A misconfigured Windows Store likely to cause an error in Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
You’re just 3 steps away from fixing this problem…
1. Download and install the Diagnostic
2. Run full scan
3. Perform system clean-up & repair
Estimated download time: 10 Seconds
Update Device Drivers
In most of the cases reported, this issue was caused due to outdated device drivers – software that facilitate communication between your operating system and hardware. Update the device drivers using the Free Wise Driver Care. Restart your computer after successful completion.
Disable Faulty Task
As the error relates to Windows Store disabling the faulty task WSRefreshBannedAppsListTask resolves your issue. Use the Task Scheduler program as shown below:
1. Type “Task Scheduler” in the Search Box.
2. Open it from Search Results.
3. Expand the following from the left-hand side panel:
- Task Scheduler (Local) | Task Scheduler Library | Microsoft | Windows | WS
4. Right click “WSRefreshBannedAppsListTask” and choose Disable option from the context menu.
Reset Windows Store
As you can probably guess, the Windows Store needs to be reset to its defaults. WSReset.exe tool is located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory and helps troubleshoots common problems associated with the Windows Store.
1. Type “CMD” in the Search Box.
2. Right click “Command Prompt” from Search Results; choose “Run as administrator.”
3. Execute below command:
4. After successful completion, exit the window.
Delete Faulty Task Using Command-line
If disabling automatic refreshing the banned Windows Store apps list task doesn’t fix, you might want to remove it using the command-line. You must be logged in from the Administrator account as the Command Prompt needs administrative privileges.
1. Open Elevated Command Prompt.
2. Execute below command:
- schtasks /delete /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\WS\WSRefreshBannedAppsListTask” /F
3. A message will appear on your screen that the task named WSRefreshBannedAppsListTask inside \Microsoft\Windows\WS was successfully deleted.
Use the Troubleshooting Options
Microsoft Windows 10 contains a set of Troubleshooting options that diagnose known system issues. WSClient.dll error in Windows 10 might be fixed using the Troubleshooting Wizard.
1. Click the Start button.
2. Type “Control Panel” in the Search Box.
3. Open it from Search Results.
4. Click System and Security | Security and Maintenance.
5. Click Troubleshooting icon.
6. Click the “View all” link in the left-hand side panel.
7. Scroll down the list of computer problems displayed on your screen. Click “System Maintenance.”
8. Follow the on-screen instructions.