Error Opening BCD Registry

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Do you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 installed on this PC?
 

Jake

New Member
Neither. Win XP SP3 is installed. After this is stable using EasyBCD I plan to do a restore install of Win 7 to a different partition.
Jake
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
EasyBCD is an app for configuring the Vista/7 BCD.
XP pre-dates the BCD. It uses boot.ini to contain the equivalent information in a simple text file which needs no utility other than Notepad for configuring it.
In your case, that's not an error, just a statement of fact. If you reply "no", EasyBCD will start without opening a BCD.
What are you trying to achieve ?
EasyBCD has no function in XP, unless XP is part of a Vista/7 multi-boot.
 

Jake

New Member
After I am sure Win XP is stable and running OK, I plan to retore an image of Win 7 to a partition that is now empty. Then I want the two OSes to dual boot.

Jake
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
Just install EasyBCD to W7 after you've installed the OS and add an XP entry to the W7 BCD if it doesn't dual-boot automatically.
 
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