Fix “Microsoft Edge Not Working”

Microsoft Edge Not Working: Microsoft Edge is a browser and one of the features of Windows 10. While Microsoft Edge is a much-needed upgrade to the previously default Internet Explorer, there are reports of Microsoft Edge not working as it should. As such, these are the steps that you can take to ensure that the Edge browser works as it should.

Did you know? There are many tips and tricks (shortcuts) for Microsoft Edge! You can read all about them in our extensive Microsoft Edge Tutorial.

Microsoft Edge Not Launching

If your Microsoft Edge browser is not launching or if Microsoft Edge won’t open, then you execute the following to help resolve the problem.

  1. Open the Task manager.  Here’s a tip:  Press CTRL+Shift+ESC.
  2. Click File > Run New Task
  3. Make sure you have a check mark beside “Create this task with administrative privileges”
  4. Type CMD
  5. Type the following 4 commands at the CMD prompt:
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
sfc /scannow
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}
  1. Close the CMD window

Check to see if the issue is resolved. If not, restart the PC and check again. If Microsoft Edge doesn’t work after executing the above, then continue with the tutorial.

How To Fix Microsoft Edge Not Working

Here is another command line chain that you can use to help fix a Microsoft Edge not opening issue (see the video for further assistance:

Command 1:
Command 2:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"­}
Command 3:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"­}

(with command 2 and 3 if after pasting you notice a dash or a hyphen after AppXManifest-, remove it (remove the dash or hyphen after AppXManifest) )

Did you know? There are many tips and tricks (shortcuts) for Microsoft Windows 10! You can read all about them in our extensive Microsoft Windows 10 Tutorial.

How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

If none of the above works, then you can reset Microsoft Edge and see if this solves the problem. You can do this by following the instructions below.

Reset Microsoft Edge Through Its Settings

  1. Open the “Settings” menu by clicking the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner of the Edge window and choose “Settings.”
  2. Under Clear browsing data, click “Choose what to clear” and then click “Show more.” There are a lot of data types here. Select them all and click “Clear.” Restart your PC and re-open Edge for a clean slate.

Reset Microsoft Edge Using PowerShell

Microsoft Edge is a core component of Windows 10, not a separate app. If the error is caused by file corruption or something similar, Windows’ System File Checker tool (sfc.exe) might be able to fix the problem. You can run a full system scan with the System File Checker by right-clicking the Start menu, selecting “Command Prompt (Admin)”, and running the following command:

sfc /scannow

Now, if all of this fails, you can try to reinstall Microsoft Edge. Read on below for more information on this. Also, if you have Microsoft Edge not responding problems, you can try the fix below as well.

Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reinstall and Fix Edge Browser in 5 Minutes. A Sureshot Quick Fix to get your Microsoft Edge Browser Up & Running. Copy and Paste the below command in the Powershell window:

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

If you don’t have an alternate browser on your computer, Use another computer, then copy & paste the above command in a notepad. Transfer it to your system using a USB Flash Drive. See the video for further assistance.

There you have it. All the ways you can Fix “Microsoft Edge Not Working” issues. Check out our post on Active Directory: Check & Raise Domain, Forest Functional Level if you’re interested  in more useful tutorials. Thanks for reading.

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