I keep getting a "COM Surrogate (dllhost.exe) has stopped working" error message that appears every 5 minutes on my Windows 10, This started after altering system PATH variable and removing some path I thought was not needed.

The removed PATH value was something like /Windiws <??> Kit/. The problem is I do not remember WHICH "Windows Kit" it was exactly.

What it could be?


Try adding this path or a valid similar path (confirm on your Windows 10 machine what it is), reboot and see if that resolves:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Windows Performance Toolkit\

This is path for Windows 10.

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