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Fix: ERR_CACHE_MISS in Chrome browser on Computer

The caching error occurs when the browser cannot find a cached version of a web page. It can happen when a web page has been updated since the last time it was cached or is not cacheable.

To fix the error, you can hard refresh the web page, remove faulty extensions, clear the browser’s cache and cookies, reset the browser’s settings, and check the network status to resolve the problem.

ERR_CACHE_MISS error message

Method 1: Remove Faulty Browser Extensions

Have you recently installed any browser plugins into your browser? An extension can unknowingly interfere with browser tasks, leading to the cache miss problem. Try removing the problematic browser add-on.

  1. Launch Chrome browser on your PC.
  2. In the URL bar, type chrome://extensions, and press Enter key.
  3. Disable all the extensions and re-enable one after the other to notice the issue.
  4. Click the Remove button to remove the problematic plugin permanently.
    disable chrome extensions

After you remove or disengage the concerned browser extension, check if you are still encountering the warning.

Method 2: Clear the Browser and Website Data

Clearing the Chrome browser data will remove the junk information stored in its cache. The browser will perform efficiently without any errors.

  1. Launch the Google Chrome on your system.
  2. Keypress Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys or visit chrome://settings/clearBrowserData from the address bar.
  3. In the Clear browsing data dialog box, click the checkboxes for Browsing History, Download History, Cookies & Other Site Data, and Cached Images & files.
    clear chrome browser data
  4. Set the Time Range drop-down to All Time.
  5. Click on Clear Data and confirm the action.

Relaunch the browser after clearing the data to verify the issue.

Method 3: Update Chrome Browser

Chrome updates automatically when the PC is connected to the internet. You can manually check for pending Chrome updates as well.

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  2. In the URL bar, type chrome://settings and keypress Enter button.
  3. On the left-side bar, go to About Chrome and click on it.
    update Chrome browser

If your PC is connected to WiFi, Chrome will install the new update. Otherwise, you will see Chrome is up-to-date. It means you are using the latest version of the browser.

Method 4: Force Close Chrome app

Force close the Chrome browser from the Task Manager. Relaunch it to fix random bugs on the interface that may be the reason for the warning.

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to launch the Task Manager on your Windows PC.
  2. Under the Apps section, right-click on the Google Chrome app.
  3. From the context menu, click on the End Task command.
    close chrome browser

After a few seconds, relaunch the Chrome app on your PC to check the missing cache error.

launch Google Chrome

Method 5: Load Page with Cache Disabled

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Note: The caching will be disabled until the developer mode is active. After closing the inspect element window, the browser cache will usually work.
  1. Launch Chrome browser on your PC.
  2. Press the Ctrl + Shift + I keys to launch the Inspect Elements interface.
  3. Switch to the Network tab in developer mode.
  4. Enable the checkbox beside the Disable Cache option.
    disable cache system in Chrome
  5. Reload the webpage and continue your task.

Method 6: Flush Internal DNS Cache

Flush the Chrome DNS cache to let the browser perform fresh DNS requests to a web server. To reset the DNS settings,

  1. Open Google Chrome on your PC.
  2. Type the following in the URL bar: chrome://net-internals/#dns in the address bar.
  3. Click the Clear host cache button on the net internal settings page.
    clear DNS cache in Chrome

You will need to relaunch the browser to make these changes effective.

Method 7: Reset Chrome to Original Default

Resetting Chrome browser will change the settings of the browser to default parameters.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Type chrome://settings/reset in the URL bar.
  3. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults option.
    reset chrome settings
  4. Click on Reset Settings to complete the reset process.
    confirm resetting chrome settings

After resetting the browser, relaunch and observe the cache missing error again.

Bottom Line

Chrome returns the error message to stop the browser from duplicating any information entered on a form. It avoids information redundancy for web security breaches and blocks the resubmission of information.

After fixing the issue, you can submit forms on websites without the warning message.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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