Regedit.exe search crashing in W10 1511/TH2

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  1. freevista

    freevista MDL Junior Member

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    #1 freevista, Nov 13, 2015
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    After updating to TH2, I noticed that Regedit's Find (Ctrl+F) has started to crash randomly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just loops forever in "searching the registry..", and after I click cancel, regedit crashes:

    Code:
    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        Application Error
    Event ID:      1000
    Task Category: (100)
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    Description:
    Faulting application name: regedit.exe, version: 10.0.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d798
    Faulting module name: COMCTL32.dll, version: 6.10.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d2ce
    Exception code: 0xc00000fd
    Fault offset: 0x00000000000037a7
    Faulting process id: 0x534
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d11e4c86f163ef
    Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.10586.0_none_8c15ae12515e1c22\COMCTL32.dll
    
    Can you reproduce this, or is it just my problem?
     
  2. Aemsa

    Aemsa MDL Member

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    Cant reproduce it here, but mine is a clean install, perhaps time to sfc /scannow?
     
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  3. WaltC

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    No problems here...recommend reinstall (or in-place reinstall).
     
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  4. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    same issue, regedit crashes (i did an upgrade). all my shares, networks options, ramdisk, utilities are lost. i think will do a clean install.
     
  5. Lionhartz

    Lionhartz MDL Novice

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    Same issue, after upgrade when performing full search across the registry keys, causing hang forever.
     
  6. OzTechGeek

    OzTechGeek MDL Novice

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    I have the same issue, fresh install of Enterprise x64 10586/1511 on a laptop, was testing Windows Updates Policies did a search (CTRL-F) for "AUOptions" after first search result, hit F3 to search again, hit ESC while it searches and it crashes, if I don't hit ESC the search never completes
     
  7. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign MDL Addicted

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    I have seen this exact issue mentioned elsewhere, so it seems to affect some users. However, I cannot reproduce this myself.
     
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  8. freevista

    freevista MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, this pretty much confirms that it's Microsoft's bug in 1511. Sfc /scannow shows no issues btw, and I have (so far) no other problems.
     
  9. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    does anyone who made a clean install have this issue?
     
  10. freevista

    freevista MDL Junior Member

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    Clean install vs. upgrade doesn't matter, and this is a random issue anyway. Today even I couldn't reproduce it anymore.
     
  11. DikDay

    DikDay MDL Novice

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    Clean install .Good.
     
  12. Lothbrok

    Lothbrok MDL Member

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    For me crashing randomly, yestarday i had this issue. Now it's working fine. No Clean installation tho, just Upgraded for now.
     
  13. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    if the search takes a few minutes, clicking the cancel button crashes regedit. i have tested again. same result.
     
  14. moon9999

    moon9999 MDL Novice

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    clean installed of 1511 and i have this issue
     
  15. yomoma2

    yomoma2 MDL Member

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    Same problem here. I've reported the same back in the 10586 thread:

    Got it on two computers, one w10 home laptop that was upgraded via WU and a w10 pro desktop upgraded via iso. Both regedit.exe versions present on W10 can't finish a search. In the laptop I've tried a re-upgrade via iso, but the problem remains.

    In the former desktop, I've tried to clean install windows then, and right after installing most drivers and a couple of boots, regedit was finishing searches fine. But after installing another few small programs and drivers, and connecting to the internet to run WU (mostly office and KB3105211) it started hanging again.

    On both computers running sfc /scannow doesn't solve the issue, and no errors are found. Also, RegScanner has no problem to search registry on all locations, so it doesn't seem like a registry corruption problem.

    On another desktop something completely different happened. I've also upgraded via ISO and right after that, I've confirmed that regedit was working properly. Then, after setting up all accounts with LPs, etc, and installing office and KB3105211 updates via WU, regedit.exe is still working OK and pops up the "no more results were found" message.
     
  16. Sayjimwoo

    Sayjimwoo MDL Novice

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    Thank god I am seeing other people with the same problem.
    I created a thread which I go through all my tests and heartache to try resolve this over the last 2 days. I still haven't got the definite answer but it will answer a few of your questions.


    It is not allowing me to post a link because my post count here is not high enough but if you go to the Windows Ten forums in "General Discussion" The title of the thread is "Registry issue with new 10586 build" and it is near the top of the list.
     
  17. yomoma2

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  18. yomoma2

    yomoma2 MDL Member

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    #20 yomoma2, Nov 15, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015