It’s a common bug check error on Windows  system which is caused due to the malfunctioning of the system or the Boot Configuration Data (BCD). When the older files conflict with stable and newer files in Boot Configuration Data (BCD) then a common error occur which is known as BCOD.

This is a common Windows error which can cause a Blue Screen of Death(BCOD), while the system crashes the situation seem very terrifying. Well the Bad System Config Info error is very easy to fix and do not require any technician help.Now, let’s see how we can fix Bad System Config Info error in Windows 10.

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How To Fix ‘Bad System Config Info’ Error In Windows 10

There are many methods through which we can solve the error of Bad system config info but before going to the solution firstly,we must know what are the reasons behind these error.

There are many reasons which can cause this error, some of which are:-

  1. Faulty hardware
  2. A bad driver
  3. Incorrect system settings
  4. Installing an important update
  5. Corrupt system files, and many more

Although,most of the time when these error occur they pop up with a descriptivemessage of what the actual problem is but every time the descriptive message do not pop up with the error.

Here, are some of the tested solutions which many users have tried to fix the error of Bad System Config Info in Windows 10.

  • Check your RAM and Hard Drive
  • Update or Reinstall Drivers
  • bcdedit command
  • Fix BCD file
  • Fix the Registry
  • System Restore
  • Reset Windows 10

Below are the step by step detailed explanation of the solutions to fix the Bas System Config Info error.

Method 1: Check Your RAM and Hard Drive

First of all, you should always check your RAM and Hard Drive. This method will just take your minutes, if you know how to open your PC or CPU then open it and check that your RAM is fitted properly in the slot and your Hard Drives cables are also connected properly.

If your RAM and Hard Drives are properly fitted then you need to check the health of your RAM and Hard Drives may be they are causing the error, if needed then replaced them. Many users also use more than one RAM stick at the same time so if you are facing the error then you should remove the excess stick so that only one stick is left, and now you have to see if the error goes away or not.

Sometimes, the error may cause due to certain RAM sticks when they are slotted in, in that case you have to remove that stick and run your PC/laptop on less RAM and also change the Hard Drive which are causing problem with the new Hard Drive. I hope, this method has helped you to solve your problem and if not then try the next method.

Method 2: Update or Reinstall Drivers

One of the reason which cause Bad System Config Info is outdated and incompatible drivers which create many problems.

To solve this problem you have to follow the following steps:-

Step 1 –Open Device Manager (win key > type device manager).

Step 2 –Click Action > Scan for hardware changes.

After that, notice if any yellow exclamation mark symbols have been appearednext to any of the devices. If yes, then you have to click the drop- down icons to seek them out.

If any of the Drivers are not working properly the  you have to right-click them and then click on Update Driver. If the problem still continues then you have to right-click them and Uninstall device. (If there is any driver on your devicesuch as onboardethernet port they will automatically reinstall after rebooting your PC/laptop.

If there is any third party driver then it willreinstall automatically after reconnecting the device in question or when the system will reinstall the software.

I hope, this method has helped you to solve your problem and if not then try the next method.

Method 3: bcdedit Command

If your system is not configured properly or your system configuration is incorrect or your system has wrong value of memory and the processors in the configuration filethen also you can face the error of Bad System Config Info and this error will prevent Windows 10 to give access.

Following are the steps by following it you can solve this error.

Step 1 – Go to the Advanced Start-up menu.

Step 2 –Click Start> click Power.

Step 3 –At the same time press Shift and click Restart.

Step 4 –Now Choose an option screen will display> select Trouble-shoot.

Step 5 –Select Advanced Options in Trouble-shoot Window.

Step 6 –Select Command Prompt in Advanced Options Window.

Step 7 –Now your PC/laptop will Restart and it will display the Command Prompt blue screen.

You have to select an account to continue> press Enter >key in your password for that account.

Step 8 – As soon as, Command Prompt starts> Enter the following lines:-

Bcdedit/deletevalue{default} numproc

Bcdedit/deletevalue {default} truncatememory

Step 9 – Now, close Command Prompt.

Step 10 –Start Windows again.

