In today’s article, I’m going to share some suggestion using which you can troubleshoot and fix Microsoft Edge browser hangs, freezes or crashes issue in Windows 10.
Microsoft Edge is the default web browser in the Windows 10. According to Microsoft, it is one of the fastest modern browsers available on the internet for Windows 10. In a comparison of the first build released by Microsoft, the latest build has lots of features still users are not satisfied because of the Edge browser crashes, hangs or freezes.
- Fix: Microsoft Edge browser hangs, freezes or crashes in Windows 10
- 1. Reset Microsoft Edge
- 2. Use InPrivate Window
- 3. Set Start Page to about: blank
- 4. Run Windows App Troubleshooter
- 5. Delete Content of Edge Browser folder
- 6. Remove Third Party Extensions
- 7. Switch from Microsoft Account to Local account
- 8. Create new users account
- 9. Reinstall Edge browser
- 10. Clean Install Windows 10
Fix: Microsoft Edge browser hangs, freezes or crashes in Windows 10
So here is what you can try to fix the issue
1. Reset Microsoft Edge
Users can Reset Microsoft Edge browser to a default state to fix the issue. Here is what you need to do:
Launch Settings app -> Apps -> Apps & features. On the right side, find out Microsoft Edge simply click on it and then click on Advanced options. On this page, click on Reset button.
Note: You will see above option if you’re running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build
In case, you’re not seeing options discussed in above method then, check out other ways to Reset Microsoft Edge
2. Use InPrivate Window
Launch Microsoft Edge, click on the (…) More action. Here click on New InPrivate windows to start the browser in InPrivate Browsing mode.
I hope this fixes the issue.
3. Set Start Page to about: blank
Some users reported that they fixed the browser issue by setting the Start page of the Edge browser and tab to about:blank, disable feeds, etc.
4. Run Windows App Troubleshooter
Windows 10 operating system has various troubleshooter to fix different components. To fix issues related to Edge browser, you can run Windows App Troubleshooter. For that
Launch the Settings app -> Update & security -> Troubleshoot (Left Pane) -> Windows App Troubleshooter (Right pane). Run the troubleshooter and follow the instructions.
5. Delete Content of Edge Browser folder
You need to navigate to the following directory and delete all the content inside the folder:
This will definitely fix the issue. In case, this method didn’t work check out other suggestion.
6. Remove Third Party Extensions
It is expected that the use of third party extension available for Edge browser is one of the real reason behind crashes. So it is a good idea to disable theme. Also, it is recommended you must install extensions available on Windows Store.
To remove the extension, launch Edge browser -> click on (…) More action icon -> Extension -> Select Extension -> Uninstall
Does this help?
7. Switch from Microsoft Account to Local account
Sometimes switching from Microsoft account to Local account or vice versa fix the issues related to Edge browser.
8. Create new users account
Some users also suggested that when they create a new users account. In this, is situation the browser will be in fresh state and it is expected that you will not face any issue while using Edge browser
9. Reinstall Edge browser
If above-discussed method didn’t help, then you can try to reinstall Edge browser. For that, you can refer to my previous article on how to reinstall Edge browser.
10. Clean Install Windows 10
In case, nothing helped you, then last resort is to perform a clean installation of Windows 10. It is recommended you must install the latest build available. Refer to my previous article on how to fresh install Windows 10.
Let me know, what method helps in fixing the issue?