Microsoft Windows 10 users are in trouble again. Recently, the latest OS received a cumulative update that has been causing a ‘reboot loop’ on the systems of some users.
The latest update called KB3081424 was released last week. It was meant to bring “all previously-released fixes”. However, many users have failed to install the update into their systems. Thus, Windows 10 tries to install itself on restarting the system. This lands the system in a ‘reboot glitch’.
Adrian Kingsley of ZDNet opined, “The problem, in a nutshell, is that the update puts affected systems into an endless crash loop. The update tries to install, gets to a certain point, fails, and then displays the unhelpful – We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing the changes.” He added further, “If it stopped there things wouldn’t be too bad, but because Microsoft now forces updates onto Windows 10 users, the OS kept trying – and failing – to install the update, which in turn placed the system into a periodic crash/reboot loop.”
Microsoft had already announced that updates will be received from Windows Update automatically as and when available to all Windows 10 Home users. Many users have reported the issue on Microsoft’s Windows forum. However, the company has not acknowledged the issue yet or released any update to fix it. A Forbes report suggests the issue is caused due to a bad entry in the registry of the operating system.
It needs to be noted that not all users are facing the issue. For affected computers, it is expected that Microsoft would soon release a patch to fix this bug.