Cannot get Brave to open after new install


Title says it all.

I was preventing Brave from doing updates because I didn’t want all the useless forced Chrome updates.

I had stopped the services:

Name PID Description Status Group
BraveElevationService Brave Elevation Service (BraveElevationService) Stopped
Name PID Description Status Group
bravem Brave Update Service (bravem) Stopped
Name PID Description Status Group
brave Brave Update Service (brave) Stopped

I cannot restart any of these.

Even if I head to Services and change it back to Auto and hit Start or even Refresh.

I’ve reinstalled multiple times. Nothing is allowing me to restart these services and I am guessing, these being disabled are the reason why I cannot get Brave to open anymore.

When I try to restart the application services in Services, it just gives me a popup that says it has closed because it’s no in immediate use.


I tried to delete the Registry Keys as well so they would have to do a fresh install but nothing is working. The Services ‘brave’ and ‘bravem’ are still showing in the Services tab in Task Manager.

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Hello there @stupidaccount1 please accept my apologies for this issue. Could you please try installing the Beta or Nightly version of Brave on your PC to see if you are able to open the Browser?

Let me know if that works.

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