The problem “No data received error” also known as ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE usually occurs when surfing the internet (e.g. Google Chrome) which can be really annoying for the users. People who go through this problem are mainly because they may be using a website where the area or their country is blocked by the owner of the site (maybe the government must have blocked just like NETFLIX, SPOTIFY, HULU etc.).
It usually means that the website you are trying to access is not sending or it is not responding as per your packet requests. This can also happen while surfing on YouTube or Facebook and you might be unlucky showing this ERROR. However, this technical issue can come on any website and 99% of the time, it is due to many conflicts and corruptions on the websites or servers just like “Plugins conflict on WordPress”. This may happen from your side (Client Side) or fault from the web servers (Server Side).
However, the reasons for: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error can be as follows:
1) Internet connection issues
2) Running websites which do not have proper extension configuration that affects the performance of Google Chrome.
3) Have downloaded crashed files.
So, we will be fixing this error by the following methods mentioned below:
METHOD 1: CLEARING THE CACHE
This method is one of the simplest methods which can be used to fix this problem. You can clear the Google Chrome Host Cache. Open Google Chrome and new incognito window by entering ctrl +shift + N on your keyboard. In the incognito window, click the address bar and type the given address as given below
And then press ENTER. Find and click the “clear host cache” button. See if it fixes the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE problem.
METHOD 2: CLEAR THE BROWSING DATA
Basically, data means a record of webpages that you have visited in your past browsing sessions and includes the name of the website basically the URL. In technical terms, data is a package i.e.: DATA=PACKAGE which gets transfers from Client Side to the web server which you are requesting so that you could see the content of the website. However, on entering into website it might show ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No Data Received Error.
This might happen due to some private data components such as cookies, cache or even save passwords that might slow down your network connection resulting in ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE problem. So, in order to clear the data, you have to click on the three dots in the top-right-hand-side-corner by selecting MORE TOOLS and then clicking on clear browsing data. In the clear browsing data, select the data which you want to remove. Make sure to remove the cookies and other site data to ensure that everything works smoothly. RESTART your chrome to check if the error still occurs.
METHOD 3: Reset Your Network Settings
All the PC’s have different network connections as well as settings. It is quite possible that your PC might have configured the network settings incorrectly. So, changing the network settings can fix the problem and you might see the data which you want to browse on the internet. In order to reset your settings, you have to click on START and then search for the cmd i.e. command prompt. You have to right click on the cmd app and click run as administrator (if it asks for any permission click yes or agree). After the app has been opened just enter the below commands given and press enter after every command typed: –
4) netsh winsock reset
After entering these commands restart your computer to check if the error has been fixed or not.
METHOD 4: USING A VPN
VPN also known as Virtual Private Network, has gained massive popularity in this evolving world. Most of the people use VPN who travel from one country to another, as all the countries have their own rules and regulations. They may block their users to browse various websites. However, speaking about the people who do not travel, they may use VPN to access to the other websites or APPS which may be banned in their respective countries. So, some websites may not open and hence show ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No Data Received ERROR. So, one can use VPN to access through the websites by changing their network servers and see the information or data accordingly. There are many software’s which can be used to set up a VPN network connection (NordVPN, ExpressVPN, IPVanish).
Just a suggestion: use new and small VPN connection instead of a large connection as many operators have full information about large networks which might not work for you. So, setup your location with the help of VPN and try accessing your browser. This is one of the best ways to solve ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No Data received error.
METHOD 5: CHECKING YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION
As we all know internet plays an important role in our day to day lives. More than 4.57 billion people use internet and it has now become a part and parcel of our lives. We surf on our browser with the help of an internet connection. So, a good internet connection saves our time getting the information which we want at some clicks. Perhaps, if you are experiencing ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error because of a bad internet connection then you must immediately contact with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and tell them about the problem you are facing because of internet connection they have provided to you.
So, this is one of the ways you can fix the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE or No Data received Error.
There may be many Problems/Issues/Errors that you might face while browsing over the internet and there are a lot of ways to fix those problems. However, it is always advisable to follow your country’s legal rules and regulations rather than breaking it. Do not use these methods for any illegal activities.
I hope these methods would have solved your problems and you will be enjoying the online browsing experience without facing an error.