With an update to Windows 10, you got the best features and a pleasant looking UI. But considering the history repeats itself, even this Windows version comes with a bunch of errors. One of them is the Unexpected Store Exception error which forces you to restart the computer every time it shows up.

Fix Unexpected Store Exception Error in Windows 10

Unexpected Store Exception error is being faced by many users and is accompanied by the famous BSOD. BSOD stands for Blue Screen Of Death. What this means is that a totally blue screen comes up suddenly on your display stating an error code like the one we are talking about. The blue screen comes up while you are performing your tasks, and the error code indicates “Unexpected_Store_Exception“.


How To Fix Unexpected Store Exception Error In Windows 10

Many of the times, users have noted that this error happens because of the third-party antivirus software they have installed on their PCs. In the following methods, we will discuss the removal of the Antivirus in further detail.

Solution 1 ⇒ Basic Steps To Fix Unexpected Store Exception Error

Step 1 ⇒ Open the Antivirus software on your computer and start a full scan. Let it scan for viruses and display them on your PC.

Step 2 ⇒ Delete all the Junk Files from your PC.

Step 3 ⇒ Next, uninstall any third-party software from your computer, which you think that might be interfering with your PC’s performance and might be the cause of the error.

Step 4 ⇒ Restart your computer. Check thoroughly after restarting if the Unexpected Store Exception error still shows up.

Solution 2 ⇒ Uninstall Your Antivirus Program

As Windows 10 already has a Default Antivirus named Microsoft Defender, you can remove any third-party antivirus software as they might be the cause of the problem. Many users reported that McAfee was the source of Unexpected Store Exception error.

Follow the steps below to uninstall the Antivirus:

Step 1 ⇒ Press Windows Key + X simultaneously.

Step 2 ⇒ Select the Control Panel option from the list that appears.

Step 3 ⇒ Now click on Programs and Features.

Step 4 ⇒ Now, you will see a list of programs installed on your computer. Find the Antivirus from the list, right-click on it, and click on Uninstall.

Step 5 ⇒ Restart your PC and check if the Unexpected Store Exception error persists.

Solution 3 ⇒ Run Disk Check Utility

Running the Disk Check Utility can often solve the problems and various errors. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 ⇒ Press Windows Key + X simultaneously.

Step 2 ⇒ Now click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 3 ⇒ After confirming the Dialog box, type chkdsk in the cmd prompt but don’t hit Enter yet.

Step 4 ⇒ After you type chkdsk, leave a space, and then type C, which refers to the drive letter.

Step 5 ⇒ After the drive letter, type /f/r/x

Step 6 ⇒ Hit Enter and wait for the scan to complete.

Step 7 ⇒ Restart the computer once the scan is completed and check if the Unexpected Store Exception error still persists.

Solution 4 ⇒ Check For Windows App Updates

As the Unexpected_Store_Exception is linked with the Windows Store, it’s essential to keep all the apps up to date so that if there are any bugs present, they are squashed with the latest update. There are 2 methods to do this. 1st is the Automatic one, and 2nd is the Manual one. We have given steps for both of them below:

Automatic Updates

Step 1 ⇒ Open the Windows Store.

Step 2 ⇒ Click on the user icon and then go to settings.

Step 3 ⇒ Now, toggle Update Apps Automatically option.

Manual Updates

Step 1 ⇒ Open the Windows Store.

Step 2 ⇒ Go to the User Icon and then go to Downloads.

Step 3 ⇒ Next, click on the Check For Updates option and install the updates if there are any.

Solution 5 ⇒ Update Computer Drivers

Drivers are essential elements for the proper functioning of Windows, and it is essential to keep them up-to-date. Follow the steps below to update them:

Step 1 ⇒ Search for Device Manager in the Search Bar.

Step 2 ⇒ Open it and see if there are any devices with a Yellow Exclamation Mark next to them.

Step 3 ⇒ Right-Click on those devices and click on Update Driver.

Step 4 ⇒ Restart your PC and see if the Unexpected Store Exception issue still persists.

Solution 6 ⇒ Run System File Checker

System File Checker (SFC) is a utility present in Microsoft Windows which allows the users to scan their computers for corrupt files in their operating system. We can try running it as it might solve our error. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 ⇒ Right-Click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 2 ⇒ Now type sfc/scannow and hit Enter.

Step 3 ⇒ If you encounter any errors where Windows isn’t able to fix them, type DISM /Online/Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and hit Enter. It will download any corrupt files and replace them.

Step 4 ⇒ Restart your computer and see if this fixed the error for you.

Solution 7 ⇒ Repair Operating System

Try to repair your OS because it might fix the error. Boot the system with the help of Windows Installation Media before you select Repair. Now follow the instructions which appear on the screen and restart your computer. Now the Automatic Repair will start working. After the process is completed, check if the issue got fixed.

Solution 8 ⇒ System Restore

If in your case, Unexpected_Store_Exception appears when you open a Microsoft Application, you will need to create a restore point and then perform the System Restore process. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 ⇒ Go to Start and search for Create A Restore Point.

Step 2 ⇒ Click on the 1st search result.

Step 3 ⇒ Now, under the System Protection tab, click on System Restore.

Step 4 ⇒ Next, choose a date in the past where your PC worked perfectly fine without any issues.

Step 5 ⇒ Now, the tool will start running, and the Computer will shut down.

Step 6 ⇒ After the computer restarts, open the app, which was causing the error. Check if the issue got solved.

Solution 9 ⇒ Install Fresh Operating System

Step 1 ⇒ For this, backup all your data first. Now insert the OS installation drive or install the ISO file which can be downloaded from Microsoft’s website.

Step 2 ⇒ This process is very time-consuming but is the only option left for you if none of the above-mentioned methods worked for you. Be very careful while Installing the OS to prevent any further loss of data or damage to the computer.

Step 3 ⇒ If the issue still persists after installing a fresh copy of Windows, then you must get your Hard Drive checked as it might be the cause of the Unexpected Store Exception error.



Here we told you about 9 methods that are tried and tested by us. We hope that one of them worked for you and solved the Unexpected_Store_Exception error. If you have any other errors, we are here to help!