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.