"Stray pointer" question

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    CppNewbie
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    Question "Stray pointer" question

    What kind of damage can a "Stray Pointer" cause to your computer ?

    Can it destroy memory and/or the Operating System to the point that it will render your computer useless ?

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    Barjor
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    I am not 100% sure but I would guess it have to do what OS you are using. Win NT uses a protected memory model so I think you will get a memory exception error if a pointer points to an area it don't have permission to. Try it *GRIN*
    ~barjor

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