Windows 10 blank desktop
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Unfortunately, yet another bug is hitting the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and it is also breaking down the computers. The users on social media platform (Reddit) claims that a bug in Windows 10 April 2018 Update is causing blank desktop on some PCs.

It looks like a strange bug breaks down a number of PCs. A discussion on sub-Reddit claims that the bug has something to do with compatibility issues between certain antivirus software and Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

At this point, it’s hard to determine how widespread the bug is, and it’s not yet known why this problem is occurring. The update appears to install correctly, but when booting to Windows 10, a blank desktop shows up without icons.

The user on Reddit explains that after installing Windows 10 April 2018 Update, the system will boot a screen with three option; Windows Rollback, Windows 10 on Volume [x] and
Windows 10 on Volume [x]. If you’ll select the first option, the system will reboot and the two other option will boot the PC to a black or blank desktop with no icons. The recovery options such as Startup Repair, Reset, Go Back To the Previous Version, and System Restore doesn’t work.

Reddit user gcdrm, who works at a small computer repair shop, advises affected users to reinstall Windows 10 operating system from an installation media. You can follow our guide to create a bootable drive on your spare PC and recover the broken machine.

Microsoft told us that they are investigating the issue.

It is also worth noting that only a small number of users are experiencing the issue and the Windows 10 April 2018 Update works fine on most of the computers.

Microsoft released Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) last month as a manual download. It comes with a plethora of changes and the upgrade is recommended for everyone but bugs and issues could be experienced in some configurations. You can always delay the update and wait until the new OS is more refined and the majority of problems are ironed out.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is based on a sub-Reddit discussion thread. Windows Latest makes no claims, guarantees about the accuracy or completeness, contained in this article or linked pages (websites).

  • Daniel

    I’m experiencing exactly this issue. So frustrating.

  • Mark C

    Me too, on Surface Pro 2017. Mine, though, was easily fixed by clicking once on the Windows Start button; the blank desktop flips to the desktop as it was before the update, and back again if I click the Start button again.