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My First Haiku

The fire in the air
Exhausted, don’t tread out there
There is no winter

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Vista COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working (Not Nero)

I was having a problem when viewing my downloads folder which contained a few AVI files. Vista kept giving me an error message “COM Surrogate has stopped working”. A Google search sent me to this post on howtogeek.com. Well, it appears that Nero is a major culprit but I don’t have Nero installed on this machine. After viewing the DLLs opened by rundll.exe in Process Explorer, I noticed that it was crashing when loading C:\Program File\sPalmPhotoDesktop\H264DecFilter.ax. Un-registering the codec solved the problem.

regsvr32 -u “C:\Program Files\PalmPhotoDesktop\H264DecFilter.ax”