Always Off”.
Step 6: Finally, restart or refresh your browser.
Check if the problem is solved.
Method 3: Use InPrivate Browsing
This method is also advised by Microsoft officials. Use the Microsoft Edge InPrivate Browsing mode. InPrivate browsing is a method of browsing privately. In this type of browsing, the browser does not record your history of browsing. To browse in InPrivate Browsing follow these steps:
Step 1: Double click on the “Microsoft Edge” icon and open it.
Step 2: On the top right-side corner of the browser click on the “3 dots”.
Step 3: Now, in the list, click on the option “New Private Window”.
Step 4: In the browser, browse as you normally do.
The Microsoft Edge will work perfectly until you quit from it.
Method 4: Changing UAC Settings
By changing the UAC known as User Account Control settings may fix the problem. Disabling User Account Control will stop the working of Microsoft Edge. Changing the settings to some other option will solve the problem. To do so:
Step 1: First, press the “Windows and R” Keys simultaneously on the keyboard.
Step 2: Next, type “Control” in the run dialogue box and click ‘Enter”.
Step 3: Go to the “User Accounts” and click on it.
Step 4: Now, select the “User Accounts” option.
Step 5: Then, click on the option “Change User Account Control Settings”.
Step 6: A slide bar will be appearing, scroll it up and down to change the settings. The default option will be “Never Notify“, so change it to any other option. It is advised to choose the second option from the start of the list.
Step 7: Finally, click on the “Ok” option to apply the changes.
Verify if the Microsoft Edge error is fixed.
Method 5: Reinstall Edge
If the error is not fixed even after performing the above methods it is better to reinstall the Microsoft Edge. The idea of reinstalling the Edge again worked out for many users.
Note: Reinstalling Edge will delete all your favorites, so ensure to backup all your favorites before reinstalling Microsoft Edge.
Back up your Favourites:
To backup your favorites follow these steps:
Step 1: Press “Windows and R” keys simultaneously on the keyboard.
Step 2: Feed the command “%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default” in the run dialogue box and click “Enter”.
Step 3: On the folder “DataStore” right-click on it and from the list select the “Copy” option.
Step 4: Go to the location where it is feasible for you to use the file. Paste it in your chosen location.
Finally, backup all your favorites. At the end of this method, you can know how to import these favorites to the newly installed Microsoft Edge.
To install Microsoft Edge:
Step 1: Download Reset_Microsoft_Edge.ps1 file and extract the zip file.
Step 2: You can use Winrar or Winzip to extract the file content.
Step 3: Right-click on the extracted ps1 file and from the drop-down list select “Properties”.
Step 4: Navigate to the “General” tab option.
Step 5: Locate the option “Unblock”.
Step 6: Select the “apply” option followed by “ok” to save the applied changes.
Step 7: Ensure that Microsoft is closed completely and is not in running mode.
Step 8: Now, on the ps1 do right-click and select the option “run with Powershell”.
Step 9: The above step will open PowerShell. Do not click anything until the PowerShell closes automatically.
Step 10: Your Microsoft Edge will be reset as soon as the PowerShell closes.
Note: In case if the “Unblock” feature is not found in the properties tab then go to step 8 of this method and launch the script with PowerShell. Then, you will be prompted with a message stating to run this instance of the program on your computer or not. Press Y that is yes option to continue the process.
In the case of Problems:
If the reinstalling Microsoft Edge method did not solve the problem, then follow these steps:
Note: Before performing this method, you should be aware of your account password. You also need to have administrative privileges to fix certain things.
Step 1: On the keyboard press the “Windows and R” keys together.
Step 2: Type “msconfig” in the run dialogue box and click on “enter” from the keyboard.
Step 3: Next, select the “Boot” tab from the system configuration window.
Step 4: Locate the option “Safe Boot”.
Step 5: Now, under the “Safe Boot” option, select the “Minimal” option and click on “Ok”.
Step 6: If asked to restart then click on “Restart”.
