Windows® XP, 2000, or Vista®

To clear your DNS cache if you use Windows® XP, 2000, or Vista®, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start.
  2. On the Start menu, click Run....
    • If you do not see the Run command in Vista, enter run in the Search bar.
  3. Run the following command in the Run text box:

    ipconfig /flushdns

    If the command succeeds, the system returns the following message:

    Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
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