Windows 7 Has Catastrophic Bug

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Windows 7 Has Catastrophic Bug

Post by pwcmed » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:21 am

I wouldn't say it's catastrophic but dailytech is here

http://www.dailytech.com/Catastrophic+B ... e15901.htm

But another site is says that its not that bad here

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/0 ... -flaw.html

Short story is that if your run chkdsk with the r switch it will consume a lot of memory and than blue screen. Oh and it has to happen with two hard drives installed. I say it's not a show stopper and need to hurry and send me my 6 copies that I bought.

I can't even remember that last time I ran chkdsk let alone with the r switch. I think the last time I did it is when a Colonel was writing an investigation and saving it to a floppy. To his surprise it stopped working. I wasn't surprised because we were in Iraq at the time and I think you can imagine theirs a lot of sand and dust out there. It got everywhere!

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Re: Windows 7 Has Catastrophic Bug

Post by nightblood » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:18 am

That is not that bad of a bug.
I remember when quicktime had an update that if you have D: partition it would format it. Now that is a bad bug.

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Re: Windows 7 Has Catastrophic Bug

Post by Kougar » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:19 pm

Since ya brought up this old thread I guess I'll pitch in. Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky says this is by design, not a bug. And only the one individual seemed able to reproduce the actual crash:
In this case, we haven’t reproduced the crash…. [T]he design was to use more memory on purpose to speed things up, but never unbounded — we requset [sic] the available memory and operate within that leaving at least 50M of physical memory. Our assumption was that using /r means your disk is such that you would prefer to get the repair done and over with rather than keep working.
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