Microsoft has quietly acknowledged that some of the latest Windows 10 updates are causing pretty serious problems for some PCs.
According to the company, updates KB4557957 and KB4560960, which are supposed to be cumulative updates that bring numerous security fixes to Windows 10, run into a critical issue with the Local Security Authority Process.
This has led to some computers rebooting randomly, with just the message “your PC will automatically reboot in a minute” as a warning.
This can be incredibly frustrating, as it means you have to quickly save any work you have open. Not only is it harmful, but it can also lead to data loss if you don’t save time.
Microsoft is on the case
The good news is that this problem, while serious, doesn’t seem to be affecting many PCs. Microsoft is also aware of the problem and has updated the KB4560960 documentation to warn of the problem, stating that “the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) file (lsass.exe) may fail on some devices” and that the Users may encounter a problem error message that says “A critical system process, C: WINDOWS system32 lsass.exe, failed with status code c0000008. The machine must now restart.”
While it is good that Microsoft has recognized this issue, there is no official solution at this time, with documentation simply stating that “Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.”
Anyone suffering from this problem will hope that resolution will come soon. Having a PC that needs to restart at random times is incredibly frustrating, and could end up rendering the machine unusable.
One way to avoid this could be to try uninstalling KB4557957 or KB4560960 updates, depending on what you have installed. See our guide on how to uninstall a Windows 10 update for more information.