Pwrmapi has stopped working error when starting Microsoft Outlook 2010

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    Problem

    When opening Microsoft Office 2010, the user may receive an error:
     
    Error Description: Pwrmapi has stopped working
    Problem Event Name:BEX
    Application Name: pwrmapi.exe

     

    Cause

    This is likely caused by a buffer overflow resutling from DEP (data execution prevention). The purpose of DEP is to prevent the execution of code from areas of memory that should be reserved for data only.

     

    Solution

    To exclude a a process or service from DEP, navigate to advanced system settings > performance options > DEP > add. Choose the excutable you wish to exclude from DEP and click ok.