1) Clear your Browsing Data
Some Chrome users indicate that failure to clear your browsing data can result in the ERR-EMPTY-RESPONSE error.
So, how do you clear your browsing data?
Step 1: Type on the Ctrl, Shift and Delete keys simultaneously
Step 2: On the time range section, set the period to the beginning of time, and check on all the items and click on the Clear Browsing data.
Hopefully, by clearing your browser`s data, the ERR-EMPTY-RESPONSE errors should be fixed.
If it still exists, then move to our second fix.
2) Reset your Network Settings
Wrong network setting on your computer might be a potential cause to the ERR-EMTY-RESPONSE error. To fix the issue, you`ll ne to rest your network setting.
Step 1: Click on the start button and type “cmd.”
Step 2: Right click the Command Prompt option, and on the drop-down list, click on Run as Administrator option
Step 3: Once the command prompt opens, type each of the following commands, with each command followed by an Enter function
•netsh int ip set dns
•netsh winsock reset
Step 4: Close on the command prompt and restart your laptop.
In case a network reset does not clear the error, move to our next fix.
3) Disable Extensions
Installed extensions are yet another reason behind the browser error.
However, not all extensions are responsible for the error and find the exact extension that causes the error can be time-consuming. Therefore, a faster way is to disable all the extensions.
Step 1: On your chrome menu, go to the More Tools sections
Step 2: On the tools section, enter Extensions. This will provide you with a list of all the enabled extensions in your PC alongside a checkbox
Step 3: Click on the checkbox of individual extension, until you disable the entire extension list
Step 4: Now restart your PC and chrome to see whether the error has cleared.
Step 5: If it has cleared, it means that the extensions are the reason behind the error. Now, you`ll have to disable individual extensions, one at a time, until you find the one causing the error. This may take a while, but it`s worth it.
In case the error did not disappear, it means that the extensions are not the cause, and you should go to our next step.
4) Clear Cache
Caches can as well be responsible for the browser error, and you`ll, therefore, need to clear the caches.
Step 1: On your Chrome menu, go to the settings section
Step 2: Once the settings menu opens, you`ll see an advanced section
Step 3: On the advanced section, click on clear browsing history
Step 4: Check on the following items to clear the cached data:
•Cached images and Files
•Cookies and Other Site Data
Step 5: Restart your PC to see whether the error is gone
5) Clear Temp Files
A significant accumulation of the temp files can result in the ERR-EMPTY-RESPONSE error in your browser.
Here`s a step by step method of clearing the temp files.
Step 1: Click on the Win + R key simultaneously, and this will open a Run dialogue boxStep
2: Type the word “Temp,” then Ok and this should bring you to the temp file folder
Step 3: Highlight all the files by ctrl + A function, then delete the files
Step 4: Restart your PC to see if the error has gone
6) Reset Winsock
An issue with Winsock on your PC can result in the ERR¬¬¬-EMPTY-RESPONSE error.
To reset Winsock, you`ll;
Step 1: Right click on the Windows start button and choose Windows PowerShell Admin option
Step 2: Enter “netsh winsock rest” in the command prompt and hit enter
Step 3: Restart your PC to see whether your issue is resolved
There`re several reasons why the ERR-EMPTY-RESPONSE error happens in chrome, but the above methods should help you resolve this issue.