Reinstall Media Center

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I get an error when starting media center:

ehshell.exe - Application has generated an exception that could not be
handled.  Process id = 0xc18 (3096), thread id 0x14c0 (5312).  (The ids

I ran the posted utility to repair media center (  It
returned "ehTrace.dll is missing."  Also, I cannot start any of the MCE

I'm thinking if I can uninstall and reinstall only the media center
component, this will fix the problem.  Is this possible?  And where would I
find the setup program?

RE: Reinstall Media Center

If you have MCE 2005 try this to reinstall Media center components

1  Close Media Center
2  Click on the Start menu, choose run and type cmd
3  Execute the command regsvr32.exe atl.dll
4  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched /unregServer
5  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched /service
6  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr /unregServer
7  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr /service
8  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRec.exe /unregServer
9  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRec.exe /regserver
10 Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe /unregServer
11 Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe /regserver
12 Restart Media Center

(from Aaron Stebner's WebLog feb17  2006 thank you Aaron)

Richard A Miller MCE mvp

"bill1229" wrote:

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RE: Reinstall Media Center

Thanks for your kind reply.  Unfortunately, this didn't work, and
"ehTrace.dll" missing seems to be a common problem.

Actually, some of the other components were missing from the eHome
directory.  I copied them from a CAB i found, and they seemed to work ok.

Not sure from where I can restore ehTrace.  It doesn't seem to be in the CAB.

Kind regards,

"Richard Miller" wrote:

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