New computer processors can have a feature called Data Execution Prevention (also called DEP/NX). This feature is based on a rigorous division of computer memory into "code" (machine instructions) and "data". If the processor thinks that a particular location in memory should contain data, the processor refuses to execute any instructions that are actually there. DEP/NX facilities may be used by most recent versions of Windows. Depending on your system settings, DEP/NX checking may or may not be turned on.
Unfortunately, DEP/NX may label some legitimate MainBoss instructions as data rather than code. If so, some versions of MainBoss will immediately stop executing.
Faulting application MBoss.exe, version 126.96.36.199, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00fd8168. For more information, see Help and Support Center at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.You might even get a "random" error message that doesn't reflect what actually happened.
|The easiest way to fix this problem is to install the latest version of MainBoss. The problem was corrected as of MainBoss 2.9, Update 7.|
To correct the problem in earlier versions of MainBoss, you must tell Windows to ignore DEP/NX when running MainBoss. You start like this:
Go to the "Data Execution Prevention" section of this window.
You should see something like this:
(If you don't have DEP/NX hardware, this screen will tell you so. In that case, you won't have this kind of problem.)
Now follow these steps.
The above steps tell Windows not to do DEP checking in the MainBoss program.