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COM Surrogate Errors

Am running Win XP SP2 with Classic ASP+VB6 dll's alongside ASP.NET+C# dll's.

I keep getting the following error … ‘COM Surrogate encountered a problem
and needs to shut down’. This requires me to do an IISReset and re-start
whatever I was doing, which is extremely frustrating. Google reveals that
this is a pretty common type of error but does not point me to any kind of
solution to it. MS's knowledge base appears pretty silent on this issue.

I have just rebuilt my PC from scratch and installed mostly MS products
(save the Oracle 9.2.04 ODP) so I cannot understand what could be the cause
of this problem. So if anybody has any advice (aside from installing W2K or
W2003) that may be of help I greatly appreciate it?

Neil

Further info
=======
I have saved the contents of both the following ...
C:\DOCUME~1\b99 95730\LOCALS~1\ Temp\WER05bb.di r00\dllhost.exe .mdmp
C:\DOCUME~1\b99 95730\LOCALS~1\ Temp\WER05bb.di r00\appcompat.t xt
.... (which are generated when the error occurs) and can send on.

A restricted width extract from appcompat.txt is as follows ...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<DATABASE>
<EXE NAME="SYSTEM INFO" FILTER="GRABMI_ FILTER_SYSTEM"
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="advapi32. dll" SIZE="616960"
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="gdi32.dll " SIZE="278016" CHE
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="kernel32. dll" SIZE="983552"
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="ntdll.dll " SIZE="708096" CHE
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="ole32.dll " SIZE="1281536" CH
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="oleaut32. dll" SIZE="553472"
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="shell32.d ll" SIZE="8384000"
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="user32.dl l" SIZE="577024" CH
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="wininet.d ll" SIZE="656384" C
<MATCHING_FIL E NAME="winsock.d ll" SIZE="2864" CHE
</EXE>
</DATABASE>

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