[Solved] How to Fix Windows 10 BSoD “UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION” Error

This article outlines some detail steps to resolve the Windows 10 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) shows with the error message “UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION”.

[Solved] How to Fix Windows 10 BSoD "UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION" Error
[Solved] How to Fix Windows 10 BSOD “UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION” Error

Content Summary

Solution 1: Apply the latest Update
Solution 2: Perform Disk Cleanup to remove temporary files
Solution 3: Disable File History
Solution 4: Switch to High-Performance Power Plan and Disable Sleep feature
Solution 5: Disable Fast Startup
Solution 6: Temporary Disable Antivirus
Solution 7: Re-register Microsoft Store apps using PowerShell
Solution 8: Execute SFC Command
Solution 9: Perform Clean Startup
Solution 10: Check Hard Disk for Errors
Solution 11: Verify BIOS Configuration
Solution 12: Update Display Driver

Solution 1: Apply the latest Update

Step 1: Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Click on the Gear icon to open Windows Settings.

Step 3: Search Check for updates in the search box.

Step 4: Click the Check for updates button.

Step 5: Click the Install updates button.

Solution 2: Perform Disk Cleanup to remove temporary files

Step 1: Type Disk Cleanup in the search bar then enter to open Disk Cleanup.

Step 2: Use the drop-down arrow to select the drive you want to clean then click OK.

Step 3: Wait for the list of files to appear.

Step 4: Make sure all the options are checked, then click OK and confirm you want to delete the files.

Solution 3: Disable File History

Step 1: Press Win + I to open Windows Settings.

Step 2: Click on Update & Security > Backup.

Step 3: Turn off Automatically back up my files option. If this option isn’t available, it means that File History isn’t running on the computer.

Solution 4: Switch to High-Performance Power Plan and Disable Sleep feature

Step 1: Type Control Panel in the search box then enter to open Control panel.

Step 2: Click on Power Options.

Step 3: Select High performance.

Step 4: Click on Change plan settings.

Step 5: Set Put the computer to sleep to Never and click on Save changes.

Solution 5: Disable Fast Startup

Step 1: Type Control Panel in the search box then enter to open Control panel.

Step 2: Click on Power Options > Change what the power buttons do.

Step 3: Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.

Step 4: Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended).

Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended) setting.
Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended) setting.

Step 5: Click Save changes button.

Solution 6: Temporary Disable Antivirus

It is possible that installed antivirus software causing the UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION BSOD error. To verify whether this is the case, temporarily disable the antivirus software and firewall, restart the computer, and check if the problem persists.

Solution7: Re-register Microsoft Store apps using PowerShell

Step 1: Right-click the Windows logo at the bottom-left corner of the screen and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Step 2: Copy and paste below command (without quotation marks at the beginning and end) into the PowerShell window and press Enter to execute it:
"Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}"

Step 3: Restart the computer.

Solution 8: Execute SFC Command

Step 1: Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type cmd in the Run dialog box then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Command prompt with administrator permission.

Step 3: Type sfc /scannow in the command prompt then press Enter.

Solution 9: Perform Clean Startup

Step 1: Type System Configuration in the Search box and click on the System Configuration result.

Step 2: Click on the Services tab and check the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox. Click on Disable all button.

Step 3: Click the Startup tab and click the Open Task Manager link.

Step 4: Under the Task Manager’s Startup tab, select all enabled applications one-by-one and click Disable button. After all the programs are disabled, close Task Manager and click OK in the System Configuration Startup tab.

Step 5: Restart the computer.

Solution 10: Check Hard Disk for Errors

Step 1: Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges then type chkdsk C: /r command and press Enter to execute it.

Step 2: Type Y and press Enter to restart computer before scan.

Solution 11: Verify BIOS Configuration

Step 1: Refer to the motherboard’s manual for detailed instructions to access BIOS because each model may have different steps.

Step 2: Check to see if the SATA configuration is set to AHCI.

Solution 12: Update Display Driver

Step 1: Press Win + I to open Windows Settings.

Step 2: Click on Update & Security > Recovery > click Restart now button.

Step 3: After computer restarts and displays the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.

Step 4: While computer restarts, press F4 to start the computer in Safe Mode. If you’ll need to use the Internet, press F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

Step 5: Type devmgr in the search box to open Device Manager.

Step 6: Locate Display adapters in the list of devices that then double-click to expand it.

Step 7: Right-click the display driver and select Uninstall device.

Uninstall display driver in Device Manager.
Uninstall display driver in Device Manager.

Step 8: Restart the computer.

Step 9: Press Win + I to open Windows Settings.

Step 10: Select Update & Security > Check for updates to install the latest driver.

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