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[Solved] - Bad System Config Info Error Fix

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The article introduces the how and why bad system config info error occurs and provides step-by-step method to fix the problem. DiskGenius is a cute and all-in-one tool for data recovery, partition management, backup & restore and more for professionals, it can also help solve the bad system config info error.
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Bad System Config Info Error

When you power on the PC to start Windows, a blue screen error shows up, telling you a Bad System Config Info Error message, as follows:

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If the Bad System Config Info Error occurs, you cannot continue to start Windows and you have to solve the problem before you run Windows again.

How to solve the problem? This article will introduce simple and step-by-step means to fix the bad system config info error.

Before discussing how to solve the error, the article explains why bad system config info error occurs.


Reasons for bad system config info error

In fact, many reasons can cause bad system config info error, major reasons are listed below:

  • Hard disk damaged, for example, serious bad sectors
  • Windows system files are missing or corrupted
  • Windows registry errors
  • Incorrectly configured, corrupted, missing or conflict device drivers
  • Hardware errors, for example, damage or corrupted RAM

All these above, may cause bad system config info error on your computer, then the Windows system on your computer will not start successfully. You should fix the problem before you can start Windows again.

Next, this article will introduce a simple and step-by-step guide to fix the bad system config info error.


Step by step guide – How to fix bad system config info error

Step 1   Restart the computer

Bad system config info error may disappear after restarting the computer sometimes. So, try to restart the computer first when bad system config info error occurs for the first time. If the error message still appears, do the next steps.

Step 2   Create WinPE bootable disk with DiskGenius

On another healthy computer, install and run DiskGenius, after which from the program's main menu, select Tool -> Create WinPE Bootable USB drive of DiskGenius, as follows.

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The Create WinPE Bootable USB drive of DiskGenius dialog will pop up, and you can create a bootable WinPE disk then, as follows:

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Step 3   Start the computer with WinPE bootable disk.

Using the WinPE bootable USB drive crated previous step, boot the computer with bad system config info error.

The computer will run into WinPE, and PE version DiskGenius is included in it.

Step 4   Run disk check on the computer and restart the computer.

Type cmd, in the search box next the Start menu, as followed:

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Type cmd, select Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator, as followed:

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Then User Account Control appears, click Yes button, as follows:

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In the Command Prompt window, type chkdsk /r, and press Enter key. Then you will be asked if schedule the checking when the system restarts, type y, as follows:

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Close the Command Prompt window and restart your computer. Then, CHKDSK tool will start checking the HDD and try to fix the file system errors detected automatically.

In some cases, bad system config info error will be fixed after Chkdsk, and Windows will start and run normally.

If bad system config info error still occurs, please do the next steps:

Step 5   Fix damaged Windows Registry

Reboot the computer with WinPE again, enter Command Prompt window again as the step above. Type and run commands below, rename these files with .old postfix:

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.ol
dren C:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM SYSTEM.old

Type and run following commands, copy registry backup files to your current registry folder. So, the Windows registry will be restored:

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\

After doing operations above, restart the computer, and the Bad system config info error should be fixed, and Windows runs normally.

If not, do the next steps:

Step 6   Check and repair bad sectors with DiskGenius

Reboot the computer with WinPE bootable disk again and launch DiskGenius WinPE version. From the main menu, select Disk -> Verify Or Repair Bad Sectors, as follows:

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You can then check bad sectors on the disk or partition, as follows:

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If the bad system config info error is caused by bad sectors and it can be fixed after bad sectors get repaired. Please note that repairing bad sectors may cause data loss, please back up important file in advance. If the error continues to appear, then try next step.

Step 7   Update device drivers

Reboot the computer with WinPE bootable disk again, use a Windows device driver update tool to update the computer's device drivers.

Of course, you can go to Device Manager and update the driver manually, as followed:

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If the bad system config info error was caused by the device driver problem, updating the driver may solve the problem.

If not, do the next step.

Step 8   Repair damaged/corrupted RAM

Using Windows memory diagnostic tool, Open Start -> type memory diagnostic -> Select Windows Memory Diagnostic -> Run as administrator, as follows:

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Select Restart now and check for problems on the popup window, as follows:

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The computer will restart and check the RAM memory automatically. If there are any errors on the RAM memory, you should fix the RAM memory errors or change it.

Step 9   Reinstall Windows system after recovering the data

If all those above cannot fix the Bad system config info error, you have to reinstall the windows system.

If there are important data on the system partition, you must recover them before you reinstall the Windows system. DiskGenius can do the job! More info on data recovery, refer to the guide: A Detailed Guide to Recover Lost Data with DiskGenius.

After reinstalling Windows and applications, you can start the Windows on the computer.


Bonus Tip: Backup Windows system in advance

We highly recommend you backup Windows system in advance, so when bad system config info error or other annoying errors occur, you can just restore the Windows to the original working status and solve the problem easily.

Use DiskGenius and you can backup & restore the Windows system easily, as follows:

Select the Windows system partition (C: partition in common), then right-click it and select Clone Partition To Image File, as follows:

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Select a location to save backup image and name it, and click Start button, DiskGenius will back up the Windows system partition, as follows. Backing up Windows when it is working smoothly, enables you to restore system back when certain errors occur.

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More info on backup & restore, please refer to the DiskGenius online help:
Partition Backup
Restore Partition from Image File

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Conclusion

OK, that all, we hope the article can help you solve the bad system config info error and more! If you have other solutions to this issue, please share with us.

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