Solved: ERR_EMPTY_REPONSE – No Data Received

One of the most common errors when trying to access a website is ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE – No Data Received. This error can happen whether when attempting to access quite a large number of popular websites and here’s how you can solve it.

What makes this error alarming is that it can come up with accessing some of the most popular websites around including, among others, the number one streaming video platform YouTube or the hugely popular blogging platform WordPress.

Another thing that gets on users’ nerves is that this error can also happen across a number of different Internet web browsers, including the following:

So, it is likely that you have come across this error before. This article is a tutorial addressed to computer users who are interested in fixing this error or simply finding out more about it.

I have done all the necessary research so that you would only need to read this article in order to get all the information you would need about this article, including, of course, all the possible ways in which to fix it.

I will begin by talking about the error itself and how you can identify it effectively. It is paramount that you make sure that you are experiencing this error and no any other before you go ahead and attempt to fix it. The last thing you would need when dealing with a computer error is to waste time attempting to fix an error using methods designed to fix a different (if possibly similar) error.

Solved: ERR_EMPTY_REPONSE - No Data Received

What Is ERR_EMPTY_REPONSE – No data? 

Identifying this error can be hard because there are two different error messages that you can get.

One of the error messages you may get when experiencing this error is the following: “ERR_EMPTY_REPONSE – No data (or No data received – err empty response). Unable to load the web page because the server sent no data”.

But there is also a similar error message that also signals this error. It is the following message: “Error 324 (net:: ERR_EMPTY_REPONSE): The server closed the connection without sending any data”.

It is important to notice that both errors indicate the exact same error. So if you have gotten one of the other error messages, you have come to the right place.

So, what does this error mean? Although it is perhaps tempting to assume that there could be a problem with the server of whichever website you were trying to access when you got the error, this is not what causes this error.

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One hundred percent of the time, this error (no matter which one of the two error messages you get) means that there is something wrong with your Internet connection.

The good news about this is that you can fix this error yourself. Just do not waste any time digging around servers.

Before I go over the different methods to fix this error, I need to issue a word of warning. There is essentially one method to fix this error, no matter what error message you have encountered. This is presented as “possible fix number 1” in this tutorial because it will not work for everyone and there is an alternative to it.

So, what you will see as “possible fix number 2” here is just a very specific alternative to the main way to deal with this error.

Therefore, I should strongly suggest that you give the “possible fix number 1” a try even before you think of doing anything else. You may want to skim read the whole tutorial before you make any decisions or to attempt anything.

I recommend that approach particularly if you have no experience in dealing with a computer error of this kind. In that case, it is always a good idea to become acquainted with what is involved in fixing any errors before you get on with it.

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In this case, and as you will see, the method to fix this error is incredibly simple even if involves several different steps. Everyone should be able to fix this error even if they have no experience whatsoever in fixing errors.

So, whether you have gotten one or the other, you can read on for all the different solutions to solve this error!

Possible Fix Number 1:

The first possible fix for this error involves using the Command Prompt. This method works most of the time. So, I strongly suggest that you follow the steps in this section before doing anything else.

If you follow all the steps in this section to the letter, you should be able to get rid of this error.

So, the first thing you will need to do is to start Command Prompt as Administrator. There are two easy ways to do this.

Here is the first way to start Command Prompt as Administrator:

  1. Grab your computer.
  2. Click on the Start button.
  3. Then, click on the All Programs options.
  4. Next, click on the Accessories option.
  5. Once you are able to see Command prompt, right-click on it.
  6. From all the different options displaying on your screen, select Run as administrator. If you then get the User Account control box displaying on your screen, then confirm the action by clicking on the Continue button.

Another way to get to the Command Prompt as Administrator is as follows:

  1. Grab your computer.
  2. Click on the Start button.
  3. Then type the following command in the Start Search box: “cmd” [no quotation marks],
  4. Next, hit the following three keys at the same time: CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER. If you then get the User Account control box displaying on your screen, then confirm the action by clicking on the Continue button.

Once you have started the Command Prompt as Administrator, you will follow these steps:

  1. Enter the following command: “ipconfig /release” [no quotation marks] and hit enter.
  2. Enter the following command: “ipconfig /all” [no quotation marks] and hit enter.
  3. Enter the following command: “ipconfig /flushdns” [no quotation marks] and hit enter.
  4. Enter the following command: “ipconfig /renew” [no quotation marks] and hit enter.
  5. Enter the following command: “ipconfig /release” [no quotation marks] and hit enter.
  6. Enter the following command: “nets hint ip set dns” [no quotation marks] and hit enter.
  7. Enter the following command: “netsh winsock reset” [no quotation marks] and hit enter.
  8. Restart your computer.

Once you have restarted your computer, launch the Internet web browser of your preference and head over to the website you could not get to before. The error message should not appear again.

If, however, the problem persists and you are sure that you have followed all the steps in this section to the letter, then move on to the second method.

Possible Fix Number 2:

So, if you have already tried the first possible fix in this tutorial and it did not do the trick for you then there is still something for you to attempt.

This specific method addresses Wi-Fi issues that Windows 10 computers sometimes face. If you have a Windows 10 computer, it could be that you are getting one of the two error messages we are dealing with in this article.

If that is the case, here is how you could not just get around this error but also fix it once and for all:

  1. Grab your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Right-click on the Start Menu.
  3. Then select the Device Manager option.
  4. Next, expand the Network adapters so you can see all the different options.
  5. Now, from among all the different options, locate your wireless software adapter and once you have located and right-click on it.
  6. Then, choose the Properties option from all the options.
  7. Once the Properties window displays, you will need to uncheck the box with the following text next to it: “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
  8. Once you have unchecked that box, then click on the OK button.
  9. Finally, restart your Windows 10 computer.

Once your computer has fully restarted, then launch the Internet web browser of your choice and head over to the original website that you had trouble accessing before. The error should not happen again.

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