Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND

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When the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error occurs?

Microsoft releases the updates frequently to overcome the previous update issues and also to introduce the new features and make a new experience to the Windows users. Sometimes, the latest Windows Updates might cause some other issues in the computer. The latest issue with the Microsoft Edge error INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND occurs in the computer after installing the Creators Update released by Microsoft. This guide helps you to fix the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND.

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Most of the Windows users faced this issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error after installing the latest updates. Internet connection works fine with the other browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc., however, the issue remains same with the Microsoft Edge browser.

Symptoms for Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error:

When this issue occurs in your computer, you won’t be able to browse the Internet in the Edge browser and you won’t be able to load the homepage as well. Apart from the above error message, the Edge browser might also displays the below errors:

  1. The connection to the DNS server timed out. Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND.
  2. There was a temporary DNS error. Try refreshing the page. Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND
  3. The DNS name doesn’t exist. Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND

Some Windows 10 users has reported that they found the Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error in other browsers as well. The error message on the other browsers was frequent.

What is causing Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error?

The issue with the Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error mostly occurs with the following reasons.

  1. Faulty Windows Update bug.
  2. UAC issue.
  3. Unstable Internet connection.
  4. Faulty anti-virus or Firewall.

As the issue has raised by installing the Microsoft Updates, Microsoft will work on this error message and they will release the Updates in future to overcome this error message in the Microsoft Edge browser. But, for the Windows users, it will be hard to wait till the next update. You can follow the below step by step resolution steps to fix the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error.

How to fix Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND?

Follow the below troubleshooting steps to fix the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error.

Quick Note: Before making any changes in your computer, we suggest you to create a System Restore point, so that you can restore back your computer to previous working state if something goes wrong.

Disable TCP Fast Open feature on Microsoft Edge:

TCP fast open is the new extension in the Edge browser to improve browsing speed and it has a cryptographic cookie feature. It seems that there are more issues occurring with this extension in the Edge browser. So, follow the below steps to disable it in the Edge browser and see if the issue gets fix.

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In the address bar, type bout:flags and press enter.

3. Check for the Networking option and uncheck Enable TCP Fast Open option.

Now, close the Edge browser, reboot the computer once and check if the Edge browser works fine while browsing different websites. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further troubleshooting steps.

Reinstall Microsoft Edge browser:

Reinstalling the Edge browsers might fix most of the issues related to the browser. Reinstalling the browser will delete all the bookmarks, browsing history etc. So, it is recommended to back the browser bookmarks before removing the Edge from the computer.

To backup the bookmarks of Edge browser:

  1. Press Windows logo key + R keys on the keyboard to open RUN window.
  2. Copy the below command, paste it in the RUN box and press enter.

%LocalAppData%\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\\AC\\MicrosoftEdge\\User\\Default

3. You will find a DataStore folder in this location. Copy this folder and paste it on to the desktop or any other location.

4. This folder contains all the saved bookmarks in the browser. Make sure that the browser is closed before copying this folder. If the browser remains open, it may prompt some error while copying.

Once it is done, now proceed with the re installation of the Microsoft Edge browser.

To reinstall Microsoft Edge browser:

  1. Close Edge browser if opened.
  2. Open File Explorer, click on View and enable the Hidden items.
  3. After that move to C:\\Users\\UserName\\AppData\\Local\\Packages directory. (Replace UserName with the computer UserName.)
  4. In the above mentioned location, search for MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder, right click on the same and Delete it.

5. If you get any YES or NO prompt, click on YES, wait for some time and let the process to finish.

6. Sometime, it may prompt some error, at that time, click on SKIP, wait till it gets completed, and close the Window once it displays the result. After that reboot your computer.

7. Once the computer is rebooted, type Powershell in the search box, right click on it and select the option Run as Administrator.

8. Navigate to cd C:\\users\\yourusername. (Replace computer UserName with yourusername)

9. Copy and paste the below command and press enter.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

10. Once the process is completed, close the Powershell window and reboot your computer.

Now, check if the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error got fixed and you can be able to browse all the websites in the Edge browser. If the issue remains same, you can follow the further troubleshooting steps.

Change the UAC Settings:

It is observed that, changing the UAC settings has helped some users to fix the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error. Microsoft Edge browser will not work if the UAC settings are set to Never Notify. So, changing the settings might fix the error message. To do that, follow the below resolution steps.

  1. Open RUN window, type control and press enter to open Control Panel window.
  2. Click on User Accounts and again click the option User Accounts.
  3. At the bottom, click on the option Change User Account Control settings.

4. Now, slide the bar up and down to change the settings. If it is set to Never Notify, change it to other option. It is recommended to set it at the second line from the top.

5. Click on OK now and reboot the computer.

Once the computer is rebooted, please check if the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error got resolved and you can now be able to browse different websites in the Edge browse. If the issue remains, you can try the further troubleshooting steps.

Reset netsh:

If the computer is configured with a static IP, then try resetting all the IP settings. To that, follow the below steps.

  1. Search for Powershell in the Windows search and open it with Admin permission.
  2. Type the command ipconfig /all > C:\ipconfiguration.txt and press enter.
  3. This will save your IP configuration into the ipconfiguration.txt file in the C drive.
  4. Next type, netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt and press enter.
  5. After that, type netsh Winsock reset and press enter.

Once it is done, close the Powershell window, reboot your computer and check if the issue with the Microsoft Edge browser fixed. If the issue remains, you can also try the below steps.

Flush DNS:

Performing the flush DNS also helped most of the Windows users to overcome the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error. So, here are the steps to perform the flush DNS.

  1. Click on Windows key, type CMD in the search box, right click on it and select the option Run as Administrator.
  2. In the elevated command prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter.
  3. After that, you can see a message Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
  4. Close command prompt, reboot your computer and check if the Edge browser works fine.

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Conclusion:

By following the above step by step troubleshooting steps, you can be able to fix the issue with Microsoft Edge crashing INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error message. For further support, leave your comments or ask more on Forum.