How To Fix Err_Cache_Miss Error In Google Chrome

By Mike Darrow
Err_Cache_Miss in Google Chrome

You may feel exasperated when confronted with the Err_Cache_Miss error in Google Chrome. It often pops up when your Google Chrome browser is having issues that are related to the cache system, e.g., the web browser’s cache system or web application’s cache. In most cases, this error appears when you are trying to submit a form, for example, sign up, log in, or fill an application form. It occurs on an error page with a white background on your Google Chrome browser, along with a “Confirm Form Resubmission” error message as the headline.

It’s often caused by several factors, such as a few lines of invalid code on a website or web-based application, a corrupted extension, a cached issue, or even a bug in Google Chrome. Besides, sometimes, you may face this issue when attempting to use Chrome DevTools to test your web apps. In the worst case, the “Err_Cache_Miss” error can be generated by multiple-combined factors that make the diagnosing and troubleshooting process complicated.

Regardless of the cause, the good thing is that you can get rid of this error. There are a few ways you can use to fix it, but this definitely takes some time to try.

Methods To Fix Err_Cache_Miss Error In Google Chrome

Before you take any step to troubleshoot this error, you should recheck and ensure your internet connection is working properly. In a few cases, the error occurs because you’re using an unstable internet connection.

To eliminate this doubt, try to open any other website aside from the one that you are browsing. To be fully assured, use another web browser, e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Opera. If you can visit other websites normally, then there is nothing wrong with your internet connection. You can eliminate this from the cause list and try the suggested ways below. Otherwise, your internet connection is undoubtedly experiencing a problem. In this case, you should diagnose and troubleshoot your network issues.

Besides, we would also recommend using other web browsers to visit the same website that displays the: “Confirm Form Resubmission – Err_Cache_Miss” error message, e.g., example.com, to determine the scale. If you can load example.com normally, then definitely something is wrong with your Google Chrome browser. But if the example.com website can’t load either, the cause can come from your computer or the example.com website itself. Last but not least, let’s use another computer with a different network connection and try to load the example.com website. If you can visit this website normally, then the cause that created this cache-related error was your computer. Otherwise, website developers might have accidentally dropped a few lines of invalid code on their websites. In this case, you can do nothing except report the error to the website’s manager and wait for them to fix it.

When you fill out a form and submit it, but it didn’t go through, so you pressed the F5 key (or Back button) to resubmit it. This is precisely where the ERR_CACHE_MISS error message often shows up. This situation is normal and happens quite often to everyone. Instead of pressing F5, you can start over by filling the form from the beginning and resubmit it to avoid getting this irritating message. Frankly speaking, Confirm Form Resubmission can be considered as a feature rather than an error.

For all other cases, apply the methods below!

1. Clear Google Chrome Browsing Data

With the method of elimination above, you can quickly determine the scale of this error. So assuming that your Google Chrome browser caused this error, the first step is to clear its browsing data. In many cases, invalid cookies and cached files not only cause this error but also many other pressing issues, such as Err_Name_Not_Resolved, Err_SPDY_Protocol_Error, Err_Connection_Refused, or Your Connection Is Not Private, and so forth.

Clear Browsing Data in Google Chrome

By clearing those browsing data files, this will help your Google Chrome browser get back to the normal state and work properly.

2. Disable Google Chrome Browser Extensions And Toolbars

If the Err_Cache_Miss error occurs right after you have installed a freeware or Google Chrome’s extension, there are high chances that the installed application or extension might be conflicting with the loading of the website. Worse yet, many installed freeware also install extensions and toolbars onto your web browser without your knowledge. The latter may lead to various issues on your web browser, including the Err Cache Miss error.

To fix this error, you have to disable or remove any suspicious, unfamiliar or problematic extensions and toolbars. To get started, access the Extensions section by clicking on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner on your Google Chrome browser, then select More tools -> Extensions. You can also quickly access this section by entering chrome://extensions in the address bar and press the Enter key.

Manage Google Chrome extensions

From this section, you can choose to disable or remove any extensions and toolbars that you suspect. Once you have disabled or removed all unfamiliar ones, restart the browser.

3. Reset Google Chrome Browser

After applying the two methods above, but the Err_Cache_Miss persists, you may want to reset your Chrome browser.

By resetting your Google Chrome web browser, you will lose all current configurations, bookmarks, autofill forms, saved passwords, and so on. This move will restore your browser to be like fresh-installed. Therefore, make sure you have a backup of all the essential information.

To reset your browser, copy chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings, enter it into Google Chrome’s address bar, press the Enter key, and then click on the Reset button.

Reset Google Chrome

This step can’t be undone, so we would suggest you consider carefully before proceeding.

4. Turn Off Cache System On Chrome DevTools

Google Chrome has a development tool called Chrome DevTools. If the Err Cache Miss error occurs when you are using this tool, you can try to turn off the cache system on Chrome DevTools.

To disable this feature, press the F12 key to launch the DevTools, then press the F1 key to access the Preferences. From this panel, you can easily see the “Disable cache (while DevTools is open)” option under the Network section.

Tick the checkbox, and then the cache system will be disabled. Let’s refresh the webpage to see whether the error remains.

Disable cache (while DevTools is open)

Unfortunately, this only affects when you keep the DevTools open. This method should only be used when you confront the Err_Cache_Miss error while using Chrome DevTools. For other causes, this solution is only for testing and exclusion purposes, not a permanent solution. If this method fails to help you get rid of this error, proceed to the next one.

5. Flush Windows DNS Cache

If you are using a Windows PC, you can flush the Windows DNS cache and check whether that fixes this error. Sometimes, your Windows PC finds it hard to reach certain websites due to incorrect entries on the local DNS cache. Bad DNS entries are cached rather than good ones, maybe due to expiration or DNS attacks. Therefore, those entries need to be removed from the cache system. This will allow your computer to fetch the valid entries to communicate with the DNS servers correctly.

To clean up DNS cache entries, launch the Windows Powershell program with administrative privilege (also known as Windows Powershell (Admin). From this panel, type in this command: ipconfig /flushdns, and press the Enter key to execute it. You can also run this command through Command Prompt (Admin).

Once you have done it, restart your Windows computer. After that, you can open your web browser and check again whether the error persists.

Conclusion

The Err_Cache_Miss error occurs on your Google Chrome browser on many occasions, as we have explained above. We also provide a few useful methods that you can use to get rid of this error. If you have tried all the methods above, but the Err Cache Miss error remains, let us know by dropping a comment below. We will assist you in diagnosing and troubleshooting.

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