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I'm always being alerted that Com surrogate has stopped working

It sometimes happen when windows explorer is opened, then it will just close the program.

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This might help:
Disable Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista Explorer If you want to speed up browsing around in explorer, you might think about disabling thumbnail previews in folders.
To make this change, click the Organize button on any folder, and choose Folder and Search Options from the menu.
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Click the View tab, and then check the Always show icons, never thumbnails checkbox.
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Click OK, and you're done.



There are lots of people also pointing this problem to Divx, Nero and general codec packs but the problem starts when they start using a media player not windows explorer.

Give it a go and if it helps please rate me.

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This problem is caused because of codecs and other COM components installed by various softwares that aren't fully Vista-compatible.

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.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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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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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.
Gimme your acknowledge by rating me
thanx
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