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How do I open the boot configuration store?

  1. #1


    vista dork Guest

    How do I open the boot configuration store?

    In trying to perform a bcdedit.exe command I got "the boot configuration data
    store could not be opened. Access is denied." Response
    In administrative privileges it says I should have full access, any
    suggestions?

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  3. #2


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    Hello,

    Right-click command prompt and then click Run As Administrator.


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    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

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    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/

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  4. #3


    vista dork Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    I knew it was something simple, you saved me alot of time.

    Thanks Jimmy,
    Kevin C

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > Right-click command prompt and then click Run As Administrator.
    >
    >
    > --
    > - JB
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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  5. #4


    gadya Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    I have a similar problem but different.
    "The boot configuration data store could not be opened The system cannot
    find the file specified."

    I suspect that this may be because the system partition which contains the
    bootmgr and bcd etc is not the Vista partition but an XP partition.
    Everything works OK. I get the option to choose Vista or earlier operating
    systems.
    But I want to use BCDedit to change the default entry from Vista to XP and I
    get the error message above!
    --
    Victor


    "vista dork" wrote:

    > I knew it was something simple, you saved me alot of time.
    >
    > Thanks Jimmy,
    > Kevin C
    >
    > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    >

    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Right-click command prompt and then click Run As Administrator.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > - JB
    > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    > >
    > > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    > >

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  6. #5


    Mark Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    You should be able to do that from within Vista. System / System Protection
    / Advanced / Startup And Recovery / Default Operating System

    Mark

    "gadya" <gadya@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E3A1EFE8-FCD0-461A-81A4-AAF4D3C8CAC9@xxxxxx

    >I have a similar problem but different.
    > "The boot configuration data store could not be opened The system cannot
    > find the file specified."
    >
    > I suspect that this may be because the system partition which contains the
    > bootmgr and bcd etc is not the Vista partition but an XP partition.
    > Everything works OK. I get the option to choose Vista or earlier operating
    > systems.
    > But I want to use BCDedit to change the default entry from Vista to XP and
    > I
    > get the error message above!
    > --
    > Victor
    >
    >
    > "vista dork" wrote:
    >

    >> I knew it was something simple, you saved me alot of time.
    >>
    >> Thanks Jimmy,
    >> Kevin C
    >>
    >> "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    >>

    >> > Hello,
    >> >
    >> > Right-click command prompt and then click Run As Administrator.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > - JB
    >> > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >> >
    >> > Windows Vista Support Faq
    >> > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >> >

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  7. #6


    gadya Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    I should be able to, but as I said the BCD file is not seen by BCDedit, and
    similarly when I go to . System / System Protection
    / Advanced / Startup And Recovery / Default Operating System, the drop down
    list is greyed out. Interestingly if you enter a value in 'time to display
    list of operating systems' and OK it, it reverts to 0 - which of course makes
    sense in the circumstances.
    --
    Victor


    "Mark" wrote:

    > You should be able to do that from within Vista. System / System Protection
    > / Advanced / Startup And Recovery / Default Operating System
    >
    > Mark
    >
    > "gadya" <gadya@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:E3A1EFE8-FCD0-461A-81A4-AAF4D3C8CAC9@xxxxxx

    > >I have a similar problem but different.
    > > "The boot configuration data store could not be opened The system cannot
    > > find the file specified."
    > >
    > > I suspect that this may be because the system partition which contains the
    > > bootmgr and bcd etc is not the Vista partition but an XP partition.
    > > Everything works OK. I get the option to choose Vista or earlier operating
    > > systems.
    > > But I want to use BCDedit to change the default entry from Vista to XP and
    > > I
    > > get the error message above!
    > > --
    > > Victor
    > >
    > >
    > > "vista dork" wrote:
    > >

    > >> I knew it was something simple, you saved me alot of time.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks Jimmy,
    > >> Kevin C
    > >>
    > >> "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Hello,
    > >> >
    > >> > Right-click command prompt and then click Run As Administrator.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > - JB
    > >> > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    > >> >
    > >> > Windows Vista Support Faq
    > >> > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    > >> >
    >

