Fix: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Google Chrome Error

In case you are using the chrome web browser to surf the internet, there is a chance that you will come across the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error on Google Chrome. This indicates that there is an issue with the connection which you are using. That is the reason the website is not reachable by the browser. There are a number of reasons like the cache could be corrupted, the connection could be improper, the DNS config can be misconfigured, the temporary files may be causing the issues, etc.

Our professionals have compiled an all round guide which will help you solve all the issues you are facing in no time. We will list the fixes below.

Before you follow the guide which we have custom created for you, make sure to restore your system in case something wrong happens. We assure you that it won’t but you should always have a backup plan. You can use the system restore functionality which is provided by the Windows Operating System to do so.

Steps to fix ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Google Chrome Error

Fix 1: Clear the history of your browser (Google Chrome)

  1. Press the Ctrl + H button in order to open up the History settings
  2. Click the option to Clear All the Browsing History
  3. Now select The beginning of time option from the boilerplate which pops up
  4. Enable all of these
    • Browsing history
    • Download history
    • Cookies and other site and plugin data
    • Cached images and files
    • Autofill form data
    • Passwords
  5. Click the Clear Data button in order to confirm that you want to clear it up
  6. Close everything and reboot your computer to check whether the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Google Chrome Error is gone.
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If this method does not work for you to fix the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error, then move on to the next method.

Fix 2: Reset the internet protocol settings

  1. Right click the Start button and run the CMD i.e. the Command Prompt as an Administrator
  2. If you cannot find the CMD using the above method, simply type CMD in the search bar of the Start menu and right click on the CMD search result and click the Run as Administrator button
  3. After the CMD is opened up, type the following commands:
    • ipconfig /flushdns
    • nbtstat –r
      err empty response
    • netsh int ip reset
      err empty response chrome
    • netsh winsock reset
      err_empty_response mac
  4. Restart your computer in order to apply all the changes you made

Now check whether the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error on Google Chrome still persists.

Fix 3: Reset the network settings

  1. Press the Start + X key and select the Command Prompt (Admin rights) to run it
  2. Type the commands listed below:
    • ipconfig /flushdns
    • ipconfig /registerdns
    • ipconfig /release
    • ipconfig /renew
    • netsh winsock reset catalog
    • netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
    • netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
    • Pause
    • shutdown /r
  3. Restart your computer in order to apply all the changes

If the above method does not work, jump on to the next method

Fix 4: Disable firewall as well as security software

Sometimes, these things are responsible for blocking all the essential files required to run the network.

  • Right click the icon of your antivirus or open up the Settings of your antivirus
  • Search for the Disable option and make sure you are logged in as an Administrator in order to Disable the security
  • After disabling the antivirus, check whether you are able to browse through the internet
  • Press the Start + I key in order to open up the Control Panel
  • Open the Security settings and open the Windows Firewall settings
  • Click the option to Disable the firewall
  • Open Google Chrome and check if the error still persists
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If this method does not work, move on to the next fix

Fix 5: Remove or stop the extensions of your Google Chrome browser

Even if an extension which you do not use often is installed on your computer, it will still eat up the resources of your computer. Make sure you remove the junk unnecessary extensions which you do not use.

  • Open up the Google Chrome browser and type the chrome://extensions link in the URL
  • Press the Enter key in order to visit theURLl
  • Disable all the extensions which you do not use by clicking on the icon which looks like a garbage bucket.
  • Restart the browser and check whether the error occurs again.
  • If it does not work, try restarting the computer again and check it out once more.


This article has all the steps required in order to solve the Google Chrome error which you are facing. We recommend that you try all the fixes presented here in a chronological order. We hope that this guide helps you solve your issues. Good luck.


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