My wife's Windows 10 computer is having an issue where other programs are unable to open web sites because no application could be found to handle "http" or "https". She has both IE and Chrome installed on the machine, and both seem to work fine when opened from the start menu.
Trying to set the default web browser to Chrome from Chrome itself causes Windows to open the "Look for this app in the app store" prompt. Clicking on the app store link only shows four applications - only one of which is actually a browser called "Sidekick Private Browser". I'm loathe to install something like that since there are already two good working browsers on the machine.
Going into the Windows system settings and setting the default browser from Default Apps results in more or less the same thing - I click on "Choose a default" under the Web browser option and a modal comes up titled "Choose an app". The error message says "There is no installed app for this type of file or protocol" followed by a link to the app store.
My hunch is that there's either something corrupted in the registry that makes it so that http and https requests are mishandled since, in the very least, IE should come up as a default browser. However, I have no idea what that problem may be. I ran sfc /scannow, but no errors came up.
Any ideas? Thank you in advance!