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post #11 of 17
Hey guys! I've found this problem occurs only when I disable Acronis Sync Agent Service in the Services. Leave it on Automatic and COM Surrogate error is gone. There's a discussion on Acronis forum here: http://forum.acronis.com/forum/35064

Cheers,
Sabre.

PS: I have Acronis True Image Home 2013 clean (non-upgrade) install. All other Acronis services can be disabled. Also all Aronis entries in startup can be unticked without COM Surrogate problem.
Edited by Sabre10 - 2/10/13 at 2:03pm
post #12 of 17
I'm having the exact same problem too, and my videos end up stopping unexpectedly, crashing my PC. The Acronis discussion didn't really give a definitive answer to the problem, so I hope that a solution... a permanent solution... will reer it's beautiful head.
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post #13 of 17
COM Surrogate appears in the task manager and seems to start when I connect my htc evo phone to the computer to transfer pics. So now I just log off or restart the computer after I connect the phone and the COM Surrogate is no longer processing.

Hope this helps.
post #14 of 17
Remove video/image files that may be corrupted from windows system areas (Desktop, Start menu, Favorities). I had damaged video file on my desktop. Every time the desktop showed up, DLLHOST.EXE started and it was using 25% CPU forever. It is not just bad codecs. In my case, it was bad video file that converter messed up when converting from different format. Win7 could not read it and make properly thumbnail for it. Deleting the video file fixed the problem.
post #15 of 17
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Remove video/image files that may be corrupted from windows system areas (Desktop, Start menu, Favorities). I had damaged video file on my desktop. Every time the desktop showed up, DLLHOST.EXE started and it was using 25% CPU forever. It is not just bad codecs. In my case, it was bad video file that converter messed up when converting from different format. Win7 could not read it and make properly thumbnail for it. Deleting the video file fixed the problem.

That's fine and dandy, but what if I have hundreds of video files that I certainly don't plan on getting rid of? I have several terabytes of digital movies on my hard drive and external drive that I access weekly. And regardless of if I change the view from "thumbnail" to "details", I still get the dllhost.exe error... And in some cases, the dllhost.exe will still rack up a ton of memory, even after I've already closed that window completely.
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post #16 of 17
I think that the rogue dll process starts in Win7 when you access the directory containing the bad file. I would watch all Threads in Task Manager or Process Explorer. I would access various directories in file manager and see when bad dllhost.exe starts that is using 25% or more CPU. When it does, the currently accessed directory may have the bad video file. There is no way around it. You have to find out which video/picture files are bad. In my case, the bad file was on Desktop, so it was accessed right away when I boot up.
post #17 of 17
Would the dllhost.exe file cause my pc to freeze, or is that more of a GPU settings thing?

I'm running a GTX 590 (not clocked), but settings up high), 16g, x3960 i7, and cable internet. And with nothing else open, it'll freeze up when I access most online videos or picture heavy websites. You mentioned images being the cause of the dllhost issue, so I thought I'd mention my other problem to see if they're related.
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