I finally fixed my crash on every exit of QGIS 2.16.
Since my previous post my PC was replaced and I tried a fresh install of 2.16.1
but still got the crash every exit.
I ended up deleting the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QGIS branch from the
Even though it was a fresh install of QGIS I think my user profile meant the
old registry values followed me to my new computer. This fixed the issue but
was a bit heavy handed as I lost a lot of customs settings. I exported the
branch from the registry before I deleted it. Merging it back into the
registry caused the problem to reappear. I tried deleting a few of the more
complex looking sub branches but didn't find the registry value causing the
crash. Finally I deleted the whole HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QGIS branch
again, then started QGIS and with GIS running I merged the branch back into
the registry, I then exited QGIS without getting a crash! I no longer get a
crash on exit and I retained almost all of my settings - active plugins,
recently used paths, expressions etc. I lost a couple of thing that must be
saved on exit such as the layout of the layers panel and the browser panel, but
From: Martin Bain
Sent: Friday, 22 July 2016 9:01 AM
Subject: RE: [Qgis-user] QGIS Crash Message
I also get a crash every time exiting 2.16. (On Windows 7 32 bit, OSGeo
I deleted the .qgis2 folder from C:\Users\<username> but still got a crash on
every exit, also tried running the OSGeo installer and selecting "Reinstall"
for every item, currently using 2.14.3
Nice to know (sort of) that I'm not the only one.
From: Qgis-user [mailto:qgis-user-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Grant
Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2016 5:40 PM
Subject: [Qgis-user] QGIS Crash Message
Why do I get a crash - mini-dump message when exiting QGIS 2.16?
Perth, Western Australia
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