Failed to Initialize Registry Root Hive

Type32 11 Reputation points
2022-08-13T01:21:50.33+00:00

I recently have Visual Studio 2022 installed and had used it for approximately 2 weeks. Today in all of a sudden when I tried to start Visual Studio, it showed up a error and told me to go look at the ActivityLog.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="#stylesheet"?>
<activity>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" id="stylesheet" xml:id="stylesheet">
<xsl:output method="html" encoding="utf-16"/>
<!-- Don't reprint text nodes within the xsl:stylesheet node -->
<xsl:template match="text()"/>
<xsl:template match="activity">
<head>
<title>Activity Monitor Log</title>
<style type="text/css">
body{ text-align: left; width: 100%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; }

				table{ border: none;  border-collapse: separate;  width: 100%; }  

				tr.title td{ font-size: 24px;  font-weight: bold; }  

				th{ background: #d0d0d0;  font-weight: bold;  font-size: 10pt;  text-align: left; }  
				tr{ background: #eeeeee}  
				td, th{ font-size: 8pt;  padding: 1px;  border: none; }  

				tr.info td{}  
				tr.warning td{background-color:yellow;color:black}  
				tr.error td{background-color:red;color:black}  

				span {text-decoration:underline}  
				a:hover{text-transform:uppercase;color: #9090F0;}  
			</style>  
		</head>  

		<body>  
			<table>  
				<tr class="title">  
					<td colspan="7">Activity Monitor Log</td>  
				</tr>  
				<tr>  
					<td colspan="2">infos</td>  
					<td colspan="5">  
						<xsl:value-of select="count(entry[type='Information'])"/>  
					</td>  
				</tr>  
				<tr>  
					<td colspan="2">warnings</td>  
					<td colspan="5">  
						<xsl:value-of select="count(entry[type='Warning'])"/>  
					</td>  
				</tr>  
				<tr>  
					<td colspan="2">errors</td>  
					<td colspan="5">  
						<xsl:value-of select="count(entry[type='Error'])"/>  
					</td>  
				</tr>  
				<tr>  
					<th width="20">#</th>  
					<th width="50">Type</th>  
					<th>Description</th>  
					<th width="280">GUID</th>  
					<th>Hr</th>  
					<th>Source</th>  
					<th>Time (UTC)</th>  
				</tr>  
				<xsl:apply-templates/>  
			</table>  

		</body>  
	</xsl:template>  

	<xsl:template match="entry">  
		<!-- example   

      <entry>  
        <record>136</record>  
        <time>2004/02/26 00:42:59.706</time>  
        <type>Error</type>  
        <source>Microsoft Visual Studio</source>  
        <description>Loading UI library</description>  
        <guid>{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}</guid>  
        <hr>800a006f</hr>  
        <path></path>  
    </entry>  

    -->  
		<xsl:choose>  

			<xsl:when test="type='Information'">  
				<tr id="info" class="info">  
					<td>  
						<xsl:value-of select="record"/>  
					</td>  
					<td></td>  
					<xsl:call-template name="row"/>  
				</tr>  
			</xsl:when>  

			<xsl:when test="type='Warning'">  
				<tr id="warning" class="warning">  
					<td>  
						<xsl:value-of select="record"/>  
					</td>  
					<td>Warning</td>  
					<xsl:call-template name="row"/>  
				</tr>  
			</xsl:when>  

			<xsl:when test="type='Error'">  
				<tr id="error" class="error">  
					<td>  
						<xsl:value-of select="record"/>  
					</td>  
					<td>ERROR</td>  
					<xsl:call-template name="row"/>  
				</tr>  
			</xsl:when>  

		</xsl:choose>  

	</xsl:template>  

	<xsl:template name="row">  
		<td id="description">  
			<xsl:value-of select="description"/>  
			<xsl:if test="path">  
				<br/>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;<xsl:value-of select="path"/>  
			</xsl:if>  
		</td>  
		<td id="guid">  
			<xsl:value-of select="guid"/>  
		</td>  
		<td id="hr">  
			<xsl:value-of select="hr"/>  
		</td>  
		<td>  
			<xsl:value-of select="source"/>  
		</td>  
		<td>  
			<xsl:value-of select="time"/>  
		</td>  
	</xsl:template>  

</xsl:stylesheet>  

<entry>
<record>1</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.821</time>
<type>Information</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 version: 17.0.32419.317</description>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>2</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.821</time>
<type>Information</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>Log ID</description>
<guid>{C3CB92A7-3DD0-4D5B-A44F-325D64C2F84F}</guid>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>3</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.821</time>
<type>Information</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>Running in isolation mode.</description>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>4</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.825</time>
<type>Information</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>Looking for master PkgDef file</description>
<path>F:\Visual Studio\Community 2022\Common7\IDE\master.pkgdef</path>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>5</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.833</time>
<type>Information</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>Creating PkgDefCacheNonVolatile</description>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>6</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.833</time>
<type>Information</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>PkgDefCache flags</description>
<hr>00013801</hr>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>7</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.870</time>
<type>Error</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>Failed to initialize Registry Root Hive</description>
<hr>800703f1</hr>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>8</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.870</time>
<type>Warning</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>Unable to initialize cache</description>
<hr>800703f1</hr>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>9</record>
<time>2022/08/13 01:18:20.870</time>
<type>Error</type>
<source>VisualStudio</source>
<description>Failure calling InitializeAppID.</description>
<hr>800703f1</hr>
</entry>
</activity>

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I have looked at similar posts about this issue and I have not yet to find a solution. I tried reinstalling Visual Studio and disabled every anti-virus software I have on my computer and I've tried running the program in Administrator mode but nothing has worked out so far.

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  1. Type32 11 Reputation points
    2022-08-13T01:23:16.807+00:00

    I checked the activity log at it says Failed to initialize Registry Root Hive and Failed Calling InitializeAppID


  2. pierre HUNTER 1 Reputation point
    2023-12-19T12:29:40.69+00:00
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