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Registry Leak???

  1. #1


    LoneStar Guest

    Registry Leak???

    Long story, short: What does this cryptic Windows Vista message mean in the
    Events warning log:

    "1 user registry handles leaked from
    \registry\user\s-1-5-21-3814799448-4025391345-1001_classes" (The actual
    info, data, past the \user\..... tab is not relevant for now.

    What is a registry handle leak? I get this after bootup, occasionally, then
    several items will not open from the desktop (Control Panel, Windows Update,
    etc). A reboot or System restore corrects this. I ran a RAM diagnostic and
    all is well.

    Comments? Thanks.

    EW



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  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Registry Leak???

    Hi,

    Can't say that I've seen that error before. If I had to guess, I'd lean
    towards a corruption of the logged on user account. Does this error occur
    for any user that logs on, or just one account? I would consider setting up
    a new account for regular use and remove the problematic one.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "LoneStar" <ewyatt_del_me@excite.com> wrote in message
    news:46538227$0$97258$892e7fe2@authen.yellow.readfreenews.net...
    > Long story, short: What does this cryptic Windows Vista message mean in
    > the Events warning log:
    >
    > "1 user registry handles leaked from
    > \registry\user\s-1-5-21-3814799448-4025391345-1001_classes" (The actual
    > info, data, past the \user\..... tab is not relevant for now.
    >
    > What is a registry handle leak? I get this after bootup, occasionally,
    > then several items will not open from the desktop (Control Panel, Windows
    > Update, etc). A reboot or System restore corrects this. I ran a RAM
    > diagnostic and all is well.
    >
    > Comments? Thanks.
    >
    > EW
    >
    >



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  3. #3


    dean-dean Guest

    Re: Registry Leak???

    This message can be caused by any number of things. Essentially what it
    means is that System tried to unload the profile, but some app or system
    component still has keys open in the user's registry, so it can't unload.

    One thing to check on in Services (in Computer Management) is that the User
    Profile Service is set to Automatic.

    "LoneStar" <ewyatt_del_me@excite.com> wrote in message
    news:46538227$0$97258$892e7fe2@authen.yellow.readfreenews.net...
    > Long story, short: What does this cryptic Windows Vista message mean in
    > the Events warning log:
    >
    > "1 user registry handles leaked from
    > \registry\user\s-1-5-21-3814799448-4025391345-1001_classes" (The actual
    > info, data, past the \user\..... tab is not relevant for now.
    >
    > What is a registry handle leak? I get this after bootup, occasionally,
    > then several items will not open from the desktop (Control Panel, Windows
    > Update, etc). A reboot or System restore corrects this. I ran a RAM
    > diagnostic and all is well.
    >
    > Comments? Thanks.
    >
    > EW
    >
    >



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  4. #4


    LoneStar Guest

    Re: Registry Leak???


    "dean-dean" <dean-dean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:eXDz$UVnHHA.4132@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > This message can be caused by any number of things. Essentially what it
    > means is that System tried to unload the profile, but some app or system
    > component still has keys open in the user's registry, so it can't unload.
    >
    > One thing to check on in Services (in Computer Management) is that the
    > User Profile Service is set to Automatic.
    >


    Thanks for the info. My User Profile Service is set to auto. I'm the only
    user on the system also. But, for now, no worries. This happens
    infrequently (today the system booted up just fine with no Event warnings or
    errors). But it's so strange that it has happened, and will probably happen
    again right after bootup, before I do anything!

    I may write again if I can track this error down to a specific process,
    etc., later! CU

    EW



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  5. #5


    LoneStar Guest

    Re: Registry Leak???


    "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OMSUmSSnHHA.5052@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Can't say that I've seen that error before. If I had to guess, I'd lean
    > towards a corruption of the logged on user account. Does this error occur
    > for any user that logs on, or just one account? I would consider setting
    > up a new account for regular use and remove the problematic one.
    >


    I'll keep your suggestion in mind -- the corrupted User account -- and
    there's only one acct in use, ever. However, since this is an intermittent
    problem that occurs infrequently, I tend to shy away from a hard corruption
    scenario. Who knows! Thanks.

    EW



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