Fix ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error in Chrome on Windows 10

Google Chrome is the world’s number one web browser and that’s because the search giant focused on following web standards. While over the years the browser has become quite bloated, it’s still at the top of the pile. Now, if you’re a long-time user of Chrome, then chance are you’ve come across quite a few problems in the past an had no idea how to fix them. Today, we’re going to talk about how to fix an error known as No Data Received – ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE.



This error shows its ugly head whenever users are attempting to log into a website. We’re not sure why this happens, but one thing we’re certain of, there are multiple ways to fix the issue without having to use another web browser.

1] Check if your network connection is working

The error, ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE, isn’t usually linked with a downed network, but anything is possible when it comes down to software gone wild. Therefore, we suggest checking your internet connection to make sure everything is up to scratch before taking other drastic measures.

2] Bad DNS? Reset network


There are times when a network will go crazy due to bad DNS. This might be the reason why Google Chrome is showing the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE, so it’s time to reset the entire network in hopes for a fix.

Click on the Start button then type CMD. The search results should bring up the Command Prompt, just right-click on it, and select Run as administrator.

Once the Command Prompt is up and running, please type the following commands one by one, and press Enter after each addition.

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

This will flush the DNS cache, reset Winsock & reset TCP/IP.

Incidentally, our freeware FixWin for Windows, let you carry out these 3 operatins with a click.

Finally, then, restart your computer and proceed to use Google Chrome again.

3] Clear Chrome’s browsing data

Whenever your browsing data hasn’t been cleared for a while, bad things can happen where the browser is concerned. To help fix this ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error, we’d like to walk you through clearing your web browsing data.

Press the Ctrl, Shift and Delete on your keyboard, which should launch the Clear browsing data.

Set the time range to All time, tick all the boxes then click on the button that says Clear data.

Restart your Google Chrome web browser and check if things are working as they should.

If none of this helps, you may need to Reset your Chrome browser.

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