Afterward, you can visit your specific video card website, search for updated drivers, and install them.
Alternatively, press Windows+R, type devmgmt.msc, and hit enter. In the Device Manager, click Display adaptors, then right-click the video card and select Uninstall device.
Subsequently, reboot your device. Finally, press Windows+I, select Update & Security and click Check for updates. This will make Windows automatically search for the updated driver and install it.
Check System Files
This is about deploying Windows in-built system file checker (SFC) through elevated PowerShell or Command Prompt. For this, open Command Prompt with administrator privileges and type sfc /scannow.
The purpose is to scan and fix the corrupt files to finally avoid getting unexpected store exceptions. It’ll take some time, but the process is automatic.
One Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) recommended running this test three times to fix all related issues.
Based on the situation, you may get “no integrity violations” or “found corrupt files and repaired them“. But if you get something like unable to fix them, try resetting your PC.
For this, press Windows+I, scroll down, and select Update & Security.
This will further give you two options: remove everything or keep personal files but remove apps and settings. Choose accordingly and proceed with the reset.
Fix Disk Errors
If the SFC scan resulted in no problems, it’s time to run the check disk utility to fix the unexpected store exception. Check disk scan fixes logical and physical errors associated with the file system.
Again, you can run this scan using elevated PowerShell or Command Prompt.
Open any of these applications to type chkdsk /f:
Notably, this is a boot-time scan. Reply with ‘Y‘, and the system will check for errors and apply fixes on the next restart.
You can also run this test on a particular disk by typing chkdsk [drive letter]: /f. For instance, I can check my D drive with this command chkdsk d: /f.
Alternatively, you can just use chkdsk to complete the checks and see the errors (if any) before going for the fix.
Many users got rid of the unexpected store exception by removing third-party antivirus programs.
Just remember to boot into the safe mode for this step.
So try uninstalling any antivirus to see if the BSOD surfaces again.
This will open the list of installed programs on your system. Double-click the antivirus to begin the uninstall and respond to the prompts accordingly.
Additionally, you can disable Windows Defender if you aren’t using any 3rd-party antivirus to make sure it’s not behind this annoying problem.
For disabling Windows Defender, press Windows+I and click Windows Security from the left panel. Subsequently, click on Virus & threat protection.
Afterward, click Manage settings, and finally toggle off Real-time protection on the next screen.
An aging hard drive can also result in the blue screen of death. You can use SeaTools by Seagate to diagnose your hard disk. Alternatively, CrystalDiskInfo can also be used to check the hard drive’s health.
However, bad memory is another root cause of this issue. For this, you can run the Windows Memory Diagnostic.
In addition, try detaching your video card and see if the problem persists.
Strange enough, one Reddit user stopped seeing the blue screen after he cleaned up the CPU cabinet. For him, it was the dust causing overheating that ultimately started this unexpected store exception on Windows 10.
We hope you’ve found your fix.
But if you still struggle with the blue screen stoppages, this might be the time to take your system to an authorized service station.
Hitesh works as a senior writer at Geekflare and dabbles in cybersecurity, productivity, games, and marketing. Besides, he holds master’s in transportation engineering. His free time is mostly about playing with his son, reading, or lying… read more