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Fix Microsoft Edge not working Crashes And Closes Immediately after opening

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In Windows 10, Microsoft is introducing many new features such as start menu, cortana, New universal apps, Settings the central place to configure the whole operating system etc. With this Also Microsoft Introduce the New Edge Browser As Default Web Browser replace Internet Explorer in the future on windows 10. While the web browser works quite alright without major problems. And this is much better compare to internet explorer. But some times windows 10 users reported Microsoft edge not working gets constantly crashing not responding, slow performance, or simply it won’t launch after click on logo.

Microsoft Edge is a completely new web browser with a minimal design that focus on web content, and like Chrome and Firefox, the software maker plans to match and surpass the features available from its competitors with extensions, web notes, tab preview, Cortana, and more. Microsoft pushes day to day updates with new features and bug fixes for edge browser. But due to some compatibility issue, online virus or programs, corrupt update install some times edge Browser start misbehaving  like such as Edge browser hangs, sudden crashes, slow performance, or simply it won’t launch.

If you were running Chrome or Firefox, and you’re having similar issues, you should try to uninstall and reinstall the web browser to try to resolve the problem. However like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge is part of Windows 10. So Uninstall the app is nearly impossible. But you can try resetting the instance of Microsoft Edge in your account to try to fix the issue.

How To Fix Microsoft Edge not working Problem

Note : Using this guide might cause you lose your favorites, history, and settings. Before, you move forward, it’s recommended that you perform a full backup or create a system restore point . So that in case something goes wrong and to need to restore your last good known state of Windows 10.

Clear Browsing Data

Start from Basic Troubleshooting, most of times all Browsers start misbehave when the browsing data get corrupt. So that same thing with Microsoft Edge not opening its getting not responding, Crashes, hangs or closes there may be chance browser history, cache, may be corrupted First Try to clear that.

First open Edge Browser and select “…” icon located in the Top right corner. Then Scroll down and select Settings. Now Scroll down and click on Choose what to clear bellow to Clear browsing data.


Here Choose what things you want to clear fallow by cached data and files, Download history, Passwords, and click on Show more you will access more advanced options include Media, licenses, Pop-up exceptions, location permissions etc. select all and click on Clear.


Now After that Close Microsoft Edge, restart your PC, and then relaunch Microsoft Edge to see if the trick worked.

Make Sure Windows Firewall is Turn On

Sometimes Due to any Reason if your Windows Firewall is Turned Off then you might have this issue in Microsoft Edge. Then you simply need to turn it on. To do this Search and open up Control Panel on Start menu search and open the control panel app. Here Click on System & Security > Windows Firewall. or you can simply type firewall on start menu search to open it. Now From the left side click on Turn Windows Firewall On or OFF.
Next, Click on Turn On Windows Firewall and Click OK.


Re-register Microsoft Edge Browser

If Above Methods not work then simply Re-register the Microsoft Edge Browser can fix this issue. Here fallow to do this.

First Restart and Start windows 10 into Safe mode with Networking. Now Open File Explorer click on View. Then Tick mark on Hidden Items box to see all Hidden files and folders.


If Edge Browser opens first close it. Now Navigate to this path: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

(Make sure to replace %username% with the username that you use on your computer )
Now Right click on Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder select properties. Here remove the check mark Read only.


Click Apply to make save changes. when the confirm Attribute changes popup opens click ok. Now Again Right click on Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and now this time Select Delete. If confirmation prompt opens click on yes.


After Complete the deletion process Close the explorer.

Now here were going to re-register Microsoft Edge in your account. for this Open the Power Shell. To do this on Start menu, search for Windows Power Shell, right-click it from the result, and select Run as administrator.

Now Copy following code and past on power shell and hit enter key to execute the command.

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


Once the process has been successfully completed, you would see a message similar to as shown above image. That’s all. Restart windows Into normal Startup and open Microsoft Edge. Now It will Run without any issue.


These Are some Best Method To fix Microsoft Edge not working Browser Crashes, Freezes even not responding issues. Still If you are getting the same issue after perform Above methods. Then you have to do some Extra Troubleshooting.

Try Different User Account

most of users Reported Create A new user account Fix this Edge Browser problem. with New User account New and Fresh Setup Here Create A New user Account on Windows and check.

Using command prompt you can easily Create a User account with Two or three commands only. So that first Open the evevated Command Prompt. Right click on Windows 10 Start menu and select command prompt Admin.

Now Type Fallowing Command : net user % usre name % %password% / add and hit enter key.

Note : %user name % change your new create user name.

%password% : Type password for your new created User account.

Ex : net user admin p@ss / add


Now Logoff From Current Account and login with New created User account And open the Edge Browser check working normally without any error.

Fix Microsoft Edge Problems with Registry Tweak

First Open Windows Registry editor from press Win + R and type Regedit.exe hit enter key. When the registry window opens negative to following :

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children

Note: Before Make any changes on registry first take bakcup or your windows registry. click on file select export give a backup name and click save. so that if any thing goes wrong you can import the backuped  registry.

Here Expend the Children and delete all sub keys. As shown bellow. Note : Do not delete the children key.


After done simply close the registry windows and Restart the windows. Now Check Microsoft Edge will Run with out any problems. These are the best solutions we have to fix Microsoft Edge Crashes, Freezes, Not Respond, even immediate closes after opening problems. comment bellow which option worked for you. If you find this article helpful share this post to visible with others.

These are some best working solutions to fix Microsoft edge not working crashes, closes immediately after open or even not opening.

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