The article explains how to troubleshoot and fix the “Unexpected Error” that some Windows users encounter when starting the ExpressVPN application. It outlines several potential causes for the error and provides step-by-step solutions, such as reinstalling ExpressVPN, updating Windows, and restarting the Windows Management Service.

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 shows an Unexpected Error when starting the application.

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 a few reasons which can cause the error in the ExpressVPN windows application 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, we can 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 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 express VPN windows unexpected error 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.

@echo off
sc config winmgmt start= disabled
net stop winmgmt /y
cd %windir%\system32\wbem
for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %%s
wmiprvse /regserver
winmgmt /regserver
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.

E.g., WSM.bat

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.

ExpressVPN’s support is quick and excellent, and they will help you to solve the expressvpn for windows issues.