Microsoft has admitted it had been bitten yet again by bugs, warning users last week of a glitch that will crash some PCs running Windows after around two months of use.
According to an alert posted on Microsoft?s support website, after precisely 49.7 days of continuous operation, users? Windows 95 and 98 based PCs may stop responding or hang.
The alert says the cause of the bug is a problem with the timing algorithm in the Vtdapi.vxd file.
A fix which corrects this problem is now available from Microsoft, but the company said it has not been fully regression tested and should only be applied to PCs experiencing this specific problem. For users not affected, Microsoft recommends that they wait for the next general update that contains the fix.
If users have not been affected by the problem after two continuous months of use then they should not be affected at all, Microsoft said.
Microsoft were unable to say exactly how many users could be affected or provide any further details.
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