One other day, one other Home windows 10 replace problem. The issue this time is repair rolled out for a Cortana bug has brought about additional problems with its personal, by breaking the beginning menu of some customers.
Just a few weeks in the past there was a problem with the KB4512941 replace for Home windows 10, which brought about some customers to see huge spikes in CPU utilization by voice assistant program Cortana. Microsoft’s voice assistant has by no means taken off the way in which that Alexa or Siri has, but it surely has limped alongside as a bundled function of Home windows regardless of having few passionate customers. Microsoft hopes to alter that with a standalone model of Cortana that launched in beta within the Microsoft Retailer in June.
That didn’t assist customers who’re caught with the Cortana bug although, who noticed this system consuming up as a lot as 30 to 40% of system sources. There have been additionally stories that Cortana was consuming up system RAM as nicely.
The KB4515384 replace launched this week was supposed to repair the Cortana bug. Microsoft described the repair within the launch notes, referring to SearchUI.exe (the appliance title for Cortana) and saying the replace “Addresses a problem that causes excessive CPU utilization from SearchUI.exe for a small variety of customers.” The replace additionally included protections in opposition to safety vulnerabilities and safety updates for the Microsoft Edge browser and different purposes.
Nonetheless, the replace itself has brought about extra issues. As reported on TechRadar, customers on Reddit have been complaining about an error message attributable to the replace. Some customers have discovered that the replace causes their begin menu to cease working, with a vital error message saying “Your Begin menu isn’t working. We’ll attempt to repair it the subsequent time you sign up.”
Customers on Reddit have prompt fixes for the beginning menu problem, together with creating a brand new native account and deleting the outdated person profile. There’s additionally a prompt repair which makes use of a registry edit, however watch out altering the registry except what you’re doing.
Reddit person CptBrian suggests finding the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSearch folder and discovering the CortanaConsent entry. Then change the worth for this entry from zero to 1.
Microsoft is outwardly conscious of the problem and is engaged on a repair.