Solved: Microsoft Edge not working on Windows 10

It is important to identify the specific issue and apply appropriate troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem and restore the functionality of the browser.

As per Microsoft, the Edge browser is one of the fastest web browsers around for the Windows 10 operating system, starts under 2 seconds, load web pages faster, and is low on system resources as well. The latest Microsoft Edge browser has built-in AI-powered features that enhance your browsing experience. It is the Default web browser for Windows 10, and uses the same Chromium source engine that powers the Chrome browser. And with regular updates Edge browser brings new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and security patches. However, there can be situations when Microsoft Edge fails to open or become unresponsive. User report, Microsoft Edge Won’t Open after Windows 10 update. Or sometimes you may experience Microsoft Edge is very slow, not responding or Freezing when loading webpages.

Microsoft Edge not Responding on Windows 10.

This can be frustrating when Microsoft Edge not responding or loading web pages on Windows 10. Here this article explores the best solutions to fix the problem and get your Edge browser up and running again. But before that let’s have a look at what causes Microsoft Edge not Responding or Loading web pages.

There can be several reasons why Microsoft Edge may not be working properly. It may be outdated version of Microsoft Edge lead to compatibility issues. The browser data is corrupted and result in the browser not launching, freezing, or crashing. It may be a Malicious extension or the browser not responding due to resource restrictions. Again corrupt system files, misconfigured settings, or a problem with the current user profile also causes the Edge browser not Opening or responding on Windows 10.

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Note – If Microsoft Edge fails to load webpages, check and ensure the internet connection is working properly.

Repair Microsoft Edge If you Cannot open

If the Edge browser opens and closes immediately or not responding completely you should try the repair option. Hence Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10, you can’t uninstall it but there is repair option to resolve certain issues if the browser is not working properly.

  • First open Taskmanager using ctrl + shift + Esc, right-click on Microsoft Edge process and select Endtask.

Microsoft Edge End task

  • Next Right-click on Windows 10 start menu and select Settings
  • Click on Apps then Apps & Features, then scroll down and look for Microsoft Edge, click on it.

Modify Edge Browser

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  • Select the Modify option, when a new window opens click on Repair.

Repair Microsoft Edge

This will start repair the Microsoft Edge browser, download and install a fresh copy from server and try to resolve different problems. It may take several minutes depending on your configuration, wait for it to complete. When the repair process is complete, try to launch Microsoft Edge.

Update Microsoft Edge Browser

Using an outdated version of Microsoft Edge can lead to compatibility issues and performance problems. Updating Edge to the latest version bring bug fixes, security patches, performance improvements, and compatibility enhancements.

make sure that the browser is updated to the latest version.

  • Open the Microsoft Edge browser, and click the Options (three dots) button in the upper-right corner.
  • Then go to Help and Feedback and click on About Microsoft Edge to check for available updates and install them.

Update Edge browser windows 10

  • Also, you can open Microsoft Edge settings and then click on About Microsoft Edge to update the browser.
  • Or you can type edge://settings/help on the address bar then press enter key to update the Microsoft Edge browser.

Once done you need to reopen the browser to complete the update process.

In addition, open Windows settings, navigate update & security then hit check for Windows updates. If updates are available, install them, and then restart your PC.

Download Windows 10 update

Clear Edge Browser Data and cache

Similar to Chrome or other Web browsers, Microsoft Edge also stores cache and cookies to enhance the browsing experience and provide certain functionalities. Over time, accumulated browsing data and cache files can cause performance issues for web browsers. Clearing this data can help resolve problems with Microsoft Edge.

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three-dot menu icon (…) in the top-right corner.
  • Go to “Settings” and scroll down to the “Privacy, search, and Services” section.
  • Under the “Clear browsing data” section, click on “Choose what to clear”.
  • Alternatively, you can press Shift + Ctrl + Del key or on the address bar type  edge://settings/clearBrowserData then press enter key to open the same window.
  • Set the Time range to All time from drop-down menu, and Select the desired data to be cleared, such as browsing history, cookies, and cached data.
  • Click on the “Clear” button and restart Microsoft Edge.

Edge clear browsing data

Disable Edge extensions

Extensions are add-ons that enhance the functionality of web browsers. However, some extensions may conflict with Microsoft Edge, causing it to crash or not work properly. Press Ctrl + Shift + N to open Microsoft Edge in private browsing. Try to open any web pages to check if the browser causing problems or if it’s normal. If there is no problem while browsing inPrivate there may be an extension causing the issue and Disable extension probably fix the problem.

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three-dot menu icon.
  • Go to “Extensions” then click on manage extension and disable all the extensions by toggling off the switch next to each extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge and check if it’s working correctly. If it is, re-enable the extensions one by one to identify the problematic ones.

Manage extensions Microsoft edge

Reset Microsoft Edge Browser

If none of the above solutions work, resetting Microsoft Edge to its default settings may help. Keep in mind that this will remove your browsing history, cookies, and saved passwords.

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three-dot menu icon.
  • Go to “Settings” and scroll down to the “Reset settings” section.
  • Click on the “Restore settings to their default values” option and confirm the action.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge and see if it’s functioning properly now.

Reset Microsoft Edge

Create a New User Profile

In addition, Create a new user profile in Windows and see if Microsoft Edge works correctly under the new profile. This can help determine if the issue is specific to your user account or affects the entire system.

  • To Create A New User Account Open the Command prompt as administrator,
  • Then type net user % usre name % %password% / add and hit enter key.
  • Note: %user name % change your new create username.
  • %password %: Type the password for your newly created User account.
  • Ex: net user admin p@$$word / add

create new user account

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

In addition, Disabling proxy settings can indeed help resolve certain issues with Microsoft Edge, particularly if you’re experiencing connectivity problems or difficulties accessing websites.

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