Unexpected Store Exception is basically a stop error that we encounter on Windows 10 in the form of a blue screen of death (also known as a stop code error) with the message “Stop code: UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION”.
Though the name of this error involves Store but it has nothing to do with the Microsoft Store.It’s really frustrating when our system crashes in the middle of something important. So, This article mainly deals with helping you out by providing the methods of fixing an Unexpected store exception that occurs on Windows 10.
How to Fix Unexpected Store Exception Error in Windows 10
METHOD 1: Check The Health Of Your Hard Drive
The error message “Windows detected a hard disk problem” on windows 10 indicates that you are using a failing hard drive.This error can be checked using a program like CrystalDiskInfo. You can check the health of your Hard drive using this by following these steps:
Step 1: Download the standard edition of the software.
Step 2: Run the installer.
Step 3: Open the program.
In case you have multiple hard drives,you can change between drives by using the tabs placed at the top of your screen.You will see the status of your hard drive by checking the Health Status which will be displayed on the screen.
The Health status of your hard drive is determined by many factors which you will see enumerated at the bottom of your screen displayed in the form of a table.
Good Health Status indicates that your drive is in good condition and there’s no urgency of replacing it.
Bad or Caution Health Status indicates that you need to replace your hard drive as soon as possible as there is the possibility of your hard drive failing anytime.However, its better to replace the hard drive if you have an extra hard drive to avoid such situations.This can also be seen as the major reason for the Unexpected Store Exception stop code.
METHOD 2: Update Your Display Driver
The error stated above can also generate because of the Display drivers causing incompatibility issues. It’s better to ensure that it is up to date. Follow the steps given below to update your display driver:
Step 1: Boot your system into Safe Mode. Click on the link given below if you need help in booting your Windows 10 in Safe Mode.
Step 2: Press Win+X on your keyboard.
Step 3: Click on Device Manager.
Step 4: Double-click on Display adapters. This will display your graphics card.
Step 5: Right click on the result that is displayed on your screen and then click Uninstall Device.
Step 6: Confirm it and restart your PC.
Step 7: Press Win + I to open Settings and then click on Update & Security.
Step 8: Click on Check for updates.
Step 9: Windows should automatically find the latest driver and update your system.
If the steps given above don’t work,then go to your graphics card manufacturer’s website and by following their instructions, download the drivers.
METHOD 3: Run System File Checker
This error can also be caused due to Faulty system files. Luckily, Windows has got a feature for you to scan your system and automatically make an attempt to repair the files causing problems. To do so, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Press Win + X and click Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow on the command prompt and then press Enter.This step will initiate the scan and then display the message once the scan is complete.
It will display either “not found any integrity violations” which means that there are no problematic files or else it might display:
1) Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
2) Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
If you get either of these two errors then write the command given below in the command prompt to view that log:
findstr /c:”[SR]” %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >”%userprofile%\Desktop\sfclogs.txt”
This command will output the log where you can review the files causing problems.If the error is not fixed using the command given above then you can try reinstalling windows to get fresh copies of everything.
METHOD 4: Disable Your Antivirus
This error can also be caused due to your antivirus software that might be interfering with your system.You can try disabling your antivirus temporarily and check whether the error still exists or not.
Disabling your antivirus will vary depending on your software, but mostly it’ll be somewhere in the Settings menu of the program.
If you’re using Windows Defender, then follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Press Windows key + I on your keyboard to open Settings.
Step 2: Go to Update & Security -> Windows Security -> Virus & threat protection -> Virus & threat protection settings.
Step 3: Slide Real-time protection to Off.
If you are using any third-party antivirus software,then you can try uninstalling it completely by following these steps:
Step 1: Press Win + I on your keyboard to open Settings.
Step 2: Go to Apps.
Step 3: Click on your antivirus from the list displayed on the screen.
Step 4: Click Uninstall.
If your Unexpected Store Exception error is not solved using the methods mentioned above then make sure to enable your antivirus again to keep your computer secure because your system can become vulnerable to many viruses, if left unprotected.
METHOD 5: Turn Off Fast Startup
Fast Startup is the feature that is by default enabled on the updated Windows 10 systems.This feature enables your computer to use a type of hibernation to give you quicker boot speeds, especially on hard disk drives.
Though it’s really useful but it can cause some drivers to not load properly and thus it will ultimately lead to Unexpected Store Exception error. So, we can try disabling the Fast Startup to check whether our system gets rid of this error or not.To disable the fast Startup, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Press Win + R on the keyboard to open Run.
Step 2: Input control panel.
Step 3: Click ok
Step 4: Click Power Options, then Choose what the power buttons do from the left-hand panel.
Step 5: Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
Step 6: Untick Turn on fast startup (recommended).
Step 7: Click Save changes.
Hopefully, the methods stated above have helped you to solve the Unexpected Store Exception error and thus get rid of the blue screen.Mostly, the Unexpected Store Exception blue screen error on windows 10 is caused due to the faulty hardware.If still the error is not solved, try reading the other methods thoroughly and using it.