Tip 6: Uninstall extensions
The extensions that you install on your browser might be the reason why you experience Microsoft Edge not responding or closed unexpectedly.
There’s a possibility that your extensions are corrupt and cause a crash to the system. It could happen when the extensions are not compatible with the latest version of Microsoft Edge.
To fix Microsoft Edge not responding issue, you can uninstall the extensions one by one.
Here’s what you can do:
- Click the three dots at the top right to open Menu.
- Select Extensions.
- Click the three dots next to the extensions that you want to remove.
- Click Remove from Microsoft Edge to uninstall extensions.
If you want to disable instead of uninstalling extensions on Microsoft Edge, you can select Manage Extensions. Then, toggle off the extensions that you want to disable.
Tip 7: Repair Microsoft Edge
You can also try to repair your browser to fix Microsoft Edge not responding or closed unexpectedly errors.
Unfortunately, this method is only available for Windows PC. If you are using Mac or Linux, you may skip this method.
Note: You must use the administrator account and connect to the internet to do this.
Here’s what to do to repair Microsoft Edge:
- Close Microsoft Edge.
- Select Start > Settings > Apps > Apps & Features.
- Select Microsoft Edge and click Modify. If you cannot find Modify, it means you are not using the administrator account.
- Click Yes when you are asked, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your devices?
- Choose Repair.
Your computer will start to repair Microsoft Edge immediately. The repair is safe for it won’t affect your browser data and settings.
Tip 8: Reinstall Microsoft Edge
If the Microsoft Edge not responding or closed unexpectedly errors persist after you do the methods above, you can uninstall the browser and get a fresh installer.
To uninstall Microsoft Edge, you can do the following:
- Click the Search box on the taskbar and type Control Panel in it.
- Select Control Panel from the list of results.
- Click Programs > Programs and Features.
- Find Microsoft Edge and right-click on it. Then, select Uninstall.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation. Restart your computer after you uninstall Microsoft Edge.
Then, visit Microsoft Edge official website to get a fresh installation.
Click the download button to get the Microsoft Edge installer. Double-click on it to run the installer and follow the on-screen steps to finish the installation.
Open Microsoft Edge to see if the errors have been resolved.
Tip 9: Restart router or modem
If none of the solutions above worked, it’s possible that your network is to blame.
Connect other devices to the same network to observe what happens.
If your network is experiencing issues, you can try restarting your router or modem to refresh the network.
To restart your modem or router, turn it off and disconnect the cable from the power outlet. Rest it for 30 seconds before connecting it back in.
Then, to turn it on, push the power button. Wait 2 minutes for your modem/router to be ready before connecting your devices to your wireless network.
Those were the 9 tips to fix Microsoft Edge not responding issue. Which solution works the best for you? Share your experience in the comments box below.
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