Fix COM Surrogate has stopped working in Windows 7. A client of mine started having a strange problem when browsing pictures and videos on his Windows 7 PC it would popup with the following error message COM Surrogate has stopped working. The odd thing was that the error only came up when browsing video or picture files, not any other type of file. After doing some research, we managed to fix the problem, but had to try a couple of different things before it finally worked. In this post, Ill write out the different possible solutions and hopefully one of them will work for you. Method 1 Update Codecs. Obviously since it was a videopicture problem, we thought it could be something with the current set of codecs installed. This client in particular liked to copy and rip stuff, so he had ffdshow installed plus some other codecs. My battery went dead. Now the car is working but the radio stopped working and asked for a code. What do I do My battery went dead. Now the car is worki. Solved Hello, the vol and mute buttons have stopped functioning on my pavilion g7 1260ca running win7 home prem 64 bit. All other buttons 1256675. Display driver stopped responding and has recovered problem. Apply to Windows 10 and Windows 7. Fix the problem now. I had to post this question because non of the solutions available on the internet worked for me. Some weeks ago, my FN Function Keys stopped working on my HP. Nvidia Display driver stopped working and has recovered caused might be because Nvidia Graphics driver failed. Here you will find solutions to fix it. Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered. Need help with this problem. In every game except counterstrike, the game will checker all over my screen. My display driver AMD keeps crashing and recovering since i updated my laptop to windows 10 i often get a Pop Up which says Display Driver Stopped Responding but. We manually updated all the codecs to their latest versions including ffdshow, Windows 7 Codec Pack and others. You can download the latest version of Windows 7 Codec Pack here. If you have Div. X or Nero installed on your computer, go ahead and update those to the latest versions too. In some cases, you may have to uninstall a program and then reinstall it later on. Method 2 Kaspersky Antivirus. There has been a known issue with Kaspersky antivirus that cases this problem to occur. Vehicle Outline Templates more. If youre using Kaspersky, you need to make sure you update the actual Kaspersky software, not just the antivirus definitions. You can also test to see if this is really causing the issue by disabling the program altogether and seeing if the issue goes away. Method 3 Commands. There are a few commands you can try to run in Windows to see if it fixes the problem. Application.exe-has-stopped-working-windows-10-5.png' alt='My Display Driver Stopped Working' title='My Display Driver Stopped Working' />You have to run these in the command prompt. Click on Start, type cmd and then right click and choose Run as Administrator. Now type in the following commands, pressing enter after each one regsvr. That will re register a few dlls with Windows and possibly fix the COM surrogate error. If not, keep reading Method 4 Check Disk for Errors. If youre seeing this problem only on a particular drive like an external USB device, then it could be that there are some bad sectors on the hard drive. Its a good idea to run a chkdsk to make sure the drive is functioning properly. You can read my previous post on how to use the chkdsk utility. Method 5 Disable DEP for dllhost. Another fix that has been mentioned numerous times is adding dllhost. DEP Data Execution Protection. You can read my previous post on how to turn off DEP in Windows. On the last step in that article, click Add and then add the following exe file in Windows 7 3. C WindowsSystem. For Windows 7 6. C WindowsSys. WOW6. Method 6 DisplayPrinter Driver. This can be a little tricky, but if you recently updated a driver for your display or even some other hardware on your computer, try to roll back the driver to the previous version. Its usually more so with the display driver than anything else. In some cases, updating to the most recent version of the display driver can also fix the issue, so youll have to play around with either upgrading the driver or rolling back the driver. To rollback the display driver, go to Device Manager, expand Display Adapters and then right click on the display device and choose Uninstall. Youll see a pop up window where you need to check the Delete the driver software for this device box. In the same light, you should also check out your printer drivers and update all of them, if updates are available. Hopefully, one of these methods will fix the COM Surrogate error in Windows 7. If not, post a comment here and let us know your specs and what youve tried and well try to help.