Microsoft Edge stopped working after windows 10 1809 update? Edge browser opens but is blank and typing in the address bar does not activate anything? A number of users report After a recent Windows update Microsoft Edge no longer functions. It opens a window but no home page appears and After approx 30 seconds the window just closes automatically. Microsoft edge not connecting to the internet or not opening any website after recent update

There are various reasons that cause Microsoft edge stopped working, If you are also struggling from problems with Microsoft Edge loading, and finds it keeps loading the splash screen to then disappear and never load, Here some effective solutions you must apply to fix Microsoft edge browser problems.

Microsoft edge not working

The first thing we recommend, Install the latest Windows updates that help correct problems by replacing outdated files, updating drivers, and fixing vulnerabilities.

  1. To check for updates.
  2. Open Settings Using keyboard shortcut Windows + I.
  3. Click on Update & security than Windows Update.
  4. Now select Check for updates Button.

Clear Browsing Data

Your browser automatically saves temporary Internet files to help pages load faster. Clearing this cache will sometimes fix page display problems.

  • If you can open Microsoft Edge, select Hub “…” 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.
  • 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.

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Repair or reset Microsoft Edge

Repairing the browser won’t affect anything, but resetting will remove your history, cookies, and any settings you might have changed. You’ll find these options in Settings  > Apps Microsoft Edge > Advanced options.

Reset Repair Edge Browser to Default

If repair doesn’t work – Reset – You may lose some data in Edge including browsing history, cookies, and settings but favorites may not get lost. You are recommended to take a backup of your favorites before resetting (Open Edge > Click the 3 dots in top right corner > Import from another browser > Export to file)

Reinstall Microsoft Edge

If none above solutions work for you, Still edge browser crashes, and close automatically. Reinstall Microsoft edge following steps below, that most probably fix the problem for you.

Follow steps below to remove and reinstall Microsoft edge in windows 10

  • Turn “off” Device Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts > Sync your Settings > Sync Settings).
  • Open File Explorer and complete these steps:
  1. In C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages, selectand delete the following folder: Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe(Select “Yes” on any confirmation dialog that follows.)
  2. In %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync\metastore, delete meta.edb,if it exists.
  3. In %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync\remotemetastore\v1, delete meta.edb, if it exists.
  • Restart your PC (Start > Power > Restart).
  • Turn “on” Device Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts > Sync your Settings > Sync Settings).
  • Right click on start Windows 10 menu select Windows Powershell (admin)
  • Copy and paste the following command, and press enter key to execute the same.
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” –Verbose} 
  • When the command completes, Restart your PC (Start > Power > Restart).
  • Check the problem resolved.

Try Different User Account

Most of the 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.

  • First Open the elevated Command Prompt.
  • Now Type Fallowing Command : net user % usre name % %password% / add and hit enter key.
  1. Note: %user name % change your new create username.
  2. %password %: Type password for your newly created User account.
  3. Ex: net user kumar p@$$word / add

create new user acccount

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

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