• Question

  • User-587630019 posted

    Trying to run an old asp.net 4.0 website on VS2019 localhost and get this error: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:44 PM

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  • User-939850651 posted

    Hi Ben Aminnia,

    The error usually directly specifies the so-called source of the error. For example, the detailed error report may contain, among other things, the following sentences that provide information about the problem:

    • The connection to the DNS server timed out.
    • A temporary DNS error occurred.
    • There may be a problem with the DNS server.
    • The DNS name does not exist.
    • This website could not be found.

    Therefore, the error often comes from the incorrect name resolution function of the registered or automatically assigned DNS server.

    You could try to disable the "TCP Fast Open" function in Microsoft Edge or change the DNS server.

    For more detailed steps and solutions, please refer to the following article.

    INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND: How to fix the Microsoft Edge error

    Best regards,

    Xudong Peng

    Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:09 AM
  • User-587630019 posted

    Hi Xudong Peng,

    Thank you for your reply.

    The error I am getting looks like the second bullet point that you mentioned, which looks like this:

     Can’t reach this page

    • Make sure the web address https://localhost:64016 is correct
    • Search for this site on Bing
    • Refresh the page

    There was a temporary DNS error. Try refreshing the page.


    Also, I would like to add two important comments:

    1. I am using Internet Explorer, so any suggested solution that refers to Microsoft Edge in not applicable to my case.

    2. This is happening on my computer’s localhost, which shows up with this URL: http://localhost:64016/ - not https://localhost:64016

    Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:23 PM
  • User-939850651 posted

    Hi Ben Aminnia,

    I did some searching for your problem again and found that the error may indeed appear in Internet Explorer.

    Please try the following two ways:

    • Refresh DNS: 
    ipconfig /flushdns
    • IE Tools(alt+X) --> Internet options --> Advanced --> Reset --> Delete personal settings --> Reset

    Have you tried using other browsers, such as Edge or Chrome, do they have the same error?

    Best regards,

    Xudong Peng

    Monday, September 7, 2020 8:24 AM
  • User-587630019 posted

    Hi Xudong Peng,

    I tried both of these and then restarted my computer, but I still got the same error:  INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:42 PM
  • User-587630019 posted

    Are there any follow-ups on the reason why I get this error INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND, when I am using Windows 10, Visual Studio 2019, and Internet Explorer (Not Microsoft Edge)?

    Friday, September 25, 2020 4:13 PM