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If you've been getting the error COM Surrogate has stopped working
whenever you browse folders containing video or media files, you have
come to a good place for some possible solutions. 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:
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.
This will break Nero Showtime, however. (thanks to dugi in the comments for this one)
Right click on Computer, and choose Properties
Click on Advanced System Settings, and then under Advanced, click Settwindows media center has "stopped - clip_image00211.jpgc="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/clip_image00211.jpg" alt="clip_image00211.jpg" class="h_mi" />
Select the "Data Execution Protection" tab, and then click â€œTurn on DEP for all programs and swindows media center has "stopped - clip_image00221.jpge I selectâ€?
windows media center has "stopped - clip_image00231.jpgbutton, and then browse to C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe as shown
Click Open, and then OK.
Here's what you should see&helliwindows media center has "stopped - clip_image00251.jpg"http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/clip_image00241.jpg" alt="clip_image00241.jpg" class="h_mi" /> Now you can browse video folders without problems!
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
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