View Full Version : The registry is in use by another process <--- WTF?
Everytime i try running the compile tool built into hammer i get this error "
SteamStartup() failed: SteamStartup(0xf,0x0012EF64) failed with error 1: The registry is in use by another process, timeout expired" or one similar to this one for the follow applications: VBSP, VVIS, VRAD. If i try closing hammer and reopening it gives me an error window saying is cant launch Hammer do to the same error i listed above... I've tried defraging and checking the SDK cache, i've restarted steam and my computer and it only runs VBSP and then gives me that error for VVIS, and VRAD, upon rerunning the compile after VBSP, it stops working and gives me that error for all three again. I have no clue whats goin on or why its doing this anyone know how to correct this?
07-24-2007, 07:44 AM
That's what's happenin. Verb!
is it with every map you try? because it might be your map or something, but probably not. have you tried doing a repair installation of steam? i'm gonna go make some ramen. it's delicious.
07-24-2007, 08:41 AM
does it have a leak in the compile log? i have noticed that that can set it off and once it is, you cant open anything in the sdk untill you restart the sdk launcher, among other things, and what sucks more is that the steam support refuses to help with that error:
Registry in use error
Response (Harold) 06/27/2007 06:24 PM
Unfortunately, Steam Support is unable to provide assistance with Source SDK, Mapping or Dedicated Server questions. The websites below are the best resources for help with your specific problems.
Steam Support Forums:
- Windows Dedicated Server: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44
- Linux Dedicated Server: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=45
- Source SDK: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=191
The Valve Developer Community: http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Main_Page
The Verc Collective for SDK and mapping: http://collective.valve-erc.com/
The HL Coders mailing list for SDK: http://list.valvesoftware.com/mailman/listinfo/hlcoders
The HL Mappers mailing list: http://list.valvesoftware.com/mailman/listinfo/hlmappers
Win32 Dedicated Server mailing list: http://list.valvesoftware.com/mailman/listinfo/hlds
Linux Dedicated Server mailing list: http://list.valvesoftware.com/mailman/listinfo/hlds_linux
If you have any further questions, please let us know.
lets see, try deleting the clientregistry.blob file.
if that doesnt work, try reinstalling steam.
if that doesnt work, try uninstalling steam, restart your computer, reinstall it then again restart.
if not that, wait a few days, see if it still is doing it, last time mine didnt go away for 2 weeks >.< but then came back 3 months later for a few days then vanished again.
if all else failse, curse at it and call it names (xD), no but seriously, this is a fairly large bug, surprised that the steam support (they arent valve are they?) is brushing it off... -_-
07-24-2007, 11:13 AM
Whoa! I wouldn't go that far as to reinstall steam! All steam is trying to say is that you are trying to create a map for some mod and running the mod at the same time. Close one or the other, and it will work fine. -- At least, for me it did.
Well i've tried doing a Select All > Copy and then Paste into a new file and it still gives me the same error. Also, yes i do not have my game running or any other application that would use them. This is a very simple map i was just playing with some entities and lighting but when i delete all the entities and lights it still gives me this dang error...
** Command: "...\sourcesdk\bin\vbsp.exe"
** Parameters: -game "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp\" "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp"
SteamStartup() failed: SteamStartup(0xf,0x0012E984) failed with error 1: The registry is in use by another process, timeout expired
** Command: "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp\sourcesdk\bin\vvis.exe"
** Parameters: -game "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp" "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp\"
Valve Software - vvis.exe (May 22 2006)
SteamStartup() failed: SteamStartup(0xf,0x0012E564) failed with error 1: The registry is in use by another process, timeout expired
** Command: "...\sourcesdk\bin\vrad.exe"
** Parameters: -game "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp" "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp"
SteamStartup() failed: SteamStartup(0xf,0x0012EF64) failed with error 1: The registry is in use by another process, timeout expired
** Command: Copy File
** Parameters: "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp\" "...\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp\maps\game.bsp"
I editied some of this for security reasons
I even went to work and came back and its still doing this...
07-24-2007, 10:48 PM
Try logging out of your account and re-logging in. You wouldn't happen to be running in off-line mode you would?
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