How to Resolve Host Issues in Google Chrome

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How to Resolve Host Issues in Google Chrome
You can disable DNS prefetching to fix host issues in Google Chrome. (Patrik Stollarz/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Google Chrome is a popular Web browser available for both the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. On occasion, when you try to visit a website in Chrome, the page may not load at all and display a "Resolving Host" message in the bottom status bar. To fix this type of issue, you should disable the DNS prefetching service in Chrome, which attempts to predict network actions to improve page load speed.

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  1. 1

    Launch the Google Chrome application on your PC or Mac computer.

  2. 2

    Click on the wrench icon in the upper right corner of the window to open the "Tools" menu.

  3. 3

    Choose "Options" or "Preferences" from the menu.

  4. 4

    Go to the "Under the Hood" tab in the window that appears.

  5. 5

    Uncheck the box next to "Use DNS prefetching to improve page load performance" in the "Privacy" section of the window. In some versions of Chrome, this option may be labelled "Predict network actions to improve page load performance."

  6. 6

    Press "Close" and then restart the application. Chrome should now load Web pages correctly and not display the "Resolving Host" message.

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