Windows 10 May 2020 update encounters new Windows Sandbox error

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Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 update faces new error, this time it is Windows Sandbox

Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 update has now added another error in the list. As spotted by Techdows, the new error encountered in the update blocks the launch of Windows Sandbox. When you try to open Windows Sandbox or Windows Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) in Windows 10, it may fail to load and shows an error. Microsoft has acknowledged this issue and said it is working on a solution.

Now the company has faced more than 10 major errors in the Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 update. However, Microsoft has fixed quickly one after another. Windows Sandbox launched in May 2020 aka 1903 update allows Windows 10 users to run applications within a completely isolated desktop environment, separately from the host machine.

According to Microsoft itself, there’s now a launch error that affects both Windows Sandbox and Windows Defender Application Guard, or WDAG. In other words, if you try to run any of these two, you end up with an error preventing you from using them.

WDAG protects Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge users against emerging online attacks while they are browsing the Internet by opening untrusted sites within isolated Hyper-V-enabled containers. According to a support document published by the company earlier today, the two apps will throw the following errors after failing to start on affected systems:

• ERROR_VSMB_SAVED_STATE_FILE_NOT_FOUND (0xC0370400)
• E_PATHNOTFOUND (0x80070003)

The devices running Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10, version 1903, 1909, and 2004 are currently affected by this issue.

The company said that the users who can’t open WDAG or the Windows 10 Sandbox can mitigate the issue after seeing one of the above error messages by restarting their device. After rebooting, the two apps should launch without any problems. Microsoft says that it’s currently working on a resolution to address this known issue, with a fix to be provided as part of a future release.

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