Full article at:The bug is a biggie, a "massive memory leak" contained in the CHKDSK utility, which is used to verify the consistency and integrity of hard drives. Apparently, if CHKDSK is run against a secondary hard drive with a certain setting turned on, it causes Windows to gobble up all available memory, slowing the computer to an unusable crawl and potentially, eventually crashing the machine. Independent testers have verified the problem under a variety of scenarios, noting even that if the CHKDSK operation is canceled, the problem continues to get worse until the machine is rebooted.
"Fatal flaw" in Windows 7 raising eyebrows : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech
Anyone else see this coming?