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Most of my programs won't run

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by ukboyracer, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. ukboyracer

    ukboyracer Thread Starter

    Sep 8, 2007

    i need help as most of my programs won't run when I click on them in windows Explorer, (programs run perfectly when I click on them on the start programs menu). The way I have to open the programs is by right clicking on the application and selecting run as option, and then unchecking a box that says: Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity.
    This option can prevent computer viruses from harming your computer or personal data, but selecting it might cause the program to function improperly.

    I need some help as I am trying to install a game and it won't load the setup program because of this.:confused:

    Please reply asap,

    Thank you

    Simon (ukboyracer)
  2. 1101doc


    Dec 8, 2006
    Sounds like you may have DEP activated for everything.
    By default it is set only for Windows processes.

    To check, open System Properties. Several ways to get there.
    Control Panel will have an applet named "System."

    Once there, open the Advanced tab, and push the button for
    Settings under the first section titled "Performance."

    This dialog has a Data Execution Prevention tab. Once that is selected,
    make sure that the upper 'radio button' is marked for "Turn on DEP for
    essential Windows programs and services only." Apply. OK.

    Never having made a change there, I don't know if a reboot will be required,
    but if requested, reboot and see what changes result.

    Let us know what happens, OK?
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