How To Fix The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application Issue

The Digital Tuner TV Tuner Device Registration application is part of the Windows Media Center. What it does is it allows you to view premium digital cable channels from your cable provider straight from your computer. One of its main components is the ehPrivJob.exe whose main task is to scan for any digital tuner devices attached to your computer. Although this is a useful application it has been known to slow down your computer when you are using the TV tuning feature. If you are having a problem with the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application then you have come to the right place as we will be providing solutions to this issue.

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How To Fix The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application Issue

Check the computer resource manager

The first thing you will need to do in this case is to check the resource manager if the ehPrivJob.exe process is using a lot of resources.

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc key to open up the Task Manager.
  • Inside Task Manager, go over to the Processes tab and look for an entry named ehprivjob.exe or Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application.
  • Check the CPU and Memory resources that are being used by this process. If this process uses more than 100MB of memory or more than 10% of the overall CPU capacity then you will have to disable this.
  • To stop the process, select the process and click on the End Process option.
  • Click on the OK button and then exit the Windows Task Manager.
  • Restart the computer system so that the new settings may take effect.

Check if the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application issue still occurs.

Turn off the Windows Media Center

If you don’t use the Windows Media Center then you can try turning this off to prevent the issues that you are experiencing due to this application.

  • Open the Control Panel on your computer system.
  • In the Control Panel window, select Programs and Features option.
  • Click on the Turn Windows Feature On or Off option.
  • Select Media Features and expand the list by clicking on the expand icon.
  • Find the Windows Media Center option and uncheck it.
  • Click on the OK button.
  • Restart your system so that the new settings may take effect.

Check if the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application issue still occurs.

Disable scheduled tasks

One of the most common factors that can cause this issue is the ehdrminit task. You should try disabling this task to fix this problem.

  • Click on the Start button and select Task Scheduler option.
  • Click on Library, and then open the Microsoft folder.
  • Open the Windows folder and disable the ehdrminit task.
  • Close all the folders and then restart your computer system.

Check if the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application issue still occurs.

Remove the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application

If you have verified that it is the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application that is causing the problem then you can uninstall this from your computer. Take note that your computer will lose its TV tuner feature if you do this.

  • Click on the Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Then, type “appwiz.cpl” and press Enter to open up the Programs and Files screen.
  • From the Programs and Features screen, 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 Windows Media Player and Media Features.
  • Click Yes at the confirmation prompt.
  • Click Ok to enforce the changes, then wait for them to be enforced.

You can also follow the following steps listed below to uninstall the application.

  • Go to the Control Panel.
  • Click on Programs and Features inside control panel.
  • On the list of installed programs, look for your digital TV tuner and click it.
  • On the upper portion of the window, click Uninstall.
  • Simply follow the uninstallation wizard and wait for the process to complete.
  • After that, go to your Registry Editor by holding Windows key + R then. Then type regedit in the Run dialog box.
  • In the Registry Editor window, navigate to this address (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\) and look for the folder containing your digital TV tuner then delete it.
  • After that, 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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