Microsoft reveals a bug in Windows 10 delays the system’s sleep and shutdown process

Microsoft, one of the world’s leading technology company, has revealed the presence of a bug in Windows 10 1809 USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface (UCSI) software implementation. This causes the operating system to shut down and sleep slower than expected.

In a post published on Microsoft’s blog, employee Philip Froese explains that the bug in Windows 10 slows down the system’s sleep and shutdown processes by about a minute.

In the said advisory, Froese explained: “A bug in the USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface (UCSI) software implementation in Windows 10, version 1809 can cause a 60 second delay in the system sleep or shutdown process if the power-down happens while the UCSI software is busy handling a new connect or disconnect event on a USB Type-C port.”

The employee also clarified that no other issue occurs aside from the said 60-second delay. In his post, he explained that the USB Type-C device could still work properly when the system boots back to Windows 10.

Microsoft reveals a bug in Windows 10 delays the system’s sleep and shutdown process

“Apart from the extra one minute the sleep or shutdown process takes in this circumstance, this bug does not affect the normal functionality of USB Type-C on your machine. The system and the USB Type-C ports should continue to function properly after the next wake or restart of the system,” he added.

Based on an issue listed in the Windows 10 Feedback Hub, the bug appears to have been identified by Microsoft engineer approximately two weeks ago.

On May of the same year, a vulnerability affecting older versions of the Windows operating system has already compelled the National Security Agency (NSA) to join Microsoft in encouraging users to download an update containing a fix. The bug, which is called “BlueKeep,” could spread across the internet without the need for users to interact with malicious links. It was reported to affect Windows 7, Windows XP, and Server 2003 and 2008.

While the tech company is quick to respond on the said vulnerability, it still hasn’t said a word about a potential fix concerning the bug in the USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface (UCSI).

In the meantime, however, different companies and websites are advising users to remove the USB Type-C device from their system before turning off the computer. This way, Windows users won’t have to go through the slow shutdown process.