Cannot flush dns cache

Posted on 2004-11-06
Last Modified: 2010-10-05
The ipconfig /flushdns command won't work in Run box or Command prompt.

On command prompt I get the following message:

Could not flush the dns Resolver Cache: Function failed during execution.
Also perhaps related, I can not type anything in command prompt, only paste.

Doing a repair on network connection it starts to clear until it comes to the dns cache where I get the following message.

"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed:

Clearing the dns cache

I had done a repair on my WinXP and have downloaded and installed all updates including SP 2.

Perhaps a service is turned off?

Some ipconfig commands work,
ipconfig /displaydns

With message: cannot display dns resolver cache.

Question by:bruzzes

    Accepted Solution

    Disable the firewall in Xp (done in control panel)
    then give it a try,
    (ipconfig /flushdns)
    if it doesn't work...
    . boot to safe mode with network support
    . then try your ipconfig /flushdns


    Author Comment


    Actually I lowered my Zone Alarm firewall and it worked.

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