How to Fix ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Error on Google Chrome

By Jonny Lin  Others  Google Chrome   1 Comment

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browser in the world. However, if you are using Chrome, you may encountered some issues or errors on this browser. ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE is one of them.

ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE usually occurs when you are attempting to log in a website. It blocks you away from reaching it. There are various reasons leading to this error, which can be either from your computer or from the web server.

The following are some troubleshooting methods to fix your ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE Google Chrome error. You can give them a try and see if they can help you get rid of this problem.

1) Check your network connection

2) Clear browsing data

3) Reset network settings

4) Update drivers

5) Test with another browser

1) Check your network connection

Once you come across an ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error, the first thing you should do is to check your network connection. Check and see if your computer is properly connected to the Internet and if the status of your network devices, such as router and modem, are good. If there is any problem with your network connection, then it is highly likely the cause of the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error.

2) Clear browsing data

Sometimes the browsing data of your Google Chrome can lead to unexpected issues, including ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error. It is suggested that you clear these data in your browser. You can clear the browsing data by doing the steps below.

a) In Google Chrome, press Ctrl, Shift and Delete keys (on the keyboard) at the same time. A data clearing window will pop up.

b) Set the time range to the period from the very beginning till now, tick all the items, and click on the clear button. (See the screenshots below for different web browsers.)

The data of your browser has been cleared. Now restart your browser. Try logging into a web page and see if the error is gone.

3) Reset network settings

Your ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error may result from improper network or DNS settings on your computer. You can try fixing the error by resetting or flushing these settings. Note that you need to do so with Command Prompt.

a) Open Start menu and type “cmd“. Right click on Command Prompt in the result and select Run as administrator.

b) In Command Prompt, type the following lines one by one and hit Enter after each:

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

    c) Reboot your computer and open your Chrome. Check and see if the problem resolves.

    4) Update drivers

    It is possible that your ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE issue results from faulty or incompatible drivers. You need to update drivers of all your devices to get rid of this problem.

    One easy and credible way to update driver is to use Driver Easy.

    Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

    You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

    a) Download and Install Driver Easy.

    b) Run Driver Easy and hit Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

    c) Click on the Update button next to each of your devices to download the latest and correct driver for it. You can also hit Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer (this requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click on Update All).

    5) Test with another browser

    If all the methods above cannot save you, there may be problems with your Google Chrome itself. You can test with another browser, such as Mozilla’s Firefox, and see if you can browse the Internet normally.

    If the problem comes from Google Chrome, you may need to reinstall the browser. Completely remove the browser from your computer, and then download and install the latest version from Google. This can fix the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error you have met.

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