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DEP in Service pack 2, Win XP Home 2002

by bill999 / September 17, 2004 11:18 AM PDT

Fully installed SP2 last week. Now every time I go into control panel a message pops up telling me Windows is closing this program to protect my computer from a malicious program. I have McAfee. I don't need DEP to shut me down every time control panel is opened. Also pops up when I highlight my son's video game file that I want to delete. DEP is worse than a virus. How can it be disabled?

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Good thing!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2004 11:24 AM PDT
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Re: Good thing!
by bill999 / September 17, 2004 11:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Good thing!

Automatic update is always on. If they are going to send this monster to keep me out of control panel and even the "search files" feature they should provide a way to turn it off. Wish it wasn't there.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2004 11:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Good thing!

The issue I see from what you wrote will never be resolved by "autoupdates". Microsoft doesn't do drivers and I'm seeing that many of today's owners are blissfully unaware about that glaring issue.

Just watch these boards are people complain about this or that and see if its an out-of-date driver, BIOS or even a virus/worm/trojan/parasite. Next, read how they "blame Billy". All we can do is to discuss the issue until they figure out that Microsoft only is supply a portion of their system.


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Re: DEP in Service pack 2, Win XP Home 2002
by John Robie / September 17, 2004 3:48 PM PDT

If you three quarter scroll down the site Bob referenced there is:


I haven't read of others having your type of problem and it would seem you have some type problem like Bob indicates.


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Re: DEP in Service pack 2, Win XP Home 2002
by bill999 / September 19, 2004 3:01 AM PDT

Jon and Bob;
A microsoft tech explained the problem with the Data Execution Feature of SP2 as peculiar to my AMD64 chip.
"Based on my experience, this kind of behavior may occur if the following factor is true: This problem occurs when an incompatible version of the common language runtime is installed on a computer that uses an AMD64 processor." We fixed this by going into the DEP exceptions list and checking "Run a DLL as an App." Since DEP was also shutting down Windows Explorer and even Internet Explorer, I checked those too.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks for the comeback info Bill, may help others.
by John Robie / September 19, 2004 3:05 AM PDT
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