6 Best Ways to Fix Store Data Structure Corruption on Windows 10
The BSOD, or blue screen of death, is one of the most dreaded errors on a Windows PC. However, it can be even more puzzling when Windows throws an error code ‘Store Data Structure Corruption’. This error often occurs during or after gaming sessions. Fortunately, we have solutions to help you fix this issue.
After experiencing the ‘store data structure corruption’ error, your Windows computer will reboot and any unsaved work will be lost. It’s possible that this was just an isolated event and you won’t encounter the error again. However, if the error does occur again, we have solutions that can help you resolve it.
1. Diagnose Memory Issues
This could be a memory problem where firmware or hardware fails to use memory properly and corrupts data. Windows has a built-in tool to diagnose the problem. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu or press Windows key+X to open a shortcut menu and find it there. Search for Memory in the search bar and select ‘Diagnose your computer’s memory problems’. In the pop-up, run the test immediately or schedule it for later when the system reboots. Search for Event Viewer in the Start menu and open it.
Step 5: Windows saves the scan results in the ‘MemoryDiagnostics-Results’ file, available in the System Log. This is useful for self-diagnosis and sharing with your IT guy or on PC-related forums.
2. Run SFC and DISM Scan
We encountered the BSOD ‘store data structure corruption’ error before and fixed it with the following commands:
Step 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator. Step 2: Run the commands below in order. The first command is SFC or system file checker, which repairs corrupt system files.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
After running these commands, we recommend rebooting your Windows computer. This should resolve the error, or you can try the next solution.
3. Scan for Virus
There are three parts to this process. We recommend going through each. First, run an antivirus scanner. It can be a third-party antivirus or Microsoft Defender that comes preinstalled on all Windows copies.
Next, we highly recommend getting Malwarebytes. Even its free version is pretty good. Note that a virus is not the same as malware.
Finally, download and run Microsoft Safety Scanner. You have to run it manually and can use it for up to 10 days. After that trial period, download it again and run it. We recommend you always download the latest version before running it.
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5. Run Troubleshooter
Windows has another tool called Troubleshooter, which can detect and fix many hardware errors, including BSOD. However, it is not available on Windows Home edition.
Here’s how you can access Troubleshooter:
Step 1: Press Windows key+I to open Settings and search for Find and fix bluescreen problems.
Step 2: In the pop-up, follow the on-screen instructions.
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Extreme situations like hardware failure could be a factor, such as needing a new RAM stick. These occurrences are rare and typically not concerning on new computers. There are also easy ways to test hardware.
BSOD errors appear suddenly, without warning, and do not allow for work to be saved. This can be frustrating for end-users, as there are often no error codes provided. The QR codes on the BSOD screen are not helpful and usually lead to generic links.
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