When opening a site through a browser like Chrome, Yandex or Edge on Windows 11, the user may see an error that “This Webpage is Not Available” and will not be able to visit this site. The problem when the page is temporarily unavailable or is constantly moved mainly appears due to problems with the site itself or instead with the server where this site is located. But, it can also be problems in the Windows 11 operating system itself, where there can be problems with DNS, proxies, garbage IP addresses or cookies.
We will explain what to do and fix an error when a web page at an address (URL) may be temporarily unavailable or permanently moved to a new address.
How to Fix “This Webpage is Not Available” Error on Windows 11 Browser
1. Checking the site itself
First of all, you need to ensure whether the site is working which you are trying to visit. To do this, there are many online services to check the site’s availability. Go to https://who.is/ and write the domain name that does not open in the browser, then click check. After a couple of seconds, you will see the site’s availability and whether it works.
2. Another site and browser
Try to open another site. Does it open? In addition, Windows 11 has an Edge browser in which you can try to open broken sites.
3. Disable third-party antivirus
If you have a third-party antivirus or other traffic or computer protection programs installed on your computer or laptop, temporarily disable them. In addition, the best solution would be to remove and check the site’s availability since, in some antiviruses, the firewall will work even if the antivirus function is disabled. Also, please pay attention to whether you have installed security extensions in the browser.
4. Reset DNS and IP
If the site administrator changes the domain or moves the site to another server, it takes 24 hours for the new DNS addresses of the servers to be applied on the Internet. Since Windows 11 stores DNS and IP address locally for re-opening sites quickly, an error when the web page is not available is quite likely.
Press Win + X and launch Terminal (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin), then type the below commands, pressing Enter after each. Next, restart your PC.
netsh int ip reset netsh winsock reset catalog ipconfig /flushdns
5. Change DNS servers
In Windows 11, DNS servers are automatically retrieved from a local ISP, where they can be unstable. So it would help if you changed DNS servers to Google, as they are faster and better.
- Type Win + R combnation and type ncpa.cpl to open network adapters.
- Right-click on the Ethernet or WiFi adapter and select Properties.
- Highlight IP version 4 (TCP / IPv4) with a mouse click and click on “Properties” below.
- In the new window, “Use the following DNS server addresses.”
- Specify Preferred 188.8.131.52 and Alternative 184.108.40.206
- Check the “Confirm settings on exit” checkbox and OK.
6. Internet properties
Press Win + R and type inetcpl.cpl to open internet properties. Click on “Delete” to clear the logs. Select in the next window all the checkboxes.
Next, go to the “Connections” tab and click on ” Network Settings ” from below. In the new window, there should be a checkmark only in the item “Automatic detection of parameters”.
7. Deleting cookies in the browser
Open your browser, press the key combination Ctrl + H, click on clear history, and select all time. Select all the checkboxes and click delete data.