windows xp registry size

October 22, 2010 at 04:36:26
Specs: Windows XP SP3, AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 2.08Ghz/2.50Gb
Error Message "Windows - Low on Registry Space"
"The system has reached the maximum size allowed for the systems part of the registry. Additional software requests will be ignored".
How do I increase the registry space or how do I overcome this problem?

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#1
October 22, 2010 at 04:45:03
Download and run Crap Cleaner.

If you have run out of space in the registry you must have a lot of crap in there and Crap Cleaner will get rid of it.

http://download.cnet.com/CCleaner/3...

If that doesn't work you are thinking of a repair install but try Crap Cleaner first.

Stuart


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#2
October 22, 2010 at 06:00:32
User Profile Hive Cleanup Service, UPHClean
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...
UPHClean is a service that once and for all gets rid of problems with user profile not unloading.
You are having profile unload problems if you experience slow logoff (with Saving Settings for most of the time while logging off), roaming profiles that do not reconcile, or the registry size limit is reached.

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#3
October 22, 2010 at 13:32:01
Seems likely the problem is a corrupt swap file and has almost nothing to do with your registry. There is no maximum size for the registry in XP. All this info is available from AnswersThatWork http://www.answersthatwork.com/Down...

Good luck


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#4
October 22, 2010 at 15:03:39
There is no maximum size for the registry in XP

Microsoft thinks there is and I would have thought Microsoft would know better than anyone else.

Stuart


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#5
October 22, 2010 at 18:35:15
StuartS - thank you, can you provide a reference since KB292726 please.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292726


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#6
October 23, 2010 at 02:33:03
In that case Microsoft are contradicting themselves as the quote in post #2 is also from Microsoft. It is from the instruction for the UPHClean application/

Stuart


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#7
October 23, 2010 at 16:04:40
"In that case Microsoft are contradicting themselves as the quote in post #2 is also from Microsoft"

That's just an error message Stuart.


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#8
October 23, 2010 at 18:52:35
I had a look around and nowhere can I find that XP has a registry size limit, there are no registry entries for RSl in my versions of XP Home and Pro. UPH mentioned in response #2 seems to be a cure for a profile unload problem, or potential problem, where resources are not released at logoff not a problem with RSL (Win 2k etc but not XP).

The UPH Overview states:
The User Profile Hive Cleanup service helps to ensure user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off. System processes and applications occasionally maintain connections to registry keys in the user profile after a user logs off. In those cases the user session is prevented from completely ending.

I take this to mean that the user profile hives are released in order for the user logoff to complete not that UPH is some magical registry "cleaner" which will remove registry entries, a very dangerous practice at the best of times.

Further comments appreciated. Where are the big guns when we really need them?

W.


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#9
October 25, 2010 at 05:01:04
Thanks Guys for the info but there doesn't yet seem to be a recommended route.
Sorry about a small typo in the original error message. It should read "Additional storage requests" not "Additional software requests"

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#10
October 26, 2010 at 14:34:01
Broll - there doesn't yet seem to be a recommended route

???

Have you tried the possible solution at AnswersThatWork linked in my post#3?


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#11
October 27, 2010 at 16:49:38
Thanks Wahine,
Followed the PDF and all seems OK. I admire your knowledge and hope I don't have to call on you again!
Thanks once again

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#12
October 27, 2010 at 17:21:10
You're more than welcome. Thanks for coming back to advise of your success.

W.


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#13
March 29, 2011 at 15:57:29
The Duh solution. I had this problem and nothing worked to fix it. I finally thought, well maybe I actually am using too much space for registry storage. I then realized that I had used a number of registry repair programs which all stored new versions of the registry after they did their registry operations. I then went into all these registry repair programs and found that they had all stored multiple registry version going back over a year. I then deleted all but the most recent regisry backups and the problem was solved!!!!!!!!

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