Fix Microsoft Edge crashes with these 4 solutions

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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4 methods to fix Edge browser crashes

  1. Run PowerShell
  2. Disable your extensions
  3. Reinstall the browser
  4. Switch to another browser

Microsoft introduced Edge instead of Internet Explorer and it was pretty well-accepted. Users are satisfied with the new features that Edge offers and also with the fact that it’s much faster than its predecessor. But even this browser could crash from time to time, and in this article you’ll find out what to do if that happens.
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Both in the Windows Insider Program and after the upgrade to the full version of Windows 10, some users have reported that when they start the Microsoft Edge, they’re not able to do anything. The browser just crashes and various error codes appear.

Luckily, there’s a solution for this strange Microsoft Edge problem, and all you have to do fix it is to write a few command lines in the PowerShell.

How can I fix Microsoft Edge crashing issues?

Solution 1: Run PowerShell

So, here’s exactly what you need to do to fix the Microsoft Edge crashing problem:

  1. Press Windows key + X and open the Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. In the Command Prompt, type in Powershell and press Enter
  3. Paste the following line into the PowerShell window and press Enter
    • Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}
  4. Wait until it’s completed, and C:Usersyourusername> will appear on the screen when the process is completed
  5. Reboot your computer and try to open Edge again

Solution 2: Disable your extensions

Sometimes, your browser extensions may cause Edge to crash. In order to quickly identify the culprit, you need to disable all the browser add-ons and extensions and then re-enable them one by one. Once you’ve identified the culprit, you need to permanently delete it from your computer.

Solution 3: Reinstall the browser

This a rather extreme solution but it works everytime. If your browser keeps crashing after you run the PowerShell command listed above and you disabled the extensions, try uninstalling the browser.

Solution 4: Switch to another browser

Well, if nothing worked, you can also install a different browser on your computer. Google Chrome, Firefox or any other privacy-oriented browser is a great choice.

That’s it, I hope that you’ll be able to surf the internet with Microsoft Edge normally again, after performing this fix. If you have any comments, suggestions, or you maybe faced another problem with Microsoft Edge, tell us in the comments, and we’ll try to find the suitable solution for you.

Also, if you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.


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