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 
all good.


From: Martin Bain
Sent: Friday, 22 July 2016 9:01 AM
To: qgis-user@lists.osgeo.org
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
To: qgis-user@lists.osgeo.org<mailto:qgis-user@lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: [Qgis-user] QGIS Crash Message

Why do I get a crash - mini-dump message when exiting QGIS 2.16?

Grant Boxer
Perth, Western Australia

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