The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application is part of the Windows Media Center. It allows you to view premium digital cable channels from your cable provider from your computer. EhPriveJob.exe is one of its main components and its job is to scan for any digital tuner devices attached to your computer. It’s a useful application, but it slows down your computer when you’re using the TV tuning feature. Now there are a few solutions for this problem and they’ve been listed below.
Check Your Computer’s Resource Manager
Check the Resource Manager to see if the ehPrivJob.exe process is using a lot of resources.
Follow the steps listed below to do that;
- Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to open the Task Manager.
- Once you’ve opened the Task Manager, head over to the Processes tab, and look for an entry named ehprivjob.exe or Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application.
- Once you’ve found the entry, check its CPU and Memory Usage. If its Memory usage is more than 100MB or if it’s using more than 10% of the overall CPU capacity, then you’ll have to disable it.
- To stop the process, select it, and click on the End Process option.
- After that, you just have to click OK and then exit the Windows Task Manager.
- Now reboot your computer to let the setting take effect.
Now check to see if the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application issue still occurs or has been fixed. If it still occurs, then proceed to the next solution.
Turn The Windows Media Center Off
If the first solution doesn’t work, then you might want to turn the Windows Media Center off, as it could be the problem.
To turn it off, follow the steps mentioned below;
- Open the Control Panel on your computer.
- In the Control Panel window, select Programs and Features option.
- Click on the Turn Windows Feature On or Off option.
- From there, select Media Features and click on the expand icon to expand the list.
- Locate the Windows Media Center option in the list and uncheck it.
- Click on the OK button
- After that, you’ll need to reboot your computer so that the settings can that effect.
This should fix the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application issue, but if it doesn’t, proceed to the next step.
Disable Scheduled Tasks
The ehdrminit task is one of the most common factors that can cause this problem. If the previous solution doesn’t work, then try disabling this task.
To do that, follow the steps written below;
- Click on the Start button and select the Task Scheduler option.
- Click on Library, and then open the Microsoft folder.
- Open the Windows folder and disable the ehdrminit task.
- After that, close all the folders and restart your computer.
Once you’ve restarted the computer, check if the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application issue still occurs. If it does, then proceed to the next step.
Remove The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application
If the previous solution doesn’t work and you’re certain that the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application is causing the problem, then the only way left to fix the problem is to delete the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application. You will lose its TV tuner feature if you delete it.
To delete it, you’ll have to;
- Click Windows Key + R to open the Run dialogue box. Type appwix.cpl in the box and press Enter to open up the Programs and Files screen.
- From there, click on Turn Windows Features on or off from the left-hand side menu.
- Expand the drop-down menu associated with Media Features and remove both checkpoints associated with the Windows Media Player and Media Features.
- Click Yes on the confirmation prompt.
- Click OK to enforce the changes and wait for them to be enforced.
- Go to the Control Panel.
- Select Programs and Features from the Control Panel.
- Look for the digital TV tuner on the list of installed programs and click on it.
- Click Uninstall on the upper portion of the window.
- Just follow the Uninstallation Wizard and wait for it to uninstall.
- Once it has been uninstalled, go to your Registry Editor by holding Windows key + R and type Regedit in the Run Dialog Box.
- In the registry editor window, locate the address (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\) and look for the folder containing your digital TV tuner and delete it.
- Then navigate to this address and delete any entries (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\eg ui)
- Restart your computer.
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