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XP Solve DEP Errors Fast

With Windows XP Service Pack 2, in an effort to improve PC security, Microsoft have introduced Data Execution Prevention (DEP). Basically, what it means is that a program cannot be executed in an area of memory that is reserved for data. This prevents virus attacks that take advantage of a vulnerability known as buffer overruns, such as the famous Sasser and Blaster worms. All of this sounds like great news, except for the fact that DEP can cause major problems with software written prior to the release of XP Service Pack 2. This article shows you how to solve the most common problems, and get your PC error-free in minutes.

Category: Troubleshooting
Issue: 2006 Issue 2 March/April
Operating Systems: XP
Article Reference: X22

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