do the boot files inside The SRP change ?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by mantra, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    a silly question
    do the boot files inside the SRP change without editing them ?
    for example i tried to extract the same files from different backups
    I state that i haven't changed my windows 7 , i mean no new program installed , no updates , nothing

    can you look at this screenshot ?

    thanks a lot

    http://i.imgur.com/IaZcCyN.jpg
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    I did but I don't understand what is happening.
     
  3. Raza0007

    Raza0007 Registered Member

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    mantra, I frankly do not quite understand your preoccupation with the SRP partition :)

    The answer to your question is that every time the BCD hive is edited or changed these files will change. BCD and SRP is managed by Windows, so you do not need to concern yourself with it.

    I recommend that you backup your entire hard drive and then use a partition manager to delete and merge this SRP with your C partition, then use the partition manager's or Macrium boot corrector option to make your system bootable again. Trust me, you will sleep a lot better and you will never again be concerned with software making changes to your SRP behind your back. This is what I did along time ago.
     
  4. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Right on the money Raza. Mantra. Just install it on your desktop, make your recovery disk, add it to your windows boot manager, and relax
     
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    thanks Raza and Peter
    but which sosfware should edit bcd hive ?
    i have only few software installed after a fresh install , photoshop cs6,lightroom,ptgui pro,and kolor pano 3 and smart security 8 ,no other software from 1 year
    and these files continue to change ..


    well i have done once , but i see the same ,the boot files are inside the os partition , but they change
    the point i would like which software can change them
     
  6. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi Brian
    do you have several backup of the same os ?
    i used imagew64.exe to extract such files from several backup and compare the hash
    can you do please?
    thanks
     
  7. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Nothing to worry about, Those files get modified very often.
    BCD.LOG, BCD.LOG1, BCD.LOG2 are transaction journals for the hive (BCD), used for recovery purposes.
    BOOTSTAT.DAT is the Boot Status Data log file that monitors every boot and in case of a problem offers the advanced boot options from the BCD hive.
    The BCD hive gets modified every time you select another boot option, or when running the chkdsk command during boot, etc.

    Panagiotis
     
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