Microsoft released the fix for the issue causing PC to crash with a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). The error was caused when users connect an external NVMe SSD to a Thunderbolt port.
It is obvious that this issue would arise only in those devices that have the latter port as well as Windows 10 driver related to these NVMe SSDs.
The affected device will display a “DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION (e6). An illegal DMA operation was attempted by a driver being verified.” Stop error.
Microsoft addresses this issue with the release of optional KB4586853 non-security cumulative update preview for Windows 10 version 2004 and 20H2.
When the BSOD issue detected, the Microsoft added a compatibility hold to prevent the impacted devices from being offered Windows 10, versions 2004 or Windows 10, versions 20 H2 upgrades.
Users require installing it manually from Microsoft Catalog or by opening the Window Update and clicking the Check for updates button. It will not be installed automatically.
The safeguard hold added to block the upgrades on Windows 10 devices will be removed in mid-December. Till then, the affects users should “not attempt to manually update using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool.”