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You may receive the following "Stop 0x00000051 (REGISTRY_ERROR)" error message during a registry operation:
The first two parameters are always the same. The last two parameters vary.
STOP 0x00000051 (0x0000000c, 0xc0000005, 0xb0fccab4, 0xb0fcc70c)
This problem is caused by a race condition on the input user-mode buffer for a registry function call.
Service Pack InformationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 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.
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, submit a request to 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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name --------------------------------------------------------- 06-May-2002 13:12 5.0.2195.5265 42,256 Basesrv.dll 06-May-2002 13:12 5.0.2195.4928 708,880 Kernel32.dll 06-May-2002 13:01 5.0.2195.5740 1,687,424 Ntkrnlmp.exe 06-May-2002 13:03 5.0.2195.5740 1,687,296 Ntkrnlpa.exe 06-May-2002 13:03 5.0.2195.5740 1,707,776 Ntkrpamp.exe 06-May-2002 13:01 5.0.2195.5740 1,665,152 Ntoskrnl.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
Article ID: 321771 - Last Review: February 25, 2012 - Revision: 5.1