X52 Pro HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) is a decent quality piece of gaming equipment at its price point. It has a good finish, responds well, and is easily configurable. There are other premium HOTAS and stick products that are better, and you will pay for them… three times as much for a Thrustmaster Warthog and five times as much for a Virpil mongoose stick and throttle. VKBSim make fantastic sticks but some of us cannot justify $700 on just the stick (May 2020).
X52 Pro competes with X56 Rhino which emulates the A-10 split throttle HOTAS of the Warthog and has a more militaristic styling with switch protection rails and no screens on the base.
Some of us have found the X52 will hang windows at various times, particularly on shut-down or restart. This is caused by the LogiRegistryService.exe failing to respond to Windows commands. The error states the faulting module is ntdll.dll but that is the one giving the command and it doesn’t have a way to process the LogiRegistryService failing its part.
So, what do we do about it?
We disable the service. Based on its name Logitech doesn’t really need a report on what our computers are doing all the time and if it was serious it would make damned sure the software doing it would not cause user issues.
- Open Services. You can find this under settings, or open the Run box and type “services.msc”.
- Find Logitech Gaming Registry Service.
3. Disable the service. Left-click on the entry so it is selected (highlighted) and then right-click on it to bring options menu. Click on “Disable”. Alternatively can double-click on the service entry and it will bring up properties. Then click the Disable button.
Now that it done you know how to undo it if it fails for you. Test it out by shutting down or restarting your PC. Now it works as it should!