Microsoft has acknowledged a new bug that causes some Windows 10 devices to receive an error with a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). The company detailed on the Windows Health Dashboard that the issue affects users who installed the KB5021233 cumulative update released with the December Patch Tuesday updates.
According to Microsoft, the problem affects all users running Windows 10 versions 22H2, 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2. “After installing KB5021233, there might be a mismatch between the file versions of hidparse.sys in c:/windows/system32 and c:/windows/system32/drivers (assuming Windows is installed to your C: drive), which might cause signature validation to fail when cleanup occurs,” the company explained.
Microsoft says that its engineers are working on a fix that will arrive in an upcoming release. In the meantime, the Blue Screen of Death errors can be resolved by following the steps mentioned below:
Microsoft has warned that users should not delete the hidparse.sys file or follow alternate workaround solutions. In case you missed it, Microsoft is also investigating a bug that prevents users from creating new virtual machines (VMs) in some Hyper-V hosts on Windows Server 2019 and 2022. We invite you to check out our previous post for more details.