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Computer Correctly Configured, Device Not Responding [FIXED]

Learn how to fix the issue by resetting network settings, power cycling your PC, changing DNS server, and more!

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The error message, “Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource Is Not Responding,” hints at problems with the network connectivity, such as the computer failing to connect with some device or a resource on your network. There are many solutions, like power cycling the router, clearing the DNS cache, and changing the DNS server.

Key Takeaways
  • The DNS server error may occur due to misconfigured DNS settings, outdated Windows/network drivers, faults within the connection, and more.
  • You can start by restarting the PC and the internet router, and when nothing works, reset your network to solve the trouble.
  • The “Roll Back Driver” option will only be available if you have recently updated the network driver on your PC.

You will see the following message when the error occurs:

Error: Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource(DNS server) is not responding.


Method Difficulty Rating

Change DNS Server
Rated:
7/10

Reset Network Settings
Rated:
4/10

Using Command Prompt
Rated:
4/10

Tip: Before proceeding any further, try some basic troubleshooting tricks like power cycling the internet router and disabling the VPN

Change DNS Server

You also have the option to change your DNS server to Google DNS Server if your current one is not responding or showing errors. This method also helped several Windows users on a forum.

Follow these steps to do it:

  1. RUN Command: Press the “Windows+R” keys > Enter “ncpa.cpl” in the RUN Window > hit “OK.”
  2. Network Adapter Properties: Right-click on the network adapter > Select “Properties.”
    Go To The Wi-Fi Properties
    Right-click And Select The Wi-Fi Properties (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Internet Protocol Version 4: Go to the “Networking” tab > double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).”
    Go To Networking Tab And Double-Click "Internet Protocol Version"
    Double-click “Internet Protocol Version” From The Networking Tab (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  4. Enter The DNS Server: Mark the circle beside “Use The Following DNS Server Addresses” > Enter “8.8.8.8” in the “Preferred DNS Server” box > Enter “8.8.4.4” in the “Alternate DNS Server” box.
    Changing The DNS Settings
    Update DNS Settings To Fix A Slowed Down Computer(Image By Tech4Gamers)
  5. Save Settings: Put a check on the box “Validate Settings Upon Exit” > Press “OK” to save the new DNS addresses.
Important: To remove this error, use only the provided DNS server.

Reset Network Settings

Sometimes, this issue can be solved by resetting your network settings. If some wrongly configured network settings are causing the error, this method can help resolve it. Furthermore, resetting the network has also fixed several forum users‘ issues.

The steps below can help you reset your network settings:

  1. Network & Internet: Open the Windows settings > Click “Network & Internet.”
    Select Network & Internet
    Go To The Network & Internet Option From Windows Settings (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Network Reset: Click the “Status” tab on the left > “Network reset.”
  3. Reset Now: Click the “Reset Now” button to restart your PC and reset the network.
    Click On Reset Now To Reset The Network
    Click The Reset Now Button To Complete The Network Reset Procedure (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Using Command Prompt

The DNS server error can also be fixed by giving some commands to the command prompt. These commands tweak the DNS server, which may fix the problem. 

Follow the steps below to do it:

  1. Open Command Prompt: Search for the command prompt > Click “Run as administrator.”
    Open Command Prompt With Admin Access
    Click On “Run as administrator” To Open The Command Prompt With Admin Access (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Enter Commands: Type the following commands individually and press enter after each command:
ipconfig /flushdns > ipconfig /registerdns > ipconfig /release > ipconfig /renew.
Enter The Commands In The Command Prompt
Type And Enter The Mentioned Commands (Image By Tech4Gamers)

3. Exit Command Prompt And  Verify: After entering all the commands, type “Exit” > Press enter > Restart your PC, and check if the problem continues.


Final Words

As per my research, this error is pretty common among Windows users, and most of them were able to fix it by changing the DNS server. Personally, I would recommend power cycling the router first, as it is a rather easier process to go through. If it doesn’t work, you can try changing the DNS server or any other solution if the DNS method also fails.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Does The Error Mean?

The device or resource not responding error indicates ongoing trouble with the connected network.

What Causes This Error?

Incorrect DNS settings, glitches/bugs in the connection, and outdated Windows are some reasons for the error.

How Can I Fix The Error?

Try restarting the PC and your internet router, refreshing the DNS settings, and running a network troubleshooter to resolve the problem.


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