Thursday, April 8, 2010

Websites Opens Only In IE & Firefox - Doesn't Open In Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a fast new web browser from Google and I have been using it for past sometime. I have been facing this problem occasionally that it does not open some page at times and gives an error like :

The error says:

"DNS error – cannot fine server. Oops ! this link appears to be broken."

I found out that its not me alone, there are many people facing similar problem. This may happen when the site you are trying to open is up and running and opens in other web browsers like Firefox, IE, Opera etc.

I checked the DNS settings, but they seemed fine. But I came to know that this problem is because of a setting of Google Chrome called the DNS-Pre-fetching which will fetch the IP addresses of all the links on your current webpage so that when you click any of these links, it can save time on DNS resolution. In some rare instances, pre-fetching of DNS may fail, which cause this DNS error.

To fix this problem, you simply need to turn off this setting by following these 2 simple steps:

1. Click on the settings at the top right corner of the Google Chrome browser and click option.

2. Click on the “Under the Hood” and uncheck the option which says “Use DNS pre-fetching to improve page load performance”, press close button.

After turning this feature off, your page load time will increase very slightly but it will not give you DNS errors if the site you are opening is up and running.

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