Err_Empty_Response error in Google Chrome

If you encounter Err_Empty_Response error in Google Chrome browser, you should be able to fix the problem with the troubleshooting steps given below.

Err_Empty_Response on Google Chrome

The Err_Empty_Response usually occurs while users try to access or log in to certain websites using the Google Chrome browser.

Generally, users have reported seeing the following types of messages with Err-Empty_Response error on Google Chrome.

  • Err_Empty_Response – No data received
  • Err_Empty_Response – This page will not load
  • Err_Empty_Response – The website has not sent any data and may not be available
  • Err_Empty_Response – The web page cannot be loaded because the server did not send any data
  • Err_Empty_Response – This page is not working

First, make sure your computer is connected to the internet and then try to fix the problem with the troubleshooting steps given below.

1. Check the URL address

The simplest reason for the Err-Empty_Response error in Google Chrome is user errors while typing the website name or URL address or the websites they are trying to reach.

So make sure that the Surname and the URL address of the website you are trying to reach is correct.

2. Clear the browser cache

Another common reason for Google Chrome errors is that the browser cache is outdated or corrupted.

Open chrome Browser > click 3 points menu icon > More tools > Clear browser data.

Clear browsing data option in Google Chrome

Set on the next screen all time as ‘Time range’ > tick Browser history, Cookies and Other Website Data, Cached images and files Options and click delete data Button.

Clear browsing history, cookies, and cached images in Chrome

After clearing the browser cache, check if you can connect to the internet.

3. Reset network settings

The problem could be due to changes in browser settings. Therefore, follow the steps below to reset the network settings on your computer to factory defaults.

Go to settings > Network & Internet > Scroll down in the right pane and click reset network.

Network reset option in Windows

On the Reset Network screen, click reset now Button.

Reset network settings on a Windows PC

In the confirmation popup, select the Yes option to confirm.

After the computer has restarted, you will need to rejoin Wi-Fi network by entering your Wi-Fi network password.

4. Clear DNS and reset IP address

Open command prompt as admin > enter ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter on your computer keyboard.

Flush DNS using Command Prompt

Next, type the following commands one by one and press Enter after each command.

  1. netsh int ip reset
  2. ipconfig /release
  3. ipconfig /renew

After running the above commands, close the Command Prompt window and Start anew your computer.

5. Disable Chrome Extensions

Sometimes the problem is due to certain Chrome extensions that block the browser from connecting to certain websites.

Open Chrome browser > click 3 point menu icon > More tools > extensions.

Open the Chrome extensions page

On the next screen, turn off Extensions by moving the switch to OUT Position.

Remove or disable the Chrome extension

Start anew Google Chrome Browser to implement this change.

6. Delete the temporary folder

Right click on the beginning click and click To run. In the Run Command window, type %temp% and click OK.

Open the temporary folder using the Run command in Windows

Choose All elements in the temp folder and delete them (select all article > Right click and click Extinguish Possibility).

Delete all items in the temporary folder in Windows

Note: You may not be able to delete certain files that are currently in use (skip those files and delete the rest).

Restart the computer and see if you can now access the website using the Chrome browser.

7. Change the DNS server

If the above steps didn’t help, or if you’re having frequent browsing problems, consider switching the DNS servers on your computer to free public DNS servers provided by Google, Cloudflare, or OPEN DNS.

For the steps to change DNS servers in Windows 10, refer to this guide: How to change DNS server in Windows 10.


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