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XP SP3 Hosed Media Center Player

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Old 06-01-2008
Preston
 

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XP SP3 Hosed Media Center Player
I made the mistake of updating to XP SP 3 last night and completely killed my
Media Center player. Whenever it tries to load it comes up with these two
errors: "An exception 'System.Runtime InteropServices. COMException' has
occurred in ehshell.exe." The next error says "Anexception 'Unhandled Win32
Exception' has occured in ehshell.exe"

I have tried to do a System Restore about five times and uninstalled through
the Add/Remove programs the XP SP3 update, but nothing works. HELP.
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Old 06-01-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: XP SP3 Hosed Media Center Player
Preston wrote:
> I made the mistake of updating to XP SP 3 last night and completely
> killed my Media Center player. Whenever it tries to load it comes
> up with these two errors: "An exception 'System.Runtime
> InteropServices. COMException' has occurred in ehshell.exe." The
> next error says "Anexception 'Unhandled Win32 Exception' has
> occured in ehshell.exe"
>
> I have tried to do a System Restore about five times and
> uninstalled through the Add/Remove programs the XP SP3 update, but
> nothing works. HELP.


My first suggestion - visit the hardware manufacturer's web page (assuming
since this is media center edition - this is a 'big box' computer so you can
visit just one place) and get all the latest hardware drivers for your
operating system installed. Motherboard, sound and Video at least.

Re-install SP3 using the IT download.

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Old 06-01-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: XP SP3 Hosed Media Center Player
Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada.

• US:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

• CA:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

• UK:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

• AU:
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...3&gprid=522131

• Other: http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173 | select
Windows XP | select Windows XP Service Pack 3

WinXP-specific newsgroup: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

========================================

WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron...tallation.aspx

Steps to take before you install WinXP SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717
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Preston wrote:
> I made the mistake of updating to XP SP 3 last night and completely killed
> my Media Center player. Whenever it tries to load it comes up with these
> two
> errors: "An exception 'System.Runtime InteropServices. COMException' has
> occurred in ehshell.exe." The next error says "Anexception 'Unhandled
> Win32
> Exception' has occured in ehshell.exe"
>
> I have tried to do a System Restore about five times and uninstalled
> through
> the Add/Remove programs the XP SP3 update, but nothing works. HELP.


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