Windows 10: Event ID 5 Kernel-General error in Event Viewer

  1.    10 Oct 2015 #1

    Event ID 5 Kernel-General error in Event Viewer

    I have a problem. Every day I have this error in event viewer, system log:
    {Registry Hive Recovered} Registry hive (file):\??\C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\S-1-5-21-4089430802-3287748835-2730757419-1001-0-ntuser.dat was corrupted and it has been recovered. Some data might have been lost.
    This error repeats every day at about 3:00AM.
    Maybe someone could help me? Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       10 Oct 2015 #2


    Just curious:
    1. Are you running MBAM Premium (paid version), or Free?
    2. If it's Premium, what time does your scheduled daily Threat scan run? (Assuming you are running a daily Threat scan, which is the default scan schedule.) (Dashboard > Settings > Automated Scheduling > Threat Scan > Edit)


      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    10 Oct 2015 #3

    1. Yes it's Premium version.
    2. Daily scan is scheduled to run at 3:AM.
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  4. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       10 Oct 2015 #4

    Coroner said: View Post
    1. Yes it's Premium version.
    2. Daily scan is scheduled to run at 3:AM.
    That's what I suspected.

    Next questions:
    1. Do the time stamps on the Windows Error log correspond to the MBAM Scan times?
    2. Did you temporarily uninstall MBAM before upgrading to Win10, or did you leave MBAM installed during the Win10 upgrade?
    3. When you open Dashboard > History > Application logs, are your scheduled ~3 AM Threat scans running (you can double-click on one to view it to see if it's a "complete" scan log")?


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  5.    10 Oct 2015 #5

    1. Time stamps corresponding to the MBAM scan times.
    2. I didn't uninstall MBAM before upgrade.
    3. I can see complete scan logs in history with no threats detected.
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  6. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       10 Oct 2015 #6


    That's also what I suspected.

    OK, I don't (yet) run Win10, and I don't have a test box or VM.
    So I don't know if what you're seeing is "normal" or not (as you know, the Windows Event logs can make one crazy with 1000000s of unimportant "errors" and entries).

    I do know this:
    • We aren't seeing similar reports at the MBAM forum (but few basic home users would probably look for errors, if they think the program is working properly and it doesn't mean that what you report is not real).
    • It is "best practice" and was recommended even by M$ to temporarily uninstall one's security programs prior to an on-top Win10 upgrade. Something may have "broken" in MBAM during the on-top OS upgrade.

    So, I have 2 suggestions for how to proceed:

    1. Option 1: Perform a proper "clean reinstall" of MBAM following this tutorial carefully, and being sure to reboot both after running the removal tool and again after the reinstall: MBAM Clean Removal Process 2x
      1. NOTE: You need to have your Premium ID/Key available before you start, but the entire process will only take about 5-10 minutes, or less.
      2. You could then monitor the situation for a few days to see if this resolves the error.

    2. Option 2: Head over to the MBAM forum and start a new post there, where we can collect some basic diagnostic logs for the QA team.
      1. I would suggest doing this BEFORE attempting the clean reinstall, so that we can capture whatever is happening with the *current* installation.
      2. You could then attempt the clean reinstall after that.

    It's up to you.
    If the program seems to be working OK, the error might be unimportant.
    But it's hard to say without a bit more data.


    MM (@daledoc1 at MBAM forum)
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  7.    10 Oct 2015 #7

    OK, thanks for tips. I'll try option 2 first.

    Many thanks,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  • Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       10 Oct 2015 #8


    I'll see you over there.


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