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    A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    Hi, ever since I upgraded my system to the latest 10 version I noticed that my system completely freezes and stays frozen for 10+ seconds as soon as I start a registry search on the machine.

    If I do it in a VM all is well, but a real machine, nope.

    No malware and SFC Clean. There have been no software changes for a while. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?

    I'd run ProcMon, but I can't since the system is too slow at that point.
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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    Try this for Registry search - Download - Altap Salamander File Manager

    Under plugin drop-down menu.

    You can always uninstall the software easily.
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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    I know, but I'm interested in why this is happening. I'd love to diagnose this.
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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    Are you still having the issue? Can you give me a step-by-step walkthrough of what you are searching for and at what level in the registry you are at when doing the search. Which checkboxes are checked when doing the search, what additional hives are loaded, etc.

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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    Yes, unfortunately, 99% of the time I use it for the Component hives, the other one percent are various reg exports (SxS, CBS...), basically WU stuff. Keys, Values and Data are checked. The biggest issue is that there is no rule to it. I cannot tell you EXACTLY when it happens as it does not occur the second I start the search, but for example a minute or two or five later, while I'm still researching the hive and the damn thing completely freezes but for a minute or two at this point I cannot even access Task Manager. ProcMon turns blank and crashes. And no, the hive is not corrupt because it occurs even with my healthy hive and no additional hives are loaded, just:

    HKCR
    HKCU
    HKLM
    HKU
    HKCC
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    File -> Load Hive (select the hive, name it something, but not COMPONENTS and hit enter). Then search for the Deployment/Component key in question.
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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    Just happened again with NOTHING loaded except the "stock" hives.
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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    First step in my opinion would be to have a Data Collector Set always running collecting performance statistics. Are you familiar with these? If not, let me know and I'll send you what I have running on my machine all the time.

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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    First time I'm hearing about it. Please let me know what should be done and how. Although, I have one suspect and will be testing it shortly and report back.
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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    Here's some info to help you create one on your own. If you still need assistance let me know.
    How to create a “black box” performance counter data collector – Clint Huffman's Windows Troubleshooting in the Field Blog
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    Will try when able and post back! Thank you!
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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    This would cause performance hits yes? Not to office apps maybe but gaming, to see: Plex Kodi Lucky Patcher CPU memory hungry stuff?

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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    "Slight" performance hit. Not even noticeable on my production machines.

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    Re: A very strange registry issue April 2018 update

    Haven't found the time yet. Will try to do it over the weekend. Things are starting to get rough again (work, the uni...)
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