Windows 7 - Media Center won't open

Asked By Helv on 09-Apr-08 03:25 PM
Everytime I try to open Media Center on my Windows XP Media Center Edition
pc, I get the following error message:

ehshell.exe - Common Language Runtime Debugging Services
Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.
Process id=0x8d8(2264) Thread id=0xbfc(3068)

Lick OK to terminate the application.
Click CANCEL to debug the application.

When I click CANCEL, I get the following error message(s):

ehshell.exe - No debugger found.

Registered JIT debugger is not available. An attempt to launch a JIT
debugger with the  following command resulted in an error code of 0x2(2).
Please check computer settings.

cordbg.exe !a 0x8d8
cordbg.exe !a 0x324 (on another attempt to open the Media Center)

Since I'm rather old & still don't know that much about computers, I'd
really appreciate any help you can give.

Bob replied on 09-Apr-08 06:05 PM
Hi Helva,

Is this a new problem or an ongoing problem?
*Report back, please*
Helv replied on 09-Apr-08 06:53 PM
Hi, Bob,

Unfortunately, this is an ongoing problem, so I cannot use system restore.
it is been happening since Jan., but I was away all last month.
Bob replied on 09-Apr-08 08:20 PM
What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed? There
are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
*Report back, please*
Helv replied on 10-Apr-08 10:27 PM
My pc is running Windows XP Media Center Edition, I'm using the Windows
firewall, AVG 7.5 anti-virus & the following anti-spyware: Ad-Aware 2007, Spy
Sweeper, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyware Blaster & Windows Defender (a
little over-kill, but only Spyware Blaster is running in real time). Thanks
again for your time!
Bob replied on 10-Apr-08 11:53 PM
Run sfc /scannow.
*Report back, please*
Helv replied on 14-Apr-08 06:38 PM
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner - I wasn't able to get a "reply" box to
pop up. I seem to be having all kinds of problems. Anyhow, I ran sfc
/scannow, but it didn't help. I wasn't able to log in as the administrator,
as instructed by MS. I don't have my pc set up with a password & it wouldn't
let me change to "administrator" without a password. I don't even know how to
set up my pc with a password. I know I must sound dumb, but there are things
I used to be able to do that I can't remember anymore since I had
chemotherapy. It's really annoying not being able to remember things from one
day to the next! :(
Bob replied on 14-Apr-08 09:07 PM
Try Last Known Good Configuration