ExpressVPN is one of the best VPNs available now. It is always in the first three when reviewing the best VPN in the market. But for some users, the Windows client is showing an Unexpected Error when starting the application.
Here today, we are showing how to troubleshoot ExpressVPN Unexpected Error and how we can fix that.
There are several reasons why the application shows the Unexpected Error, and we will list the common issues that might occur once the ExpressVPN starts.
How to Fix ExpressVPN Unexpected Error
Let us see few reasons which can cause the error in ExpressVPN and how we can solve it.
Reinstall ExpressVPN and Fix Unexpected Error
One of the reasons is due to the corruption in the ExpressVPN installed on the Windows PC. In this case, what we can do is to uninstall ExpressVPN and install it again.
In some cases, it will solve the problem.
If the issue is not yet resolved, follow with the next step.
Update the PC with Pending Windows Update
Now, check whether any pending windows update is available there for the PC.
Go to the Windows Update section and check for the update. If something is there, go ahead and install it. After that, restart the PC and try opening ExpressVPN.
It will solve the problem. Still not able to fix it? Follow the final step, and in most cases, the problem will get solved.
Restart the Windows Management Service
The final step is to restart the Windows Management Service. To do that, follow the steps.
Step 1: Open the notepad and paste the following code into it.
sc config winmgmt start= disabled
net stop winmgmt /y
for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %%s
sc config winmgmt start= auto
net start winmgmt
for /f %%s in ('dir /s /b *.mof *.mfl') do mofcomp %%s
Step 2: Save it as Windows Batch File. To do so,
Select the ‘File’ option in the notepad and click on ‘Save As’
Select ‘Save as type’ as ‘All Files’ and name the file with the .bat extension.
Now, click ‘Save’ and save the file on your PC.
Step 3: Run the WSM.bat file with administrator privilege (to do so, right-click on the file and select ‘Run as Administrator’).
Step 4: Wait for the process to complete. It will take some time to stop and restart all the services. Once completed, open ExpressVPN to see the result. Now, the application should work.
It is the primary troubleshooting method to fix the Unexpected Error Issue in ExpressVPN. If the problem persists, please contact customer care using the chat option.
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