Clearing your DNS cache can improve website loading times and resolve issues that prevent access to specific websites. Cached DNS entries can be cleared using the Windows Command Prompt.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator
Press Win-C to open the Charms Bar and type cmd into the Search bar. Right-click the Command Prompt icon and select Run as Administrator.
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Step 2: View Cached DNS Entries
Type ipconfig /displaydns in the Command Prompt window to view list of DNS entries stored in cache.
Step 3: Clear DNS Cache
Type ipconfig /flushdns to clear cache. Wait for the message "Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache" to display. This can take several seconds, depending on the size of the cache.
Step 4: Confirm Cached DNS Entries Are Removed
Type ipconfig /displaydns once more to confirm that cached DNS entries are no longer listed.