Getting unexpected store exception BSOD after windows 10 1809 upgrade? The Unexpected Store Exception error has disrupted many users after previous versions of Windows 10 were updated. Or sometimes after installing new apps or applications on windows 10. This error UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION indicates that the store component caught an unexpected exception. There are many potential cause result this windows 10 BSOD such as corrupted system files, antivirus program, outdated hardware driver etc. Whatever the reason, here we have effective solutions to fix unexpected store exception windows 10.
Unexpected Store Exception in Windows 10
First of all, we recommend remove all external devices, and start windows normally. This will fix if any new device driver conflict causing the issue.
Note: If unexpected store exception BSOD occurs frequently and due to this windows fails to start normally. We recommend boot into safe mode that starts windows in a diagnostic environment and allows to perform troubleshooting steps below. Otherwise, you can directly apply the steps below.
Check latest Windows updates installed
Microsoft regularly releases cumulative updates with different bug fixes. Whenever you face problems on Windows 10, we recommend to check for updates and install latest windows updates that may contain the bug fix for this problem.
- Press Windows + I to open settings,
- Click update & security than Windows update,
- Now click check for updates button
- Let windows check for and install latest updates on your device (if available)
- Restart windows after complete the process.
Also, we recommend temporarily disable antivirus software and VPN if configured.
Update Display driver
Display driver incompatibility mostly causes different Windows 10 blue screen errors to include UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION. We recommend check and update installed drivers.
For the best practice go to the website of your manufacturers like NVIDIA, AMD or Intel. Go to the section called Drivers. And download the latest definitions from there. After the download has been completed, just install the driver and reboot your computer
Reinstall display driver
Alternatively, you can reinstall the display driver following steps below.
- Press Windows + X select device manager,
- Then expend display drive, right-click installed driver and select uninstall.
- Click yes when ask for confirmation and restart windows.
- On next start windows automatically install the display driver or install the latest driver you have download from the Manufacturers website.
Alternatively, Press Win + I to open Settings and click Update & Security. Once here, click Check for updates. Windows should automatically find the latest driver and update your system.
Run System File Checker
Corrupted missing system files could also cause this unexpected store exception error. Run system file checker utility that scans your system and has it automatically attempt to repair any problematic files.
Search for command prompt, right click and select run as administrator.
- Type command sfc /scannow and press the enter key.
- This will initiate the scan if found any corruption on system files the SFC utility automatically restore them with correct one.
- You only have to wait for 100% complete the scanning process
- Restart windows after complete the process
If you get windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them then try following command dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth.
Turn Off Fast Startup
Fast startup is a feature that is enabled by default on up-to-date Windows 10 systems. With this, your computer uses a type of hibernation in order to give you quicker boot speeds, especially on hard disk drives. While great, it can cause some drivers to not load properly, which can lead to the unexpected store error. As such, it’s worth disabling fast startup to see if it gets rid of the error.
- Open control panel
- Search for and select power options,
- Then Choose what the power buttons do from the left-hand panel.
- Once here, click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Untick Turn on fast startup (recommended) and click Save changes.
Check Disk Errors
Another possibility stands for this error is the disk corruption which causes the problem at startup. You may run chkdsk C: /f /r command (assuming Windows is installed on C:) to fix this the disk corruption.