Brave (always) crashes on startup (Windows 10)

Hello! I’ve been using Brave for a few months now. Last week, Brave started crashing when I tried to open it.

Whether my laptop has been running for a while or even after a fresh reboot, I have to restart Brave 4-8 times before it will stay running. Brave opens for about 1-3 seconds and then crashes.

Once it’s running it NEVER crashes, which is awesome. I can replicate this issue every time. I have “send Brave crash logs” enabled.

BRAVE: Version 0.63.55 Chromium: 74.0.3729.131 (Official Build) (64-bit)
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 1992 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 16.0 GB

Interesting, @wwian. I hadn’t had this problem before I switched to Nightly, but I just tried release Brave and it crashed almost immediately (from Properties of binary, version is, so presumably same, on Win10 Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763).

I went to and downloaded the latest installer, ran it, and problem was solved. It might even be the same version, but it works and doing it should leave your bookmarks and such alone (@Mattches please confirm): Brave 0.63.55 Chromium: 74.0.3729.131 (Official Build) (64-bit) OS Windows 10 OS Build 17763.437

Thanks! I’ll give that a try.

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