Brave doesn't work for me

basically i open brave, nothing shows up but the app is still open

Very strange this problem, it could be a problem in the operating system or in the installation.

Try using the portable version of Brave https://portapps.io/app/brave-portable/

This is not the official version of Brave, but I’ve been using it for a few months and I haven’t had any security issues. (Use at your own risk)

You can use official standalone installers to reinstall. These installers already contain all the files to complete the installation.

64 bits
https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/download/v1.30.87/BraveBrowserStandaloneSetup.exe

32 bits
https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/download/v1.30.87/BraveBrowserStandaloneSetup32.exe