Microsoft Edge Not Working in Windows 10 [Solved]

Microsoft Edge Not Working or Edge Won’t Opening Issue

After updating Windows 10, have you ever been into the problem wherein Microsoft edge not working or crash down automatically without notifying.

Microsoft Edge is a new web browser, introduced in Windows 10 and developed by Microsoft. It has replaced Internet Explorer as using an old version of Windows.

It includes lot more features as compared to the internet explorer. However, Edge is a quite light version browser and has many features in it, but still many of the users reported some issues i.e. unexpected shut down, won’t open or failed to start, etc.

Sometimes, just doing the restart of your computer may fix your problem but not sure. Therefore, do a Windows restart to verify the issue.

How to Resolve Microsoft Edge Issues?

There could be many technical aspects behind edge is not responding or working so, instead looking into the reason will work with solution by doing certain steps.

Hereby, follow the methods below to fix the problem of Microsoft edge is not working on Windows 10:

Method 1. Uninstall Trusteer Rapport Protection

If you Microsoft edge won’t launch or crash automatically after few minutes, most probably you must be using trusteer rapport protection in your Windows and it is conflicting with Edge.

This is the sure shot fix that doing uninstall of trusteer rapport protection will resolve your edge issues.

To remove or delete Trusteer Rapport from your PC, follow below steps:

  1. Press Win + R to open Run dialog box.
    Once opened, type appwiz.cpl and click OK to open Programs and Features section of Windows 10
  2. You will get a list of all installed programs on your machine. Scroll down and select Trusteer Rapport Protection.
    Then, select uninstall by doing the right-click and follow on-screen steps.
  3. After removal process is completed, just restart your computer.
  4. Now launch Edge browser, issue should be resolved of Microsoft edge won’t open and working fine without any problem.

Still, if you got issues on the edge, then, follow below methods:

Method 2. Disable Startup Services or Clean Booting of PC

  • Press Win + R to open Run dialog box.
  • Once opened, type msconfig and click OK button to open system configuration.
  • Now, go to Services Tab and to the left bottom, check the box of Hide all Microsoft services and then click on Disable all to the right.
  • Once done, click Apply and OK to save and close the system configuration window.
  • It may prompt you to restart, click Exit without restart

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By Running System File Checker (SFC)

System File Checker is a built-in Microsoft Windows utility that can help to find corrupt files and capable to repair them in such cases.

Follow below steps to run system file checker (SFC):

  • Press Win + S and it will open the Windows search bar
  • Type cmd on it and you will see the result as Command Prompt
  • Right-click on it and select Run as administrator

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  • A black command prompt window will come up on your screen.
  • Type sfc /scannow and hit Enter button from your keyboard.
  • The command will have initiated and start processing the scan.
  • Once it will be completed to 100%, close and restart your PC.
  • Now launch edge and check, it should be working.microsoft edge not launching resolved

Method 3. Reinstalling Microsoft Edge Package

If none of the above method works for you, then, will be doing a re-installation of Microsoft Edge is the only option. Before we start, we need to Enable Hidden Items in your Windows 10.

[Read: View Hidden Items and File Name Extensions in Windows 10]

CAUTION: By doing this process, you may lose your favorites/bookmarks or any settings made to Edge.

Suggest you create a system restore point before you start.

[Read: How to Create System Restore Point in Windows?]

  1. First of all, close all the tabs of Microsoft Edge, if any
  2. Now navigate to the location given: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages
    Note:
    wherein UserName should be your computer user name
  3. In this folder (Packages), navigate to the folder Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe, right-click and delete it.
    If you get any prompt, continue to YES and select do this for all current items.
    Once removed completely, its mandate to restart your computer.
  4. After a restart, we need to open Windows PowerShell as administrator. For that, press Win + S and it will open the Windows search bar.Type PowerShell on it and you will see the result as Windows PowerShell.

    Right-click on it and select Run as administrator

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  5. Windows PowerShell will be opened on your screen.Type the command cd C:\users\yourusername (replace your username with your user account name, as mine Sandy in below image)

    powershell
  6. Now copy and paste the below given command to Windows PowerShell and hit Enter key to execute:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

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Command execution will be started and will finish within few moments. That’s all need to do.

We need to restart the computer one more time. Once come back, launch Microsoft edge, it will be working fine for sure and your issue with edge is not working has been resolved.

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