Step 7: After restarting, hold the Windows key and press R key on the keyboard.
Step 8: Feed the command “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\” and press “enter”.
Step 9: Now, click on the “view” tab and search for the “Hidden Items” option (this to ensure that the folder is not hidden).
Step 10: On the folder “MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe”, right-click on it. In the drop-down list select “properties”.
Step 11: At the “Read-only” option, uncheck the box.
Step 12: Click on “apply” and the “Ok” options to apply and save the changes.
Step 13: Now, again right-click on the “MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe” folder and select the option “delete” to remove the folder.
Step 14: Restart your system.
Step 15: Press the “Windows and R” keys together to open the run dialogue box.
Step 16: Now, type “misconfig” in the dialogue box and click “enter”.
Step 17: Go to the “Boot” tab and uncheck the “Safe Boot” option.
Go to the section of “reinstall edge” above and repeat those steps.
Restore your favorites:
After resetting the Microsoft Edge on your pc, restore your previous favorites and your settings by performing the below steps.
Step 1: Go to the “Datastore” folder location and right-click on that folder to select the “copy” option.
Step 2: Open the run dialogue box by pressing the “windows and R” keys.
Step 3: Type the command “%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default” and click “enter”.
Step 4: Paste it anywhere in the folder by right-clicking and selecting the “paste” option.
Step 5: If “Replace the files in the destination” is asked, select it.
Step 6: Click “yes” if any other prompts appear.
On completion, all your favorites will be restored.
Method 6: Flush DNS
This method of flushing DNS and retrying has worked for many users. Perform the steps to flush DNS:
Step 1: Hold the “Windows” key and type “command prompt” in the start search (or click on the windows icon on the desktop and type command prompt).
Step 2: Run the command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing “Run as Administrator” option.
Step 3: Feed the command “ipconfig /flushdns” in the command prompt and click “enter”.
Step 4: “Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache” message will be appeared.
Step 5: Exit from the command prompt by typing “Exit” and clicking “enter”.
Now run your Microsoft Edge to see if the problem is resolved.
Method 7: RegFix
RegFix is the Registry Fix. Sometimes the registry settings are messed up which may trigger the error. In this method, you can do registry fix in your system which makes you tamper some entries inside the registry. To do so:
Step 1: Download the “regfix.zip” file (mostly it will be downloaded in the Downloads folder).
Step 2: Extract the files in the same folder by right-clicking and selecting extract using Winrar or Windows extractor (default).
Step 3: After the completion of extraction, ensure that “FixTcpipACL.ps1 and TcpipAclData.xml” are in “C:\Users\ Your Username \Downloads” folder.
Step 4: Open the run prompt (press “windows and R” keys) and type “Powershell” and run the PowerShell in administrator mode (press “shift + ctrl + enter” to run as administrator).
Step 5: Type “CD C:\Users\Your Username\downloads” to change the directory to the downloads folder.
Step 6: Next, execute “Set -executionpolicy unrestricted” command.
Step 7: Choose “A” from the prompt and press “enter”.
Step 8: Then, run “.\FixTcpipACL.ps1” command.
Step 9: At last, reboot your system and verify if the issue still appearing or not.
Method 8: Renaming Connections Folder
This is also a registry fix method as above. But, in this method, we will do certain adjustments in the registry to fix the issue by renaming the connections folder. Therefore, follow these steps to rename the connections folder:
Step 1: Hold “Windows and R” keys together which opens the run dialogue box.
Step 2: In the run box, type “Regedit” and hit “enter”.
Step 3: Open the following folders “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Internet Settings” (make sure you follow the order).
Step 4: Now, right-click on the folder “connection” and from the drop-down list select “rename”.
Step 5: Rename the folder as “ConnectionsX” and hit “enter”.
Finally, reboot your system to check if the issue is fixed.
The above solutions will probably fix the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND issue. Now, you can happily continue your browsing using Microsoft Edge.