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Registry leaks from external hard drive

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normanmlFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows OSMicrosoft Legacy OSWindows 7
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On my machine WIN7/64, I have a G-Tech mini 500 external hard drive connected by USB. It supplies enough power and I do not have to use the power adapter.

Using Diskpart, I've ID'd the the G-Tech disk as Volume3.

For a while, regularly, I've been getting the following 1530 event in Admin events:

15 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-2987587682-1074968332-1067063631-1001:
Process 2476 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2987587682-1074968332-1067063631-1001
Process 2476 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2987587682-1074968332-1067063631-1001
Process 2476 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2987587682-1074968332-1067063631-1001
Process 2476 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2987587682-1074968332-1067063631-1001

I did not list all 15 events, which are the same, but you get the idea. I've been getting Volume 3 (G-Tech mini) events for quite a while. The number of handle leaks varies, but they are always the same, same volume, same registry key, most especially, same WLIDSVC.EXE interacting with a hard drive that is used for nothing but storage.

Again, I repeat, no programs run from the G-tech; it's just used to backup data files. Why then would it generate so many 1530's involved with Windows Live, which I never use? How does Windows live get involved with an external hard drive? Most of all, what can I do to stop the 1530 events (yes, I know, they are harmless but they fill my admin logs.) And this always occurs at shutdown.

Thanks.
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