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Camera not working

Whenever i try to open Camera Assistant Software, is wont open and says cant execute CEC_Main.exe please reinstall this program. what is wrong and how do i correct or reinstall this program.

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  • ladog_04 Aug 03, 2008

    Whenever i try to open Camera , is wont open what is wrong and how do i correct or reinstall this program.

  • winchabot Aug 12, 2008

    I also have the same problem. CEC_Main.exe is a camera assistant software for Toshiba, it is not be a virus.
    If you have a Toshiba laptop, it should be at this location: C:Program FilesCamera Assistant Software for ToshibaCEC_MAIN.exe




    I checked my C:drive ... CEC_Main and CEC_Main.ENU are there, but CEC_Main.exe is missing.



    However, I also recently uploaded a trial version of Kaspersky Internet Security 2009. The Kaspersky program seems to think it is some type of virus or malware. Kaspersky has it categorized as an untrusted application. When I tried to re-install the camera assistant software from Toshiba's support site, Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 ("K") appeared to be blocking the download. Toshiba's Tech Support referred me to K's Tech Support. I just contacted K's technical support to request assistance in resolving it since I can't figure a way to override it's program blocking for this one item. Per K's auto-reply, a reply is to be expected in 1-2 days. I'll update once I hear from Kaspersky.

  • gabry Aug 28, 2008

    i make webcam setup but when i shutdown windows send me a message that reinstall cec_main.exe what is the soultion?

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    Whenever i try to open Camera Assistant Software, is wont open and says cant execute CEC_Main.exe please reinstall this program. what is wrong and how do i correct or reinstall this program.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    Whenever i try to open Camera Assistant Software, it wont open and says cant execute CEC_Main.exe please reinstall this program. I need help.

  • mikeymezer Sep 18, 2008

    Whenever i try to open Camera Assistant Software, is wont open and says
    cant execute CEC_Main.exe please reinstall this program. what is wrong
    and how do i correct or reinstall this program.

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    I just installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and I get the very same error message. The problem has to be related to that.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem,also just installed KIS2009

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    One time I was doing my homework. My camera bar on the side of the screen popped open and it would'nt slide back so I was messing with it. Then i click the little x on it and then after that i couldn't ever open it again it says i missing the program CEC_Main what ever

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    I have just bought a Tpshiba laptop and CEC.NAIN.exe re-install comes up with an OK button. It does this on a regular basis and I think it is something to do with the integral webcam.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.



    John

  • Lysia_kot Feb 18, 2009

    Oh! I have this problem too whis my camera! KIS 2009!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    When I click on CEC_MAIN it said that This application has failed to start because CECCMDLL.DLL was not found. Re-installing may fix the problem.



  • xtinee255 Apr 05, 2009

    yeah...i got the same problem too..i've reinstalled.. and remove my aniti-virus..but every start up that sucks notifications always appears "CEC_main.exe has stopped working"  please help me

  • gmastrou_08 Apr 16, 2009

    i have the same problem.  At first when i bought my laptop it worked just fine but then i accidentally deleted the program and whenever i run it now it simply says cannot execute cec.main.exe please reinstall the program.  what should i do to fix it?
    thanks in advance for any help!!!! 

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This works better and is within the Kaspersky help.

Fine-tuning rule settings Application Filtering rule applies to a great number of system resources and actions to be performed with them.
In order to fine-tune the application rules for actions to be performed with system resources:

  1. Open main application window
  2. In the left part of the window select System Security.
  3. Press the Application access rights link in the Application Filtering section.
  4. In the window that will open select tab Applications.
  5. Select the application in the Program column.
  6. Press the Edit link in the bottom part of the tab.
  7. In the window that will open select tab Rules.
  8. Select a resource category for which a detailed access right configuration is required using a drop-down list in the top part of the tab.
  9. Open the shortcut menu for the column containing actions to be performed with protected resources.
  10. Select the required menu access rights.
  11. Save changes.

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Kaspersky tech support provided me with instructions for adding the CEC_Main.exe to the trusted applications list. However, when re-booting, the pc still produced adverse feedback pop-ups, i.e., "The application failed to initialize properly(Oxc0000142). Click OK to terminate the application." and "CEC_Main has stopped working..."

