adobe security issue / fix messes up my dual boot PC

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by - Bobb -, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. - Bobb -

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    After getting 'PCworld Tips' email about the Adobe security issue, I
    downloaded the EMET app and installed on my test environment drive to check
    it out.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2053...t_with_microsofts_help.html?tk=nl_ptx_h_crawl

    Messed up my dual-boot machine ( Vistaloader on there and been fine for
    years - until now)

    Config:
    IDE = test drive (has had xp, Vista and Win7 installed on it)
    SATA = everyday drive.
    Boot flow = IDE boot menu, then SATA.
    On test drive I had previously install Vista (years ago), Win7 beta, all
    those partitions wiped when beta ended, but remnants still in boot area. I
    left the XP partitions alone.

    After installing EMET on my test XP drive to check out acrord32.exe
    interfacing screens, I then rebooted everyday drive. At login, it hangs
    quite a while. Eventually, I get errors from NVidia app and Logitech webcam
    apps " App Closing due to security ..." Event Category (100) Event ID =1000

    If I check DEP setting from Control panel - system - Performance - the two
    radio buttons are now grayed out and at the bottom a message " Need to be an
    administrator ... make changes to boot.ini file"

    If I go back to BIOS and disable the IDE drive, XP on the SATA drive is now
    fine ( IDE no longer in boot flow).
    Why is it a problem : is it because I have 2 drives ?
    no mention of potential conflict with EMET app so be aware.
     
    - Bobb -, Sep 17, 2010
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