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  8. #7


    Mark Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    You could try this forum, from the developers of VistaBootPro. Sorry I can't
    help more.

    http://www.pronetworks.org/forum/index.php

    Mark

    "gadya" <gadya@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:90606E05-1F23-4942-9B0F-541F817AD5FF@xxxxxx

    >I should be able to, but as I said the BCD file is not seen by BCDedit, and
    > similarly when I go to . System / System Protection
    > / Advanced / Startup And Recovery / Default Operating System, the drop
    > down
    > list is greyed out. Interestingly if you enter a value in 'time to display
    > list of operating systems' and OK it, it reverts to 0 - which of course
    > makes
    > sense in the circumstances.
    > --
    > Victor
    >
    >
    > "Mark" wrote:
    >

    >> You should be able to do that from within Vista. System / System
    >> Protection
    >> / Advanced / Startup And Recovery / Default Operating System
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>
    >> "gadya" <gadya@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:E3A1EFE8-FCD0-461A-81A4-AAF4D3C8CAC9@xxxxxx

    >> >I have a similar problem but different.
    >> > "The boot configuration data store could not be opened The system
    >> > cannot
    >> > find the file specified."
    >> >
    >> > I suspect that this may be because the system partition which contains
    >> > the
    >> > bootmgr and bcd etc is not the Vista partition but an XP partition.
    >> > Everything works OK. I get the option to choose Vista or earlier
    >> > operating
    >> > systems.
    >> > But I want to use BCDedit to change the default entry from Vista to XP
    >> > and
    >> > I
    >> > get the error message above!
    >> > --
    >> > Victor
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "vista dork" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I knew it was something simple, you saved me alot of time.
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks Jimmy,
    >> >> Kevin C
    >> >>
    >> >> "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> > Hello,
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Right-click command prompt and then click Run As Administrator.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > - JB
    >> >> > Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Windows Vista Support Faq
    >> >> > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >> >> >
    >>

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  9. #8


    Jon Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    "gadya" <gadya@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:90606E05-1F23-4942-9B0F-541F817AD5FF@xxxxxx

    >I should be able to, but as I said the BCD file is not seen by BCDedit, and
    > similarly when I go to . System / System Protection
    > / Advanced / Startup And Recovery / Default Operating System, the drop
    > down
    > list is greyed out. Interestingly if you enter a value in 'time to display
    > list of operating systems' and OK it, it reverts to 0 - which of course
    > makes
    > sense in the circumstances.
    > --
    > Victor
    >

    Bcedit has a /store options which you can use to access and modify stores on
    other partitions eg

    bcdedit / enum /store F:\Boot|BCD

    enmerates a store on another drive

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    Jon




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  10. #9


    Jon Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    "Jon" <Email_Address@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23n807OJqIHA.4672@xxxxxx

    > Bcedit has a /store options which you can use to access and modify stores
    > on other partitions eg
    >
    > bcdedit / enum /store F:\Boot|BCD
    >
    > enmerates a store on another drive
    >

    Make that

    bcdedit /enum /store F:\Boot\BCD

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    Jon




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  11. #10


    gadya Guest

    Re: How do I open the boot configuration store?

    Thanks. I had just figured that out.

    You can in fact do it as you suggest from the Vista partition, or from the
    XP partition, accessing BCDedit fromVista, and in both cases specifying the
    address of the store. Commands are then implemented on the specified store
    and the boot procedure is modified successfully.

    However, the Control panel startup and recovery settings are still not
    updated to reflect the change.


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    Victor


    "Jon" wrote:

    > "Jon" <Email_Address@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23n807OJqIHA.4672@xxxxxx

    > > Bcedit has a /store options which you can use to access and modify stores
    > > on other partitions eg
    > >
    > > bcdedit / enum /store F:\Boot|BCD
    > >
    > > enmerates a store on another drive
    > >
    >
    >
    > Make that
    >
    > bcdedit /enum /store F:\Boot\BCD
    >
    > --
    > Jon
    >
    >
    >
    >

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