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Microsoft Edge not Responding, Slow Performance after windows 10 update

Microsoft Edge a popular web browser, introduced in Windows 10 that offers lots of features Such as new modern UI, integration of Cortana, universal availability across the devices and many more. And with regular windows updates, Microsoft was improving this browser, regularly fix reported bugs. But some Times due To buggy update installation, system file corruption, Incorrect browser setup or Huge amount of Browser Cache, history, cookies etc or virus, spyware infection. A number of users report “Microsoft edge not working after windows update” The edge browser starts misbehaving, Such as Microsoft Edge not Responding, Crashes at startup, take time to load web pages etc. After all, Microsoft’s edge becomes really unstable after installing the latest updates. A number of users report this issue on Microsoft forum:

Microsoft Edge Not responding: On Edge browser Whenever open web pages the tab shows “Not Responding”. it never loads. Even if it loads, within a couple of seconds it shows “Not Responding” and when I click on the recover webpage it keeps loading and loading and loading and it never loads. 


Microsoft Edge not working Windows 10

As discussed there may be several reasons behind Microsoft edge slowdown and not responding problem. Here some effective solutions you may apply to fix the issue.

Start with Basic Troubleshooting,

Most of the web Browsers start to misbehave when the browsing data get corrupt. So that same thing with Microsoft Edge not opening its getting not responding, Crashes, hangs or closes there may be a chance browser history, cache, maybe corrupted First Try to clear that.

Clear Microsoft Edge Browser cache

  1. First, open Edge Browser Click on the More actions “…” icon located in the top right corner

  2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.

  3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files.

  4. Click on Show more you will access more advanced options include Media, licenses, Pop-up exceptions, location permissions etc. Select all and click on Clear and Restart Browser.

  5. You should experience performance improvement in Edge.

  6. But if you still find Edge is not responding problem, You can follow the next method.

Install the latest updates

Run Windows Update to help correct problems by replacing outdated files, updating drivers, and fixing vulnerabilities.

To check for updates on Windows 10,

  1. select the Start button and click on Settings

  2. Next go to Update & security than Windows Update,

  3. hit Check for updates to allow download and install windows updates (if available any)

  4. If Windows Update says your PC is current, you have all the current updates.

Disable Edge browser extensions

If you are using several edge browser extensions, temporarily disable them. Any of your extensions may affect browser performance. To do it –

  1. Open the Settings Menu and go to Extensions.

  2. Now, Click on and Extension and you will have all the related settings of that.

  3. Switch off the extensions by toggling the appropriate on-off button.

Edge extensions

Reset Microsoft Edge browser

Note: Resetting the browser will delete browsing history, saved passwords, favorites, and other data saved in the browser. So, backup these data first before proceeding to the reset job.

  1. First of all Close The Edge Browser, If it’s running.

  2. Then click on the Start menu and Open the Settings app.

  3. Now Navigate to Apps > Apps & features, 

  4. Click on Microsoft Edge you will see the Advanced options link, Click On it.

Edge advanced options
  1. A new window will open, Here Click the Repair button to repair the Edge browser.

  2. That’s it! Now Restart windows and open Edge browser check running smoothly

  3. If not Then use the Reset Edge Browser option which reset Edge browser its default settings and makes the Edge browser fast again.

reset edge

Reinstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

Note: Create a system restore point before performing this step.

  1. First of all, Press Windows + E, View and tick mark on Show hidden items.

  2. Now Go to C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Packages. Replace YourUserName with your own username.

  3. Now, Find the folder named Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe or something like this.

  4. Delete All data inside this folder. This folder may still remain in that location. But make sure, This folder is empty.

Delete Edge data folder
  1. Open Start Menu and type powershell. It’ll automatically start searching for the program and will show PowerShell in search results.right-click on PowerShell and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Then Enter the following command that will reinstall all the modern apps in Windows :

  1. Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode}

Re register default Windows apps Windows 10

Wait until completely execute the command, after that close PowerShell and restart windows to take effect the changes. Now on the next start, open edge browser let us know this time working properly.

Run DISM and System file checker

Try to run the DISM command and System File Checker (SFC) scan to repair the system image and check for any file corruption. Also, It detects incorrect manifests, cabinets or registry data, it may replace the incorrect data with the corrected version available. Follow the steps.

  1. Type cmd on start menu search

  2. From search results Right-click on the Command prompt and select (Run as administrator).

  3. In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

DISM restore health command

This will take some time to complete the scanning process After complete 100% perform command sfc /scannow to run the system file checker utility that scans for corrupted system files if found any SFC utility automatically restore them from a compressed folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache After complete 100% scanning process restart windows and check this will fix Microsoft edge browser problems include different system errors

Check with another User account

Also, You may check the same issue with the new user account. Try these steps to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:

  1. Go to Settings, Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.

  2. Select Add an Account, Enter a username, and hit Next.

  3. Click on Finish.

  4. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.

  5. Check if the issue persists.

I hope these steps fix the problem, And Microsoft edge browser works normally as before.

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