Posted by: Jay Dugan
chkdsk.exe, fatal memory leak, Randall Kennedy, Steven Sinofsky, Windows 7 bug, Windows 7 RTM
Just when it looked like smooth sailing for Windows 7, reports of a bug began popping up on blogs earlier this week. InfoWorld’s Randall Kennedy wrote today that the RTM build 7600.16385 is reported to have a bug that causes a potentially fatal memory leak when running chkdsk.exe (not something that the average user would do very often).
I have been testing Windows 7 RC with various business apps and have found no problems so far. In fact, I rather like it. Whether this is a “show stopper” remains to be seen. Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft Windows division president blogged that Microsoft does not consider it “one of those issues” but he says that they are trying to reproduce what was reported.
Stand by, as this could get interesting.