I hope, this method has helped you to solve your problem and if not then try the next method.

Method 4: Fix BCD file

Bad System Config Info error can also occur if your BCD file is corrupt or damaged, it also deny your access to both Safe Mode and Windows.

If you want to solve this issue then you need USB flash drive and your bootable with Windows or the installation DVD. Media creation tool can also be used in place of bootable USB drive.

Follow the steps given below to fix the BCD file:-

Step 1 – Insert Windows 10 installation DVD and then boot from it.

Your Windows setup will begin.

Step 2 – Click Next.

Step 3 – Click on Repair your computer.

Step 4 – Select trouble shoot, then Advanced options, then Command Prompt.

Step 5 – As soon as, Command Prompt starts > Enter the following lines:-

bootrec /repairbcd

bootrec /osscan

bootrec /repairmbr

You have to press Enter after each line to execute it.

Step 6 – Now close Command Prompt and Restart your PC /laptop.

Note: the last command you have entered will delete and after that recreate Master Boot Record.

Method 5: Fix the Registry

Some Registry issues can also bring up this error but no problem you can solve this just by followin the steps given below:-

Step 1 –Boot your Windows 10 installation DVD.

Step 2 –Now, select Trouble shoot, then Advanced options, then Command Prompt.

Step 3 –You have to enter the following lines after the command prompt get started.

cd C:\Windows\System32\config

renC:\Windows\System32\config\DEFAULTDEFAULT.old

renC:\Windows\System32\config\SAM SAM.old

renC:\Windows\System32\config\SECURITY SECURITY.old

renC:\Windows\System32\config\SOFTWARE SOFTWARE.old

renC:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM SYSTEM.old

Press Enter after each line to execute it.

Note: As soon as you will press Enter the folder of each of these command will be renamed and once it is done Windows will not use it again. They can also be deleted but you must keep it in case you have to do system restore in future.

Step 4 –Enter the lines given below into command prompt:-

copyC:\Windows\System32\config\RegBackDEFAULT C:\Windows\System32\config

copyC:\Windows\System32\config\RegBackDEFAULT C:\Windows\System32\config

copyC:\Windows\System32\config\RegBackSAM C:\Windows\System32\config

copyC:\Windows\System32\config\RegBackSECURITY C:\Windows\System32\config

copyC:\Windows\System32\config\RegBackSYSTEM C:\Windows\System32\config

copyC:\Windows\System32\config\RegBackSOFTWARE C:\Windows\System32\config

This process copies your registry’s backup and replaces your old files.

Step 5 –Now, close your command prompt and restart your PC/laptop to see whether this error has hone or not.

Method 6: System Restore

If your problem had not been solved yet. Then, I hope this method or the next method will definitely help you to solve your problem.

Follow the steps given below to restore your system:-

Step 1 –Click Start, and then click Power.

Step 2 –At the same time press Shift hold it and then click Restart.

Step 3 –Now, select Trouble shoot, then Advanced options, then System restore.

Step 4 – Choose your username.

Step 5 –Now, follow the on-screen prompts.

Step 6 –Select the restore point which you want.

Step 7 – Click Next, and now wait for the process to complete.

I hope this methods has helped you to remove the Bad System Config Info error and if not then next step will definitely help you.

Method 7: Reset Windows 10

This is the last method which can help you to solve the error of your PC as now resetting your Windows is the only option by which you can remove the Bad System Config Info error but before resetting don’t forget to create backup as all files in the C partition will be deleted after resettingthe Windows. The reset will fix the problem if it’s related with your PC’s software.

Step 1 –Click Start, and then click Power.

Step 2 –At the same time press Shift hold it and then click Restart.

Step 3 – Select Trouble shoot and then Reset this PC.

Step 4 – Select Remove everything, then Only the drive where Windows is installed, then Just remove my files.

Step 5 – Now, click Reset and wait till the process is completed. Once it’s done then you have a fresh Windows installation.

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you to solve your problem of Bad System Config Info error in Windows 10. If you have followed all the methods step by step and then too you are facing the error then you should visit your nearest service center.