Why Bad System Config Info Happens and How to Stop the Error

August 21, 2019Nicole Jones
I just installed Windows 10 and on reboot I am getting a bad system config info error and Windows won't boot, how to stop the error and boot into Windows?

As one of the common blue screen of death error on Windows system, many people have encountered the Bad System Config Info. This post will share basic knowledge you should know about the error.

Bad System Config Info

Bad System Config Info

Part 1: Why Bad System Config Info Happens

There are many reasons behind the issue. Listed down are major reasons that lead to Bad System Config Info error on your PC:

  • Important files are corrupted, such as Windows system files and registry files.
  • Hard drives are damaged or corrupted.
  • Your PC are experiencing a conflict between hardware or software.
  • RAM is corrupted or damaged.

The above is a list of potential causes of Bad System Config Info error. Beginner level users may feel pretty complicated about those reasons. The good news is that you can address the error by you own.

Part 2: How to Stop Bad System Config Info

In this section, we will explain how to stop the Bad System Config Info error on Windows.

Solution 1: Check Hard Disk with CMD

Safe Mode
Step 1.
When Bad System Config Info error happens, hold down Power button for 10 sends to turn off your PC. Then press Power button again to turn it on, and hold down F8 immediately to boot into the Options screen.
Step 2.
Click Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart and then press F6 to enter the Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Step 3.
Type in chkdsk /f and hit the Enter button to perform hard disk checking. If an error is found, follow the instructions to fix it.

Solution 2: Fix Corrupted Registry Files

Advanced Option
Step 1.
Corrupted registry files or invalid registry is another important cause of the Bad System Config Info error. To fix it, you need to boot into the Advanced option screen and select Command Prompt.
Step 2.
Then execute the commands below one by one:

ren C:\Windows\System32\config\DEFAULT DEFAULT.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\config\SAM SAM.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\config\SECURITY SECURITY.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\config\SOFTWARE SOFTWARE.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM SYSTEM.old

copy C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\DEFAULT C:\Windows\System32\config\

copy C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SAM C:\Windows\System32\config\

copy C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SECURITY C:\Windows\System32\config\

copy C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SYSTEM C:\Windows\System32\config\

copy C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SOFTWARE C:\Windows\System32\config\

Solution 3: Update Your Device Drivers

Update Device
Step 1.
Press F5 on the Startup Settings screen to boot into Safe Mode with Networking when you encounter the Bad System Config Info error.
Step 2.
Go to Device Manager, right-click on the outdated driver and select Update driver to get the latest driver from the internet.

Note: Actually, driver update is set automatically. If your driver is not up to date, it may be because you uninstall MSI driver updates on computer.

Solution 4: Restore Last Known Good Configuration

Last Known Good Configuration
Step 1.
Restart your Windows when the Bad System Config Info error pops up, and press F8 button before the Windows logo appears to enter the Advanced Options menu.
Step 2.
Select System Restore to use a restore point recorded on your Windows.

Note: For Windows 7 and earlier, you need to highlight the Last Known Good Configuration option with the Upward and Downward buttons on Advanced Boot Options screen, and hit Enter button to restore the last good configuration.

Solution 5: Fix Corrupted RAM

Memory Diagnostic
Step 1.
To fix the Bad System Config Info error caused by corrupted RAM, boot into Safe Mode. Then open Windows Memory Diagnostic from the Start menu.
Step 2.
Click the Restart now and check for problems option start checking problems on RAM. If you are presented any errors, follow the suggestions to fix it.

Part 3: File Recovery after Troubleshooting

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Based on our sharing, you should know what you can do when you see the Bad System Config Info error. Moreover, we also shared how to recover lost files with Aiseesoft Data Recovery after troubleshooting. We wish you find what you need in this post and please leave a message if you have more questions.

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