I’m running the latest official beta of Windows 7 (build 7000) x64 and have been getting a whole bunch of these errors…
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Generally, it happens when opening the Control Panel, but it can happen when doing other things that are obviously enumerating items from the Control Panel, such as Mobile Device Center or opening the Network and Sharing Center.
Turns out that it’s due to Adobe CS4 (not sure about CS3) being installed, as the VersionCue .cpl file doesn’t play nicely with Windows 7 x64.
I was able to work around this issue by renaming the VersionCueCS4.cpl file to VersionCueCS4.old in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS4\Server\bin\ directory.
No more COM Surrogate errors!