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Com surrogate and run ddl 32 problem

Whenever i am opening a video file this display is coming com surrogate and rundll32 stopped working i want a solution

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  • bobby22 Jan 19, 2009

    when i open a file containing a viedo or audio file the com surrogate error occurs

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    same problem

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Download codec pack and install it, ex - k-lite codec pack its free on net

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Make sure that your all your drivers are up-to-date, and then follow the below procedure:
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The rundll32.exe file operates by parsing the command line. The specified DLL is then loaded through the function LoadLibrary(). Afterwards, from the function , it gets the addresses through GetProcAddress(). The command line tail is passed when the is called. Next, the DLL is unloaded upon the return of . Finally, the rundll32.exe file exits.We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify rundll32.exe related errors.
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Com surrogate has stopped working.


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Com surrogate


These should help:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fix-for-com-surrogate-has-stopped-working-error-in-vista/

http://www.superbdevelopment.com/forums/general-tech-talk/3600-windows-vista-com-surrogate-has-stopped-working-fix-solution.html

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/13/how-to-fix-com-surrogate-problem-when-opening-video-format-files/comment-page-1/


Error message: "COM Surrogate has stopped working."

COM objects are often defined in Dynamic Link Libraries (DLL files). The Program file for COM Surrogate is actually dllhost.exe that can load a DLL and make its objects available to other programs.

The COM Surrogate error message is often related to codecs and other COM objects that aren't fully compatible with Vista. These are installed by other programs. The most common culprits are DivX and Nero. The first thing you should do is upgrade to the latest versions of these to see if that fixes the problem. Another possible fix is to disable thumbnail previews in Explorer. To do that:
In Windows Explorer, click Organize, then select Folder and Search Options
Click the View tab
Check the box that says "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
Click OK
To help troubleshoot which codec(s) might be causing the problem, you can use a free tool called InstalledCodec. You can use it to disable individual codecs one at a time.
You can download it at http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/installed_codec.html


Hope that helps

Mike


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Com surrogate


First check if you have nero or Divx installed. Then uninstall it.

Right click on Computer, and choose Properties
clip_image0021.jpg Click on Advanced System Settings, and then under Advanced, click Settings
clip_image00211.jpg Select the "Data Execution Protection" tab, and then click “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select�
clip_image00221.jpg Click on the Add button, and then browse to C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe as shown
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Here's what you should see…
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Feb 02, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario F750US

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Com surrogate has stopped working


http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Vista-Codec-Package/1159994557/1

Just download this small program and everything should be just fine . I was having the same problem , ive been told that its because of nero or divx codecs , didnt unistalled anything just installed this program and my problem was solve !

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Windows Explorer sends continuously error messages


Turning off thumbnails will probably stop you getting that error

DO:
Open Control Panel > Folder Options > Always show Icons, Never Thumbnails

However, this isn't actually fixing the problem.

Do you have Nero installed by any chance?

If so try:
Open Computer > System Drive > Program files > Common Files > Ahead > DSfilter.
Rename "NeroVideoProc.ax" to "1NeroVideoProc.ax"
Also rename "NeVideo.ax" to "1NeVideo.ax"

And then reboot.

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Software problem


Hey there

You get an error message that COM Surrogate has stopped working whenever you browse folders containing video or media files, This problem is caused because of codecs and other COM components installed by various softwares that aren't fully Vista-compatible, like some versions of DivX or Nero.
There are a number of possible solutions to this problem, and the right solution depends greatly on what software is actually causing the problem.


If you are using DivX, you should be upgraded to the very latest version (6.5+)
If you are using Nero, you can try upgrading to the latest version (7.7.5.1+)
If you’ve upgraded Nero and Divx and still have the problem, you can try renaming the file C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\DSFilter\NeVideo.ax to NeVideo.ax.bak. You may also need to rename NeVideoHD.ax to NeVideoHD.bak

Essentially, turning off Data Execution Prevention on dllhost (the COM surrogate) can fix this problem . This solution is detailed below.
Right click on Computer, and choose Properties
Click on Advanced System Settings, and then under Advanced, click Settings
Select the "Data Execution Protection" tab, and then click “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select”
Click on the Add button, and then browse to C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe as shown

Click Open, and then OK.
Here's what you should see…

Now you can browse video folders without problems!

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copy rundll32 from someother vista laptop and replace yours.

May 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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