Unexpected Store Exception in Windows 10 – How to Fix [SOLVED]

Unexpected store exception is an error is one of the blue screens of death errors. Unexpected Store Exception Windows 10 has been encountered by many Windows 8 and above version operating system users these days.

This error can occur in two ways. The first is at the time of running any program or running some specific program. The second is at the time of rebooting of the system.

This error can prevent you from accessing your system entirely. In many cases, it is observed that users encounter a different blue screen of death called Critical Process Died after the occurrence of this error.

In Windows 10 helps article, we will inform you about the unexpected_store_exception Windows 10 error and will guide you on how to fix this Unexpected Store Exception error.

Unexpected Store Exception Windows 10

Unexpected Store Exception Windows 10 Error – Fixing Guide

Causes of Unexpected Store Exception Error:

Unexpected Store Exception error is similar to any other BSOD errors. This error can be caused by the following reasons:

  • Driver Issues
  • Hardware Issues
  • Third-party software and programs

Generally, it is observed that users blamed that this unexpected store exception error is caused by their antivirus software for Windows 10 such as McAfee, Avast, AVG etc. In some cases, Fast start-up feature of windows also resulted in unexpected store exception error.

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Fixing Unexpected Store Exception Windows 10:

Here, we will have a look at some of the solutions that can solve an unexpected store exception error. But you should remember that you might have to do all the solutions in the safe mode of the computer if you are unable to access your Windows normally. Lets checkout 8 working solution to fix unexpected store exception problem.

Solution #1: Disabling the Fast Startup feature:

With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft also launched another feature that allows your computer to boot fast. Generally, this feature has proved to be of great use for the user.

But, in some older computers and devices or the devices that are not compatible with this feature, it may lead to the occurrence of blue screen errors. Many users have reported that they were able to solve this unexpected store exception error by disabling the fast startup feature on their devices.

To solve this error by disabling the fast startup feature follow the given steps:

  1. Firstly, go to the Power Option that is present in the Start Menu.
  2. Then press the Enter key of the keyboard.
  3. On the left side of the window, you will choose an option as Choose what the power button does. Click on that option.
  4. Next, choose Change Settings that are currently unavailable.
  5. Now, unselect the Turnoff fast startup (recommended) option.
  6. Save these settings.
  7. Restart your computer and check if the problem still exists.

Solution #2: Uninstalling the Antivirus Programs temporarily:

The antivirus software that you have installed in your computer can also lead to the occurrence of unexpected store exception error. You can resolve this error by uninstalling this antivirus software from your computer.

Mostly all the antivirus software contain their own uninstalling software as well. This can help you to entirely uninstall this antivirus from your computer. Here is a guide to disable avast antivirus temporarily.

Solution #3: Updating the Drivers:

You may also encounter unexpected store exception error if some of your drivers are either not compatible with your updated Windows version or the drivers are outdated. You might need to update such drivers.

This can be done directly from the Windows Device Manager. To open Windows Device Manager, you need to press the Windows key and the R key on the keyboard simultaneously. Then, type the command devmdmt.msc in the Run dialog box and press Enter key. Now, right click on the driver name and select Update driver software option and follow the instructions given on the screen.

Solution #4: Running the chkdsk command:

The unexpected store exception error or also known as the blue screen of death error can also occur because of some problem in your hard disk drive.

In this case, it is recommended that you try to check for the errors in the drive. The common errors in the disk can be checked using the chkdsk command. You can do it by following the below steps:

  1. First of all, right click on the Start button and choose Command Prompt.
  2. Run the command prompt as administrator by choosing the option Run As Administrator.
  3. In the black screen of the command prompt, type the command chkdsk /f/r and press the Enter key.
  4. If it asks for some permission, then press the Y key of the keyboard and press Enter.
  5. Now, when your computer boots up next, your computer will check for the errors in the hard disk automatically and fix it.

Solution #5: Running sfc command:

If there are errors in your operating system then also unexpected store exception error can occur.

You can check the errors in your operating system and fix them using the System File Checker command. This command might take some time but it has proved to be a very good solution in solving the BSOD errors such as the unexpected store exception error.

  1. First of all, right click on the Start button and choose Command Prompt.
  2. Run the command prompt as administrator by choosing the option Run As Administrator.
  3. In the black screen of the command prompt, type the command SFC/scan now and press the Enter key.
  4. You will not be having this unexpected store exception error after the successful execution of this command.

Solution #6: System Restore:

If you have observed that you are encountering unexpected store exception error following some changes that you made on your computer then you might need to restore your system.

System Restore will bring the previous environment back to your computer and you will not experience unexpected store exception error anymore.

Solution #7: Running Disk Check Utility:

Unexpected Store Exception Error can also be caused by the presence of the bad sectors on the disk where the operating system is installed.

You can do a built-in Disk check utility to check for the bad sectors and resolve the unexpected store exception error. For this, follow the below steps:

  1. Press the Windows key and the key X of the keyboard simultaneously.
  2. Then, choose Command Prompt.
  3. Run the command prompt as administrator by choosing the option Run As Administrator.
  4. In the black screen of the command prompt, type the command chkdsk C: /f /r /x and press the Enter key. You can replace the letter C with the drive letter that you want to scan. The letter f is for the utility to fix all the errors that it finds, letter r is to identify the bad sectors on the disk and the letter x is to forcefully dismount the driver before the scan begins.
  5. Now, reboot your computer and check if the error is present.

Solution #8: Reconnecting your hard drive

You can solve Unexpected Store Exception in Windows 10 error by Reconnecting your hard drive. There many users who are completing this because of the hard drive. If you are in your tower, just turn off your computer, then unplug the power of the computer, then carefully take off the lid and disconnect the black and white wires which is going to your motherboard from your hard drive. Now Wait for sometime and then plugging them back in. After rebooting your computer, check if the issue got fixed. Your problem will solve after rebooting.

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3 thoughts on “Unexpected Store Exception in Windows 10 – How to Fix [SOLVED]”

  1. Experienced Store Exception BSOD. I ran the sfc command per this article’s advice and some but not all files were repaired. I then ran the following command to (I think) update my PC’s ability to self-repair:

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    I then ran sfc again and it was able to repair all damaged files. Bear in mind the above command takes a few minutes and can appear to hang up completely. Give it time to complete.

    • Windows 10 does indeed have a command prompt. If you hit start and type ‘cmd’ you should see command prompt pop up. If you need to run it as administrator, you can right-click on the icon to do so.

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