Fix IPConfig error: Could not flush the DNS Resolver cache

To resolve the issue related to the DNS cache, we first need to know what DNS cache is. Basically, the DNS cache is temporary data created by the Windows operating system of all the attempts made on a computer to connect or visit a website. Sometimes, this cache is the reason for most of the connection errors, and so users want to flush the DNS cache so that they don’t face any further connection errors. However, at times users can’t flush the DNS cache, and this guide will help you fix that so you can go back on browsing normally after flushing the DNS cache.

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How to fix the DNS cache flush error?

Enabling DNS client:

  • Press Windows key + R key
  • The RUN dialogue box will appear.
  • Type service.msc in the dialogue box
  • Now choose the DNS name and open it.
  • Next select Automatic in Startup type settings
  • Restart the computer and see if the DNS client is enabled

Analyzing Windows logs:

So if the DNS could not flush resolver cache issue couldn’t be fixed with the method mentioned above, then you can head over to the Windows logs and figure what the actual problem is. Follow the steps given below to open the Windows logs:

  • Press Windows key + R key
  • The RUN dialogue box will appear
  • Then type Windows Logs
  • After the Windows Logs window appear, choose Systems


I hope this step by step guide helped resolve the DNS cache issue. But if you weren’t able to fix it through the methods mentioned in this article, then let us know what other ways you used to resolve this issue.

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