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7 Methods to Fix Microsoft Edge Not Working on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is Not Working Properly

You are using your computer, and then suddenly, the browser doesn’t open. If you are having trouble launching your Microsoft Edge, this article is for you. If you haven’t experienced it yet, you might want to stay on reading this article for future purposes.

It can be irritating sometimes when Microsoft Edge isn’t working. Most of us hate waiting a long time before we can use the browser. Microsoft Edge is the default browser of Windows 10 and Windows 11. Microsoft Edge is presumed to be efficient, but some users experience problems with the browser, so they opt to use another browser or troubleshoot.

This article will help you get back online quickly when Microsoft Edge is not working.

Make sure that all the users log out, then close the browser. You have administrative rights on your device, so use that to modify programs.

Common Problems of Microsoft Edge

There are so many possible reasons why Microsoft Edge is not opening. Some of the Microsoft Edge problems include website crashing, Windows and tabs not responding, issues with internet connectivity, etc.

  • Microsoft Edge will not open if the files are missing.
  • Microsoft Edge has errors crashing.
  • Some extensions might be harmful and can lead Microsoft Edge not to open.
  • Programs like Antivirus can be a problem. It blocks Microsoft Edge if it detects malware in the browser.

When you already know the problem with your Microsoft Edge browser, it is easier to fix it. In this article, we will find out solutions to your problems regarding your browser so you can use it without having to deal with so many errors and crashes. 

Here are seven methods to help you fix your Microsoft Edge Browser

You cannot solve a problem when you don’t know the cause. After finding the cause, try to apply one of the methods to solve your browser’s problem.

  • Restart your computer

One usual way to solve your problem with your browser is to restart it. You probably have done this before, and if not, this might help you fix your Microsoft Edge browser.

  1. Click the Windows icon on the bottom left corner of your computer.
  2. Click the Power menu, then choose Restart.

Try to open your Youtube if it works fine already. If not, you don’t have to worry because there are a lot of methods to try.

  • Scan your computer for malware

Another way of fixing your browser is to scan for malware. Malicious software is a file or a code that might infect and damage your device if not checked immediately. You can start to scan by using your computer’s built-in Windows defender, or you could also install an Antivirus program.

  1. Go to your search bar in the taskbar, then find Windows Security.
  2. Open Windows Security.
  3.  Click the Virus and Threat Protection then, look for Scan options.
  4. Select the Full Scan option. This method helps you scan every File on your drive to ensure there are no threats. Keep in mind that the scanning of threats takes about 1-2 hours, depending on how large your files are.
  5. Click the Scan Now to start scanning.
  • Update your third-party Antivirus

Suppose you installed another program for your computer’s protection—a third-party Antivirus. It must be updated to prevent Microsoft Edge problems.

Antivirus programs are different in terms of their design and performance. That is why updating the third-party app is vital for keeping your device safe against threats. Updating is not a problem because your device will show a notification for an update, or if you want to, you can check the website to look for any latest updates.

Your Antivirus program can automatically update if you enable it to update itself when using it. That way, you don’t have to worry about updating when needed. 

  • Disable the Antivirus program for the moment

Antivirus might help protect your device, but it could also be the reason your Microsoft edge won’t open. Disable it for a moment to see if it is affecting Microsoft Edge’s function.

  1.  Right-click a vacant space in your taskbar, then choose Task Manager.
  2.  Look for the Startup button, then click it.
  3.  Find your Antivirus program, and disable it.
  4.  Restart your computer, then try to open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Delete corrupted Microsoft Edge files

Another reason why Microsoft Edge is not opening might be because of some corrupted internal files of the browser itself. The solution to that is to delete the corrupted files.

  1. You can navigate the File through AppData Folder.
  1. Press Windows + R keys. Type in “C:\Users\Your username\AppData” then click enter. Replace Your username” with your local account name.
  2. On the other hand, open your File Explorer (Windows + E), then go to This PC > C: > Users > Your username > AppData.
  1. Open the local folder.
  2. Open Packages, select the Microsoft Edge folders, and then delete them.
  3. After deleting, restart your computer and see if you can open your Microsoft Edge and if it works fine.
  • Run a PowerShell command

  1.  Press Windows + X on your keyboard simultaneously, then click on Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  2. Click “Yes” if the User Account Control screen prompts you. This step lets PowerShell have elevated permissions.
  3.  When PowerShell is already opened, copy and paste the following command, then enter.

Wait until the process is complete. Then, reboot your computer to see if the Microsoft Edge opens without a problem. 

  • Repair Microsoft Edge

If you cannot find the given solutions working, you can try to remove your Microsoft Edge browser and install it again.

  1.  Press Windows + X simultaneously, then choose Apps and Features.
  2.  Look for Microsoft Edge, click it, and click the Modify button.
  3. Click the Repair button.
  4. After completing the process, launch your Microsoft Edge.

Any thoughts on fixing the Microsoft Edge browser? 

We have provided solutions on how to fix your Microsoft Edge browser. We always want a smooth-working browser. We hope that you find one of these solutions helpful for you.

You don’t have to worry if the solutions don’t work on your computer; it’s always your choice to switch to another browser, then you can get back to Microsoft Edge anytime you want to.

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