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Windows 7: Error trying to disable DEP

12 May 2009   #1
Lynkdev

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Error trying to disable DEP

New to the forum and have an interesting issue ive never come across before, when trying to disable DEP under command prompt running as administrator i get this error..

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7100]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Lynkdev>bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The configuration registry database is corrupt.
C:\Users\Lynkdev>

I just installled W7 RC1 a couple days ago, no idea on why im getting this error..

any ideas?


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13 May 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Why do you need to disable it?
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13 May 2009   #3
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Why ask. He just wishes to know want went wrong?
What was the exact context of what youtyped? I don't get the reference to the LinkDev.
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13 May 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Im just curious.
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13 May 2009   #5
Grunt

Win 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

LinkDev is his username.
All he's typing is:
Code:
bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff
although... i have no idea about this

Edit: says for vista but: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system...mware/bcd.mspx
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13 May 2009   #6
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lynkdev View Post
New to the forum and have an interesting issue ive never come across before, when trying to disable DEP under command prompt running as administrator i get this error..

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7100]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Lynkdev>bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The configuration registry database is corrupt.
C:\Users\Lynkdev>

I just installled W7 RC1 a couple days ago, no idea on why im getting this error..

any ideas?
x32 or x64?
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13 May 2009   #7
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grunt View Post
LinkDev is his username.
All he's typing is:
Code:
bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff
although... i have no idea about this

Edit: says for vista but: Boot Configuration Data in Windows Vista
Yes -- Stoopid!! I run as Administrator. Didn't even notice the op's name!!

To recover a corrupted registry is, I think , a very involved procedure and is completed more quickly by a reinstall or recover.

Could try the disable dep procedure with easyBCD though - Might just work.?
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13 May 2009   #8
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I've disabled DEP on a few machines, but only because I was purposefully doing Buffer Overflows and executing software in parts of memory where it shouldn't be executing. Besides that it is generally a good idea to leave it on. I think it is a valid question of why you are trying to disable DEP. Is it for some program? If so, you can always tell windows not to use DEP when running that program.
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13 May 2009   #9
Lynkdev

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
ok

Yes Lynkdev is my computers name. Also the RC1 is x64. I looked up in google and i found the easyBCD, but when executed it tells me first off that im going to have to install vista after it goes through and re write the boot info..stuff? after which ofcourse it just tells me the same thing--

The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The configuration registry database is corrupt.


I dont know why this is happeneing, could just be a bad OS install.
I have no other issues tho except when i run msconfig, nothing is listed under the boot tab and i cant check anything.

im guessing i should just reinstall the RC again and see what happens.

and i did run the CMD promp as administrator and same error.
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13 May 2009   #10
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Was it a clean install. Looks like maybe you installed over Vista (upgrade)??
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