The Settings app crashes in Windows 10 April 2018 Update [FIX]

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read
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Microsoft recently revealed the reason why it delayed the Spring Creators Update release. The company acknowledged that the OS was affected by severe BSOD issues and quickly pushed a new RTM build version to fix the respective problem. Windows 10 build 17134 fixes indeed the blocking BSOD errors, but also brought some issues of its own.

We already published a post listing the most common bugs affecting Windows 10 build 17134 but recent user reports unveiled a new problem. Many Insiders reported that the Settings app crashes immediately after selecting the Default App menu.

Fix Settings app crashes in Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Insiders found two workarounds to temporarily fix this problem and we’ll list them below. However, we can’t guarantee these solutions will work for you as well but it’s worth trying.

The first solution involves renaming the Immersive Control Panel folder that should be located at this address: C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel to ImmersiveControlPanel.old. Once you’ve renamed the folder, go to Start and launch Command Prompt as Admin. Enter the sfc/scannow command and hit Enter. This command allows you to create a new ImmersiveControlPanel folder. Then restart your computer and check if the Settings app crashes gain.

Other Insiders said that this issue is account based and using a different user account for log in should fix it. It seems that this bug is also somehow related to the Movies app and Microsoft Edge. Insiders confirmed that re-installing the Movies app or the Edge browser solved the problem.

Microsoft is investigating the issue

The good news is that Microsoft officially acknowledged this bug and is working on a fix, as one of its engineers confirmed on Reddit:

Thanks for reporting this issue – if you haven’t already, please record a trace of this via the Feedback Hub. It’s an option for feedback of type Problem and will help to investigate

Over to you now: How has your Windows 10 build 17134 experience been so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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