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Most people spent a great part of the day surfing the internet, and even a greater percentage of these people use google chrome web browsers all across the world, probably because of its user-friendly features, nevertheless,  the google chrome web browser still face a lot of issues, such as the issue of the err_cache_miss error. Most times users think these error might be as a result of some network problem. The causes of this problem are not far fetched. As the name already signifies, the issue can be linked to a cache issue. Here are the possible causes of this error below:

1. When the browser fails to get cache files from the website

2. An issue with the coding of the site

3. Presence of bugs in the browser

How Err_cache_miss error Happens?

First, it has been noticed that this error only happens on google chrome web browser, which makes it a very big issue because many people make use of this browser.

It has also been noticed that this err_cache_miss error always happen there is an issue between the web browser and the cache system. It is basically a cashing system problem, which occurs as a result of wrong codes within the website or an app. However, not just as a result of a problem with the cash, this error can also happen when your web browser has issues such as the presence of bugs, corrupted extensions and corrupted extensions.

Ways To Fix This Error In Google Chrome

Method 1: Reloading The Page

This method should always be the first one to try whenever this error shows on your computer screen. This method is always mostly prescribed when the error occurs as a result of poor network, or loss of network when you are trying to load a webpage.

To reload a webpage, just click on the reload icon, or click on the F5 key. If this doesn’t solve the problem, then the problem might not be as a result of a bad network. Let’s explore other methods.

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Method 2: Clear Your Google Chrome Browsing Data

If you have tried different websites and they refused to load, instead this error keeps popping up, it is recommended that you try this method.

Cache simply means data or files that are recently used and stored in the memory. If some corrupted files such as cookies, and cached files are stored in the memory of your browser, it can cause this problem. All you need to do is to clear the data stored in your browser or you can say “clear the cache”. To clear the google chrome browser, follow the steps below:

1. In the upper-right corner of your browser, click the Chrome button or on the 3 vertical dots.

2. Click Settings

3. Click on Show Advanced Settings

4. Scroll further down to select Clear Browsing Data (you will find it under privacy)

5. Check all the items and choose the timeframe to purge, we suggest you select from Beginning of time in the Obliterate column.

6. Now click on Clear Browsing Data

7. Restart your browser

Method 3: Disable some extensions in the Web Browser

Sometimes some extensions block web pages, thereby preventing them from loading in the browser. If that is the problem your browser is facing, then you have to fix it by disabling some extensions in the browser. Follow the steps below to disenable them:

1. Click on the 3 line menu icon at the top left corner of your screen.

2. Go to the more tools option and click on Extensions.

3. A list of the extensions on your browser will show

4. Disable the various Ad Blocking extensions

5. Now check if the problem has been solved, if not then disable all the extensions

I am sure this method will fix the problem, but if didn’t, don’t worry there are other ways.

Method 4: Change the settings of your network

You will use the command window to do this. Also, bear in mind that this method will only be effective if the problem is from your network. Use the command window and adjust the setting of your network and you are good to go. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Command Window and type in cmd

2. Run the Command Window as an Administrator

3. Enter the following commands one after the other in the window:

netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset

4. Restart the System after you are done with the above.

And that is it. The settings of your network have been changed to default.

Method 5: Disabling Cache option in the Web Browser

If for any reason, the above methods failed to fix the err_cache_miss for you, then try doing some advanced setting in the Chrome browser itself. To completely disable the cache in the Chrome Web Browser, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings menu. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I for Windows and Linux or Command + Option + I for Mac OS X.

2. The Dev Tools window show.

3. Select Network

4. Dev Tools window appears.

5. Finally, restart the browser

Method 6: Use the DevTools option

DevTools is a set of tools for web developers which by default was built into the Google Chrome browser, it is used to check and fix minor bugs. It can also be used to fix the err_cache_miss error in Chrome, to do this follow the steps below:

1. Open Settings Menu by pressing Press Ctrl+Shift+I all at once

2. Scroll to the DevTools window and select Application from the options provided.

3. Click on Clear Storage and then choose the application you want to do away with.

4. Clear Site Data and restart your browser

Method 7: Reset the Web Browser

The above method has never failed, but if for any reason it didn’t work for you, the last but not the least method we recommend is to reset the Web Browser itself. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. First, click on the three dots at the upper left corner of your computer

2. Click on Show Advanced Settings option

3. Click on Reset Settings

4. Click on the Reset button in the prompt window to confirm the action you just took

5. As usual, restart your browser.

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Listed above are the methods you can use to fix the  err_cache_miss error in Chrome. You don’t need any tech guru to do this for you, you can actually do it yourself only if you follow the steps listed. Surely one of the methods will work for you