Windows 10 - DNS Issue

I have repeatedly had issues with DNS in Windows 10. It will work one day, and the next I cannot resolve any A record. a ping of '' returns a 'could not find host' while a ping of a google IP returns great results. Likewise, in a web browser, I can browse to a Google IP but not the host name.

I had the issue a yesterday, and refreshed my installation of the OS and things worked. I got back to work today (this is on an auxiliary laptop that sits at my desk for web browsing and personal... stuff.) and I am having the same issue. I have absolutely verified that it is not my network causing the issue.

I have re-installed the Intel wireless driver, which had no effect.

In IE, I select 'Fix Connection Problems' which returns the following issue that cannot be fixed: "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer."

I have found troubleshooting steps that included flushing the netsh catalog and other items, but nothing has had any result.

I am able to get connectivity after refreshing my installation. This isn't really a good solution though, as I have to re-install Office and other applications after doing so, each time.

I am on build 10061, but had this issue on the previous build as well.

Please download the app>run it>upload the output file to onedrive or any other file sharing service

Please type each of these into an elevated command prompt after you have run the above and saved the file

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /registerdns

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

NETSH winsock reset catalog

NETSH int ipv4 reset reset.log

NETSH int ipv6 reset reset.log


Cat herder
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT

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Last updated February 2, 2021 Views 194,609 Applies to: