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Still using the registry during log off

At Computer Close Down I keep having a Error box appear for a slight few seconds [Otherwise Computer Closes down all Ok?].
Within XP Home Windows "Events" I found the error listed as

"Windows saved user COLIN-102FC7A5C\Colin 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".

Had a search with "Google" and found this to be quite a common error, however I found no remedy?

Your comments please?

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Go to Microsoft and

download this Hive Clean Up utility program and install it on your computer. It will fix it and you'll notice a quicker 'Saving Settings' when you shut off your computer.

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Thank you Daviddude for your reply re the "Hive Clean Up"

Yes I downloaded the "Hive Clean Up Utility" from the Microsoft Web Page
I read within this Microsoft page \and text file and somehow did not notice any notes on the management of or the uninstalling the "Hive Clean"
After installing same I looked at it in the "Services" I noted it was in as "Stop" so I "Started" same
Yes has fixed the ?Shut Down? problem!
Now should a person Remove/Uninstall/Delete this program or just leave it installed?
I found this Web Page showing some management details

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When I needed it

I just left it installed on my machine. I recently wipped and re-installed the windows xp operating system, and haven't needed it yet.

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