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Article ID: 947238 - Last Review: November 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0


On a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based client computer, the following event may be logged in the Application log:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: Date
Event ID: 1530
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
Computer: ComputerName

Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.

1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-3112862306-1016156048-4130204762-1000: Process 932 (\Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\svchost.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-3112862306-1016156048-4130204762-1000


This behavior occurs because Windows automatically closes any registry handle to a user profile that is left open by an application. Windows Vista does this when Windows Vista tries to close a user profile.

Note Event ID 1530 is logged as a Warning event. The application that is listed in the event detail is leaving the registry handle open and should be investigated.


This behavior is by design.

  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
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