How To Fix Err_Cache_Miss Error In Google Chrome

Google Chrome is an amazing browser, and there is no way one can deny that. However, much like other browsers, and software in general, there are some bugs and errors. Like the infamous err_cache_miss or Err Cache Miss.

The error does look simple but can be a nuisance for people who are just trying to browse the internet and get their work done. For a person who is an expert, or good at error handling, fixing it is not a big issue. For a novice, it can create a lot of problems.

The reason behind that is because you do not know what is causing the error, so it leads to a lot of confusion. The good thing is that resolving the error is rather easy, and unlike some other errors, there are not a lot of methods.

What Causes the Err_Cache_Miss Error?

Now the big question is actually about the reason the err_cache_miss occurs in the first place. As you can tell by the name, it mainly has something to do with the cache. The error occurs when the browser you are using is having issues caching a specific website, or the cache of the web app.

The error can happen for multiple reasons; for starters, the failure could be because of bad coding on the website, or in the app that you are trying to run. In addition to that, it could also be a bug in the browser or something like a corrupted extension.

The point here is that you cannot blame this error on just one factor. The error is generated by several factors added into one and can make everything complicated. The good thing, however, is that this error is not confusing to get rid of at all.

You just have to follow a few simple steps that will help you get rid of the Err Cache Miss error. Now as with any other error, there are multiple ways of fixing it, and I am going to list down the best ones.

Troubleshooting Err Cache MissError

Before I start the entire article and write down all the methods, there is some troubleshooting that you can do. Troubleshooting will help you determine whether or not the error you are facing is because of the internet, or something entirely different.

In many cases, the err_cache_miss happens because of the website, and not your internet connection. So, by that theory, your internet connection is working perfectly fine. To make sure of that, just open any other website apart from the one you are using.

Usually, you can do it on the same browser, but if you want to be assured appropriately, do it on a different browser. If the websites are opening, and other internet related services are running, then there’s nothing wrong with the internet.

Next up, you can try and make sure that your browser is working fine. Testing that is rather easy, just try opening a different website on the same browser. If it opens, it means that the website is malfunctioning.

However, if it does not open, try the website you tried to open before on a different browser. If the website opens, it means that the browser you are using as a primary is not working properly.

To fix the browser issue, you can uninstall it and then reinstall it, or you can just go to the browser settings, and restore all the settings to default.

In any case, troubleshooting using the methods above will at least solidify the fact that your internet is fine, and the error lies in either the browser or the website you are trying to fix. Both issues are the ones that can be fixed easily.

Fix Err_Cache_Miss By Clearing Chrome’s History

I will not deny the fact that a lot of people completely forget to delete their browser history for one reason or another. Either they get carried away, or it does not matter much. 

However, if you are running into the error time and again, deleting your browser history might fix the issue for some. It is not a method that I am endorsing, but one that does work in many cases.

Deleting browser history on Google Chrome is a piece of cake, but if for some reason, you are not aware. Simply follow the steps below, and you will be good to go.

Step 1:

Open Google Chrome.

Step 2:

Once Chrome launches, press CTRL + H.

Step 3:

This will take you to the history menu, from the left pane, click on Delete browsing history.

Step 4:

Choose all the history that you want to delete and then click on “CLEAR BROWSING DATA.”

Following these steps will completely get rid of all the browsing data saved on your Google Chrome. Once that is done, you can go ahead, and restart Google Chrome to see if that fixes the issue.

Normally, deleting your browser history will get rid of pretty much everything that has been building up in your computer’s storage. This does involve a lot of cache too, and considering how we are dealing with a cache issue, it just might resolve that for you.

Fixing Err Cache Miss Using Developer Tools

Not a lot of people know, but Google Chrome has a handy developer tools option that can fix most of the browser related issues for you. Although developer tools are not made for the average user, through proper knowledge, exploring them becomes somewhat easier.

Using the developer tools is not as complicated, but if you are still learning your way around, just follow the steps below, and you will be good to go. There is a higher amount of steps that you have to follow, so do not get intimidated.

Step 1:

Open Google Chrome, and type in the URL that is giving you the err_cache_miss error.

Step 2:

Now that the page is giving you the error, simply go ahead and press CTRL + Shift + I.

Disable Cache In Google Chrome

Step 2:

Now press F1 and you a Preferences menu. Find the Network subheading, and choose Disable cache (while DevTools is open).

Step 3:

Once that is done, simply refresh the page you are on and see if it starts working.

There is no guarantee that developer tools will fix the error, especially if the error is originating from the website rather than the browser itself. However, considering how we are troubleshooting, it is a good idea to go ahead check the method.

If for some reason, it does not work, you can try another method that I am listing down in this article. Hopefully, that will solve your issue.

Fixing Err_Cache_Miss by Flushing DNS

Flushing DNS is a method that serves a broad spectrum when it comes to fixing internet related errors. From errors related to the internet connectivity, IP issues, DNS issues, and the Err Cache Miss as well, all of them can be handled by fflushingDNS.

While it does not always provide a fix, it is still a good thing to go with this method because, at this point, we are making sure what works and what does not. Flushing DNS is rather easy, it is done through command prompt, and hardly takes 5 minutes.

Let’s have a look.

Step 1:

Right-click on the Start button and choose Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin) for those are on a newer update of Windows 10.

Step 2:

Type ipconfig /release and press enter.

Step 3:

Now type ipconfig /all and press enter again.

Step 4:

Type the next command ipconfig /flushdns and press enter.

Step 5:

Now renew the configuration by entering the following command ipconfig /renew.

Step 6:

The second last command is netsh int ip set dns, type this and press enter.

Step 7:

Now you just have to t ype in the last command that is netsh winsock reset. Once done, go ahead and restart your computer.

Once the computer finally boots up, you should no longer face the abominable err_cache_miss error. However, if the error remains, you might have a completely different issue than what you have been speculating.

I have already discussed a bunch of scenarios that can cause the error, and how this error can be isolated as well. So, make sure you go through everything to see whether or not your issue is being caused across the board, or on just one website.

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Final Words

The good thing here is that the err_cache_miss is not as scary of error as some of the other errors that I talk about all the time. That is because it is sporadic for this error to surface because of an internet connection that is not working.

So whatever the case may be, I can assure you that fixing this error is going to be a walk in the park for many of the readers because it is not all that difficult, to begin with. If you follow all the steps that I have mentioned in the methods, you are going to have an easy time.

In case you have an alternative method that is not in this article, feel free to let me know and I will test that the next time I run into this error, and will add it along with the rest of the methods.


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