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Windows 7: COM Surrogate Windows 7 64bit

18 Dec 2012   #61

windows 7 pro 64 bit
Fixed. Thank you.

Read rockifields post, uninstalled my existing intel hd 4000 driver and let windows update sort a new one. Haven't had the com surrogate problem since. Very happy.

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14 Oct 2013   #62

Windows 7 Professional x64

COM surrogate would have to be one of the smallest processes out there yet it has all the world on it's shoulders and it has problems. how can microsoft think that the tiny little dllhost.exe process called COM surrogate be in charge of all my icons, loading the icons on ever page that i open with windows explorer, and pretty much just showing up everywhere. How can microsoft say this file has not got problems, so many people say they have problems with COM surrogate, and all there cases match eachother, yet the techies are blaming wrong or faulty codecs, yet we use these codecs everyday to play our music and movies. You can't blame the codec makers for your stupid process that takes care of icons and info on files, seriously microsoft if your OS breaks just cause it can't have the exact codecs it want's yet alot of the new media out there require you to update your codecs. and im telling you right now, klite codecs is fine, i use basic pack, and it don't make any other program on my pc do anything strange, all my games are fine, steam, origin etc....., the only problem i have is, i have to reboot my pc every now and then cause of the stupid COM surrogate process.
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16 Dec 2013   #63

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
I'm afraid that setting this on 64-bit does not work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Also, changing the DEP settings may solve the problem for you;
Regards....Mike Connor
COM Surrogate Windows 7 64bit-dep.png
Hey dude, this turning off DEP for 64-bit does not work because it shows that you can not set
DEP attributes for 64-bit machines, which he explained at the beginning of his post.
DUDE, I thought you were exceptional in Window 7 64-bit machines?
It would be much better if you would have explained that this is only for 32-bit machines

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23 Dec 2014   #64

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise x64 & Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

Hello to every body. I faced the same problem a few days ago. I almost did everything suggested here and some other web pages, even though some of them was really strange to even suggest let alone to do or even to consider related to the problem, but to no avail. I found the problem anyway. Mine was laying in the AMD Radeon Graphics Drivers. The instance that I remove the drivers the problem vanished from the face of the OS.

I found the solution somewhere else, but still thought might help you.

They said that the amd people are trying to solve the problem with their driver.

If you are worry that you might not be able to run some high end graphics using games, let me ease your mind that I have played Need For Speed - Hot Persuit 2010, Need for Speed Carbon, Need For speed - Most Wanted, PES 2013 and Counter Strike - Global Offensive with this graphic processor and they all run smoothly.
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11 Feb 2015   #65
Bernard Rother

Windows 7 x64
My Com Surrogate Error also solved.

Also had the Com Surrogate error. In my system it was related to XnView. When I uninstalled XnView everything went back to normal. Updated XnView to the latest 2.25 with no luck. Then I rolled back the video drivers for the GTX 9800 from 335.23 ---> 327.23 and rebooted. Com Surrogate solved. There may have been newer drivers between the releases mentioned above but those were the only ones I had on hand.
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20 Mar 2016   #66

Windows 8
Com Surrogate Has Stopped Working Error ( Solved)

When you are browsing photos from your hard drive, the pup up will open like "Com Surrogate Has Stopped Working". I also faced this problems many times. But some methods recover the problem.
Follow steps -
In your windows, open command prompt in administrator mode. After that you have to just enter this commands in your command prompt.
The commands are regsvr32 vbscript.dll regsvr32 jscript.dll. This is are the two commands you have to enter in your command prompt.
This commands will re-register few dll files with windows and solves the com surrogate has stopped working error.
If above method not works then try this ones -com surrogate has stopped working
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