Are You Facing Unexpected Store Exception Error? Pro Solutions Provided

If you have updated your Windows device from earlier versions of Windows 8.1, 7, etc. to Windows 10, then you might have encountered the ‘Unexpected Store Exception error’. 

This error comes along with the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) which is the frequently faced issue in Windows 10, in which the operating system crashes or the system has faced some fatal issue and you have to restart your computer each time this happens.

Also, check out: 11 Quick Steps To Fix Blue Screen Error On Windows 10

Even though Windows 10 is a stable operating system than the earlier versions, it has certain glitches. The BSOD does not have a specific reason such that the particular issue is displayed as an error on the screen and if it doesn’t then you can find the ‘Unexpected store exception error’ in Windows. 

Click here to know more about BSOD, its purpose, and what effect it has on your device.

In this article, we will focus mainly on the reasons causing the store exception error and the solutions to fix this issue.

Reasons causing the Unexpected Store Exception in Windows 10

The blue screen error can be caused due to various reasons and identifying them exactly could be a difficult task. The most common reason behind this error is faulty hardware or trouble with the device. The hardware issue has been faced by the majority of Windows users across different discussion forums. However, we cannot conclude straight away that it is always related to the hardware as other reasons such as lack of updated drivers or crashing of system software could be the cause.

If you face this error caused either by the hardware or software glitch you can always try the techniques mentioned further to fix your laptop or PC.

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Fixes for the Store Exception Error

The BSOD can be faced during gaming or all of a sudden followed by automatic restarting of the system causing the game to be started over and loss of currently used files. So you must try to figure out their root cause to prevent future trouble like restoring files lost due to crashing.

Here are the common solutions to fix the error:

Check your hardware condition

As mentioned earlier, the most common reason for this error is related to the hardware of your device. The issue could be in:

  • The graphics card
  • System memory 

Scan for a graphics card issue

  • You can scan for the required graphics card drivers that might be missing from your system. There are several scanning software available online for free.
  • If the scan result shows broken or faulty drivers, try fixing them by using the ‘Repair’ option.
  • Install the missing updates and wait for the process to finish.
  • Restart your computer and try using it now.

Software glitches and fixes

  • If it is caused due to software glitch, then the possible reasons could be related to:
    • Anti-Virus software
    • Faulty drivers
    • Lack of Updation
    • Corrupted system files
    • BIOS configuration

Anti-virus software

  • Third-party anti-virus software has proven to cause a blue screen error such as the McAfee Antivirus program. If you are sure about the error not relating to your hardware the try updating your antivirus. 
  • If the issue persists, you can try uninstalling the third-party antivirus software. As Windows has a built-in Windows defender, you need not worry about the safety being breached after uninstalling.

System drivers 

The drivers in the system require constant updating for efficient performance. Check out how to update your drivers here:

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BIOS Configuration

The BIOS configuration is different for each system, so if the hardware of your system is healthy then try configuring the BIOS.

It is recommended to use the motherboard manual provided for your device to change BIOS settings or contact official customer service, who will guide you through the steps and settings. Any wrong changes in BIOS might adversely affect the functioning of your device, hence make sure that you update or change correctly.

Fast startup feature

  • Fast startup is a recommended feature in Windows that reduces the time taken to boot your computer. Disabling this feature might solve the store exception error or BSOD.
  • To disable the Fast startup feature, follow these steps:
  1. Use the shortcut Windows logo + S to search and open the Control panel settings.
  2. Click on the ‘Power Options’ from the Control Panel.
  3. From the list of options on the left-side column, select ‘Choose what the power button does’ to alter the power button settings of the system.
  4. Click on the ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’ option.
  5. You would find the ‘Turn on fast startup (Recommended)’ option checked. Uncheck the option to disable the feature.
  6. Click on the ‘Save changes’ option.

Note: You can also try disabling the sleep feature in your system as even this has been proved to prevent crashing of your device.

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Corrupted System Files

Try deleting or removing the unnecessary temporary files on your device to prevent the blue screen error. For this you can use:

  1. CCleaner tool
  2. Disk Cleanup tool

To delete files using the Disk Cleanup tool, follow these steps:

  1. Search for the ‘Disk Cleanup’ tool in the Start menu or use the shortcut – Windows logo + S to search for it.
  2. Click on the Disk cleanup option and select the system drive and start scanning.
  3. Check the ‘Temporary files’ option.
  4. Click on the ‘OK’ option.
  5. The temporary files would be removed from your system.

In this article, we have covered all the possible fixes to prevent the Unexpected Store Exception error in Windows. Hope this helped you to fix your device from BSOD and further crashing.

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