Google chrome is the most widely used search engine in the world. Every day millions of people use chrome as it provides its services in the most convenient way.  However, the users have often encountered that while attempting to visit a web page, an “ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE” appears on the screen. The webpage fails to load usually due to bad connection, and error code shows up.


ERR_EMPTY_REPONSE error usually appears when the webpage fails to load the data. The possible reasons could be a bad network connection, overloaded browser cache, problematic temp files or, running programs like faulty extensions that hinder the performance of Google Chrome.

How to Fix ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Error in Google Chrome

Here in this article, we will help you with the possible solutions as to how you can fix the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error on your own. Let’s begin!

1. Clearing Your Browser Data

Clearing your browsing data can fix this problem. All you need to do is follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Press Ctrl+Shift and Delete on your keyboard.

Step 2: Go to the Time Range option and set it to the beginning of time.

Step 3: Check all the items underneath the time range option.

Step 4: Click on “Clear browsing data.”

After clearing the data, restart Chrome and visit the webpage again. If this method did not work out for you, move on to the next one.

2. Resetting Your Network Settings

Incorrect network settings can be one of the causes of ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error. To reset your network settings:

Step 1: At first, press Windows key + S.

Step 2: Type Command Prompt and right-click on it.

Step 3: Select Run as administrator and type the following command at the command prompt.

Note: Press enter after each line.

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset
net stop dhcp
net start dhcp
netsh winhttp reset proxy

Now, check if the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error has been resolved or not.

3. Use Command Prompt

Step 1: At first, press Windows key + X. A power user menu will appear.

Step 2: Select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.

Step 3: Next, type all the commands listed below

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset

Finally, close Command Prompt and restart your PC. After restarting, revisit the web browser. If you still receive the error message, go on to the next solution.

4. Try Another Browser

Using Opera as your web browser can help you get away with the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error as it does not affect the browser.

Some of its unique features include a built-in ad blocker, built-in VPN, increased browsing speed, Turbo feature that compresses data(to make web pages run faster), and many more.

If you want to have a faster browsing experience then, all you need to do is switch to Opera. Try it now, it’s free!

5. Try Using the Incognito Mode

Press Ctrl + Shift + N (the incognito window will appear), or go to the top right corner, click on the Menu button and select “New Incognito Window“. If you can access the website in Incognito mode, then maybe there was some problem caused by a third-party extension.

6. Disable Extensions

Step 1: Firstly, go to the top right corner and click on Menu.

Step 2: Select More tools and then choose Extensions.

Step 3: To disable the desired extension, click on the Enabled checkbox right next to it.

After enabling the desired extension, open chrome and check if the error persists or not. If it does, try enabling extensions one by one until you find the one causing this error.

7. Disable VPN Software

VPN Software is also considered one of the causes of ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error. Although VPN tools provide a secure connection over the internet, it can still hinder your browser’s performance due to the software having to encrypt every packet of data. In case you have VPN software installed in your PC, we would recommend you to disable or remove it as it may resolve the problem.

8. Clean the Temp Folder

 The excessive number of files stored in the ‘Tempfolder is another cause for receiving the “ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE” error. You can remove these files as it is entirely safe to delete the content of these folders. To do so:

Step 1: Press Windows keys+R and type %temp% in the provided area.

Step 2: After typing %temp%, click OK and delete all files and folders from the temp folder.

9. Clear Google Chrome DNS Cache

“DNS” or “Domain Name Server” is a technology that tells your PC the IP address associated with a domain name. If you clear DNS cache, it will delete all the entries and prompt your computer to repopulate those web addresses the next time you access those websites. So how to clear google chrome DNS cache?

Step 1: Go to Chrome and type chrome://net-internals/#dns in the address bar.

Step 2: Look for “Clear host cache” and click on it.

Step 3: Finally, restart Chrome and check if the website is working properly or not.

10. Change your DNS

To change your Domain Name Servers, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + X and select Network Connections.

Step 2: Find your connection and right-click on it.

Step 3: After this, go to Properties.

Step 4: Choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on Properties.

Step 5: Click on Use the following DNS server addresses and type as the Preferred DNS server and as Alternate DNS server( or you can also put as Preferred and as Alternate DNS server).

Step 6: Click on OK and save the changes you just made.

11. Check your network connection

 Sometimes bad internet connection makes it difficult for the browser to load the website. In such cases, check whether your PC is properly connected to the internet or not. The status of your internet connection should be good.

If it shows a bad or poor connection, you should consider contacting your Internet Service Provider or network device manufacturer for assistance.


The ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error is an issue that usually appears in Google Chrome. And you can solve this issue on your own by trying the above-mentioned solutions. The main purpose of this article was to help you get rid of the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error. We have tried to put forward all the possible fixes that you can use to resolve this issue. We hope one of them worked out well for you.