How to Fix the Unhandled Exception Has Occurred Error on Windows 10 Computers


Sometimes when you are trying to open an application or a file, you may see an error prompt. It will say, ‘Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.’ If you see this error, there are some ways you can try to fix it. In this tutorial, I will show you how to fix the unhandled exception has occurred error on Windows 10 computers.

Fix Unhandled Exception Has Occurred

There are different things that you can try, and I will walk you through them.

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Update System and Apps

The first thing that you should always ensure is that your system and apps are up to date. Updating can ensure that any bugs that may be present in previous versions can be resolved.

Step-1: Go to the Start menu and click on the Settings cog. (Shortcut keys: Win + I)

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Step-2: Select Update & Security.

Fix unhandled exception has occurred error
Step-3: In the Windows Update section, click on Check for updates. Update and install if any updates are present.

Step-4: You should also ensure that your Apps are up to date. Go to the Start menu and type Microsoft Store. Click Open.

Step-5: Click on the download icon in the top right corner.

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Step-6: Select Get updates.

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Step-7: After the system and apps have updated, restart your PC.


There is also a possibility that malware is causing problems for your PC. To do a full malware scan, you can use Windows Defender or some other third-party app. You can use the free version of Malwarebytes to do a complete scan. Just use this link to download the app and do a full scan.

Fix Unhandled Exception Error by Troubleshooting

  1.  Open Settings using shortcut keys Win + I.
  2.  In the Find a setting search bar, type Find and fix problems with Microsoft Store Apps.
    Unhandled exception error
  3. Select this option.
  4. Follow on-screen instructions and complete the troubleshooting.

.NET Framework Repair Tool

  1. Open this link.
  2.  Select Download.
  3.  Once the exe file downloads, open it.
  4.  You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click yes.
  5.  Agree to the terms and conditions.
  6.  Follow the on-screen instructions and install the tool.
  7.  Reboot your computer after the tool scans your system.

Fix Unhandled Exception Has Occurred Error by an SFC Scan

Running a system file scan can help scan and repair any corrupt files that may be causing problems. To do this, follow the instructions below:

Step-1: Go to the Start menu and type cmd.

Step-2: Select Run as administrator.

Fix Unhandled exception error has occurred

Step-3: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click yes.

Step-4: Type the following command and press Enter:

sfc /scannow

Step-5: Wait for the scan to complete.


Perform a Clean Boot

  1.  Go to the Start menu and type System Configuration. Click Open
    System Configuration
  2.  Select the Services tab.
  3. Check the Hide all Microsoft services box.
    Services configuration
  4. Now select Disable all.
  5. Now select the Startup tab.
    Startup tab
  6. Click on Open Task Manager.
    Task Manager
  7. Now right-click on each app and select Disable.
    Disable Tasks
  8. Once you are done, close the manager.
  9. Now click OK on the System Configuration window.
  10. Now, restart your system.

[If you want to reverse this process, you have to follow all these steps, except for Disable, you have to Enable them]

Boot into Safe Mode

  1.  Open Settings using Win + I shortcut keys.
  2.  Select Update & Security.
  3.  Select the Recovery tab from the left pane.
  4.  Click on Restart now under Advanced start-up.
  5.  Select Troubleshoot.
  6.  Select Advanced Options.
  7.  Select Startup Settings.
  8.  Click on Restart.
  9.  When your system reboots, you will get an option to enter the Safe Mode by pressing a key on the keyboard. Press the key and boot into Safe Mode.

I hope these methods help fix the error. If you tried anything else that helped fix the error for you, let us know in the comments.

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