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Microsoft Edge is a default web browser in Windows 10 replacing the Internet Explorer. Although it’s the most credible browser on Windows, at times the Edge won’t launch or stops working, thereby preventing you from accessing the Internet.

Lately, many users are reporting an issue where an error “It’s taking too long to connect” occurs on their screen. And, it results in Microsoft Edge not launching any web pages at all.

Edge browser won't launch

There are some fixes you can try by yourself to fix this issue.  With respect to Edge issues, here are some common problems Windows users are facing.

Common Issues with the Microsoft Edge Web Browser

As discussed above, Microsoft Edge not working correctly is becoming a big trouble for many users, especially the ones who prefer Edge for internet browsing. The common issues include:

  • Microsoft Edge doesn’t work: Users are unable to run the web browser, and it doesn’t allow you to use any feature.
  • Windows 10 Microsoft Edge not Launching: It is a typical issue where the Edge won’t launch on your Windows PC at all. It won’t open web pages or even load the saved bookmarks.
  • Microsoft Edge stops working: You get an error message – “Edge has stopped working” after it crashes. Hence, you can’t open Edge in Windows 10 thereafter.
  • Microsoft Edge Crashed on startup: This major issue stops you from running Edge completely as it crashes immediately after the startup. You can fix this issue by using our fixing methods.
  • Microsoft edge shuts down or freezes: This issue occurs right after you open your Edge browser and it keeps shutting down or freezing and not working at all on your system.
  • Microsoft Edge shows Class not registered error: You might come across the “Class not registered” error once you open your Edge browser and it crashes immediately.

How to Fix Microsoft Edge Not Launching Issue?

Microsoft Edge has been around for years but still comes with bugs, unfamiliar controls, and problems to troubleshoot. The above errors make Edge unusable and bring forth serious issues like curtailing your access to the Internet from the very default web browser by Microsoft.

Well, no need to panic. We have listed some useful bug fixes below to solve your Edge browser not opening issue.

Let’s fix these common issues and get your Microsoft Edge back on track with these potential solutions mentioned below.

1. Use a Clean Boot Tool

For those who don’t know, a ‘Clean Boot’ boots your Windows system with a limited set of drivers and startup programs. It solves issues with background programs in your system. You can use this tool if your Edge browser issue is occurring for the first time.

Here’s how:

  • Press and hold Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box
  • Type msconfig and press Enter
  • Further, go to the Services tab and tick on the Hide all Microsoft Services box
  • After that, click on the Disable all icon
  • Hit on the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager

Use a Clean Boot Tool

  • Here, select all the items on the list and hit the Disable button
  • Close the Task Manager windows and reboot your PC

After the process is done, check whether your Edge browser works correctly or not. If the issue still occurs, let’s go to the next fix.

2. Run the SFC command

Another quick fix to solve your Edge browser issue is to run the System File Checker tool with the help of Command Prompt. It is a straightforward method and might quickly solve your browser problems. Let’s do it:

  • Go to the Search bar and type cmd to open the Command Prompt (Admin permissions)
  • In the Command Prompt box, type the following command: sfc /scannow

Run the SFC command


  • Press the Enter key
  • Ensure that you don’t close the Command Prompt window till the verification process is complete

This process may take some time if you have some corrupted file in your system as it automatically repairs and replaces them.

3. Reinstall Edge through the PowerShell Command

Sometimes your Edge browser won’t work if it isn’t installed correctly. You have to reinstall the Edge browser with the PowerShell tool and fix the problem. To do so,

  • Press and hold Windows + S keys together to open the search bar and type PowerShell
  • Right-click on the Windows PowerShell icon in the results and choose ‘Run as administrator’
  • Hit on Yes to confirm
  • Now, in the PowerShell window, enter the following command:

Reinstall Edge through the PowerShell Command

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  • Once you enter this command, a Deployment Operation Progress window appears and starts the process

Wait for the task to complete and now you can see your Edge working and launching properly after reinstalling it.

 4. Use the Group Policy Editor

This tool helps you to manage policy settings in MMC (Microsoft Management Control). You can use this tool to manage your user configuration settings and fix your Edge browser problem.

Follow the steps mentioned below to use group policy editor:

  • Go to the Search bar and type Group Policy and select Edit group policy from the results
  • To the left side of the pane, navigate to the Computer configuration and click on Administrative Templates > Windows Components
  • In the Windows Components area, hit on App package Deployment button
  • Double-click on “Allow deployment operations in special profiles” option (to the right side of the pane)

Use the Group Policy Editor

  • Now, hit the Enabled option and click on Apply and OK to save the changes

Use the Group Policy Editor

We suggest you try this method only if the above three methods are unable to fix your Edge issue.

5. Close all other Edge services

Microsoft Edge might not work correctly due to many Edge processes running in the background on your PC. You can try this simple method to search for these programs and send it through the Task manager. Follow these steps to do so:

  • Press and hold Ctrl + Shift + Esc and open the Task Manager
  • As the Task Manager Window pops up, find for any Edge programs running in the background of your desktop and choose End Task from the list of options

Done! You might have to repeat this method to end all the present Edge programs on your system. Restart your computer and check if the error persists.

 6. Reinstall Windows 10

Accessing the internet is one of the main reasons why you use on your computer. If the problem is severe and you cannot fix it by any of the methods above, you might have to reinstall your Windows 10 system altogether.

But, before you get to the reinstalling process, make sure to back up all your data to a USB flash drive. To reinstall Windows 10:

  • Right click on the Start Menu and select Settings
  • Click on Update and Security
  • Select the Recovery option and choose Restart Now (under Advanced startup option)

Reinstall Windows 10

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  • Now, select Troubleshoot from the list and Click on Reset this PC option
  • Select Remove everything

Note: you might have to insert Windows 10 installation media or a recovery device to complete the task.

  • You might get a prompt to select remove all files from either Windows driver only or all drivers
  • Hit on “Just remove my files” or “Fully Clean the drive,” whichever suits your choice
  • Finally, tap on the Reset button to begin the Reset process

The process may take some time and your PC restarts and asks you to fill your personal information

  • Once it’s done, Click on Next and hit the Accept

Your Windows 10 system is now reset successfully. You’ll surely be able to work on the newly-installed Microsoft Edge web browser.

We’re done! You can now efficiently manage and solve any problem related to your Microsoft Edge browser and help your friends too. Remember to keep your drivers updated to avoid such issues. Let us know which solution works the best for you to fix your Edge browser issues in the comments section below.


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