KB4601319 fixes issues that prevented user from using chkdsk

by Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
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Affiliate Disclosure
  • Microsoft just released the February Patch Tuesday updates for all Windows 10 users.
  • These updates include KB4601319 for Windows 10 v20H2 and v2004 that fix the Chkdsk feature.
  • Considering this, we recommend you get the updates as soon as they become available.
  • If not, we recommend you do it anyway for the security updates alone.

The Patch Tuesday updates for the Month of February have just been rolled out by Microsoft, and they bring plenty of fixes, enhancements, and new features to all versions of the Windows 10 OS.

This includes older entries like Windows 10 v1507, up to the latest, which is currently Windows 10 v20H2.

We’ve already written an article where we included detailed changelogs for each cumulative update, as well as direct download links.

However, some cumulative updates stood out from the rest, either through the major changes that they brought, or the major issues encountered in them.

Such would be the case of KB4601319 that applies to Windows 10 v20H2/ and 2004.

Windows 10 v20H2/v2004 users can finally use chkdsk again

Since the last updates, it was discovered somewhere along the way that many users would experience startup issues or even file damage after running a chkdsk /f.

Considering that a Chkdsk scan is usually among the go-to solutions to fix system files, this issue was quite ironic indeed.

Fortunately enough, those of you that have Windows 10 v20H2 or v2004 installed on your PC should no longer worry about the issue, since according to Microsoft, it has been successfully been taken care of.

Unfortunately, the update has failed to fix an issue discovered during the February 2nd update, where users reported issues with Discord App overlay:

Microsoft and Discord have found incompatibility issues with some games using Direct3D 12 when the in-game overlay feature of Discord is enabled. When attempting to open affected games you might receive an error, or the game might close silently.

More so, during last month’s Patch Tuesday updates, it was discovered that those running Windows 10 v 20H2 and v2004 might experience system and user certificate losses post-update, and the issues still seems to be persisting.

This concludes our short briefing of KB4601319, and we hope that it has given you enough information to help you make a decision regarding downloading or postponing the instalation of this update.

While these changes alone would warrant installing the updates, don’t forget that the main focus of the Patch Tuesday updates is the improvements in terms of security.

That being said, if you don’t use other means of avoiding malware attacks, go ahead and install the updates at once, since these updates can be obtained in the same way as regular updates:

  • Via the Windows Update menu
  • Via the Windows Update Catalog
  • Via the Windows Server Update Service
  • Via Group policies set up by your network administrator

Don’t forget that there are some measures that can be taken to further ease the update process, so don’t forget to follow them as well.

Will you update your PC as soon as the updates become available in your region? Let us know by leaving your feedback in the comments section below.

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