Fix: ERR_CACHE_MISS

Users may come across the error ERR_CACHE_MISS stating that there is a form resubmission. It usually means that the webpage you are viewing requires submission of data to proceed. Sometimes when you have already entered the data, it needs to be entered again or the old one will be used. If this error keeps repeating, it means there may be a problem with your current browser. Some items in the cache may be unusable or there may be some configurations that are not configured correctly.

ERR_CACHE_MISS

We can perform some checks on your browser to be sure that this error originates at your end. If by the end of the troubleshooting, you determine that the problem isn’t with your browser, it means that this error is resulting from the website’s server end and there is nothing much you can do till the developers fix it there.

Clear Browser data

We can try clearing your browser data. Your browser may contain faulty files that may be causing the problem. When we clear the browser data, everything gets reset and the browser behaves like you are visiting the website for the first time.

We have listed a method on how to clear the browsing data in Google Chrome. Other browsers may have slightly different methods to clear the data.

  1. Type “chrome://settings” in the address bar of Google Chrome and press Enter. This will open the browser’s settings.
chrome://settings
  1. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on “Advanced”.
Open Advanced Settings
  1. Once the Advanced menu has expanded, under the section of “Privacy and Security”, click on “Clear browsing data”.
Clear browsing data
  1. Another menu will pop up confirming the items you want to clear along with the date. Select “the beginning of time”, check all options and click “Clear browsing data”.
Select “the beginning of time”
  1. Now restart your browser after ending all applications using the task manager and check if the website is accessible again.

Check Browser’s Extensions

If clearing the browsing data doesn’t work for you, we can check if browser extensions are making a problem. You should always disable those extensions which you think can be causing a problem. We still recommend that you disable all extensions from the browser before moving on to the next tip to determine whether the problem lies in your browser or the server.

To check your browser extensions on Chrome, type “chrome://extensions” in the address bar and press Enter. You can disable any extension by unchecking the “enable” option. This will automatically disable that extension from making any changes to your UI. Restart your browser and check.

Reset Your Browser

If the above methods don’t produce any results, we can try resetting your browser. Do note that all your saved configurations will be erased and the browser be like you just installed it. Backup your bookmarks to your Google profile just to be on the safe side. After you are sure that you have all your data backed up, proceed.

  1. Type “chrome://settings” in the address bar of Google Chrome and press Enter. This will open the browser’s settings.
  2. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on “Advanced”.
  3. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on the “Reset” option. A new window will pop up asking you to confirm your actions. Press “Reset” and wait for your browser to reset itself.
Reset Browser
  1. After the reset, end-all Chrome tasks using the task manager and try opening the webpage again.

Disable Prompt Repost

If you are facing this issue on Google Chrome, you can always tell Chrome to refrain from deleting the cached data from the sites. For that:

  1. Right-click on Chrome’s shortcut on the desktop and select the “Properties” option.
    Clicking on Properties
  2. Select the “Shortcut” tab from the top.
  3. Click on the “Target” field.
    Selecting “Shortcut” and clicking on “Properties”.
  4. At the end of the text written in the field, type in the following command with space.
    -disable-prompt-on-repost
  5. Click on “Apply” and then on “OK” to save your changes.
  6. Check to see if the issue persists.

Delete the Cache Line From PHP Header

There is a specific line in the “Header” if you have opened the form in PHP code, this line tells the browser not to cache the data from the site. Therefore, in this step, we will be deleting this line. For that:

  1. The Header in the PHP code is usually as follows.
    header(‘Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0’);
  2. We have to delete “no-store,” from it so that it looks like the following line.
    header(‘Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0’);
  3. Save the changes after editing and check to see if the issue persists.

Update Your Browser

Before we move on to disabling the cache system and resetting your network, you try updating your browser to the latest build. The issue you are facing may be fixed in a recent update. If updating the browser doesn’t work, move on to the other troubleshooting techniques mentioned.

  1. Press the three dots present at the top right side of the screen. When the drop-down comes, click on “Help” and select “About Google Chrome”.
Open “About Google Chrome”
  1. Chrome will automatically search for an available update. If there is an update available, it will download it accordingly. After downloading, it will prompt you to re-launch the browser. Make sure that you have saved everything needed. Press the “Relaunch” button.
Click Relaunch
  1. After relaunching, check if the problem is solved.

Clearing Chrome Host Cache

We can try to flush the DNS Host cache of Chrome that can potentially fix this problem. Follow the steps:-

  1. First of all, open your Google Chrome.
  2. In the URL Section put this URL and press Enter.
    chrome://net-internals/#dns
  3. This should open Google Chrome‘s Host resolver cache page. Now Simply click “Clear Host Cache”
    Clearing Host cache
  4. Restart your Google Chrome and check to see if you can access the website again.

Disable Cache System

We can try disabling the cache system altogether and check if this removes the error message. Do note that the cache system will be disabled while only developer mode is open. Once you close, the cache system will be functional again.

  1. Press Ctrl+ Shift+ I keys to open the developer mode. Then press F1 to directly jump to the settings.
  2. Scroll down the settings until the “Network” option comes. Check the box “Disable cache (while DevTools is open)”.
Disable cache (while DevTools is open)
  1. After disabling the cache refresh the page without closing the DevTools and check if the webpage opens successfully.

Reset Network Settings

We can also try resetting the network settings. It is possible that due to faulty network settings saved on your computer, you are facing this problem. Do note that for performing these actions, you require the administrator account.

  1. Press Windows + S to launch the search bar. Type “cmd” in the dialogue box, right-click on the application and select “Run as administrator”.
  2. Once in the elevated command prompt, execute the following commands one by one.
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset
  1. After executing all the commands, reset your computer and check if this solves the problem.

Test with other browsers

We can try opening the webpage with another browser. If the webpage doesn’t open in another browser too, it means that the problem doesn’t lie at your end and is a problem with the website. It will only be fixed by the developers on the server-side.

Note: Make sure that some third-party firewall or internet monitoring software isn’t active. If it is, disable it and try accessing the web page again. Also, try resetting your router by unplugging the power for at least 30 seconds. If that does fix your issue you can try to allow chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings.

 

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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