When you fill up web forms or submit data online on Google Chrome, the browser takes time to load the next page. At the time, you shouldn’t refresh the page. That is when you would lose your submitted data and face an error called “ERR_CACHE_MISS” on Google Chrome.
The error usually occurs when you refresh the web page after filling up online admission forms and signing up for subscription/online services. If you are unable to submit data on Chrome, then get it fixed right away.
You can follow the easy steps and pro tips shown below and learn how to fix ERR_CACHE_MISS error in Google Chrome. But first, let’s find out more about the ERR_CACHE_MISS error.
What does ERR_CACHE_MISS error mean in Chrome?
It’s sure to say that if you’ve used Chrome to submit data, you must have come across a form resubmission error. It is the ERR_CACHE_MISS error that shows up when you’ve refreshed a web page after submitting data.
You get a pop-up on Chrome that says “Confirm Form Resubmission”. Now, you can either click on ‘Continue’ or ‘Resend’ to go forward or click on Cancel to return to the previous page. You click on ‘Continue’ and the data resubmission takes time.
So next time, you choose to click on Cancel, and you get stuck with the ERR_CACHE_MISS error in Google Chrome.
How ERR_CACHE_MISS error Show Up on Chrome?
When you submit an online form, it takes time for the web page to load. At this time, the website is saving the provided information in the form of cache files.
So, when you refresh the page at this juncture, the cache files go missing.
Your submitted data is temporarily stored in those cache files. When you hit the refresh button, the website is unable to register the missing cache files and the data submission fails. Now, you need to resubmit the form and avoid hitting the Refresh page button this time around.
Be it any browser (Chrome/Firefox/Edge), you’ll face this form resubmission error when you refresh the page at such a stage.
How to Fix ERR_CACHE_MISS error in Chrome (for Windows 10/8/7)
We’ve figured out how to fix ERR_CACHE_MISS error in Chrome. The best way is to tap the refresh button. Since the browser takes forever to submit the data, let’s try out ways to remove or disable the Confirm Form Resubmission pop-up on Chrome.
1. Remove your browsing data
First, you’ll clear out your browsing data. Too much caching can slow down Chrome, so you remove old data and make it lighter.
When you remove browsing data on Chrome, web pages can process the submitted data faster. And, you don’t need to hit the refresh button at all.
To clear browsing data on Chrome,
- Open the browser and click on the menu (three dots on top-right corner)
- Go to ‘More Tools’ from the menu and click on Clear browsing data from the sub-menu
3. Put a check on all items
4. Click on Clear browsing data
Now, re-open the web page on Chrome, submit the data and see if it takes more time to load. You’ll surely find the browser quickly loading the next page. This is a basic fix for ERR_CACHE_MISS error on Google Chrome.
2. Check Add-ons and Extensions that are out of place
The next thing that can fix ERR_CACHE_MISS error is disabling some of Chrome’s extensions and add-ons. The form resubmission error could get fixed when a conflicting extension is uninstalled or disabled from Chrome.
To check extensions on Chrome,
- Open the browser, type chrome:// extensions/ in the address bar and hit the Enter key
- Browse through the list of extensions
3. Use the toggle switch on the extension to temporarily disable it
4. Open a new tab on Chrome, re-load the web page to submit data and see if the ERR_CACHE_MISS error occurs
5. Now, repeat the same for all extensions one after the other
If the ERR_CACHE_MISS error doesn’t occur after disabling a particular extension, go back to the Chrome Extensions page and click the extension’s ‘Remove’ button.
3. Disable Cache System
Memory caching or cache system is Chrome’s way of using your PC’s resources like RAM and CPU to access data. The cache system reduces Chrome’s time and your energy to access web pages and data. You can disable caching on Chrome to allow the browser to load the submitted data properly.
To disable the cache system in Chrome,
- Launch the browser and open the web page where you faced the ERR_CACHE_MISS error
- Now, press the shortcut keys – Ctrl + Shift + I (to open Chrome’s Developer Tools menu)
3. Immediately after, press the F1 key and it opens the Settings (Preferences) menu
4. Scroll down and go to Network
5. Here, put a check on – Disable cache (while DevTools is open)
6. Close the DevTools menu and reload the page
See if you’re still facing the form resubmission error. If disabling cache system fixed the error, then use this method the next time you face ERR_CACHE_MISS error for a particular web page.
4. Upgrade Chrome
If your Chrome is out of date, then the browser is bound to throw up the ERR_CACHE_MISS error. Without the updates, Chrome is unable to run the latest security upgrades and takes time to submit data.
Whenever there’s a Chrome update available, you’ll see the three dots (menu icon) on the top-right corner colored.
- Red dot – the update’s been available for over a week
- Green dot – the update is pending for two days
- Orange dot – the update is pending for four days
So, don’t let the dots turn red and get your Chrome updated ASAP.
- Open the browser
- Click on the dots for Chrome’s drop-down menu
- Click on Update Google Chrome
You can restart the browser and your Windows PC to put the new upgrades into effect.
5. Reset your Chrome
This is a quick fix for the ERR_CACHE_MISS error in Chrome. Your browser becomes brand new and old data is flushed out. You won’t face the error
To reset Chrome,
- Open the control menu (click the three dots)
- Click on Settings
3. Hit the ‘Show advanced settings…’ link
4. Scroll down and find ‘Reset settings’
5. You’ll get a confirmation prompt, click on Reset
You can also choose to upgrade Google Chrome after this.
6. Reset Network Settings
Your last option is resetting the network settings on your Windows computer. It flushes out your entire networking setup and Chrome can submit data without delay.
To reset network settings on Windows 10/8/7,
- Go to your Start menu and type “cmd” in the search box
- Now, right-click on Command Prompt programs (the first result)
- Click on ‘Run as administrator’ from the menu
- In the Command Prompt window, type the following commands and press the Enter key to execute each one after the other-
nets hint ip set dns
netsh winsock rest
Restart your PC later and open Chrome to load the web page. You’d surely get the ERR_CACHE_MISS error fixed by resetting network settings on your PC.
You’ll lose your existing network configurations and data on user preferences, but you can make a fresh start on Chrome with a clean slate.
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