Fix Microsoft Edge error “inet_e_resource_not_found”

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The “inet_e_resource_not_found” error is one that pops up with browser tabs for some Edge users. The “inet_e_resource_not_found” error code is included under details on Edge’s Can’t reach this page tab. When that browser occurs, Edge users can’t open the required page. Some Edge users have stated that the error first emerged after the Creators Update. This is how you can fix an Edge browser that returns the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error code.

How to fix ‘inet_e_resource_not_found’ Windows 10 error

  1. Reset the Edge Browser
  2. Flush the DNS
  3. Adjust the User Account Control Settings
  4. Adjust the DNS Server Addresses
  5. Reinstall the Wi-Fi Adapter Driver
  6. Reset Winsock

1. Reset the Edge Browser

You don’t need to reinstall Edge to reset its data. You can instead reset Edge, which will also restore it to its default settings and switch off extensions. As the Reset option often fixes apps, resetting Edge might also resolve the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error code. You can reset Edge as follows.

  • Press the Cortana button on the Windows 10 taskbar to open that app’s search box.
  • Input ‘apps’ in Cortana’s search box to select Apps & features.

  • Next, enter ‘Edge’ in the search box shown in the shot directly below.

  • Select Microsoft Edge and click Advanced options to open the options in the snapshot directly below.

  • Press the Reset button. A box opens with another Reset button on it that you can press to confirm the selected option.

  • There’s also a Repair option that you can select to fix Edge with without clearing its data.

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2. Flush the DNS

The “inet_e_resource_not_found” error code might be due to a corrupted DNS cache. In which case, flushing the DNS cache might resolve the issue. You can flush the DNS via Command Prompt as follows.

  • Open the Win + X menu shown in the screenshot directly below with the Windows key + X hotkey.

  • Select Command Prompt (Admin) to open the Prompt as admin.
  • Enter ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ in the Command Prompt’s window as shown in the snapshot below, and press the Return key.

3. Adjust the User Account Control Settings

  • Some Edge users have found that raising the UAC setting can resolve the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error code. To do that, enter ‘UAC’ in Cortana’s search box.
  • Click Change User Account Control settings to open the window shown directly below.

  • If the bar slider is at Never notify, raise it so that it’s at least one down from Always notify.
  • Click the OK button to confirm.

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4. Adjust the DNS Server Addresses

  • Adjusting network adapter DNS servers is another resolution that has worked for some Edge users. To do that, open the Run accessory by pressing the Windows key + R hotkey.
  • Enter ‘ncpa.cpl’ in Run’s text box and click OK to open Network Connections in the Control Panel.

  • Right-click your network adapter and select the Properties option.

  • Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on the Networking tab, and press the Properties button.

  • Select the Use the following DNS server addresses option on the General tab.
  • Enter the value ‘8888’ for the Preferred DNS server.
  • Then input ‘8844’ for the Alternative DNS server as shown in the shot directly below.

  • Click the OK button to close the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.

5. Reinstall the Wi-Fi Adapter Driver

  • If the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error code is due to corrupted Wi-Fi adapter driver, reinstalling that driver will probably resolve the issue. You can do that by pressing the Windows key + X hotkey and selecting Device Manager to open the window directly below.

device manager

  • Double-click Network adapters to expand that device category.
  • Right-click your network adapter and select Uninstall device.

  • Press the Uninstall button to further confirm.
  • Windows will reinstall the driver when you restart the desktop or laptop.
  • Note that you’ll also need to re-enter Wi-Fi password after restarting Windows.

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6. Reset Winsock

Winsock is a DLL file that coordinates TCP/IP connections with Windows software. A few Edge users have confirmed that resetting Winsock fixed the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error. This is how you can fix a corrupted Winsock DLL via the Command Prompt.

  • Enter ‘CMD’ in Cortana’s search box.
  • Right-click the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator to open its window.

  • Then input ‘netsh winsock reset’ in the Prompt’s window, and press the Enter key.

  • Restart the Windows platform.

Those are a few of the resolutions might fix the “inet_e_resource_not_found” error so that you can open the required website pages in Edge again. A repair scan with one of these Windows system optimizers might also fix the error. Some of the tips in this article might also come in handy for fixing the “inet_e_resource_not_found” issue.