Could you attach your code that shows this error? I need to see what windowing toolkit you're using (NEWT, AWT, SWT) and exactly what you're doing so I can try to duplicate this. Also, are you on 32-bit or 64-bit windows?
I've created a JUnit test from this, and confirmed that it works OK on Linux. If I can duplicate the failure on Windows tomorrow, I'll enter this as an official bug and submit the JUnit test to be added to our suite.
I've submitted the JUnit test that duplicates this bug at https://github.com/sgothel/jogl/pull/19. I looked into the cause, and it seems to be in the same GLCapabilities chooser code that Sven is currently working on, so I'm going to wait and see what his new code looks like before trying to fully diagnose this.