How to Solve ‘The Exception Breakpoint has been Reached’ Error Message

Windows 10 is probably the most widely used operating system in the PC world. It has many new features that make it more accessible and functional. Windows 10 includes many small components, and that’s why it’s possible that Windows 10 is also full of bugs. Windows 10 has been around for quite some time, but there are more and more bugs in it every day. One such error is the message “Exception breakpoint reached”. In this article, I will show you how to solve Windows 10 error code 0x80000003 – breakpoint reached.

What does the “Exception breakpoint reached” message mean?

This is a common Windows error related to applications or programs installed on your Windows computer. This error usually occurs when you try to run certain applications on your Windows computer or when you try to shut down your computer. This error prevents you from running certain applications on your Windows computer for certain reasons.

What causes the “Exception breakpoint has been reached” error message?

A possible cause of this problem could be malware or a virus attack on your computer. Malware can damage important functions or actual applications installed on your computer and prevent them from working properly. In this case, you can check your system for malware or viruses with powerful anti-virus software to solve the problem.

The “Breakpoint reached” error message can also appear when there is damage or problems in the programs/software itself. One way to solve the problem may be to uninstall such applications and then reinstall them on the computer.

How to resolve the “A breakpoint has been reached” issue

Scan your computer for malware

  1. Open Windows Defender Security Center. You can find this app in the Start menu.
  2. Click the Virus & threat protection tile (or the shield icon on the left menu bar). Click Scan now.
  3. Choose one of the scan options: Quick scan checks the places on your device that malware is most likely to infect. A full scan checks all files on your device. Custom scan lets you choose which specific folders or drives to check. If you’re not sure which option to choose, use Full scan.
  4. Click Scan. Windows Defender Security Center starts scanning for malware on your device. The time it takes to finish the scan depends on how many files are on your device and how powerful your device is.
  5. While scanning, you might see a scan in progress icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. You can still use your device during a scan. If you click or tap it, you’ll see more detailed information about the scan, including which phase of the scan it’s in and how many files have been scanned so far.
  6. When the scan is complete, review the results and take action as needed: If any malware is found, you’ll see a message describing the type of malware and what you can do about it.

Disable the problem applications

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Task Manager from the menu that appears.
  2. In the Task Manager window, select the Startup tab.
  3. Select the problem application and click Disable.
  4. Close the Task Manager window and restart your computer. The problem application should now be disabled.

Perform a system restore

A system restore is a feature in Windows 10 that can help you to restore your computer to an earlier point in time. This can be useful if you have installed a new program that is causing problems, or if you have made changes to your settings that you want to undo. To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I on your keyboard.
  2. Click on “Update & Security.”
  3. Click on “Recovery.”
  4. Under “Reset this PC,” click on “Get started.”
  5. Click on “Keep my files.”
  6. Follow the prompts to complete the process.

After following these steps, your computer should be restored to the way it was at the earlier point in time that you selected. If you are still having problems, you can try repeating the process and selecting a different point in time.

Run System File Check (SFC)

Perform an SFC scan

SFC scan is a process that can help to fix corrupt files on your computer. To run an SFC scan on Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and type “cmd” into the search box.
  2. Right-click on the “Command Prompt” result and select “Run as administrator.”
  3. Type the command “sfc /scannow” and press Enter.
  4. The scan will now start and may take some time to complete.
  5. Once the scan is finished, restart your computer and check for any improvements.

Check for Windows updates

Checking for updates in Windows 10 is a two-step process.

  1. First, you’ll need to open the Settings app. To do this, click on the Start button and then select the Settings option from the menu that appears.
  2. Once you’re in the Settings app, click on the Update & Security section. In the Update & Security section, there are two options that you can choose from: Windows Update and Check for Updates.
  3. If you want to check for updates manually, you’ll need to select the Check for Updates option. This will trigger a search for any available updates. If there are any updates available, they will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. You can also choose to install updates automatically by selecting the Windows Update option. With this option selected, your computer will download and install updates automatically as they become available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Breakpoints are usually associated with a certain line of code; they stop the debugger when a certain line of code must be executed. Alternatively, you can define a breakpoint to be activated when a certain type of exception occurs.

An error message can appear due to a corrupted or missing corresponding system file. System files can be corrupted as a result of a sudden system shutdown, malware infection, or incorrect installation of third-party applications or drivers. You can find and replace damaged or missing system files with the System File Checker utility.

  • Reboot Windows.
  • Make sure Windows is up-to-date.
  • Reboot your computer to an earlier date.
  • Run System File Checker (SFC) and Disk Checker (CHKDSK).