Posted on 2016-08-12
After installing the latest round of Win updates (WIN7/64), I'm getting registry leaks. The same leak but different processes.
Here's the latest:
Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.
1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-2987587682-1074968332-1067063631-1001:
Process 760 (\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2987587682-1074968332-1067063631-1001
At every shutdown or restart, I get a message that Win Explorer has not closed. Then after startup, I get the 1530 single registry leak in my admin events,. The message is the same save the processes. Above is 760. Today with many restarts and a shutdown, I've gotten process 1920, 752, 748 AND Others.
I know these are warnings. I know in a general sense what's causing them - some process with winlogon.exe
I've had registry leaks before but they usually resolve themselves. Not this time. Seems like every time MS sends out its updates, something gets screwed up. I spend more time resolving those conflicts that I do working some days.
What's you best guess - and fix - on this one.