So, I went back to Toshiba's website and temporarily saved to My Desktop a copy of their camera assistant application, util_camera_26033.exe. I also re-opened Kaspersky > Settings > Threats & Exclusions > Trusted Zones > Objects > Add+ > and then I manually typed in
"C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.exe" (without the quotation marks) to the exclusion rules, to allow CEC_Main.exe to be a trusted application. Then I reinstalled the camera assistance application software using the repair option on the installation walk-through, then re-booted the pc.
Voila! No more errors :)
Still, if you are not currently using your laptop's webcam and you are concerned about tweaking your anti-virus program, you could probably just uninstall the (Chicony) Camera Assistant Software to avoid seeing the error pop-up.

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Hi ,

This is Lalit , only exit from Kaspersky your camera will work.

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SOURCE: it says can't execute CEC Main, reinstall program

This is what I know about this issue. I'm guessing you have a built in camera and anti virus program installed on your laptop. What you will have to do is to uninstall the driver for the camera, and disable your anti virus for a while. then you can reinstall your camera and it should work.
If you need further assistance with the procedure, let me know and I will help you with detailed instrucations. I will need to know what anti virus you have and which windows you have installed

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How do i take a picture on my Toshiba laptop


1. Open a program called"Camera Assistant." This is a Toshiba-supported computr program designed specifically for people with cameras built into their laptops.You can find this by clicking on the "Start" menu and then navigatingto the "Programs" sub-menu. 2. Press the"Picture" button in the "Camera Assistant" program windowto take a picture using your built-in camera. This will take one stillphotograph for every time you click the button. The image you are taking willappear on the right side of the main program window. 3. Press the"Video" button in the "Camera Asst" program window tobegin recording video using your built-in camera. This will record video untilyou press the "Stop" button. The video you are recording will appearon the right side of the main program window. 4. If you can't open"Camera Assistant," reinstall your drivers. Though the camera on aToshiba laptop is designed to work right out of the box, if it doesn't you mayneed to reinstall the driver that makes it work. Look for the CD labeled"Drivers and Software" that came packaged into the box with yourToshiba laptop. Pop it in your laptop's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and install the"Digital Camera" driver contained on the disc.

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On Startup, I get an error message: C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.exe Please reinstall program I have tried to reinstall the driver and it still does not work


to stop getting the error message, type msconfig into the run/search box.
Go to the startup tab and untick the entry for the camera.
Uninstall the software, run a cleaner like CCleaner, run the registry cleaner.
Download the latest version of the software and try again .

Choose your model and OS, and download from here http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp

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Lost "camera assistant software for toshiba\cec main.exe.can you help?.


Hello , 

You may need to go to the manufacturer to download the software & drivers ,

You may also may need to scan your system for infections to see if that software is infected and unable to load & work , their is several place to have your system scaned for free or scanned and repaired for a small fee / just make sure that the company is reputable as in 

Symantic , Mcaffe , Panda Security 

also try rolling back the driver for you may have gotten a bad update for the software or driver / this is done thru the device manager 

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It says can't execute CEC Main, reinstall program


This is what I know about this issue. I'm guessing you have a built in camera and anti virus program installed on your laptop. What you will have to do is to uninstall the driver for the camera, and disable your anti virus for a while. then you can reinstall your camera and it should work.
If you need further assistance with the procedure, let me know and I will help you with detailed instrucations. I will need to know what anti virus you have and which windows you have installed

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Ceccmdll.dll cec-MAIN.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING


Have you just installed a new security app such as Kaspersky?

If so you could so allow CEC_main.exe in the firewall which should cure the problem.

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Error on startup


Clicking on it won't help, as you said 'the file is corrupted'. I would just uninstall 'Toshiba Camera Assistant' and redownload it from the internet if you need it. If you've never used it, don't worry about reinstalling it. It isn't nessisary.

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I believe the best way to re-install that is by using the Recovery CD that came with that NB. Just insert the CD, run it inside windows & it should ask you to install applications & driver. Install the camera software and/or drivers and you should be good.

Hope this helps.

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