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Windows 7 Showstopper?



August 11th, 2009 11:24 am | by Ed |

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. Apparently critical (or at least serious) bugs are being reported for Microsoft's new Windows 7. One example of which can be found on Chris123NT's Blog in Critical Bug in Windows 7 RTM.

In this case there seems to be a problem with the chkdsk.exe utility that has it gobbling up memory at a prodigious rate until the computer finally crashes. In spite of a number of flame-ish comments, he provides a screenshot that shows chkdsk running and the task manager is open showing chkdsk.exe using nearly 2,400,000 K of ram.

Almost 2.5 gigabytes used? Sorry, that's excessive even for Windows.

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2 Comments

  1. Really? on 27.08.2009 at 08:50 (Reply)


    Really? A show stopper? After all it is still in the RC stage isn’t it? Bugs like this should be expected. Most likely, this will be fixed before the final release. If this is the biggest problem that we can find in Windows 7 then I say it is a solid OS. Much better than Vista which shipped with more issues than alpha software.

    1. Ed on 29.08.2009 at 11:52 (Reply)


      While it’s true that it’ll probably be fixed before final release, I still can’t help wondering what else could be broken. CHKDSK is one of those basic utilities that’s been around for years and has worked without a problem all this time. I’m thinking this is an example of things better left untouched. Why “fix” something that was working fine beforehand? Or did they need to make changes to allow it to work with 7? Why not adjust 7 so that CHKDSK didn’t *need* to be “upgraded”?

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