DEP Windows Explorer

August 12, 2009 at 12:49:20
Specs: Windows XP
My problem is that whenever I try to delete something in Windows Explorer (Folders) I get a DEP error. Also when I right click on My Computer I get a DEP error. Data Execution Prevention has made it impossible to do any thing in any folder. I used sysdm.cpl to edit settings and checked Explorer for exeptions but that didn't work. Tell me how to get it to work.

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#1
August 12, 2009 at 12:55:26
It sounds like DEP just started causing issues for you. If that's the case, it could be actually doing it's job. You may have a virus that is attempting to do nasty things, and that is what DEP is detecting.

If you are sure there is no virus, this should help you turn off DEP: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/566/...

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#2
August 13, 2009 at 09:36:03
That doesn't work! These are the folders, the My Computer, and My Documents and everything in between. It was already set as an exception, but it still acts up. I know there are no viruses because I ran three system scans on my computer and the only problem that has been happening to it is this DEP.

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#3
August 13, 2009 at 09:55:34
You can then edit the boot.ini file to add "/NoExecute=AlwaysOff" which will turn it all off.

Details here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#4
August 13, 2009 at 13:04:20
Problem: File is read only and I cannot delete or right click on it because of DEP. What can be done?

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#5
August 13, 2009 at 13:56:38
I edited in safe mode and it says
/NoExecute=AlwaysOff
but I get the same error!

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#6
August 13, 2009 at 14:06:19
What do I do to get it to work?

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#7
August 13, 2009 at 15:42:34
All the results seen here http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...

detail a different cause of the error you get, and possible solutions. Looks like it could be anything from disk corruption, to a bad shell extension.

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#8
August 13, 2009 at 20:31:10
It no longer Says Data Execution Prevention. It only says the send error report now. I don't know where to look for damaged files.

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#9
August 13, 2009 at 21:01:49
The DEP error in combination with the "Send error report" window tells me that a file is corrupt. Since they are all related to explorer, it would be my guess that explorer.exe is corrupt. I suppose you could try replacing the explorer.exe file with a known good version from another computer (running the same OS and service packs). It may be more practical to just reinstall though. Hold off on that though in case anyone else comes up with an idea.

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#10
August 13, 2009 at 21:36:14
Reinstall explorer? How?

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#11
August 13, 2009 at 22:07:56
No, reinstall Windows. If you have access to another computer that is running the same operating system and service packs as your computer, you can try copying the explorer.exe file from that computer and pasting it over the explorer.exe file on your computer. You'll need to do this before Windows loads (perhaps using a live cd, or by connecting your hard drive to the other computer using a USB to IDE adapter).

What I was saying is that if that ^ is not possible for you, you can reinstall Windows, which will (obviously) replace the explorer.exe file with a known good copy.

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