Microsoft Edge is one of the most significant updates in Windows 10, replacing Internet Explorer as the default web browser. Microsoft Edge comes with multiple new features like Cortana, Private browsing, Inking, Faster page rendering, support for Firefox and Chrome add-ons, and many more. 

It has a really clean and fine look and goes really well with the Windows 10 aesthetic.

However, Microsoft edge is far from perfect. Even though it is better than IE, it’s still prone to errors. A lot of users have reported that it closes immediately after opening.

After you click on Edge, it opens but within 2 or 3 seconds crashes without any error message. And sometimes it doesn’t even launch. 

This repetitive crashing can corrupt your browser history and can get really frustrating. This happens due to a windows bug that Windows officials are currently working on. In meantime, you can do a couple of things to troubleshoot this issue.

How To Fix Microsoft Edge Crashing Problem?

Fixing these errors like this is really hard as there’s no error or warning before it closes. However, there are a couple of guides that can help you fix this error. 

Some of the mentioned methods can erase your browser contents so it is recommended that you create a system restore point if anything goes wrong. Make sure your windows are updated.

Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge via Settings

Windows 10 allows users to reset or repair Edge browser through settings. If Windows finds any problem, it repairs it.

  1. Open the windows menu and go to Settings.
  2. Now click on Apps & features and look for Microsoft Edge.
  3. Click on Microsoft Edge and then Advanced options and click on Repair.

If this doesn’t help, click on Reset. This will reset your browser settings. You may also lose some data while doing this.

Once you’ve done this open Edge and see if the issue is resolved

Switch Accounts

Some users have gotten rid of this problem by simply switching to a local windows 10 account. Even though it’s a hack rather than a fix, you should try it.

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Accounts.
  2. Go to Your Info and click on Sign in with a Local account instead.
  3. Type your Microsoft account email address and click on the Next button.
  4. Now enter the username and password of your choice and click Next.
  5. After you’ve completed, Click the Sign-out and finish button.

By switching to your local account, Edge will hopefully start working normally.

Edit Windows Registry

You have to go through each step thoroughly and be extra careful while performing this.

Step 1: Press Windows + R key at once to open Run.

Step 2: Enter “regedit”.

Step 3: When registry edit opens, look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe key

Step 4: Right-click on it and go to permissions.

Step 5: Select the third Unknown account (S-1-15-3-3624051433 ….)

Step 6: Check “All permission” and click OK

Enable Firewall

If your firewall is disabled by any chance, that might’ve caused this crashing issue. To do this go to

Search -> Control Panel -> System Security -> Windows firewall on or off.

Run an SFC Scan

Before you do anything, make sure the edge is completely closed and not running in the background.

  • Press Windows + R key to open Run.
  • Enter cmd in the box.
  • Type sfc/scannow and hit enter.

Reinstall the Edge Browser

If none of the methods help you fix the issue, try reinstalling the browser.

First, you have to delete the corrupt edge folder and to do this go to :

  • C:\Users%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and Delete “Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe” Windows might not let you delete the whole folder or some files in it but that doesn’t matter. If it asks for admin privileges, click skip and then Ok.
  • After you’ve deleted it, restart your computer.
  • Then search your computer for “Windows Powershell” and once you find it, launch it as admin.
  • Run the following command and hit Enter

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

  • Once the command is executed, close the PowerShell and restart the computer.


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