Error opening BCD registry

#1
I am running Windows XP on C drive as master on and IDE computer. I have Windows 7 on the slave drive F.

I downloaded and was going to use BCD to edit my registry so that on boot I would have a choice between loading XP or W7.

However, after downloading BCD, and opening BCD I get the following error:

Error Opening BCD Registry
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The system cannot find the file specified.

Would you like to manually load a BCD registry from EasyBCD to manage? Please note that Easy BCD requires the Windows Vista/7 bootloader, and will not work in XP0only environments.

Now, question is, since XP in loaded as master, W7 as slave how do I get the BCD to work, or how do I get the W7 bootloader loaded in the BCD. Hopes this makes sense. Thanks.


 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Change the BIOS to boot from the other drive first. The BCD must be on the first drive in the boot sequence.