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Solved: Unexpected Store Exception Error 0x00000154 in Windows 10

Getting a blue screen error, where your system unexpectedly crashes with stop code “Unexpected Store Exception“? Well, this stop code indicates the store component caught an unexpected exception. Most of the time Windows 10 Blue screen error occurs because of hardware failure or a software conflict, again it could be the third party antivirus installed on your computer, outdated hardware drivers, error in the file system, and more. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single or obvious cause for this kind of BSOD error, If you are looking for solutions to fix an Unexpected_Store_Exception error in Windows 10, here are some common fixes you could try.


Unexpected Store Exception Blue Screen

Note: If due to this Unexpected Store Exception error you are unable to login into windows you need to follow the instructions listed below in safe mode.

Whenever you experience blue screen error, we recommend disconnect all external devices and reboot your computer. This help fix driver conflicts or temporary glitch which result system crash, freeze or blue screen error.

It is possible that your antivirus is creating the unexpected store exception on your PC, especially for third party antivirus, just uninstall them and check the status of this error.

Install latest windows update

Microsoft regularly releases cumulative updates with security improvements and various bug fixes. Installing the latest windows updates not only fix previous problems also addresses driver related issues as well.

  1. Press Windows key + X and select settings,

  2. Click on Update & security then check for updates button,

  3. Also, make sure to manually click on Download and install link under optional updates if available any.

  4. This will start the download and install the latest windows updates from the Microsoft server,

  5. Once done you need to restart your computer to apply them, and check the status of unexpected store exception error.

Windows update

Disable Fast startup

Several Users on support forums, Reddit, and elsewhere have mentioned Disable fast startup feature helps them get rid of this Unexpected_Store_Exception error.

  1. Press Windows key + R, type powercfg.cpl and click ok,

  2. This will open the power options window, click on Choose what the power buttons do

  3. Next click on Change Settings that are currently unavailable.

  4. Finally, here uncheck Turn off fast startup (recommended).

  5. And click ok to save changes. See if it really resolves unexpected store exception or not.

Fast Startup

Update Your Display Driver

Device Drivers are essential components that facilitate communication between the system and all installed programs and applications. That’s why they need to be installed and must be up-to-date for smooth computer operations.

  1. Press Windows key + X and select device manager,

  2. This will display all installed device driver list,

  3. Expand each of them and look if any driver located there with yellow exclamation mark

  4. Right-click on that driver select uninstall and install the latest driver from the manufacturer site.

To manually update any driver:

  1. Open device manager,

  2. expand the driver you want to update, for example, display driver,

  3. Now right click on installed display driver and choose Update driver software

  4. Click on Choose Search automatically for driver software and follow on screen instructions to download and install the latest driver version from the Microsoft server.

  5. Or just visit the manufacturer website to Get the latest updated driver for it.

Update display driver

Run System File Checker Command

Again if core system components get corrupted, you may experience, occasionally system crash with different blue screen error include unexpected store exception. Run built-in system file checker utility This will run a deep scan on your drive and fix all the corrupted files.

  1. Open the command prompt as administrator,

  2. Type command sfc /scannow and press the enter key.

  3. This will scan your system for all its important system files, and replace them where necessary.

  4. Wait until Verification 100 % complete and Restart windows.

Pro tip: 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 
system file checker utility Windows 10

Run Disk Check Utility

Bad sectors on the disk hosting the OS can also cause the Unexpected_Store_Exception error. Run the built-in disk check to see if doing so resolves the error.

  1. Press shortcut key Win + X , and click on Command Prompt (Admin).

  2. In the command prompt window, type chkdsk c: /f /r /x command and press the Enter key.

Tip: CHKDSK is the short of Check Disk, C: is the drive letter you want to check, /F means fix disk errors and /R stands for recover information from bad sectors and x for dismount the disk )

When it prompt “Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)”. Answer Yes to that question by pressing the Y key on your keyboard and press Enter. Restart your computer.

After restarting, the disk checking operation should start. Wait until Windows check your disk for errors.

Did these solutions help fix Windows 10 stop code “Unexpected Store Exception”? Let us know on the comments below.

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