Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DEP causes old applcation or modules to crash


Every now and then, you have to run older software that do not comply to newer ways of doing stuff. One of the problem you might run into is the “Data Execution Prevention” feature in short just called DEP.

To learn more about the DEP feature you can go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875352
it is an old article for Windows XP and Server 2003, but still explains it right.

The way that the software behaves are often that it does not start and gives you a “Software” has stopped working error message. However, in some cases the software works until you call up features that crashes with DEP. This is what happened to me to day.

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