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Error message when you try to configure a disabled audio playback device in Windows Vista: "Windows host process (Rundll32) has stopped working"
Article ID: 953916 - View products that this article applies to.
When you view and then try to configure a disabled audio playback device on a Windows Vista-based computer, you receive the following error message:
Windows host process (Rundll32) has stopped working
You can safely close and ignore this error message.
To work around this problem, you can configure playback devices successfully if you do not show disabled devices. To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 953916 - Last Review: June 14, 2008 - Revision: 1.1