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Windows 7: dllhost.exe crash / com surrogate

17 Nov 2008   #1
mojario

Windows 7
 
 
dllhost.exe crash / com surrogate

Hi there,
First off I'm loving windows 7, except for one problem.

Whenever I do certain things for example click personalise the desktop / click properties of my computer / using the control panel.. and possibly others.

its pops up saying:

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe

- upon clicking ok to this

It then gives me a message about COM Surrogate has stopped working.

I can get past them both my clicking ok / cancel twice.
buts its become quite annoying..

Anyone come across this error? or better yet a fix?

btw I'm running 64bit build 6801


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17 Nov 2008   #2
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope haven't had it in 32bit
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08 Dec 2008   #3
mdoyle

Server 2008 x64
 
 

I'm getting this error also in x64 6801.

Has anyone found a solution to this?
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08 Dec 2008   #4
mojario

Windows 7
 
 

mdoyle, have you installed adobe cs3 collection or photoshop or anything like that?
i believe that causes the problem.
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08 Dec 2008   #5
Kryptonit3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

ive heard photoshop and nero have caused that error in quite a few forums. both those apps use the .net framework, dont know if that makes a diff
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08 Dec 2008   #6
mdoyle

Server 2008 x64
 
 

That must be it. I have CS3 installed on it. I'll uninstall and see how that helps.
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08 Dec 2008   #7
Kryptonit3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

I have CS3 Extended installed on 6956 32bit and havent had any probs, same with 6801 32bit :-P
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08 Dec 2008   #8
Kryptonit3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

Wait, are you installing it on Server 2008? ive heard people trying it, hasnt turned out too well, you might have some success installing it on XP or Vista, and copy the folder to your server install :-P
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08 Dec 2008   #9
mdoyle

Server 2008 x64
 
 

Nope, it was on the 6801 x64.

I do have it installed on one of my Server 2008 x64, and it doesn't have any issues at all.
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08 Dec 2008   #10
Kryptonit3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

hmm, i have yet to embrace the 64bit OS's, ive only installed it on 32bit OS's and havent had any problems
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