Registry Cleaner program slow

Brink

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mvp
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How to Fix a Slow Scan in a Registry Cleaner Program in 64 bit Vista
Synopsis
If you have the 64 bit Vista and the Software scan option for your registry cleaning program is extremely slow and generating large incomprehensible results, then this will show you how to fix this problem.
How to Fix a Slow Scan in a Registry Cleaner Program in 64 bit Vista

information   Information
If you have the 64 bit Vista and the Software scan option for your registry cleaning program is extremely slow and generating large incomprehensible results, then this will show you how to fix this problem.
Tip   Tip
When the registry has a second Wow6432Node key entry that is a blank duplicate, it can cause this problem for the software option in the regitry cleaning program. The second Wow6432Node key entry should not be in the registry.
Note   Note
You should check for a update for your registry cleaning program to see if they found a solution to make their program work with this problem. The free program Wise Registry Cleaner has this problem resolved.
warning   Warning
To be safe, you should never just let a registry cleaner delete the scan results without always double checking to make sure it is a valid registry entry to remove.

As a precaution you should create a system restore point and note the time and date for a backup of the registry. To restore the registry, just do a System Restore using the restore point with the date of the one you created.
Note   Note
CREDIT TO: BOWEN and bugfree at this link.
(BOWEN is a member of our Vistax64.com Forum as well)




Here's How:
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to this key: (See screenshot below)​
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Wow6432Node

5. In the left pane, right click on Wow6432Node and Delete.​
WARNING: Make sure you only delete this second Wow6432Node, or you will trash your system. If you deleted the first one, then do a System Restore using a restore point dated before doing this.​
Reg.jpg

6. Click on Yes to the confirmation pop-up. (See screenshot below)​
Confirm.jpg

7. Close regedit.​
NOTE: Your registry cleaning program should now scan properly again for the Software option.​
That's it's
Shawn



 

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rilopes

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Not working here ! There are some keys that you can't remove, even in Safe Mode.
What's funny is that this key (WOW6432NODE) didn't exist before. After making some update ( Vista 64-bit here ), it suddenly shows up !
Searching registry before ( with Registry Workshop ) took few minutes ( approx. 160.000 keys ), now there are 22 ( !?? ) instances of WOW6432NODE key and more than 1.000.000 keys in search. Crazy, isn't it ?
 

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coolchris

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YES. That did the trick. Many Thanks. Been wondering about all these WoW entries..
 

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Brink

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Hi CoolChris,

Glad to hear that it helped you. Thank you for the feedback.

Shawn
 

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Brink

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mvp
Not working here ! There are some keys that you can't remove, even in Safe Mode.
What's funny is that this key (WOW6432NODE) didn't exist before. After making some update ( Vista 64-bit here ), it suddenly shows up !
Searching registry before ( with Registry Workshop ) took few minutes ( approx. 160.000 keys ), now there are 22 ( !?? ) instances of WOW6432NODE key and more than 1.000.000 keys in search. Crazy, isn't it ?
Hi Rilopes,

Welcome to the forum. :party:

I had that problem with the multiple WOW6432NODE key entries. Deleting only the second entry fixed the problem for me, and got rid of the other keys since they were subkeys of the second entry. I do not know why it would not let you delete the second one. All the keys for it have blank values. You can try to take ownership of that key first, then delete it. This tutorial will show you how. See method two step 3.

How to Take Ownership of a Item in Vista

If you still cannot get it to work, the free program Wise Registry Cleaner has updated their program to work fine with this problem.

http://www.wisecleaner.com/download.html

Or, you can just uncheck the Software scan option.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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rilopes

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Hi Brink, your links helped a lot ! I'm just wondering , as our fellows above, what the hell are those WOW6432NODE's for...I'm pretty sure that those keys showed up after some update - probably WINDOWS6.0-KB939653-X64.MSU.
Microsoft could just assume Vista is crap...

Thank you !
 

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Brink

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Your welcome Rilopes,

LOL, I'm not sure which Update caused the problem. I haven't had the problem again though. So it must have been a one time screw-up. :rolleyes:

You can look around in the first WOW6432NODE key and all it's subkeys to see what all is in it. It is a lot. Mostly settings and stuff for the installed programs that are needed by Vista.

Shawn
 

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cniggeler

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Hi,

Thanks for the tip. My second "Wow6432Node" was not empty of keys - there were eight or so - but the keys themselves were empty (i.e., no data or values fields). These sub-subkeys did not match the subkeys for the parent Wow6432Node, and it puzzles me as to why two different registry cleaners (Eusing and PC-Tools) seemed to loop endlessly over the parent Wow6432Node - the names of the subkeys were clearly that of the parent.

At any rate, deleting the 2nd key also worked for me.
 

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Brink

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Your welcome Cniggeler, and welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Something about having the second WOW6432NODE key just causes this looping problem.

Glad to hear it it working for you now.

Shawn
 

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voltsb333

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Thanks Brink, works perfectly with Registry Mechanic 7.0 :)
 

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Brink

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Your welcome Voltsb333, and welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Thank you for the feedback on the program it was for.

Shawn
 

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Brink

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mvp
Your welcome Tomigun, and welcome to Vista Forums. Thank you for posting the reg program to.

Shawn
 

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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
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    512 GB M.2 SSD
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