How To Fix ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ Error Message

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Recently, lots of users have reported that they are getting the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ error message while visiting their favorite website. So, if you are using Microsoft edge browser and experiencing the same problem, then here we are going to share a few best methods to resolve the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ from the web browser.

Well, it’s of no doubt that Microsoft Windows is right now the most used desktop operating system. Millions of users right now use the operating system. If you have been using Windows for a while, then you might know that the operating system is not entirely free from bugs and errors.

Recently, lots of users have reported that they are getting the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ error message while visiting their favorite website. Although the error appears on all popular browser like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc. Microsoft Edge users encounter the error most frequently.

The “INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND” error message page also shows that the browser has faced temporary DNS issue and recommends users to refresh the page. The full error message reads ‘There was a temporary DNS error. Try refreshing the page’ Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND.

How To Fix ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ Error Message

So, if you are using Microsoft edge browser and experiencing the same problem, then here we are going to share a few best methods to resolve the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ from the web browser. So, let’s know how to fix ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ Error on Windows 10.

#1 Disable TCP Fast Open

Well, lots of Microsoft Edge users have claimed that they have fixed the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ from the browser by disabling the TCP Fast open option. So, in this method, users need to uncheck the ‘Enable TCP Fast Option to fix the Edge browser error. Here’s how to disable TCP Fast Open on Edge browser

Step 1. First of all, open Microsoft Edge Browser

Step 2. On the URL bar, enter about:flags and hit Enter.

Disable TCP Fast Open
Disable TCP Fast Open

Step 3. Now you need to scroll down and click on the ‘Network’ Section.

Disable TCP Fast Open
Disable TCP Fast Open

Step 4. From there, uncheck the ‘TCP Fast Open’ option.

Disable TCP Fast Open
Disable TCP Fast Open

That’s it, you are done! Now just restart the web browser to resolve the error message.

#2 Reinstall Network Driver

Well, if the above method failed to fix the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND from your web browser, then you need to reinstall the Network driver. Sometimes, outdated or corrupted network driver triggers ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ error message. So, follow some of the simple steps given below to reinstall Network driver

Step 1. First of all, open the Run Dialog box and type in ‘devmgmt.msc’ and hit Enter.

Reinstall Network Driver
Reinstall Network Driver

Step 2. Now on the Device Manager page, you need to expand the ‘Network Adapter’ option.

Step 3. Right click on the network adapter and select the option ‘Uninstall’

Reinstall Network Driver
Reinstall Network Driver

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can reinstall Network driver to fix ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ from Windows 10.

#3 Reset Network Settings Through CMD

Well, if the above method failed to fix the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ from Windows 10, then you need to reset the entire network settings. Follow some of the simple steps given below to reset network settings through CMD.

Step 1. First of all, right click on the Windows button and then select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)

Reset Network Settings Through CMD
Reset Network Settings Through CMD

Step 2. Now on the Command Prompt window, type in “netsh winsock reset” (without quotes) and hit enter.

Reset Network Settings Through CMD
Reset Network Settings Through CMD

That’s it, you are done! Now, wait until the process completes. Once done, you will see a message ‘Winsock reset completed successfully’. Restart your computer to fix the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error message.

#4 Flush DNS

Since the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error message usually occurs due to a DNS problem, you can try removing the DNS Cache. Sometimes, outdated or corrupted DNS cache triggers lots of web browser error including ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’. So, in order to fix DNS related issues, users need to flush the DNS cache. Follow, some of the simple steps given below to remove DNS cache.

Step 1. First of all, right click on the Windows button and then select the option ‘Command Prompt (Admin).

Reset Network Settings Through CMD
Flush DNS

Step 2. Now on the Command Prompt window, enter the following command – ipconfig /flushdns

Flush DNS
Flush DNS

Once done, type in ‘exit’ in the Command Prompt window. Restart your computer and the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ will be fixed by now.

#5 Use InPrivate Browsing in Edge Browser

Use InPrivate Browsing in Edge Browser
Use InPrivate Browsing in Edge Browser

Well, InPrivate Browsing on Edge Browser is the same as ‘Incognito Mode’ on Google Chrome. The InPrivate Browsing on Edge Browser doesn’t record the browsing history, cache, and cookies. Lots of users have claimed that the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ doesn’t appear while browsing in InPrivate mode.

We are pretty sure that the methods given above would probably resolve the issue, but in case if you are looking for a quick workaround, then you can consider browsing in ‘InPrivate’ mode. To open an InPrivate Browsing session, open Edge browser and click on the 3 dotted buttons. Select ‘InPrivate Browsing’ from the list.

On the InPrivate Window, browse as you normally would. You won’t get the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ error message on InPrivate mode.

So, these are the 5 best methods to fix the ‘INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND’ from Edge browser. If you know any other method to fix the issue, let us know in the comment box below.