1.    01 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    lathrop, mo
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 64bit

    Regedit can't finish searching


    Was trying to scan my registry using "find" in regedit. I click on Edit\Find and to look at Keys and Match whole string only for "Run".
    It will a few entries but when it gets to Local Machine\software\wow6432Node\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Run and I do a F3 to continue, it hangs "Searching the registry". The only option is to "Cancel" and then I get "Registry Editor has stopped working".
    I've run SFC, chkdsk, and done both in safe mode with no problems found. This pc (Dell XPS 8900) is only 2 weeks old. So then I did a Reset and after it was done tried again with the same result.
    Any ideas out there without doing a full rebuild? I did contact Microsoft Help desk. Not much help.
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  2.    02 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi
    [10586.29] Regedit crashes while searching. - Windows 10 Forums

    Meanwhile use a 3rd party registry editor.

    Several threads on this.. feel free to search the forum.
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  3.    02 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    lathrop, mo
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 64bit
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    3rd party software


    Thanks for replying. I am using OORegEdt in the meantime which works fine. On your link those posts are dated to july of last year and refer to the builds of win 10. I searched all over the internet for current postings on this issue.
    Looking for a way to reinstall/refresh regedit or is it the registry that is problem itself?
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  4.    02 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by LathropDave View Post
    Thanks for replying. I am using OORegEdt in the meantime which works fine. On your link those posts are dated to july of last year and refer to the builds of win 10. I searched all over the internet for current postings on this issue.
    Looking for a way to reinstall/refresh regedit or is it the registry that is problem itself?
    If you can wait a while, MS will be releasing more updates soon, one of them should fix this issue.
    I have been using a 3rd party reg edit program for years myself. Its a Paid Registered version. Never has given me any
    problems.
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  5.    02 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    If I recall correctly the problem is to do with the total length of certain entries which is greater than regedit's capability. Hmm.

    However, until someone picks up some definite news, as with MS (apparently) fixing Powershell commands repairing universal apps in the last couple of months, we probably won't know when it happens, lacking detailed info about updates.
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  6.    02 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : May 2016
    lathrop, mo
    Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info. Will give it some time for MS to roll out the updates. I'm in no hurry to rebuild it. Heck just bought it! ha ha
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