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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 ?

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SwampYankee

#1
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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#2
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/reference/Windows_Vista_Kernel_Mode_Security.pdf

Shawn
 

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dean-dean

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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

#4
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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