Microsoft Edge won’t open on Windows 11/10 TechRadar

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

Microsoft Edge will open and close after some time

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

Microsoft Edge does not open certain websites or

Edge browser does not open at all etc.

You can try all the fixes discussed in this article that might help you solve this problem.



Microsoft Edge won’t open on Windows 11/10

  1. Clear browser 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 you may need to start Windows in safe mode or perform a clean boot as you will not be able to start the Edge browser normally. 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 ones might apply to you.

Edge browser does not open

1]Clear browser data

If Microsoft Edge opens but you cannot open webpages or it stops after a while, clearing Microsoft Edge browsing data may help to fix the problem.

You can select the time period (every hour, last 7 days, last 24 hours, etc.) and items to delete. You can delete Cached images and files, Cookies and Other Website Data, navigation history, Hosted Application Dataetc When the erasing process is complete, restart Microsoft Edge.

If this method doesn’t 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 problems, e.g. B. that the program does not work properly or keeps crashing. The same could be the reason in the case of Microsoft Edge. Therefore, it is helpful to update Microsoft Edge to the latest version.

  • Launch the Edge browser
  • Hurry up Alt+F Keyboard shortcut to open settings and more Menu
  • Access help and feedback
  • Click on About Microsoft Edge.

Access the Microsoft Edge option from the Settings and more menu

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

This page automatically searches for updates, downloads and installs them. After the update, restart Microsoft Edge and your issue should now be resolved.

Repair: Microsoft Edge high memory usage.

3]Close running Microsoft Edge processes using Task Manager

End running Microsoft Edge processes with Task Manager

It is possible that some Edge browser processes are running in the background which could cause this Microsoft Edge not opening or keeps crashing issue. So you just need to find those running processes and kill them.

To do this, open Task Manager and go to procedure Tongue. Scroll down to find a running Microsoft Edge process. Select this process and use the Last task Button. Repeat the same if other Edge browser processes are running.

After that, open Microsoft Edge and check if it works properly.

Lily: Microsoft Edge will not close

4]Reset Microsoft Edge settings

Reset Microsoft Edge settings

Corrupt settings can also prevent Microsoft Edge from working properly. In this case, you need to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings.

This will reset new tabs, pinned tabs, default search engine, clear cookies, homepage, 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 doesn’t work for you, in your normal mode, make sure that all Edge processes are closed via Task Manager as mentioned above.


Then open File Explorer and navigate to the following folder:

C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data

Locate the profile folder named as default. Rename it to default alt.

Close Explorer and now see if you can launch Edge.

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

5]Scan your PC for virus or malware

Viruses or malware damage system files and make programs unstable. If malware has infected Microsoft Edge or your system, you should run a thorough scan to find and remove viruses and malware.

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

6]Repair Microsoft Edge


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. Choose App Settings
  3. On the right side, click Apps & features
  4. Find Edge in the list of apps
  5. When Microsoft Edge appears, click the 3 dot link
  6. Select Edit from the drop-down menu
  7. Finally, click Repair to start reinstalling Edge browser.

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

Open Settings > Apps > Apps & features and search for Edge. Hurry up To edit.

Click in the field that opens repair.

This will repair Edge and you will see a new icon 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. Once you have history sync enabled, it shouldn’t take long to get started.

I hope these options work for you.

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