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COM surrogate does not work any more

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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.

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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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COM surroget not working


Here is a great trouble-shooter for your current issue.

Reference:

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

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The desctop is locked


COM Surrogate errors The Component Object Model (COM) is a platform for developing software components developed by Microsoft and commonly used on operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server. COM has been known under many names over the last few years including OLE, ActiveX, DCOM and COM+. Essentially it is designed to allow for easy re-use of software.
So what are these errors? COM Surrogate errors can occur when something wrong happens when software uses in-process components outside the main process either on the same machine or on a remote server. The default DLL surrogate (Dllhost.exe) can act as a host for in-process components. This is often used on Windows Vista, XP or Windows Server 2003.
According to Microsoft
"The file Dllhost.exe is an executable component that you can run remotely and instruct to load any in-process component, providing the component with a surrogate parent process and security context."
How to help fix this? Usually some software is out of date on your PC. You could try updating your software components. You might try updating software like Nero or DivX as this often happens with media software players for video files, music or MP3s. Other people have reported success by using QuickTime or Real as an alternative to using the software that caused the previous errors. Here is what you need!!! Click on the Above Link. Follow Each and Every Step!!!
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My computer is hanging


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Com surrogate and run ddl 32 problem


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

Nov 11, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Windows explorer has stopped working


Hey there

The problem could be because earlier version of nero You can solve your problem from doing the following:
If you are using Nero, you can try upgrading to the latest version (7.7.5.1+)
If you’ve upgraded Nero 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.

There's another possible solution below of turning off DEP for dllhost, which might not work your windows explorer.
Essentially, turning off Data Execution Prevention on dllhost (the COM surrogate or windows explorer) 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

Click Open, and then OK.
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Aug 03, 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!

Gimme your Acknowledge by rating me

thanx
-
Romy

Jul 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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