How to Fix Microsoft Store if it is Stuck on the Loading Screen in Windows 11, 10

Fix Microsoft Store Stuck on Loading Screen in Windows
Fix Microsoft Store Stuck on Loading Screen in Windows

If your Microsoft Store is stuck on the loading screen and is not opening then it can be solved. And for the solutions, you have landed at the right place. The Windows Microsoft Store is the only official store that belongs to the Windows operating system and if that is not working on the PC it can become quite hectic to sideload the Windows apps on the PC.

Also, the Store getting stuck on the loading screen is such an error that doesn’t provide info about this abnormal behavior, and hence there is no known solid cause of the issue.

This makes it even more frustrating. But don’t worry anymore, as I have provided a number of fixes that can eliminate the issue of Microsoft being stuck on the loading screen in your Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC. Let’s get started.

Fix Microsoft Store Stuck On Loading Screen

Since there is no solid cause that we know for the Microsoft Store gettings stuck on the loading screen upon launching, we’ll have to try different troubleshooting methods to fix this issue. After performing every fix, we’ll have to manually try if the issue is rectified or not.

1. Disable the Proxy

A proxy connection is generally for protecting privacy. But in some cases, the proxy connection can cause some issues in the opening of internet-based apps and programs. And since the Microsoft Store is an internet-based app, you should consider disabling the proxy connection if you’re using any.

To disable automatic proxy on Windows 11:

1. Click on Start and go to Settings. You can also press the Win + I key combination to open settings directly.

2. Navigate to Network & internet > Proxy option.

3. Turn off the Automatically detect settings, located under the Automatic proxy setup section.

Once you have disabled the proxy on your Windows PC, launch the Microsoft Store again and see if the issue is fixed.

Also, if you’re concerned about your privacy, I would suggest you use a VPN instead. VPN works similarly to a proxy, and it is more reliable as well.

2. Check the Date and Time of your PC

Though the date and time are not a thing that is directly linked to the Microsoft Store, incorrect settings of these credentials may result in such errors. As there are apps and programs that rely on the set date and time, they can get affected by incorrect settings.

1. Open Windows Settings.

2. Navigate to Time & language > Date & time.

3. Make sure the Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically are enabled.

4. Also, click on the Sync now button under the Additional Settings section so that the date and time can be synced again just to be on the safer side.

Once this is down, restart your PC and launch the Microsoft Store. The issue should get resolved now if it was due to the out-of-sync date or time setting.

3. Temporarily disable your Antivirus

The Antivirus can also sometimes interfere with the system files with the intention of keeping the system safe. But actually, that file or program is not harmful to the system. This might be the case with your PC too.

In such a case, you should consider disabling the Antivirus for a brief period of time and check if the issue is resolved i.e. in this case, the Microsoft Store getting stuck on the loading screen.

So, you should go ahead and check if your antivirus is not the culprit. This can be confirmed by disabling it. This process may be different for different antivirus programs but in most cases, you get the antivirus listed in the bottom right of the taskbar. And from there, you can disable it.

After disabling it, restart your PC, launch the Microsoft Store and see if is opening fine now. If it is opening without any issue then it is crystal clear that it’s your Antivirus that was restricting Microsoft Store.

Now what you can do is, either add the Microsoft Store to the exception list of your Antivirus so that it can let Microsoft Store do what it wanna do on the PC. Or you can try using some other Antivirus.

4. Reset Windows Microsoft Store cache

The infinite loading of a program can happen due to corrupted or missing cache files. In such a case, clearing/resetting the cache files of that program may help. The same thing also applies to the Windows Microsoft Store. To reset the Microsoft Store cache:

1. Search and open the Wsreset program.

2. This will open the WSReset command prompt window. There will actually be a running process of resetting the store cache on that window. So, wait for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and the Microsoft Store will get open automatically.

If the automatically opened Store app has not faced the issue of infinite loading then you have solved the issue.

5. Check your Region

If you have not selected the proper region on your Windows PC, then it can lead to the Microsoft Store not opening and keep loading. Hence it is advised to set a proper region on your PC.

To check your region:

1. Open Settings by pressing Win + I on the keyboard.

2. Now, go to Time & language > Language & region.

3. Scroll down and come under the Region section. Here, see if the region that is selected is where you actually belong in the Country or region options.

4. If not, then select a proper region.

Once done, open the Store app and see if the issue is fixed.

6. Reset the Microsoft Store app

Resetting the Microsoft Store app can make the app run on the system as if it has just been installed in it. To reregister the Store app:

1. Open Settings (Win + I).

2. Go to Apps > Apps & features.

3. Look for Microsoft Store. Click on its Kebab menu (3-dot menu) and select the Advanced options.

4. Scroll down and click on Reset, located under the Repair Menu.

5. Again click on Reset to confirm the selection.

Once the rest is done, open the Microsoft Store and you should be good to go this time.

7. Repair Microsoft Store

If resetting the Store app didn’t work, then you can also try repairing the app. To do so:

1. Open Settings (Win + I).

2. Go to Apps > Apps & features.

3. Look for Microsoft Store. Click on its Kebab menu (3-dot menu) and select the Advanced options.

4. Scroll down and click on Repair, located under the Repair Menu.

Wait for the repair process to complete and after that open the Microsoft Store to check if the issue is fixed.

8. Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

You can also try the Windows built-in Windows App Troubleshooter to check and resolve the issue with the app.

1. Open Windows Settings.

2. Go to System > Troubleshoot.

3. Open Other troubleshooters options.

4. Scroll down and click on the Run button of the Windows Store Apps.

5. Let the troubleshooter run and after it’s done with the troubleshooting, open Microsoft Store and check the status of the issue.

9. Check for Windows updates

If there are pending updates on your Windows system then it can cause a compatibility issue with the apps. Consider updating the PC by installing all the available updates. There are optional updates that mostly consist of the driver update and then there major Windows updates and security updates. You should install all these available updates.

Installing the optional updates

1. Open Windows Settings.

2. Navigate to Windows update > Advanced options.

3. Click on Optional Updates, located under the Additional options section.

4. Now, checkmark the available updates and click on Download & Install to begin the installation of the available optional updates.

Installing the Windows major updates

1. Open Windows Settings (Win + I).

2. Go to Windows Update and click on Check for updates.

3. If there are pending updates found, then download and install them accordingly and finally restart the PC.

10. Reinstall Microsoft Store

Lastly, if nothing works, then consider reinstalling the Microsoft Store app on your PC. In order to do that:

1. Search PowerShell and run it as administrator.

2. Type the following command and hit enter:

Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get AppxPackage windowsstore Remove AppxPackage
Get AppxPackage windowsstore Remove AppxPackage

3. Now, restart the PC.

4. Again open PowerShell and now run the following command:

Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

5. This will begin the installation of the Microsoft Store.

Once the store is downloaded, open it and try the should have gotten fixed this time.

These were the ways of troubleshooting the issue of Microsoft Store getting stuck on the loading screen. This issue has mainly been seen due to cache corruption and normal troubleshooting like resetting/repairing the, resetting its cache files or even a simple restart of the PC can solve it.

However, in some cases, issues like pending updates, and incorrect date/time/region settings cause, and hence their respective solution is needed to be done. Lastly, if nothing works, then reinstalling the Store should work for most of the users.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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