Can anybody help me with this, please; I`m well out of my depth here.
My neighbour has a Dell laptop running XP Media Centre which he uses mainly for his extensive photo collection.
Recently he installed some pictures of a holiday trip sent to him by his son on a disc. The installation went ok and the photos appear in My Pictures in little page-type box of four which, I think, means they are compressed.
When he tries to open these, however, a Data Execution Prevention Warning comes up and the laptop freezes. I`ve checked the appropriate page and found that the DEP is activated for Windows only, not any other programs, and cannot be turned off.
Can anybody suggest a solution to this problem or point me towards some kind of explanation of what is going on here? I don`t think it`s any kind of malware because I can see no symptoms of infection and other disc-derived photos open normally.