How to Fix 400 Bad Request Error Message From Website

400 Bad Request Error was due to a cookie that has become corrupted. Not sure how it got that way but it seems that the last time it was generated something went wrong.   The easy solution is to delete all your cookies but here is the best way to solve that specific issue, I am giving a customized guide for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.

Now I’m going to show you how to fix the 400 Bad Request error. It is very easy to fix, but unless you know how you’re going to be stuck looking at a Bad Request page.

What Causes The 400 Bad Request Error Message ?

This error, it’s related to a corrupt website cookie or perhaps something else related to your browser cookies or even corrupt files on your system. the only way to fix the error is by removing the website cookies it has stored on your computer.

How to Fix 400 Bad Request Error

The cookie removal process is very easy once you know how. Below I’m going to show you how to do this via 3 different browsers. Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.  Depending on the type of system and browser version you’re running in may look different.

How to Remove Cookies in Google Chrome – Check Below Steps

First Go to the setting icon and then scroll down and select the Setting link, Then Scroll-down and select “Show advanced setting, Then Select the “Content Setting” button under Privacy, Then Select the “All cookie and site data” button under Cookies, Then In the search box, enter the domain that’s returning the Bad Request error, Then Select the domain from the returned results and press the Remove all button that it you are done.

How to Remove Cookies in Mozilla Firefox – Check Below Steps

First Go to the drop down menu then Options and then select Options, Then Select the Privacy TAB and then select Remove individual cookies, Then In the search box, enter the domain that’s returning the Bad Request error.

Select the domain from the returned results and press the Remove All Cookies button that it you are done.

How to Remove Cookies in Internet Explorer – Check Below Steps

First Go to the setting icon and  select the Internet Options, Then On the General TAB under Browsing history select Settings, Then Select the “View Files” link. Locate the cookie file that mentions the domain causing problems and delete that’s it you are done.

Other steps that you may follow if you still get the error:

The 400 Bad Request error is one of the more common HTTP status codes that you will encounter.  It basically means that the server does not understand the request that you are making to it. The wording of the error is different depending on the web server you are trying to connect to.

Below are some variants of the error you may see:

  • 400 Bad Request
  • Bad Request – Invalid URL
  • Bad Request : Error 400
  • HTTP Error 400. The request host name is invalid

You will see this error inside your browser in the same place you would see the expected web page. It does not appear as a system popup coming from your computer.

The main cause of the error is entering the incorrect address in the address bar of the browser. This could be from typing it in incorrectly or pasting in a URL that is incorrect.

There are a number of troubleshooting steps you can perform in order to correct the 400 Bad Request Error

  • Check for typos in the URL you entered. This is the most common cause of the 400 Bad Request error. It could be that you typed the error in the address bar. If you pasted in a URL that you swear is correct then you may want to check for extra spaces or characters that you may have picked up when copying the URL.
  • If you keep getting errors, then you may want to clear the cookies in your browser. As discussed above often cookies results into this error.
  • You may have some outdated DNS records stored on your machine that are leading you to the wrong place. Therefore, you may want to clear your DNS cache if the problem persists.
  • Clear your browser’s cache if you keep encountering the error. It could be that you have visited the page before and your browser has cached an incorrect version of the page. This is not a common fix for these types of errors, but since it is so easy to do, it is worth doing to be thorough.

That is pretty much all you can do on your end to fix the 400 Bad Request Error. If the problem keeps occurring you are left with the prospect of contacting the web site owner or just waiting it out and seeing if it resolves itself. There may be a possibility that the owner is doing work on the website while you are trying to connect and the problem will be rectified later on.

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About Pankaj Kumar
Pankaj Kumar is a Content Marketing Professional and SEO Expert @Rushinformation where he has written and published over 700+ Unique SEO Optimized articles comprising of latest Technology News, Windows and Android Tutorials, Debugging Error codes and much more. He studied and graduated with Bachelors degree in Engineering (Electronics and Communications) from one of the Top Universities (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi) in India. Apart from being a part time Blogger and SEO Expert currently he is working Full Time with one of the leading IT company in the World as a Software Engineer. With encouragement from friends and support of family, Pankaj Kumar started Rushinformation with an aim of providing and resolving Windows and Smartphone User common issues. In his free time, Pankaj loves to watch Movies, Read Novels and listen to Music ( Will prefer to sail with my Girlfriend though later on :) Grateful for being with an amazing Group of College Buddies, Family friends and some special motivating colleagues, Pankaj makes sure that everyone is welcomed with an open heart filled with Joy :)

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