Some users have complained to us that they have been getting the Waiting for Cache Chrome issue where the browser displays the “Waiting for Cache” message at the bottom left side and usually, it means that Chrome is waiting to access the cache files that it stores. If the message doesn’t go away automatically, we have listed some ways in which you can fix it in this article.
How to remove waiting for Cache Chrome error:
Solution 1: Clear Browser’s Cache
This error may arise due to corrupt cache cookies present in your browser. Clearing out the browser’s cache memory can help in this matter. Follow the instructions given below to fix this issue:
- Launch Google Chrome, click on the “Options” menu, navigate to the “More Tools” option and then click on the “Clear Browsing Data” option.
- A Clear Browsing Data window will appear in front of you, set the time range to “All Time”, select all boxes and click on the “Clear Data” button.
- Now close your browser window, relaunch it and check if the issue is resolved.
Solution 2: Create a New User Profile
- Open the Google Chrome browser, click on the profile icon located beside the options menu and afterward click on the “Add” option situated at the bottom of the menu.
- A new window will appear in front of you, select the option “Continue without an account”, afterward type the user name, select the theme for the new profile and click on the “Done” button.
- A new chrome window will appear in front of you with the new user’s account profile. Browse different web pages and if the issue is resolved then sign in with your Google account and then import your data to this new profile.
Solution 3: Disable SSD’s Write Cache Feature
If you have installed Solid State Drive (SSD) on your PC, then there is a high probability that you’ll face this issue. As in SSD, there is a feature “Write Cache on SSD” that speeds up the loading process while browsing. Follow the instructions given below to disable this feature:
- Firstly, click on the Start button, type “Device Manager” in the search box, and open it. In the device manager window, expand the “Disk Drives” section, select the SSD on which Google Chrome is installed, right-click on it, and click on the “Properties” option.
- Navigate to the “Policies” tab, uncheck the “Enable write caching on the device” option and click on the “OK” button.
- Finally, restart your PC, launch Google Chrome and verify if the issue is still occurring.
Solution 4: Install A Chrome Extension
- Launch the Google Chrome browser, navigate to this link, locate the “Classic Cache Killer” extension and click on the “Add to Chrome” button.
- A pop-up window will appear in front of you, click on the “Add Extension” button to install it in your browser.
- When the extension is successfully installed on your browser, navigate to the top right corner of your browser’s window and click on the extension icon to enable it.
- After enabling the extension, it will spontaneously remove the browser’s cache memory. You can turn it off anytime by simply clicking on its icon.
Solution 5: Remove Cache through Advanced System Optimizer
There is another way to fix this issue by simply installing a cache remover software named Advanced System Optimizer.
- After installing the software, simply launch the software, click on the “Quick Scan” option and wait for it to scan and detect all your computer’s junk files and cache.
- When the scanning is complete, select the junk files from the list, click on the “Remove” button to delete these files, and afterward restart your PC.
Solution 6: Perform a Windows Update
Updating Windows to the latest update might resolve this issue. Several cache-related issues can arise due to an obsolete Windows Operating System. Make sure that the latest update files have been successfully installed on your system and none of them are on the pending list hence to Update Windows, follow the steps given below:
- Click on Start / Windows icon, type “Windows Update” in the search box, and press the “Enter” key.
- Windows Update section will appear in front of you, click on the “Check for Updates’’ option and wait (depending upon your internet connection).
- If updates are available, then they’ll start downloading automatically. After that, click on the ‘’Install Updates’’ option and when all available updates have been installed, restart your PC afterward.
Solution 7: Perform Clean Boot On Your PC
Performing a clean boot disables some specific drivers and startup applications on your PC so that the user can identify which program is causing the problem. Follow the below-mentioned procedure to perform a clean boot on your PC:
- Firstly, proceed to the Start menu, type ”System Configuration” in the search box, and press the “Enter” button.
- The System Configuration window will appear in front of you, navigate to the “Services” tab, select the option “Hide all Microsoft services” located at the bottom of the window and then click on the option “Disable All”.
- Afterward, navigate to the “Startup” tab of the System Configuration window and click on the “Open Task Manager” option.
- Task Manager window will appear in front of you, locate the “Startup” tab, select all processes individually and click on the “Disable” button.
- Finally, navigate to the System Configuration window, click on the “OK” button, and afterward, restart your PC.
- Check to see if this has fixed the Waiting For Cache Chrome issue.
Solution 8: Change Google Chrome Installation Directory
Some users reported that switching Google Chrome’s installation directory from SSD to another hard disk drive resolved their issue. This happens due to SSD’s write cache feature that creates a conflict and hence generates this error. Follow the instructions given below to change Chrome’s installation folder location:
- Firstly, install Google Chrome to another drive other than the SSD, and afterward click on the windows start button, type “cmd” in the search box, and hit Enter button.
- In the command prompt window, type the following commands one by one and press the “Enter” button.
Note: “X” represents the hard drive on which you have installed the Chrome browser.
mklink /J "%LocalAppData%\Google" "X:\Chrome_Data\Appdata" mklink /J "C:\Program Files (x86)\Chrome" "X:\Chrome_Data\Program Files"
- Now close the command prompt window, launch Google Chrome, and check if the Waiting For Cache Chrome issue is resolved.
Solution 9: Reset Your Browser
Refreshing Google Chrome removes all the extensions, themes, user data, and customization from your browser. Follow the instructions given below to successfully refresh your browser:
- Launch Google Chrome, click on the “Options” menu, and navigate to the “Settings” option located at the bottom of the options menu.
- A new tab will open in front of you, locate the “Advanced” option in the left pane and expand it, afterward click on the option “Reset and Clean Up” situated at the bottom of the menu.
- Click on the “Reset Settings to Their Original Defaults” option, a pop-up window will appear in front of you, click on the “Reset Settings” button.
- Now your browser has been restored to its original default settings, relaunch it again and check if the Google Chrome issue is still occurring.
Solution 10: Reinstall Google Chrome
If none of the above-mentioned solutions work for you, consider performing a fresh re-installation of the browser. Follow the instructions given below to successfully perform a clean re-installation of the Google Chrome browser:
- Click on the Windows Start Menu, type the control panel in the search box, and then click on the “Control Panel” icon.
- The Control panel window will appear in front of you, find the “Programs and Features” option and click on it.
- In the search box, type Google Chrome, then select the file and click on the “Uninstall” option.
- Afterward, download the latest version of Google Chrome from this link.
- Install the Google Chrome browser by following the on-screen instructions and check if the Waiting For Cache Chrome issue is resolved.
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