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Customer Support And Other Useful Phone Numbers

Verizon Wireless Customer Support can be reached at this number: 1-800-922-0204 Verizon Land Phone Service: 1-800-567-6789 Verizon Calling Cards: 1-800-225-5483 Comcast Business Class: 1-877-284-0129 Alltel Communications: 1-800-864-7188 Alltel Communications (Pager and Internet Services): 1-800-745-7330 Cingular Cellular (Sales): 1-800-920-9783 AT&T (Customer Service): 1-800-222-0300 AT&T (Video and TeleConference, Long Distance, Data Services):1-800-232-1234 Century Tel: 1-800-554-2238 1-800-201-7575 Hertz Rent A Car (Reservations): 1-800-654-3131 Hertz Rent A Car (International Reservations): 1-800-654-3001 Hertz Rent A Car (Reservation Extension): 1-800-654-4174 Hertz Rent A Car (Hearing Impaired): 1-800-654-2280 Hertz Rent A Car (Billing Issues): 1-800-654-4173 Hertz Rent A Car (Claims Management- Insurance): 1-800-432-3479; 1-800-358-2723 Avis Rent A Car (Passenger Car Rental): 1-800-331-1084; 1800-552-2847 Avis Rent A Car (Customer Service): 1-800-352-7900 Microsoft Technical Support: 1-800-642-7676 Geek Squad: 1-800-GEEKSQUAD...

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Fix ‘COM surrogate has stopped working’ error in Windows Vista

A recent and annoying ‘bug’ in Windows Vista (both 32- and 64-bit versions) is the ‘COM surrogate has stopped working’ error. This happens almost whenever you browse a folder containing media files like mp3, avi, wav etc. A lot of people have attributed this to the presence of non Vista-compatible codecs installed on the computer. There are various ways to fix this annoying error. Here are some of the most common ones doing the round. Update the DivX codec to the latest version Update (or even Uninstall) Nero to the latest version Disable Thumbnail View But, the best (and the least tedious solution), in my opinion, seems to be turning off Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for the culprit, dllhost.exe, in this case. Here are the simple steps you need to take to do this. Right-click on My Computer and select Properties Click on Advanced System Settings Select the Advanced tab, and then Settings under Performance Select Data Execution Prevention Choose Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select Click on Add Browse to Windows->System32 directory Select dllhost.exe and click Open Click Ok when Windows warns you Click Ok twice, and you are done You might have to reboot your system, if Windows asks you to, for the changes to take effect. I didn’t have...

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