What Is Err_Cache_Miss And How To Fix It In Google Chrome?

How To Fix err_cache_miss error

Have you ever got an error called err_cache_miss whenever you are trying to use a particular website? It happens to most of us. It is an error caused by an overloading cache or too many form resubmissions. A cache is a useful thing. It saves us a lot of loading time on heavy websites, but it has its downfall.

Talking about this error, it is only on Google Chrome, and it can happen on any version of Windows or macOS. The main reason for this error to cause is if the cache settings are not properly configured if you are using unnecessary extensions which might be interfering with the website.

This error is fixable, and it is usually gone if you restart your browser and computer, but if this problem continues, then you might want to use the fixes that I explain below. The fixes are easy and don’t require any additional software.

What Is Err_Cache_Miss?

It is an error that appears only on Google Chrome, and it is usually caused by cache and by too many form resubmissions.

The error is usually caused on some particular website that requires continuous data to be submitted, and if you accidentally reload or go back on that page, it crashes the website.

By going back or reloading the website causes a pop-up dialog to open, which shows that if you go back, you may have to re-enter the data again. It is called prompt repost. It can prevent you from closing that website, but it can cause a lot of cache loading, which eventually crashes the website.

There are multiple fixes for this error. Usually, it is gone when you restart your browser or delete your caches, but sometimes this error can cause you a good amount of time to fix this.

How To Fix Err_Cache_Miss Error

There are multiple fixes to this error; some common ones are to delete the cache of Google Chrome, disabling the extensions of Chrome, disabling prompt repost, resetting settings of Chrome, and resetting settings of the network.

These solutions will probably fix your problem, and they will also work in the future if, in any case, this error reappears.

1- Clear Browser data

Clearing browsing data can help your browser perform faster and efficiently. I will show you the steps to clear data on Google Chrome, but the process is similar for almost all browsers.

  • Open Google Chrome by double-tapping its icon on the desktop or by clicking it once in the taskbar.
  • Press the ⋮ button on the top right of your Google Chrome, a menu will open that will contain many options.Where to find the settings option in chrome
  • Select the settings options on that menu, it will be at the bottom of the list.
  • After opening the settings, click on the Privacy & Security button on the left side.Privacy and Security Options In Chrome
  • Now on the right side, you will see an option named Clear Browsing Data click on that.
  • Then select the All-Time option on the time range.Clear Browsing Data Option in Chrome
  • And you are done. You have clear your browsing data.

2- Reload The Page & Update Your Browser

Reload

  • Open the tab where the website you want to reload is.
  • Click on the refresh icon on the left side of the URL. It is located right next to the back and forward buttons.
  • And you have reloaded the website, you can also reload the website by opening its tab and pressing F5 on your keyboard.

Updating the Browser

  • Open Google Chrome by double-tapping its icon on the desktop or by clicking it once in the taskbar.
  • Press the ⋮ button on the top right of your Google Chrome. A menu will open that will contain different options.
  • Now, hover your mouse to the More Tools option, a new slot will open.
  • If you see the update option, then select it and press the Relaunch button.

P.S. If you don’t see the update option, then you are on the latest version.

3- Check & Disable Your Browser Extensions

Sometimes external extensions can cause this error. Disabling these extensions can fix your error.

  • Open Google Chrome by double-tapping its icon on the desktop or by clicking it once in the taskbar.
  • Press the ⋮ button on the top right of your Google Chrome, a menu will open that will contain many options.
  • Now click on the More Tools option from the list. It will open another list.Showing how to find extensions on chrome
  • Select the Extensions option from another list, it will open a new tab where all your extensions will be located.
  • Now toggle the on button to off on each of the extensions.
  • Now close this tab and reload the website with the error, if the error is gone, then it means that the extension was interfering with the website.

4- Disable Cache (While DevTools Is Open)

Disabling cache while DevTools is open can prevent storing of cache in any way and can help you avoid the err_miss_cache error.

  • Open Google Chrome by double-tapping its icon on the desktop or by clicking it once in the taskbar.
  • Open inspect element by right-clicking anywhere on the Chrome window and selecting Inspect. You can also open that by clicking Ctrl+ Shift + I simultaneously.Showing how to find Disable Cache Options in Chrome
  • After opening Inspect Element, go to the Network tab, which will be next to the sources tab.
  • In the network tab, you will find an option called Disable Cache, tick the checkbox, and you have disabled the cache.

5- Reset Your Google Chrome Settings

Resetting your Google Chrome settings can help fix the problem, as it restores all the caches.

  • Open Google Chrome by double-tapping its icon on the desktop or by clicking it once in the taskbar.
  • Press the ⋮ button on the top right of your Google Chrome, a menu will open that will contain many options.
  • Select the settings options on that menu, it will be at the bottom of the list.Where to find the Reset Options in Chrome
  • Now click on the Advanced button on the left side of the settings tab.
  • Now select the Reset and clean up option.
  • Click on the option called Restore settings to their original defaults
  • A prompt will open, click on the Reset settings button.
  • And you are done, your Google Chrome has been restored to original settings.

6- Reset Your Network Settings

Note: Resetting will reset all your Wi-Fi saved passwords, so make sure to take a backup of your passwords.

  • Open Network and Internet Settings by searching it on the search bar or by right-clicking on the Wi-Fi or Network icon on the taskbar and selecting Network & Internet settings.Where to find the Network and Internet Settings in Windows
  • Now a new window will open containing different options, go to the status tab.Image of network options in Windows 10
  • Now scroll to the end of the page, and you will see a button named Network Reset, click on it.
  • A new page will open, explaining what will reset, you will see a button called Reset now, click on that button.How to reset network settings in windows
  • Now all your networks will reset, and your computer will restart.

