Recurring Registry issue


  1. Posts : 74
    windows10/2010
       #1

    Recurring Registry issue


    I use Cclean to regularly clean up my system, including removing broken links (registry items with no match in the designated location in the file system) in the registry. For some time now on a registry scan, I have been getting the following issue reported, which I understand to be an item in the registry that has no matching "entity" in the file system:
    ActiveX/COM Issue LocalServer32\C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Speech_OneCore\Common\SpeechRuntime.exe -ToastNotifier HKCR\CLSID\{265b1075-d22b-41eb-bc97-87568f3e6dab}
    So, I fix it (remove it), and after a new boot, and a fresh cclean scan, it's back again. repeating.

    What is this entry?
    Why does it keep coming back on a new boot, and then being detected as having no matching entry in the file system?
    Is there a known cause - eg, a botched update? - and can it be fixed?

    Windows 10 home v 20H2
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 4,045
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications and their potential for harming your OS far outweighs any small potential for improving your computer's performance.

    There are a number of them available and some are more safe than others. Keep in mind that no two registry cleaners work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad" entry. One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause a problem when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work. Without research into what the registry entry selected for deletion is, a registry cleaner can end up being an automated method to cause problems with the registry.

    For routine use by those not familiar with the registry, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

    Further reading: XP Fixes Myth #1: Registry Cleaners

    I suggest to remove the program now, via Add or Remove programs.
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  3. topgundcp's Avatar
    Posts : 2,782
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #3

    SpeechRuntime.exe is an essential piece of Windows software related to Cortana. I have the exact same thing as you do and just add to the exclude list. I am not sure about you but during the installation of Windows I always declined anything to do with Cortana hence part of the Cortana package was not installed.

    It just happened that couple of days ago, I decided to install a fresh copy of 20H2 and after running all the updates then run Ccleaner, I still got the same thing.
    So I can assure it's just a little glitch and nothing to worry about.



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  4. Posts : 2,003
    Windows 10
       #4

    No need to do anything, there is no issue to be fixed.
    Don't waste your time on this sort of trivia.

    "What is this entry?"
    Quite obvious if you look in the Folder by the names of other files at that location.
    I uninstalled Ccleaner about 8 years ago.
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  5. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 10,687
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.1055 (x64) [21H1]
       #5

    Davidk said:
    I use Cclean to regularly clean up my system, including removing broken links (registry items with no match in the designated location in the file system) in the registry. For some time now on a registry scan, I have been getting the following issue reported, which I understand to be an item in the registry that has no matching "entity" in the file system:
    ActiveX/COM Issue LocalServer32\C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Speech_OneCore\Common\SpeechRuntime.exe -ToastNotifier HKCR\CLSID\{265b1075-d22b-41eb-bc97-87568f3e6dab}
    So, I fix it (remove it), and after a new boot, and a fresh cclean scan, it's back again. repeating.

    What is this entry?
    Why does it keep coming back on a new boot, and then being detected as having no matching entry in the file system?
    Is there a known cause - eg, a botched update? - and can it be fixed?

    Windows 10 home v 20H2



    It can be permanently removed via a registry edit... but it's hard to do.

    It's easier to to add it to CCleaner exclusions.
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  6. WXC's Avatar
    WXC
    Posts : 1,233
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 19043.1052
       #6

    Ghot said:
    It can be permanently removed via a registry edit... but it's hard to do.

    It's easier to to add it to CCleaner exclusions.




    The above is precisely what you need to do.


    Open CCleaner > Run a Registry scan > Click on Options > Click on Exclude > Click on the item ( ActiveX/COM Issue LocalServer32\C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Speech_OneCore\Common\SpeechRuntime.exe -ToastNotifier HKCR\CLSID\{265b1075-d22b-41eb-bc97-87568f3e6dab) > Click on Add.

    Then you may run your registry scan once more, and it will be gone.

    @Davidk


    Good luck.


    Edited to add... When you upgrade CCleaner to a new version, the entry will return, and you will need to exclude it once again.
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  7. Posts : 74
    windows10/2010
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks All.
    Cortana isn't something I use either. AFAIK, I didn't install it when migrating from windows 7. And the regular registry clean did not show it for 8 months afterwards. Then about a month ago, it pops up and has done ever since. Possibly after a mandatory windows update, when you install what is issued without choices. Glad to know I can ignore it.

    For those who dislike registry cleaners - I know it's a long time MS policy approach, but an opinion I do not share. Using Cclean to clean out a malfunctioning/corrupted item of software has saved my butt more than once, and restored usable function to a broken PC. There is also an accumulating performance impact - from scanning all those inert but present entries to find the one wanted for the operation on demand. Like scanning the greater oxford dictionary to find one word amongst all the ones you will never use.

    For the advice on using it to create an exclusion (cclean v 5.78) - more info please. I followed the advice - to the panel where you choose a drive, folder or file, and chose file and pasted in the key entry from my saved txt file. re-ran the scan, but that item is still there. What did I do wrong?
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,137
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #8

    There is a huge difference between cleanly uninstalling a program (which I do routinely, using Geek Uninstaller which like Revo runs the regular uninstaller followed by a reviewable scan for leftovers) and a registry cleaner.

    The first is specific, and can usefully find files, folders specific registry keys - because uninstallers are written by the program's authors, and thus subject to their whims.

    The second can list hundreds- even thousands of items- which you are unlikely to be able to assess with 100% confidence.

    I've never heard of anyone gaining a performance benefit from cleaning the registry.
    If you insist on doing so, it's your responsibility to back up first and have means of recovery, bearing in mind you have no idea when you might discover a problem.
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  9. Posts : 1,304
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       #9

    There's a much easier fix: Just uninstall ccleaner. It's a pointless tool that millions happily live without. Be rid of it, and be rid of its headaches, too.
    Davidk said:
    For the advice on using it to create an exclusion (cclean v 5.78) - more info please. I followed the advice - to the panel where you choose a drive, folder or file, and chose file and pasted in the key entry from my saved txt file. re-ran the scan, but that item is still there. What did I do wrong?
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