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fix for windows event id error 1517


martym    0

whenever I check my event viewer I see this event id error 1517 --Userenv/1517. Sure many people see this in xp event viewer

Windows saved user X registry while an application or service was still

using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry

has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the

services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

I downloaded a program called UPHCLEAN.EXE a user profile hive cleanup from


This removed the windows event error 1517 and fixed the problem. Has anyone used this program and whats your opinion on this program. Is this error really a problem and it it necessary to download this program if I have one user id which is administrater and not using roaming profiles. Uphcleane.exe is now a running process in task manager so is it using up my resources. Why is this not part of xp originally

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TaZsPaZ    0

Well it depends, do you mind seeing this warning in your registery? If you don't here is Microsoft's Offical stance on this topic:


Ya, so why is it an Error event then right? I knew you'd say that! Don't ask me, they are the ones that designed it! I just support their products from time to time. :-P

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redvamp128    321

One sutch cause I have been told is an Unsigned Driver - Video/Mother Board ...etc That may be the cause of this error- it has something to do with the way the driver interacts with the OS- that it does not get the initial shutdown que- and windows has to task kill it.

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slamfire92    1,581

I install it on every machine I work on and honestly, its not like Norton, sucking your resources like a starving vampire in a bloodbank.

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