You’re minding your own business, doing all the things you do on the Internet when the dreaded blue screen appears on your screen. What does it mean? Don’t panic. If it’s a Bad System Config Info error, we’ll explain what it is, what causes it, and how to fix it in this article.
“Bad System Config Info” error is one of the most common “blue screen of death” errors in Windows 10, 8 and 7. It’s an error message that indicates that Windows is having trouble processing data. Finding the culprit is usually the hardest part, but it’s often an easy problem to solve.
What causes BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO?
- A faulty hard drive
- Broken Windows registry
- Broken system files/programs
- Defective or outdated device drivers
- Defective boot configuration data (BCD) file
How to repair BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO?
Use system restore
- Press Windows + S and search for Restore. Select Create a restore point result. This will bring up the System Properties.
- Open the System Protection tab, where you can check if protection is enabled, configure settings, and create a restore point.
- If you want to use a system restore point, select System Restore and then select the desired restore point. Then follow the instructions.
Start the SFC
- Type Command Prompt (Admin) in the Start menu search bar, then right-click and select Run as Administrator to open the advanced command prompt.
- Enter the following command and press Enter: DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth.
- Wait for the command to execute. This process can take up to 20 minutes, depending on the state of your system. Sometimes the process seems to stall, but wait for it to complete.
- When the process finishes, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
- Type Command Prompt in the Start menu search bar, right-click on the most appropriate option and select Run as administrator.
- Or press the Windows + X keys, then select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
- Then type chkdsk /r and press Enter. The command will scan your system for errors and fix any problems that occur.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bad_system_config_info error can be caused by hardware problems such as damaged memory and hard disks, loose cables and connectors, and software problems such as problematic updates, incompatible software, corrupt MBR, incorrect boot configuration data file (BCD), corrupt registry.
The BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO error check occurs when the SYSTEM storage file is corrupted. This error check can also occur when some important keys and values in the registry are missing. Keys and values can be missing if the user has manually changed the registry or if an application or service has corrupted the registry.
- Reboot the system.
- Run SFC and CHKDSK.
- Restore Windows registry.
- Use System Restore to restore the Windows registry.
- Recover boot configuration data (BCD)
- Log in to Windows 10.
- Press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
- Select Search.
- Enter the command cmd.
- Right-click Command Prompt in the list of search results.
- Click Run as administrator.
- Log in as administrator.
- When the command prompt starts, type the following command: chkdsk C: /f /r /x.