Microsoft Edge Won’t Open on Windows 11/10

This message will help you if your Microsoft Edge browser not opening on Windows 11/10. This may have happened after upgrading Windows 11/10 to a newer version or for any other reason. This post will help you in any of the following scenarios –

Microsoft Edge opens and closes after some time

Microsoft Edge opens but only a blank screen is visible with the Microsoft Edge logo in the center, then the window closes

Microsoft Edge does not open certain web pages, or

Edge browser not opening at all etc.

You can try any of the fixes discussed in this article that might help you resolve this issue.

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Microsoft Edge not opening on Windows 11/10

  1. Clear browsing data
  2. Update Microsoft Edge
  3. Close Microsoft Edge background processes using Task Manager
  4. Reset Microsoft Edge Settings
  5. Scan your PC for viruses or malware
  6. Repair Microsoft Edge Chrome.

Note that since you cannot launch the Edge browser normally, you may need to start Windows in Safe Mode or perform a clean boot. then try to launch Edge. You may also need to run Edge browser in safe mode by running the following command in CMD:

start msedge –inprivate

Go through the list and see which of them may apply to you.

Edge browser not opening

1]Clear browsing data

If Microsoft Edge opens but you can’t open web pages or it stops after a while, clearing browsing data from Microsoft Edge may help fix the problem.

You will be able to select the time range (All hours, last 7 days, last 24 hours, etc.) and the elements to be erased. You can erase Cached images and files, Cookies and other site data, navigation history, Hosted Application Dataetc When the clearing process is complete, relaunch Microsoft Edge.

If this method does not work for you, you may need to use Disk Cleanup tool or freeware like CCleaner to remove all browser cache.

2]Update Microsoft Edge

Sometimes an older version of a program also causes issues like the program doesn’t work properly or keeps crashing. The same could be the reason in the case of Microsoft Edge. Therefore, updating Microsoft Edge to the latest version is helpful.

  • Launch Edge browser
  • Hurry Alt+F keyboard shortcut to open Settings and more menu
  • To access Help and feedback
  • Click on About Microsoft Edge.

access Microsoft Edge option using settings and more menu

Alternatively, you can type bord://settings/help in the address bar and press Enter to open the About page.

On this page, it will automatically check for updates, download and install them. After the update, relaunch Microsoft Edge and your issue should be resolved now.

To fix: Microsoft Edge high memory usage.

3]Close Microsoft Edge running processes using Task Manager

end running processes of microsoft edge using task manager

It is possible that some Edge browser processes are running in the background which could be causing this issue that Microsoft Edge won’t open or keeps crashing. So all you need to do is find and terminate those running processes.

To do this, open Task Manager and go to Process tongue. Scroll down to find any Microsoft Edge running process. Select this process and use the Final task button. Repeat the same if there are other running processes of Edge browser.

After that, open Microsoft Edge and see if it is working properly.

Lily: Microsoft Edge does not close

4]Reset Microsoft Edge Settings

reset Microsoft Edge settings

Corrupt settings can also prevent Microsoft Edge from working properly. If so, you need to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings.

This will reset new tab page, pinned tabs, default search engine, clear cookies, start page, etc. Your saved passwords, browsing history and bookmarks will not be deleted by this option. Only the settings are reset to their default values.

If this method does not work for you, then in your normal mode, make sure the Edge processes are all closed via task manager as mentioned above.

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Then open File Explorer and navigate to the following folder:

C:UsersAppDataLocalMicrosoftEdgeUser Data

Locate the profile folder named as Default. Rename it to default-old.

Close explorer and now see if you can start Edge.

When you do this, browser settings and user preferences will be reset.

5]Scan your PC for viruses or malware

Viruses or malware corrupt system files and make programs unstable. If some malware has infected Microsoft Edge or your system, you should perform a deep scan to find and remove viruses and malware.

You should always install good antivirus software for your PC. Also you must enable real-time protection for your PC by accessing the settings of your antivirus program. Your antivirus program should also be updated to the latest version.

6]Repair Microsoft Edge

Windows 11

repair microsoft edge windows 11

To reinstall or repair Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + I to open Windows 11 Settings
  2. Select App Settings
  3. On the right side, click Apps & Features
  4. Find Edge in the list of apps
  5. When Microsoft Edge appears, click on the 3-dot link
  6. From the drop-down menu, select Edit
  7. Finally, click on Repair to start reinstalling the Edge browser.

Windows 10

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If nothing works, you need to repair Microsoft Edge through settings and see.

Open Settings > Apps > Apps & features and search for Edge. Hurry Edit.

In the box that opens, click Repair.

This will repair Edge and you will see a new icon placed on the desktop.

You can also download Edge and run the installer.

If you are not very interested in troubleshooting and want to solve it quickly, this suggestion is good. If you have history syncing turned on, it shouldn’t take long to get started.

Hope these options work for you.

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