I have this error when trying to open ANY program on my other computer. When rebooting there was an update which had issues installing. I tried to look up the answer to this problem and I found something about inserting Windows 7 CD and then rebooting and instead of instal, to click on repair. (I have the CD but I don't think it's the same CD that I used originally to install windows). Although the repair option doesn't appear anywhere and Just goes through the regular instalation steps.
Same issue after installing Windows Update today 8/14/2013.
One update for Internet Explorer didn't install.
From what I've read so far it looks like DEP - Data Execution Prevention problem.
Only very few programs are able to start.
I tried to do a System restore to an earlier date but it failed.
I posted this in the other thread, but just in case, here you go:
I managed to uninstall the hot-fixes and system is working now. Couldn't do it from within the OS though.
Here is what I did:
- Run windows install disk
- select repair instead of Install
- now you need to get to this screen and select last option http://i.technet.microsoft.com/dynimg/IC346699.gif
There will be a tool for uninstalling hotfixes, have to go through and find them as they are not sortable by date.