Learn why DNS is not working on Windows® XP
What are the reasons for DNS problems on Windows XP system and what can be done to fix the problems?
DNS or Domain Name Server is configured with the Windows XP Operating Systems for the purpose of including the web addresses and in order to provide IP address translation functionality to the users. DNS issues can be found when the surfing speed of the user reduces. The server would be down at certain other instances. To fix the problems with the DNS, the user should first ping the web page that is not connected. If the website is alive or can be pinged, then the issue would be due to the DN server. The wrong DNS settings upon the Windows XP system would result in such conditions. If the size of the DNS server cache increases, it also cause issues with the users and does not work. The techniques to resolve the DNS problems upon the Windows XP systems are mentioned below.
Discussed below are tips to fix DNS problems:
- Check the DNS settings
- Clear the DNS cache
- Alternative tips to fix the issues
Check the DNS settings
If the DNS settings that are configured on the Windows XP systems are wrong or contain any improper options, then the DNS will causes issues. In such situations, the user should change the settings that are wrongly provided and troubleshoot the problems. Certain tools are also available to correct the DNS settings. The manual process requires some awareness regarding the DNS server settings. First check the settings at the network connection properties window.
Clear the DNS cache
The DNS cache would hold the web addresses of the various websites that are visited by the users on Windows XP systems. The cache folder is provided to all the Windows XP users along with the system and the option would help the user in speedup the browsing action. The cache becomes over sized while more details accumulate in the folder. Clear the cache either using any software tools or through the command prompt window. Open the command prompt window and type ipconfig/flushdns as the screen appears.
The DNS problems at times results due to issues with the Internet Service Providers. In such cases the user should reconfigure the ISP settings for the particular DNS server upon the Windows XP systems. The issues with the DNS server along with the Internet Service Providers occur while the user tries to access the server that is down.
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