Not launching browser

Description of the issue:

Brave browser will not open after restarting PC. PC prompts a ‘loading wheel’ on curser upon launching Brave, it then disappears and Brave never opens.

Brave is not present in my Task Manager apart from multiple “Brave software update”. I had previously updated my browser very recently and there should be no necessary updates.

Last updated 6/26/2022

How can this issue be reproduced?

Unsure of how to reproduce this as it has happened more or less completely randomly.

Expected result:

Brave should open

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Cannot open Brave therefor cannot check ‘About Brave’ section

Additional Information:

I have troubleshooted many steps to resolve this, all seem to require having access to some form of Brave browser opening successfully, of which I cannot do because the browser never launches.

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What version of Windows are you on?

Is any antivirus or other security software (besides MS Defender) installed?

What happens if you do the following (from a command prompt or PowerShell prompt):
cd 'C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\Application'
.\brave.exe --disable-gpu

Windows 10 Pro, Version 21H2

I have Malwarebytes premium.

I have run this from command prompt, I do not get any errors but my browser still fails to open.

Can you try temporarily disabling Malwarebytes and see if the issue persists?

I’m having same problem. Brave opens to a black screen. I’ve tried to install the most recent version, but it gives me an error message…"Failed to cashe downloaded installer. Error 0x80070070

Hi @Coloradogirl , this might be a different issue from the original one from this thread.

But my first guess at yours is, are you possibly running out of disk space?

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