If you thought that one botched update was enough for this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle, prepare for some more distressing news. Another patch is causing some slight issues, this time to Windows 8 users.
Microsoft already confirmed the problem with the update KB2803821 for Windows 7 and XP users earlier today. But now it appears that this was not the only buggy fix delivered last week.
According to posts on the company’s official support forums, the KB2821895 bulletin has broken down the “sfc /scannow” option on Windows 8. And seemingly, the only way to deal with it (for now, at least) is to completely remove the patch.
As one user explained in a post:
“After this update “sfc /scannow” gets stuck at 100% for about 6-7 minutes, and afterwards reports that there are corrupted files that it cannot fix and asks for reboot. The situation with “sfc/scannow” repeats after restart. I checked it with three different machines. There are a lot of errors in CBS.log file.”
A Microsoft support engineer quickly replied to the post, verifying that Microsoft was already aware of the issue, and is currently looking into it. A fix could follow soon, it seems. Here is the post:
“We’re aware of an issue impacting some Windows 8 customers trying to run the sfc /scannow command after installing KB2821895, where customers using the System File Checker receive an error message that there are corrupt files and that the system requires a restart to repair the file.”
The software titan has also detailed a workaround for users that are not willing to completely delete the update from their system. You can check it out at the link above.