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How to fix UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION errors in Windows 10

We had a curious case of crashing Windows in our computer repair store the other day. It’s an error I hadn’t seen for a couple of years, not since Windows 10 first arrived anyway. It was a Blue Screen of Death with the error ‘UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION’. As you cannot load into Windows for long, it’s a difficult issue to fix.

Fortunately, the guys here at Dave’s Computers in New Jersey are more than up to the challenge. Here’s how we fixed it, just in case it happens to you.

UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION errors in Windows 10

This issue is often caused by a corrupt driver or some antivirus products. This was a common occurrence when Windows 10 was first released and people were installing older versions of drivers and their favorite antivirus onto their new Windows 10 computers and those applications just weren’t ready.

Now the error is less common as most drivers and programs are fully Windows 10 compliant. However, if you do come across UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION errors in Windows 10, here’s what to do.

Depending on when your computer crashes to the blue screen, you may be able to perform a repair. If you can load into Windows briefly, do that and perform the below steps. Reboot and continue if your computer keeps crashing.

Perform each step and retest before moving on to the next. That way you’re not making any unnecessary changes to your computer.

  1. Remove your antivirus and download the latest version or try another.
  2. Right click the Windows Start button and select Device Manager. Replace your graphics, network, sound and device drivers one by one so you’re running the latest of everything.
  3. Right click the Windows Start button and select Open Command Line window (Admin). Type ‘Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”’ and hit Enter. Allow the process to complete.
  4. Open a command line window and type ‘sfc /scannow’ and hit Enter.
  5. Open a command line window and type ‘chkdsk /f /r’ and hit Enter.
  6. Perform a system restore as per ‘How to create a system image in Windows 10’.

One of those should fix UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION errors in Windows 10. If it doesn’t, the guys here at Dave’s Computers can help. Contact us to see what we can do for you!