COM Surrogate stopped working - dllhost.exe (Windows 7 64-bit)

By waterproof
Jan 28, 2012
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  1. Having this issue with my PC. Never had any issues before, it's suddenly happening out of the blue ( I read about fixes on how to geek - didn't work since I can't add a 64bit dllhost.exe via DEP ) so I'm asking here for alternative fixes. I have VLC, PS CS5, k-lite codec pack, however these things never affected my preview of photos before so I feel they are ruled out IMO. I don't want to turn off thumb preview btw. So anyway, anyone can assist with helping me fix this issue? Much assistant would be helpful!
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    how long ago and what changed about that time?

    get a command prompt and enter eventvwr.msc

    click on the System Events and look for Error Events.
    How many to you see?

    Start from the top and scroll down to the first & dbl-click to open it
    and is it the Com Surrogate?

    you can copy/paste a few of them in your follow-up
  3. insoman

    insoman Newcomer, in training Posts: 158

    Uninstall your codec pack


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