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Windows 10 KB4517389, which was recently shipped to the general consumers with security fixes and printing improvements, also breaks down the Start menu with a critical error.

Relatively, the October 2019 update for Windows 10 version 1903 has fewer issues and provide flawless experience on the majority of devices, but the Start menu is still experiencing problems.

Start menu bug has been experienced for several cumulative updates and we have come across reports that users still experience such issues after applying the patch. Windows 10’s Start menu critical error message recommends users to sign out of Windows and sign in again, but signing back does not resolve the bug.

It’s worth noting that this issue is reminiscent of two September patches that also broke the Start menu on Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update) computers.

Start menu

In an update to the community forum, a Microsoft employee has finally confirmed that the Redmond firm is aware of the issue and a fix will be rolled out by the end of October.

“We are aware of this issue and estimate a resolution to be released in late October,” a Microsoft engineer said.

Microsoft hasn’t documented this on its support pages, but it’s possible that the support documents will be updated with more details in a few days or a week.

According to an old post on Microsoft’s support dashboard, Start menu issue is not significantly impacting a large number of users and the company is monitoring the reports of the broken Start that originated with KB4515384.

A source, who wished to remain anonymous, also told us that Microsoft is actively investigating the broken Start menu issue reported by a small number of users.

Microsoft says it’s not aware of any other issues hitting Windows 10 KB4517389.

Windows 10 version 1909 rollout inches closer

While Windows 10 May 2019 Update has been a bumpy ride for several users after the recent cumulative updates, Windows 10 version 1909 could be one of the most stable versions of the OS.

Windows 10 version 1909 boasts quality improvements including battery efficiency and performance improvements.

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