What can I do if the application refuses to launch and gives me a "buffer overrun" error?
A possible cause of this issue may be your computer's DEP settings. Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a Windows security feature that monitors how the programs you run use your system memory. Sometimes, DEP may unintentionally prevent a safe program from running or completing a task.
To ensure that DEP is not blocking the application, follow these steps:
1. Click the Windows Start button, then right-click on My Computer or Computer.
2. Select Properties.
3. Click the Advanced tab (in Windows 7, click Advanced system settings).
4. Click the Settings button in the Performance box.
5. Click the Data Execution Prevention tab.
6. Make sure the button is selected next to "Turn on DEP for essential Windows services and programs only." If that button is not checked, please check it and restart the computer.