In some builds of Windows 10, an identical bug was found that affects the operation of peripheral devices connected via the Thunderbolt interface. Microsoft itself informed users that the Windows 10 error does exist in its official support blog.
The bug settled in versions 1909, 1903, 1809, 1803 and 1709 of the operating system. Its consequences are manifested in the fact that when a certain scenario develops, external devices connected to the computer via a docking station with a Thunderbolt interface simply stop working. However, they continue to be displayed in the device management system. Reconnecting the station may not have a positive effect. To fix Windows 10 errors, Microsoft offers another solution - you need to restart your computer.
By the way, Thunderbolt interface is not often found in mainstream PC models. For this reason, the Windows 10 bug does not threaten most users, since the likelihood of developing a scenario using Thunderbolt is extremely small for them. Thunderbolt is a hardware-based solution developed jointly by Intel and Apple developers. Previously, it was called Light Peak, and its intended purpose is to connect various external devices to a PC. The interface first appeared in the Apple MacBook Pro (2011), but most desktop devices do not use it.
In its blog, Microsoft has detailed the situations in which this Windows 10 error can occur. The conditions for the manifestation of a bug leading to a malfunction in the functioning of external devices are directly related to the active function of the fast startup of the system (Fast Startup). The company has not yet announced a timeline for fixing this vulnerability, but instead has proposed a sequence of actions that should minimize the possibility of an OS error.
So, after running the PC shutdown command, external devices through the Thunderbolt interface must remain connected to it. When the monitor stops lighting up, but the computer has not turned off completely, you need to disconnect the devices. Then you need to wait until the PC is completely turned off, then reconnect the docking station to it, and, after a few seconds, turn on the PC again. Microsoft has calculated that this algorithm will have a less than 10% chance of a peripheral failure.
The Topic of Article: Microsoft has recognized a bug in Windows 10 that affects the operation of external devices.