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Cadzow 2000 Launches and Immediately Closes

When you launch Cadzow 2000, it may immediately close.

This can occur if 32- or 64-bit editions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows 2003/Vista/2008 or later Data Execution Prevention (DEP) has detected a suspicious instruction (of the type associated with buffer overflows) and shut it down.

This seems to occur only with hardware-enforced DEP, which requires processor support and certain configuration options. It does not appear to happen with software-enforced DEP.

To resolve:

  1. You will most likely be prompted with a message:

    Data Execution Prevention
    To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program.
    Name: Microsoft Access
    Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

  2. Choose Change Settings.

  3. Under Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select, click to enable Microsoft Access.

  4. Choose OK.

  5. Choose Close Message.

Another method is:

  1. Click Start.

  2. Windows XP/2003 only: Choose Run.

  3. Type SYSDM.CPL.

    The System applet should appear.

  4. Choose the Advanced tab.

  5. Click Performance / Settings.

  6. Choose the Data Execution Prevention tab.

  7. Click Add.

  8. Add MSACCESS.EXE from the relevant folder. For example, if using the Microsoft Access 97 Runtime, the default path is:

    C:\Program Files\Access97\Runtime\Office\MSACCESS.EXE

    It may also be under:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Access97\Runtime\Office\MSACCESS.EXE

  9. Cick OK to close the Performance Options dialog.

If adding the specific instance of MSACCESS.EXE does not work, simply disable DEP for all third-party applications by selecting Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only.

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