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Microsoft Edge crashes/freeze after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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Undoubtedly Microsoft bring windows 10 Creators update with lots of Security improvements and number of new features. This is the second huge update After Windows 10 Anniversary update on 2 Aug 2016 Which touch Every corner of the Operating System. With This Update Microsoft Edge Browser also updated  with more secured and improved With amazing features of the Creators Update. The Redmond giant has been focused on making the browsing experience better with the Microsoft Edge browser. In the latest Windows 10 version, you can organize the pages with the new tab management via the speedier and safer Microsoft Edge 15. But Some Of windows users Report After Upgrade to windows 10 Creators update Microsoft Edge Browser crashes/freeze with every 2 minutes of launching. browser may also take a long time to connect to the Internet. Even windows 10  Edge Browser didn’t Launch after click on several times on the desktop shortcut icon. If you are also suffering with this problem  Here are some effective methods that are going to help you fix edge browser crashes problem.

Microsoft Edge is not working on Windows 10 laptop/ computer after upgrade to the Creators Update. Each time when going to launch the Edge browser, it splashes with the logo E and then disappears instantly from the desktop! When we look For Reason behind the Edge Browser Crashes problem After fiddling with the Edge files and other settings, it turns out that the main cause of this problem is the corrupt Microsoft Edge folder. What’s happening is that over time, the Edge browser is collecting a lot of data during your web browsing sessions in order to make the web browsing fast. But, unlike others, it is not good enough right now to handle all that  information. This is the main causes behind the Edge Browser crash. Also While upgrade creators update this collected files get corrupted and edge browser unable to run with this corrupted / incompatible files that’s why it didn’t launch or crashes after flew seconds.

How to Fix Microsoft Edge Browser crashes

So After understand what exactly the main reason behind Microsoft Edge Browser crashes/freeze. Lets focus on it to Fix the problem. If you are also suffering with any different Edge browser Error ( like Edge browser crashes, browser may also take a long time to connect to the Internet. Not responding for long time, edge browser wont launch after click several times on shortcut key or browser stuck on white screen ) Here apply bellow solutions to fix them permanently.

Reset Microsoft Edge to Default State

As we discuss corrupt Microsoft Edge folder is the main Reason for Microsoft Edge Browser crashes/freeze problem. So we first deal with the corrupt edge folder. for this we need to reset the edge browser. Which completely delete the edge browser corrupted files and reinstall edge browser with fresh settings. Lets fallow bellow steps to Reset Microsoft Edge browser to its default settings.

First Boot windows Into safe mode. ( safe mode is the diagnose mode where you can easily fix windows problems you can read more about safe mode here. ) ( Note : If you don’t want to boot into safe mode  then on normal window open windows services and stop Windows update service, Bits And super fetch services. Then fallow instructions bellow )

Delete  MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder

Now when windows boot on safe mode open file explorer by press win + E -> click on view and check mark on Hidden Items.

show hidden items on windows 10

Next navigate to fallowing path : C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages

Note : %username% should be your current windows login user name.

Now on packages folder scroll down and look for the folder named MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. When you got  Right click the folder and navigate to properties. Here on “Attributes” uncheck the read-only box if it is checked. Otherwise, you should not be able to delete the package. click apply and ok to make save changes.


Now open  MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and delete all content inside the folder. Next go back, right click  MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and delete it. Now that you’ve successfully removed Edge, Next you’re going to need to get it back.

Reinstall Edge Browser

After delete edge browser we are going to reinstall edge browser using power shell, Lets see how to do.

First open power shell as administrator. you can do this by right click on Windows 10 start menu and select windows power shell ( admin ) As shown bellow image.

open powershell as administor

When power shell prompt opens type bellow command and hit enter key to execute the same.

“Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

command to reset edge browser

Thats it Edge Browser should now be reinstalled and refreshed. You can now restart Windows 10 in normal mode. And check Edge Browser working without any problem. This is the most working  solution to fix all edge browser errors Include Edge crashes, closes imminently, wont launch But If still need more help fallow our other solutions bellow.

Clean Boot Your Windows 10

If this is the first time that you had a problem with Edge browser, one of the first thing you should do is to restart your PC. What’s more, you should do a clean boot. It allows you to run your PC with only a minimal set of drivers and programs.

To perform clean boot On your keyboard, press Win + R at the same time, then type msconfig and press Enter.  This will open system configuration window. Go to Services tab, check the box for Hide all Microsoft services. And click Disable all button.

Hide all Microsoft services

Then go to Startup tab and choose Open Task Manager.  Select each item on the list and choose Disable. Now close your Task Manager and restart your computer.  See if the same problem occurs with clean boot mode. If Edge still opens and closes unexpectedly in a few seconds, then you can move on Next steps.

Create New User Account

Creating a new user account will generate new edge browser profile and with new profile setting hope edge will run smoother. On Microsoft forum users report after create a new user profile for windows 10 edge browser problem get fixed. you can also try this option and create a new user account by fallowing bellow.

To Create user account on windows simply open command prompt as administrator. you can do this by type cmd on start menu search on search results right click on command prompt and select run as administrator. Next type bellow command and hit enter key To create a new user account.

net user % usre name % %password% /add

create user account using cmd

Note : %user name % change your new create username.
%password% : Type password for your new created User account.
Ex : net user admin p@ss /add

you will get a out message the command completed successfully. That means user account created successfully. Now Logoff From Current user Account and login with New created User account. Open the Edge Browser check working normally without any problem crashes, not responding etc.

Some Other solutions suggested by users to Fix edge Browser problems on windows 10 computer.

Repair Corrupted System Files

Also, Corrupted system files can cause different errors on windows computers and may this edge not responding is cause due to system file corruption. We recommend to Repair windows system files by fallowing bellow.

Click on Start menu scroll down -> click Windows System option  -> Right-click the Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
Now Run the following command lines one by one hit enter key to execute the command.

  • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
  • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • SFC/scannowRun-dism-scanhealth-windows-10

Note : the scanning process will take some time to complete the scan and repair process, wait until 100% complete the process.

Reset the Network to Make Microsoft Edge Connection Available

If due to network configuration this Edge browser crashes or not responding even internet connection not connect. Then you can reset the network configuration by fallowing bellow

Open command prompt as administrator and type following command lines one by one and hit the Enter key to execute them

  • netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
  • netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
  • netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled

That’s all now you reset the network configuration on windows 10, simply restart windows and check edge browser working.

Tweak Registry Setting permissions

User suggested method : one of our reader suggested this method

Open regedit by press win + R on run type regedit and hit enter key. Next navigate to fallowing bellow.


registry tweak to fix edge browser
Here right click folder Named”microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe” at the left panel, and click Permission.
select third Unknown account (S-1-15-3-3624051433 ….) . You will see only Read permission is selected. Let’s check “All permission”. Click OK and close the window. Now restart windows to take save changes and check edge browser working finel

These are some best working methods to fix Windows 10 Edge Browser crashes/ freezes, not responding or edge browser wont launch problem permanently. I hope this post Microsoft Edge Browser crashes/freeze after Windows 10 Creators Update will help you to Fix your edge browser problem. Still have any query suggestion feel free to comment bellow. find this article helpful share with others through Facebook, google plus or twitter

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