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Windows 7: COM surrogate has stopped working

19 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
COM surrogate has stopped working

I have machine with Windows 7 64 bit installed and recently started receiving the Message above about the COM Surrogate. I have tried numerous suggestions I found online with no success

I rolled back the video driver
I removed dllhost.exe from "C:\Windows\Syswow64"
I did a windows recovery from days earlier
I updated the Windows 7 codecs
I reregistered regsvr32 vbscript.dll & regsvr32 jscript.dll

Since it is happening on all my drives, I did not do a chkdisk. I do not remember installing anything new on the box. I am stumped and trying to figure out what I can try to fix this problem Any assistance would be greatly appreciated


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19 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

Have you tried this one with the DEP setting?

"COM Surrogate has stopped working" - Microsoft Community

It seems to me when I had a desktop machine with W7 the fix had to do with the DEP settings. But it has been a few years since I have owned a desktop PC.
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19 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
COM Surrogate

Yes, That also was one of the activities I tried without success
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Dec 2016   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

I also seem to remember something about MS Word. It might have been that every time I tried to change the file association some COM components of Word put it back the way it was. There was something about unregistering the COM stuff in Word and having to do with COM surrogate. But it was some years back. Just a shot in the dark if you can find anything still out there on the web about it.
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