Immediately after installing Classic Shell v3.6.2 (windows explorer features only) on my 2 computers, I began getting error messages stating 'COM surrogate has stopped working' periodically on both computers. I click the 'close' button, and everything works fine for a while, then I get the error message again.
I tried reducing the number of features (returned 'navigation pane style' to 'Windows Vista,' 'add icon overlay for shared folders' to 'off,' etc.) and the number of error popups seemed to be reduced, but the error was not eliminated. Is it possible that installing Classic Shell has replaced a .dll or.ocx file with a different version than my system is expecting? Or do you have some other idea as to why this is happening and how to fix it? The 'COM Surrogate' error message indicates that 'RPCRT4.DLL' is the specific file that caused the conflict, and it is always this file that is listed as the source of the conflict, but this is apparently a normal Windows file, so I'm hesitant to mess with it without more specific guidance - I considered replacing it with a fresh copy of the .dll, but thought I would consult with you first to see if you thought that would help the situation.
One of the systems is running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, the other is running Windows 7 Home premium 32-bit. Both have been updated, drivers updated, etc., and neither exhibited this error until after installing Classic Shell, so I'm reasonably certain that this is the install that caused the error messages. Any suggestions/ideas/help would be appreciated. I really like the 'don't scroll to the bottom,' and 'up button,' features, and really don't want to uninstall. TIA for any help.