Windows host process Rundll32 has stopped

December 2016


I just bought a new PC with Vista and I'm using an external hard drive to retrieve my old files from XP home edition.

The problem is that when I want to open the movies that are on external drives , I'm following message: Windows host process (Rundll32) has stopped working.


  • Go to Control Panel, then Folder Options, then Display and then check "Always show icons never thumbnails".
  • Try to open your movies again.

Thanks to xtremis for this tip.

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