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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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If I diable com surrogate will it harm my computer


Com surrogate is a service that allows switching on the com ports. Without it, communication to your devices will stop. If you're encountering this error there is a driver problem with your com port controller and you need to install the correct drivers.

Sep 01, 2014 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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Fix for COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working Error in Vista


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. Some of the most well-known problem causing softwares are DivX and Nero, but there are others that cause the problem as well.
Possible Solutions
  • 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
    This will break Nero Showtime, however.
  • You can disable Thumbnail previews, which should make the problem go away, but isn't the optimal solution.
  • The older ffdshow codec pack has been known to cause some problems. The ffdshow tryouts codec pack seems to work better. Might want to try using this one: http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/
  • If you'd like to uninstall Nero entirely, there is a utility that they provide to help with complete uninstall that helps a lot in instances where you have a bad installation of an older version. http://www.nero.com/nero7/eng/FAQs_Nero7_NeroVision.html
  • Some users have recommended installing the Vista Codec Package in order to update all your codecs to the correct versions.
  • You can use the very useful MMCompView free utility from Nirsoft to disable any codecs on the system. This is very useful to help troubleshoot exactly which component is causing the problem.
  • There's another possible solution below of turning off DEP for dllhost, which might not work for everybody. You may have to add divx+nero executables to the DEP ignore list.

Essentially, turning off Data Execution Prevention on dllhost (the COM surrogate) can fix this problem for some people. This solution is detailed below.
Right click on Computer, and choose Properties
Submitted by Avishrant Gaur 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.
Here's the error message:
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There are a number of possible solutions to this problem, and the right solution depends greatly on what software is actually causing the problem. Some of the most well-known problem causing softwares are DivX and Nero, but there are others that cause the problem as well.
Possible Solutions
  • 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
    This will break Nero Showtime, however.
  • You can disable Thumbnail previews, which should make the problem go away, but isn't the optimal solution.
  • The older ffdshow codec pack has been known to cause some problems. The ffdshow tryouts codec pack seems to work better. Might want to try using this one: http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/
  • If you'd like to uninstall Nero entirely, there is a utility that they provide to help with complete uninstall that helps a lot in instances where you have a bad installation of an older version. http://www.nero.com/nero7/eng/FAQs_Nero7_NeroVision.html
  • Some users have recommended installing the Vista Codec Package in order to update all your codecs to the correct versions.
  • You can use the very useful MMCompView free utility from Nirsoft to disable any codecs on the system. This is very useful to help troubleshoot exactly which component is causing the problem.
  • There's another possible solution below of turning off DEP for dllhost, which might not work for everybody. You may have to add divx+nero executables to the DEP ignore list.

Essentially, turning off Data Execution Prevention on dllhost (the COM surrogate) can fix this problem for some people. This solution is detailed below.
Right click on Computer, and choose Properties
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Click on Advanced System Settings, and then under Advanced, click Settings
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Select the "Data Execution Protection" tab, and then click “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select”
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Click on the Add button, and then browse to C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe as shown
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Click Open, and then OK.
Here's what you should see…
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Now you can browse video folders without problems!
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on May 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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How would i fix with my icon default,, everytime i open an application... open in suggested file... i want to return it to default... application,, and my rundll32 is not working, system32


***Find a copy of rundll32.exe in folder c:\windows\system32\dllcache or in c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386.
If you find this, go ahead and copy rundll32.exe to the system folder c\windows\system32.
Otherwise you need a windows disc to expand this file (see below).***

1.

Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.

2.

Click Start , and then click Run .

3.

Type expand X :\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.

4.

Restart the computer

Jan 25, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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Can't get into any folder because c:Windows/System 32/rundll32 .exe keep popin up


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1.

Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.

2.

Click Start , and then click Run .

3.

Type expand X :\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.

4.

Restart the computer

Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.

2.

Click Start , and then click Run .

3.

Type expand X :\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.

4.

Restart the computer
1) Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.
2) Click Start , and then click Run .
3) Type expand X :\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.
4) Restart the computer.

Oct 27, 2010 | Operating Systems

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In windows vista ultimate 64 bit. most of the items in my control panel will not open up. I get this message. c:\windowssystem32 undll32.exe file name or extension is to long. can you please help me. jim


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The rundll32.exe process is responsible for running DLLs and placing its libraries in the memory. The rundll32.exe process is known as a command line utility program, and it performs its embedded functions along with the rundll.exe file. Rundll32.exe works by invoking a function that is exported from a specific 16-bit or 32-bit DLL module. However the only DLLs that you can call with the rundll.exe and rundll32.exe files are the ones that are only specified to be accessed by these processes.
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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Oct 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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My KRMnl.dll file is missing,how i again restore it in my system files. Every time i start my system,a run error come RUN.DLL. HOW I SAVE SYSTEM FILES FROM VIRUSES.


To stop the error from happening we will have tostop the process by deleting it from running in the Windows RegistryEditor. To run the Registry Editor, go to your Start menu and open Run,type in RegEdit and press enter.
PLEASE NOTE: The Windows Registry is an INTEGRAL part of Windowsitself, so please use caution in editing the CORRECT registry keys. Ifany mistakes are made, it can corrupt your entire system.

Remove the following registry item with RegEdit:
Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder
Open the Software folder
Open the Microsoft folder
Open the Windows folder
Open the Currentversion folder
Click on the Run folder
Click on the WildTangent CDA file (RUNDLL32.exe)
Delete the file by pressing Delete on your keyboard.

Apr 20, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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COM surrogate stopped working. What can i do ?


Easy solution, click start, control panel, system. choose advanced system settings. Under the tab of advanced you will see performance, click on settings for that. Choose the tab that says data execution prevention. Click the button that says turn on DEP for all programs except for the ones I list. Then click on add. The file is in windows, system32 folder c:\windows\system32 and the file name is dllhost.exe You will add it to the list as described and press apply this will prevent the error.

Dec 06, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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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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Jul 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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