Several users have reported a very obnoxious error in their google chrome browser. This error is very common for web and application developers. The “ERR_CACHE_MISS” is an error encountered on several websites and pops up with a white error page that reads “Confirm Form Resubmission” with a sub error message that states “ERR_CACHE_MISS”.
Usually, the cause of this error is a mistake in the code-writing from the developer’s side while trying to test a program. Apart from that, several other reasons can lead to this error, and we’ll be covering most of them in this article. We’ll clarify what exactly this error is, and mention a few fixes.
What exactly is the ERR_CACHE_MISS error?
As the name suggests, this error occurs due to a fault in the cache system. Sometimes, Google Chrome isn’t able to process the cache of a particular website or a web-based application due to the use of incorrect codes. But that’s not the only cause behind it; bugs and crashes in your browser, including corrupted extensions can cause this error.
As for the fixes, they’re pretty straightforward. Just keep reading to find out how you can get rid of this error.
Ways to fix the “ERR_CACHE_MISS” issue in Google
Before that, we’ll mention the most reported scenarios this error can occur in. The first one is when accessing a particular website, or even your own website if you have one. If you’re someone who uses the Chrome Development tool, you could face this error as well. We’ll provide fixes for each of these scenarios.
But bear in mind, that before trying any of these fixes, make sure that you’re using the latest version of Google Chrome. If you’re not, that may be the reason you’re facing this error. Updates include patches and bug fixes, so making sure that you’re using the latest version is crucial for the best experience, and avoid any future complications.
1. Chrome Development Tool
The ERR_CACHE_MISS error is actually quite common for people who utilize the Chrome Development Tool. Again, making sure you’re using the latest version of Google Chrome is essential. If you’re still facing this error, then there are two fixes you can try. First, try disabling the cache system of your web browser.
It’s a pretty simple thing, but it’s worth giving a try. There’s a high chance it’ll fix the error if you use the development tool a lot. To disable it, all you’ll need to do is press CTRL + SHIFT + I (i not l). After that, you’ll need to press F1 almost immediately and choose “Disable Cache”. Then proceed to reload the page by pressing CTRL + F5.
Also, you’ll need to keep the development tool open while doing this. If that doesn’t work, try removing plugins that aren’t necessary, or ones you no longer make use of. You’d be surprised how many users fixed the error just by removing unnecessary plugins. So, give it a shot!
2. Trying to Access Websites
Sometimes, you may face this error while trying to access a particular website. In cases like these, it’s fairly easy to fix the error. Just follow the methods listed below; one of these should work for you if the error occurred while accessing a website.
Try clearing your browsing data: The first thing to do in cases like these is try clearing your browsing data. The reason for that is that sometimes the saved cookies, cached data in the browsing data files can get corrupted, leading to this error. Removing that may fix the error, or you could try resetting your browser back to default by copying “chrome://setting/resetProfileSettings”, then proceed to paste it into the address bar of the browser, then hit the reset button.
Uninstall the toolbar and spam/adware programs: If the first one doesn’t work, you may need to uninstall any toolbars you may have on your browser, or if you’ve installed any adware/spam content, you may want to uninstall that as well.
(Note: If it’s still not working, it may be due to incorrect codes. In that case, you’ll have to wait for the developer to fix it on their end.)
3. Trying to Access your own Website
If you’re facing the issue on your own website, you can try the fixes above as well, but if that doesn’t fix it, there may be something wrong with the coding. A few codes could be incorrect, so the only way you can fix that is by finding those codes and correcting them. Doing that should get rid of the error.
Also, if you use WordPress, then try disabling all sorts of plugins installed on the program, and see if that fixes the error. At least one of these methods will work for you.
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