Microsoft’s Windows 10 update causes blue screen of death and missing files

Windows 10 update causes blue screen of death and deleted files

Windows 10’s update caused serious trouble to Microsoft users. The update that was meant to bring security fixes resulted to users dealing with the blue screen of death (BSOD) glitch. 

Window’s 10’s recently released cumulative update with security fixes brought Microsoft customers to more serious problems. The ranting users complained about their devices ending up in BSOD after installing the latest update.

On April 14, Microsoft released the Windows 10 KB4549951 cumulative update. The update is a part of the April 2020 Patch Tuesday for Windows 10 version 1903 and version 1909.

Windows 10 update problems

Users reported various errors encountered while downloading the latest Windows 10 update. Some were lucky enough to have the process reverted immediately while others had to suffer the entire dilemma.

One reported case stated that the Windows 10 update started to download and install.

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The device later alerted that it could not install and that the PC restored to the previous settings. It showed an error message saying 0x80070003 troubleshooters could not fix the problem.

Another Microsoft customer complained that downloading the latest Windows 10 update took two hours. The process ended up with unsuccessful installation notice after restarting the device.

There were also reported cases of successful downloading and installation. Yet, the updated devices did not boot after the process.

Windows 10 update to the blue screen of death

Complains surfaced about perfectly working PCs that ended up in feared BSOD with the error message “boot drive inaccessible.” This happened after the Windows 10 KB4549951 cumulative update.

The affected users had no choice but to format their C drive for a Windows clean install. Sadly, after cleaning and automatic update installing KB4549951, the system crashed again. The user had to revert to their previous Windows update.

Meanwhile, there were reported cases of devices that successfully bypassed the BSOD after the Windows KB4549951 update. However, the users complained that after the update made all their streaming services cause a freeze on any video they played via browsers.

Aside from BSOD and streaming issues, reports also claimed that after installing the latest update, certain files from updated devices moved to another location. Dismay arose to other users as the update caused their files to be deleted.

Escaping the Windows 10 update problem

Luckily, Microsoft customers who decided to skip the latest Windows update escaped the trouble of ending up in BSOD, deleted files, and alike. Devices set on manual update installation were spared of the trouble as well.

Microsoft has not released any statement about the issue. The software giant said they are not aware of any problems with the Windows 10 KB4549951 update.

Escaping the Windows 10 update problem

Luckily, Microsoft customers who decided to skip the latest Windows update escaped the trouble of ending up in BSOD, deleted files, and alike. Devices set on manual update installation were spared of the trouble as well.

Microsoft has not released any statement about the issue. The software giant said they are not aware of any problems with the Windows 10 KB4549951 update.

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