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On a computer that is running Windows Vista, when you use the Reg.exe tool to query a registry subkey, you may receive the following error message:
This problem occurs if the registry subkey contains null-terminate registry entries. These registry entries have some non-standard letters. Although these registry entries appear to be correct, their binary data does not reflect a correct value.
ERROR: More data is available.
The issue occurs because the Reg.exe tool does not allocate sufficient buffer for the registry subkey that contains null-terminate registry entries.
Service pack informationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791/ )How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
Registry informationTo use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, 32-bit version
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Windows Vista, 64-bit version
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
931633For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931633/ )Error message when you use the Reg.exe tool to query a registry subkey on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2: "ERROR: More data is available"
256986For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Windows registry information for advanced users
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 942309 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
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