Standalone Private Window will crash

Description of the issue:
I cannot open a new private window unless there is already a non-private brave window. Using either the windows icon context menu task or starting brave from the command line with the “–incognito” option while no other brave windows are running will result in brave crashing immediately.

I have found the following other posts with no replies suggesting this bug has existed since 2019:

How can this issue be reproduced?

Option 1: Context Menu

  1. Close all instances of Brave
  2. Find Brave in Windows Start Menu
  3. Right Click Icon to open context menu
  4. Select “New Private Window” from tasks
  5. Brave will start and then crash

Option 2: Command Line

  1. Close all instances of Brave
  2. Open Command line
  3. Navigate to brave install directory
  4. Run “brave.exe --incognito”
  5. Brave will start and then crash

Expected result:
Brave should open a new private window

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.52.129 Chromium: 114.0.5735.198 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
Issue reproduced on Windows 10 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3086

Created a crash dump from incident, available on request. Summary:
0:000> !analyze

  •                                                                         *
  •                    Exception Analysis                                   *
  •                                                                         *

PROCESS_NAME: brave.exe

ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The memory could not be %s.

SYMBOL_NAME: chrome+d41be7


IMAGE_NAME: chrome.dll

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: NULL_CLASS_PTR_READ_c0000005_chrome.dll!Unknown

FAILURE_ID_HASH: {74d388af-6d1f-21b1-987e-9640e41d45b8}

Followup: MachineOwner

0:000> k

Child-SP RetAddr Call Site

00 000000ff38bfd370 00007ffb52964993 chrome!GetHandleVerifier+0xd41be7

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