Serious flaw in Windows 11 : corruptible UEFI

Frederic Drouillon 1 Reputation point
2022-06-09T05:27:09.767+00:00

Hello,

While programming in C++ under visual studio I believe that I discovered a disturbing flaw in Win11. I am a programming teacher and I made a very small educational program to show my students that you must always deallocate the allocated memory when using pointers because even with a lot of RAM you can still succeed in exhaust. The program allocates memory continuously in a loop until it crashes and is ejected with possibly an error message. Under Win7 and Win10 this is what happens but with Win11 the worst crash I have ever experienced occurred: the hard disk has practically disappeared! Unable to reboot, recover or reinstall! Only bios remains accessible. I've never seen that and I'm very annoyed because I should at least be able to recover the contents of the hard disk.

This is a brand new and mint condition Dell Alienware computer with a 2T SSD

I contacted dell support but no response yet. However in principle it is a software problem but very serious: there is material to create a very very nasty virus.

Anyone have an idea?

Bonjour,

En programmant en C++ sous visual studio je crois que j'ai découvert une faille inquiétante dans Win11. Je suis prof de programmation et j'ai réalisé un tout petit programme pédagogique pour montrer à mes étudiants qu'il faut toujours désallouer la mémoire allouée lorsque l'on utilise des pointeurs car même avec beaucoup de RAM on peut quand même réussir à l'épuiser. Le programme alloue de la mémoire en permanence dans une boucle jusqu'à ce qu'il plante et soit éjecté avec éventuellement un message d'erreur. Sous Win7 et Win10 c'est ce qui se passe mais avec Win11 il s'est produit le pire crash que je n'ai jamais connu : le disque dur a pour ainsi dire disparu ! Impossible de rebooter, de récupérer ou de réinstaller ! Seul bios reste accessible. Je n'ai jamais vu ça et je suis très embêté car il faudrait au moins que je puisse récupérer le contenu du disque dur.

Il s'agit d'un ordinateur Dell Alienware tout neuf et en parfait état avec un SSD de 2T

J'ai contacté le support de dell mais pour l'heure je n'ai pas de réponse. Cependant en principe il s'agit d'un problème logiciel mais très sérieux : ily a là matière à créer un virus très très méchant.

Quelqu'un aurait-il une idée ?

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  1. Reza Ameri 14,616 Reputation points
    2022-06-09T14:27:02.87+00:00

    It is hard to say what caused this issue and why you experience such a behavior.
    However, you may open start and search for feedback and open the Feedback Hub app and report this issue.
    If possible, share steps to reproduce the problem and if you don't mind you may attach the code or executable program in your feedback report so the Windows team could reproduce the problem.

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  2. Limitless Technology 37,356 Reputation points
    2022-06-10T07:37:46.71+00:00

    Hi there,

    Try removing one or more sticks of RAM to see if you can get it to start or stabilize with one or both of the older sticks.

    It may be necessary to create bootable media to access Repair Mode or do the Clean install since it relies on it's own files and drivers and not those onboard WIndows that may already be corrupted.

    You can try the below steps and see if they are helpful.

    1. Restore Default Settings of BIOS
    2. Clear the CMOS (BIOS)
      3.Use UEFI Boot and Check Your Boot Order
    3. Repairing Computer Using Windows 10 Bootable Media

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