Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Blue Screen and forced reboot bugs

Windows 10 new issues

Just a few weeks after Microsoft rolled out its latest
Windows 10 version 20H2, the company has issued two
separate warnings and is recommending users to roll back to the
previous version of Windows if they get Blue Screen of Death
error or forced reboot warning after sign in.

This move comes after users reported that recent Windows 10
updates are behind the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
errors. After analyzing the feedback from early adopters,
Microsoft identified two issues in both Windows 10 version 2004
and version 20H2.

In a support doc, Microsoft noted
that a compatibility issue with Windows 10 feature update will
result in a Blue Screen of Death error with the following error
code:

  • DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION (e6) An illegal DMA operation
    was attempted by a driver being verified

Microsoft and Intel have found compatibility issues with some
NVMe Solid State Disk (SSD) drives. The company has already
applied a compatibility hold to block the upgrade on affected
systems.

Windows 10 BSOD error

The forced installations appear to be causing the ‘Blue Screen
of Death’ errors, and other problems such as endless system
reboot loops or system performance freezes.

If you have a device where the update is not available via the
Settings, it might be best to avoid Media Creation Tool and
similar programs for the time being. If you are still concerned
about the updates, then you can always turn off automatic
updates in Windows 10 and wait until Microsoft has fixed the
problems.

You would need to manually uninstall the update and rollback to
the previous version of Windows if you’ve already upgraded the
device and you’re now getting blue screen errors.

Forced reboot bug

In a separate support document, Microsoft has acknowledged another bug
whereby Windows 10 would randomly ask you to log out and
forcefully reboot some systems due to an issue with two
features: Local Security Authority Process and MMC
snap-in.

If you’re affected, you will receive a message telling you to
reboot the PC. The message will reappear even after you follow
the steps and restart the device or logout from your Microsoft
account.

Microsoft says the problem is primely experienced when users
try to access the sign-in options settings app page. Microsoft
has already applied a compatibility hold on affected devices,
but you’ll need to manually remove the update if your device is
affected.

Of course, this isn’t the first time a Windows 10 update has
run into problems. Only last week,
Microsoft acknowledged and patched black screen bug in Windows
10. At the same time, the company admitted that browser
data loss is not getting fixed anytime soon.

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