Recently, a number of Windows 10 users have reported running into the ERR_CACHE_MISS error on their PCs. If you are also bothered by the same issue, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we will look into how to resolve the err_cache_miss error on Windows 10.

What Is the ERR_CACHE_MISS Error?

The ERR_CACHE_MISS message is an error specific to Google Chrome. You can encounter this issue when trying to access a certain website: either by entering a URL or clicking a link on the website. In most cases, this type of error has more to do with your browser than with your operating system.

The error can be caused by several things, including:

  • Faulty settings and configurations
  • Browser cache
  • Malfunctioning browser extensions

In the description of the error, you will see “Confirm Form Resubmission.” This means that the website that you are trying to access requires a repeated data submission.

In a lot of cases, you can get rid of the ERR_CACHE_MISS error by simply restarting your browser or updating it to the latest available version. However, if this doesn’t work for you, you may need to try a few other fixes. For instance, you can clear out your browser’s cache and history, reset the default settings, or adjust your network settings.

Below, we will give you the steps for each of these possible solutions. However, keep in mind that as each PC is different and has different configurations, not all fixes may work for your computer. Thus, we recommend starting at the top and, if the first option doesn’t help you get rid of the error, moving on to the next one.

How to Remove the ERR_CACHE_MISS Error Message?

As we’ve mentioned above, there are several possible ways to fix the ERR_CACHE_MISS error. These include:

  • Clearing out your browser cache
  • Disabling suspicious web browser’s extensions
  • Resetting your browser
  • Turning off cache
  • Adjusting network settings
  • Make sure LAN is set to automatic

So, let’s get started.

Fix One: Clear Out Your Browser Cache

If you don’t clear out your cache regularly, there is a chance that some of the files may be corrupt and causing the error message. The only way to check if this is the case is to delete all your browsing data. If you don’t want to erase saved passwords and other personal data, go with the Basic data clearing option.

Here’s how to proceed:

  • Go to Google Chrome and click the three-dot icon in the top-right corner.
  • Go to Settings.
  • In the Privacy and Security section, locate the Clear browsing data option, and click it.
  • Here, you should see a box with options marked by default: Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files.
  • Make sure not to uncheck any of these options — all of them need to be cleared for this fix to work.
  • Once this is done, restart your browser and check if the error has now disappeared.

If you are still running into the error message, proceed to the next fix.

Fix Two: Disable Suspicious Web Browser Extensions

If you’ve noticed the ERR_CACHE_MISS message after you’ve installed a new app, there is a high chance that the new program may be causing the issue. This is especially true if it’s a free app downloaded from an unreliable source. In fact, you may have accidentally installed a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may be affecting the way your computer works. Here’s how to disable a suspicious browser extension:

  • Go to Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar, type “chrome://extensions” (no quotes). Alternatively, you can click the three-dot icon in the top-right corner and select Extensions from the menu.
  • Go through the list of extensions that you have enabled and get rid of any entries you are not familiar with or find suspicious.
  • To do this, simply click the Remove button next to the extension you want to uninstall.
  • Next, restart your browser and check if the issue has been resolved.

Fix Three: Reset Your Browser

If the above solution hasn’t worked, consider restarting your browser. Note that by doing so you will be losing all of your saved configurations, bookmarks, passwords, autofill forms, and similar data. Thus, if there is any information you want to keep, make sure to copy and save it before proceeding with this fix.

Here’s how to reset Google Chrome:

  • Open the browser.
  • In the address bar, enter “chrome://settings” (no quotes) and press Enter.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and go to Advanced.
  • At the bottom of the window, you will see the Reset button.
  • Click it and click Reset one more time to confirm.

Check if you are no longer running into the error message. If it persists, move on to the next fix.

Fix Four: Turn Off Cache

Turning off cache can help fix the problem. Note, however, that this fix will only work if you are in Developer Mode. Here’s how to turn off cache:

  • On your keyboard, press the Ctrl + Shift + I key combo and then press F1 to go to Settings in Developer Mode.
  • Find the Network option and check the Disable cache (while DevTools is open) check box.
  • Go back to the website and check if the error message is gone.
  • If it’s not, move on to the next solution.

Fix Five: Adjust Network Settings

If none of the fixes above have been successful, you may need to reset your network settings. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to Start and type “cmd” (no quotes).
  • Open Command Prompts with admin privileges.
  • Next, copy and paste the following commands in the Command Prompt window. Press the Enter key after each command:

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /all

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

netsh int ip set dns

netsh winsock reset

Fix Six: Make Sure LAN Is Set to Automatic

Another reason you could be having trouble accessing a website is that you may have previously used a proxy and forgotten about it. This can lead to your Internet working weirdly. Here’s what you can do to set your LAN settings to be detected automatically:

  • Go to Windows search.
  • Type “inetcpl.cpl” (no quotes) and press the Enter key.
  • Navigate to the Connections tab.
  • Go to the bottom of the tab and click LAN settings.
  • In the new window, check the Automatically detect settings option and press OK.

Fix Seven: Change Your DNS Settings

Your DNS settings are generally set by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). In some cases, certain content may be blocked by your ISP. Moreover, certain PUPs we’ve discussed above can also mess with your DNS settings making specific websites inaccessible. Therefore, it’s recommended that you use Google’s provided DNS server. Here’s how to do it:

  • Right-click Start and go to Network Connections.
  • Scroll down and click Change adapter options.
  • Select your connection type (for instance, Ethernet) and right-click it. From the context menu, select Properties.
  • Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then go on to Properties.
  • In the new window, select the ‘Use the following DNS server address’ option.
  • Next, enter the following numbers:

Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS server: 8.8.8.9

There you have it. We hope that at least one of the solutions above has helped you get rid of the ERR_CACHE_MISS error. Which of the fixes has worked the best for you? Please share in the comments below.

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