How to fix ERR_CACHE_MISS error

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Despite being one of the most complete browsers, in Chrome errors also occur. One of them is the one shown on the screen under the title of ERR_CACHE_MISS. The name already gives us a clue as to its origin: the cache memory. We are going to see the reasons that give rise to this error and the solutions we have to fix it.

The most common is to encounter this error when trying to submit a form, for example, to register on a web page, log in or fill out an application form. The error appears next to the message "Confirm form resubmission".

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What is happening? The causes of Chrome malfunction can be various. From a few lines of invalid code on a website to a cache problem, not ruling out that there may be a bug in Google Chrome. In any case, don't panic: the problem has a solution. Or, rather, solutions. Of course, some of them will take us a little longer than we would like.

What does this error mean?

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the ERR_CACHE_MISS message in Google Chrome has to do with the cache. But this is quite nonspecific. Here is a list of some of the most frequent reasons why the error occurs:

  • The most common: our browser cannot get cache files of the site you are trying to access.
  • La website coding we want to visit is incorrect or has PHP problems.
  • are being produced errors or corruptions in the browser, either in its configuration or in some of its extensions.

It must be said that the It should be noted that the error ERR_CACHE_MISS it's a Chrome browser only issue. Similar errors may occasionally appear in other browsers, such as the "Document Expired" message in newer versions of Firefox.

Solutions to the error ERR_CACHE_MISS

Below we list a series of possible solutions to this annoying error. We advise you to try them following the order in which they are presented:

Reload the page


Let's start with the simplest. One of the most common reasons for this error in Chrome is that there are network connection problems. Small interruptions that are solved simply by reloading the web page that we want to visit.

There are several ways (well known to all) to reload the page. These are the two most direct;

  • Click on the reload icon or refresh that is shown located in the address bar of the browser, in the upper left (see image).
  • Press the F5 key on the keyboard.

If after reloading, the error message persists, we have ruled out that the problem is in the connection. You have to try the following method.

Update Chrome

update chrome

To avoid this and many other problems that may occur, it is always advisable have the latest updated version of the Chrome browser on our computer. To update the browser this is what to do:

  1. First we open a new window.
  2. Let's go to the menu "Settings" and, within it, we select "Chrome Information".
  3. There we can check whether or not we are using the latest version of the browser. If not, an option to update Chrome is displayed.

Once the browser is updated, we restart the computer and try to see if the error message has disappeared. If not, we will move on to the next method:

Clear browser data

Un corrupt file cache is enough to produce the ERR_CACHE_MISS error. The solution in these cases is to delete the browser data. This is how to do it:

  1. Let's go to the menu chrome settings.
  2. Hover over the option «More tools» to display the menu. In it we select the option "Clear browsing data".
  3. Finally, we press the button "Delete data"*

(*) Make sure these three options are checked: Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files.

Disable extensions


If the exposed methods have not worked so far, it is time to try to solve the problem disabling chrome extensions. This has its reason for being: one of the Extensions could be corrupted or interfering with Chrome's ability to connect. If we disable all of them and the problem disappears, we will already know what happens (generally the error comes from one of the last installed extensions). These are the steps to follow:

  1. Let's go back to the menu chrome settings.
  2. We pass the cursor again over the option «More tools» to display the menu. In it we select the option "Extensions".
  3. In the list of extensions that opens, we have the option to disable them all or one by one until we find the one that causes the error.

Reset Network Settings

Network Configuration

Perhaps the error is due to a configuration problem. If so, we can try to restore it using this method:

  1. We click on the icon Windows.
  2. In the search box we write cmd to open the Command Window.
  3. In it we write the following series of commands (pressing enter after each one):
    • ipconfig / release
    • ipconfig / all
    • Ipconfig / flushdns
    • ipconfig / renew
    • netsh int ip set dns
    • netsh winsock reset
    • ipconfig renew
    • ipconfig renew

Another action worth trying is reset browser settings typing directly in the browser the following: chrome: // settings / resetProfileSettings.

After this, you have to restart the computer and check that the ERR_CACHE_MISS message is no longer there.

disable cache

And we come to the last resort, the thing to try when all else has failed to remove the damned ERR_CACHE_MISS: disable system cache. For this it is necessary to use the Chrome DevTools, which we find in the browser configuration menu, in the Developer Tools section. This is how to proceed:

  1. To begin with, we open devTools on the browser page where the error message appears.
  2. Then in the section Red Level, we select the option Disable Cache.

This should permanently fix the error.


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