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Runtime Error system32 dllhost.exe "terminate it in an unusual way"

Upon trying to open an .AVI file, I got the following message:

C:\Windows\system32\dllhost.exe "this application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way"  I could click okay and the error message would disapper for a few moments before reappearing.

I also got a C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe "this application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way"

The .AVI file was one I had shot from my camera and downloaded. I cannot positively determine if it is related but the error msges began occuring at about the time I tried opening the AVI file.  I rebooted and tried again and did same.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit with 4GB ram and an AMD Athlon +3200 from a hotel wireless environment.

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mattclarifiedCommented:
Hi Stoney,

There are a few reasons that this could be, the first could be identified by the hotfix released by microsoft here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884538
The second, it could be a codec error on your machine, if you know what codec the avi is playing back in (divx, xvid, etc) try downloading the latest version, if you are not sure of the codec open the avi file with g-spot codec infomation applaince - http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ and it will give you all the details you need
Lastly, there could be something up with the program you are using to play the avi with, try using a different player, media player, VLC, etc..

M@
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Scott JacksonRetired Air Force Jet JockAuthor Commented:
According to that first link, it only applies to Windows XP and I am using 7.  I will take a look at the other solutions. My responses may be slow since I am traveling.
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Scott JacksonRetired Air Force Jet JockAuthor Commented:
I installed g-spot and ran it with one of the AVI files.  Not sure what this is telling me but I don't see any error messages.
 
 

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mattclarifiedCommented:
It's just telling you that the file uses the MJPG codec, download the latest version here - http://www.free-codecs.com/Motion_JPEG_Codec_download.htm
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Scott JacksonRetired Air Force Jet JockAuthor Commented:
I found the problem and I am going to give you credit.  You didn't nail the exact answer but you were close and you triggered a series of thoughts that got me going in the right direction and that was enough.  It was codec related.  And I am going to go ahead and explore the link above.  
What had happened is that I had installed Axis Media Control, a program designed to allow viewing of streaming videos.  When I uninstalled the program the problem went away. Apparently there was a codec that the program used that caused the problem with AVI files.  
So thank you for getting me going in the right direction.
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