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7- Change Your DNS Settings

DNS plays a very important role in connecting the internet, most of the DNS is provided by your ISP, and it performs well, but sometimes they can restrict some websites. There are multiple DNS options some are free, and some are paid.

Some common free DNS is by Google and CloudFare. Google DNS is 8.8.8.8 (primary) and 8.8.4.4 (secondary). CloudFare DNS is 1.1.1.1 (primary) and 1.0.0.1 (secondary). The steps to change DNS is shown below.

  • Open Control Panel.
  • Select Network and Sharing Center.Image of All Options in Control Panel of Windows
  • Select Change Adapter Settings on the left side of the window.
  • Now, right-click the Network Adapter that you are using or that you wish to change the DNS and select properties.Image of Connected Network Devices in windows
  • Now, find an option called Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select it.
  • After selecting it, select the Properties option that will be next to uninstall.
  • Now select the option. Use the following DNS server addresses: and fill in the DNS you have.
  • Click ok, and you are done.

8- Err_Cache_Miss On A WordPress Site

Getting this error on a WordPress site means your browser isn’t handling the cache properly. You can try accessing that site from another browser, but if this problem keeps occurring, you can try these few steps.

  • You can try to clear the cache on your browser by going into settings and deleting all the cache.
  • The extensions on your browser can be interfering with your WordPress website, disable those extensions and try to access the website again.
  • If the above methods don’t work for you, then try disabling unnecessary plugins from your WordPress website.
  • The last thing you can try is to clear the cache from your site, you can clear the cache of every plugin by going into their settings.

Note: The cache clearing option will be different for different plugins, but usually, they are located in the settings option.

9- Disable Prompt Repost

The prompt repost option can cause Chrome to crash and show the error err_cache_miss, by disabling the prompt repost, you can avoid that. You can also avoid prompt reposting by avoiding the back and reload button on chrome.

  • Find the shortcut of your Google Chrome on the desktop and right-click it.
  • Select properties from a set of options, it will open a new dialog box.
  • Find a dialog box named Target, it will be under the Target Location option.Image of properties tab of chrome
  • It will look something like this: “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”.
  • You just need to add a line after this -disable-prompt-on-repost.
  • Now it will look something like this: “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe–disable-prompt-on-repost”.
  • Now click Apply and OK, and restart your Google Chrome.

Note: For this to work, you will have to need to open Chrome with this shortcut. If you opened it without this shortcut, then it will load with its default properties. I suggest you have two shortcuts for Chrome, one for default settings and the other for disabling the prompt repost.

10- Delete The Cache Line From PHP Header

Deleting the cache line from PHP Header ensure that you will not store any cache in that website, it certainly doesn’t mean that it will clear the pre-stored cache. You will have to remove it by yourself by using previous solutions.

This fix is only for advanced users, who knows PHP and html. You can disable the cache by adding these lines to your header.

  1. <?php
  2. header(“Expires: Tue, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 GMT”);
  3. header(“Last-Modified: ” . gmdate(“D, d M Y H:i:s”) . ” GMT”);
  4. header(“Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0”);
  5. header(“Cache-Control: post-check=0, pre-check=0”, false);
  6. header(“Pragma: no-cache”);
  7. ?>

11- Run Internet Connections Troubleshooter

  • Open Network and Internet Settings by searching it on the search bar or by right-clicking on the Wi-Fi or Network icon on the taskbar and selecting Troubleshoot problems.Showing the WiFi troubleshoot problems
  • A new window will open that will start troubleshooting and detect the problems, it may take some time, so be patient.
  • After the detection is complete, it will show you the results, if there will be no error, then you are good to go, but if there are, the troubleshooter will give you the option to fix that errors.
  • Most of the time, there is no error, but if there are, don’t worry they will be minor ones, and they are easily fixable.

The Bottom Line

Err_cache_miss can be annoying as you are constantly getting this error while accessing the website. Fixing this error might not be your priority, but fixing it can save your time later while you found what went wrong with your chrome, as overloading the cache can cause Chrome to crash a lot.

Fixing it is easy you don’t require any additional software you just need to follow the steps mentioned above, and you will fix it in no time. There are multiple fixes given for the same error, so there will be one fix that will eventually work for you.

I hope that one of the fixes has worked for you and you are browsing that web page without any problem, but if that problem still hasn’t gone, then try changing the browser. It will mean then Google Chrome is not capable of running that website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1- What does confirm form resubmission mean?

Ans: It is a dialog box that appears when you press the back or reload button while you are entering the data or while you have entered the data. It warns you that if you reload or go back, the data will be lost. Getting too many resubmissions can cause errors while using the browser.

Q2- How do I turn off confirmation resubmission in Chrome?

Ans: You can turn off confirm resubmission form by adding an extra line (–disable-prompt-on-repost) in the Google Chrome shortcut. Alternatively, you can avoid it by not pressing reload or back button, this will prevent you from getting too many submissions.

Q3- How do I fix a Chrome extension error?

Ans: Chrome extensions can cause interference with the website and its cache, so the only way to fix it is by reinstalling them or completely uninstall them from Google Chrome. To uninstall it, go to the Extensions tab and check the website first by disabling the extension after that, identify the extension causing the problem and uninstall it.

Q4- How do I confirm a resubmission form?

Ans: You can confirm it by pressing confirm when the dialog box appears, but be careful while confirming as too many form submissions can cause the cache to load up and crash eventually.

Q5- What does Err_cache_miss mean?

Ans: It means that the site you are using needs frequent submission of data, and if it fails to get that data, it causes an error called err_cache_miss. You can avoid it by disabling confirm resubmission form or avoid getting that dialog by don’t pressing the back or reload button.

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