FIX: Inet_e_resource_not_found error in Microsoft Edge

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  • Microsoft Edge is a solid browser, but even the best browsers can suffer from errors.
  • Speaking of errors, many users reported inet_e_resource_not_found error in Microsoft Edge.
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  • We have plenty of similar guides written for you in our dedicated Browsers section as well.
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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.

These solutions will also help if you are encountering the following issues:

  • inet_e_resource_not_found
  • inet_e_resource_not_found edge
  • Error code inet_e_resource_not_found
  • inet_e_resource_not_found dns error

How can I fix inet_e_resource_not_found Edge error?

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

1. Consider using a different browser

While Microsoft Edge is indeed quite revolutionary because of the Chromium engine, its stability is still up for debate. Speaking of the Chromium engine, Opera is also built around it, so if you need an alternative to Edge, Opera is your best bet.

In fact, Opera can be considered to be exactly like Edge, but with a few extra tools. for example, their extensions are cross-compatible, although not 100%, but Opera‘s dedicated library is far vaster.

More so, if you prefer the browser in its native form, without extensions, then you’ll be glad to know that Opera is one of the fastest browsers around in that state.

Put that into perspective when you also consider just how insignificant the system requirements and RAM use is, even with multiple tabs opened.



If you value fast browsing, low system requirements and advanced security features, then look no further than Opera!

2. Reset the Edge browser

  1. Press the Cortana button on the Windows 10 taskbar to open that app’s search box.
  2. Input apps in Cortana’s search box to select Apps & features.
  3. Next, enter Edge in the search box shown in the shot directly below.
  4. Select Microsoft Edge and click Advanced options to open the options in the snapshot directly below.
  5. 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.

3. Flush the DNS

  1. Open the Win + X menu shown in the screenshot directly below with the Windows key + X hotkey.
  2. Select Command Prompt (Admin) to open the Prompt as admin.
  3. Enter ipconfig /flushdns in the Command Prompt’s window as shown in the snapshot below, and press the Return key.

4. Adjust the User Account Control settings

  1. Enter UAC in Cortana’s search box.
  2. Click Change User Account Control settings to open the window shown directly below.
  3. If the bar slider is at Never notify, raise it so that it’s at least one down from Always notify.
  4. Click the OK button to confirm.

5. Adjust the DNS Server Addresses

  1. Open the Run accessory by pressing the Windows key + R hotkey.
  2. Enter ncpa.cpl in Run’s text box and click OK to open Network Connections in the Control Panel.
  3. Right-click your network adapter and select the Properties option.
  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on the Networking tab, and press the Properties button.
  5. Select the Use the following DNS server addresses option on the General tab.
  6. Enter the value for the Preferred DNS server.
  7. Then input for the Alternative DNS server as shown in the shot directly below.
  8. Click the OK button to close the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.

6. Reinstall the Wi-Fi Adapter Driver

  1. Press Windows key + X hotkey and selecting Device Manager to open the window directly below.
    device manager
  2. Double-click Network adapters to expand that device category.
  3. Right-click your network adapter and select Uninstall device.
  4. Press the Uninstall button to further confirm.
  5. Windows will reinstall the driver when you restart the desktop or laptop.
  6. Note that you’ll also need to re-enter Wi-Fi password after restarting Windows.

7. Reset Winsock

  1. Enter CMD in Cortana’s search box.
  2. Right-click the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator to open its window.
  3. Then input netsh winsock reset in the Prompt’s window, and press the Enter key.
  4. 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.

FAQ: Learn more about Microsoft Edge

  • What is Inet_e_resource_not_found?

Inet_e_resource_not_found is an error that can appear in your browser when there’s an issue with your DNS.

  • How do I fix a temporary DNS error?

Fixing temporary errors is simple, and you just need to flush your DNS from Command Prompt or switch to a different DNS.

  • How do I clear my DNS cache?

To clear the DNS cache, just start Command Prompt and run the ipconfig /flushdns command.

  • What are the benefits of a DNS cache?

DNS cache stores the IP address of every website that you visit thus allowing you to achieve faster connections.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in April 2018 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.