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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 ?

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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 ?

    I see a registry key I don't recognize at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, it's value is BCD00000000.
    There are a few folders underneath but they don't seem to contain anything usefull
    any ideas what this is?
    thanks

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    Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SwampYankee View Post
    I see a registry key I don't recognize at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, it's value is BCD00000000.
    There are a few folders underneath but they don't seem to contain anything usefull
    any ideas what this is?
    thanks
    Hi SwampYankee,

    Quote:
    The boot.ini configuration file has been replaced with Boot Configuration Data file in %SystemDrive%\Boot\BCD. This file is a registry hive (also mounted under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 on Windows Vista).


    You can read more on it here. It is a PDF file, so you will need something like Adobe Reader installed to see it.

    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ref...e_Security.pdf

    Shawn

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    Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 ?

    Well, I see value data such as Windows Boot Manager,
    \system32\winresume.exe, \boot\memtest.exe, etc., among all the alphanumeric
    stuff, in that key.

    The XP boot.ini configuration file has been replaced with the Boot
    Configuration Data file in %SystemDrive%\Boot\BCD. This file is a registry
    hive (mounted under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 on Windows Vista). Its
    contents can be viewed in a more readable form using bcdedit.exe in Command
    Prompt, and the more so with programs like VistaBootPRO or EasyBCD. The data
    is useful in that it's used to boot your computer...

    "SwampYankee" <1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:MPG.2150f49d4346bfdc989695@xxxxxx

    >I see a registry key I don't recognize at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, it's value is
    >BCD00000000.
    > There are a few folders underneath but they don't seem to contain anything
    > usefull
    > any ideas what this is?
    > thanks

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    SwampYankee Guest

    Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 ?

    In article <#9AbhjN9HHA.464@xxxxxx>, dean-dean@xxxxxx
    says...

    > Well, I see value data such as Windows Boot Manager,
    > \system32\winresume.exe, \boot\memtest.exe, etc., among all the alphanumeric
    > stuff, in that key.
    >
    > The XP boot.ini configuration file has been replaced with the Boot
    > Configuration Data file in %SystemDrive%\Boot\BCD. This file is a registry
    > hive (mounted under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 on Windows Vista). Its
    > contents can be viewed in a more readable form using bcdedit.exe in Command
    > Prompt, and the more so with programs like VistaBootPRO or EasyBCD. The data
    > is useful in that it's used to boot your computer...
    >
    > "SwampYankee" <1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.2150f49d4346bfdc989695@xxxxxx

    > >I see a registry key I don't recognize at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, it's value is
    > >BCD00000000.
    > > There are a few folders underneath but they don't seem to contain anything
    > > usefull
    > > any ideas what this is?
    > > thanks
    >
    >
    OK, booting the computer is a good thing. I'll keep it!
    Thanks, just wanted to make sure it wasn't a spyware thing.

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