Bug Check 0x51: REGISTRY_ERROR

The REGISTRY_ERROR bug check has a value of 0x00000051. This indicates that a severe registry error has occurred.

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REGISTRY_ERROR Parameters

Parameter Description

1

Reserved

2

Reserved

3

The pointer to the hive (if available)

4

If the hive is corrupt, the return code of HvCheckHive (if available)

Cause

Something has gone wrong with the registry. If a kernel debugger is available, get a stack trace.

This error may indicate that the registry encountered an I/O error while trying to read one of its files. This can be caused by hardware problems or file system corruption.

It may also occur due to a failure in a refresh operation, which is used only in by the security system, and then only when resource limits are encountered.