How to Fix Bad System Config Info Error in Windows 10 and Windows 11

How to Fix Bad System Config Info Error in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Windows 10 is a great operating system, but like all software, it sometimes has issues. One common problem that users experience is an error message indicating that their system configuration information is incorrect.

In this article, we’ll show you how to fix the Bad System Config Info error in Windows 10.

What is the Bad System Config Info error in Windows 10?

There are a few different things that can cause the “Bad system config info” error message in Windows 10. The most common reason is incorrect or corrupted system files. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but typically it’s due to a recent Windows update that didn’t install correctly, or some sort of malware infection.

Another potential cause is hardware problems, particularly with your hard drive or RAM. If your computer has been having issues with crashing or blue screens of death (BSODs) recently, this could be the culprit.

Finally, another possible cause is incorrect BIOS settings. If your computer’s BIOS is set to incompatible mode, this can also trigger the “Bad system config info” error message.

How to Fix the Bad System Config Info Error?

If you’re seeing the “Bad system config info” error message in Windows 10, there are a few different things you can try to do to fix it. We’ll go through each of them below.

Restart your computer:

This gives the operating system a chance to refresh itself and clear out any memory leaks that may have developed. Additionally, restarting your computer can also help to fix any minor software glitches that may have developed. However, before you restart your computer, it is important to save any open files and close any programs that you may be running. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing unsaved work or corrupting open files. Consequently, restarting your computer can be an effective way to improve its performance and fix minor issues. However, it is important to take the proper precautions before doing so.

Run Startup Repair

If you’re getting the Bad System Config Info error on your Windows 10 PC, there’s a pretty easy fix that you can try. Just run Startup Repair from the Recovery Options menu. This will scan your system for any problems and attempt to fix them. In most cases, this will take care of the Bad System Config Info error and get your PC up and running again. If not, you may need to try a more advanced repair option, such as System Restore or rebuilding the BCD store. But in most cases, Startup Repair should be all you need.

Use System Restore

System Restore is a Windows feature that can help fix certain types of crashes and other computer problems. If you’re having trouble with your PC, you can try using System Restore to go back to a time when your computer was working properly. Keep in mind that you’ll need to reinstall any programs that were installed after the restore point was created. To use System Restore, open the Start menu and search for “System Restore.” Then, follow the prompts to select a restore point. Once you’ve chosen a restore point, click “Next” and then “Finish.” Your computer will restart and attempt to use the restore point to fix your problem. If System Restore doesn’t work or if you can’t find a restore point that fixes your problem, you can try using Advanced Startup options to reset your PC.

Restore Your Computer From a Backup:

If you have a recent backup of your computer, this is probably the quickest and easiest way to fix the problem. Just restore your computer from the backup and you should be good to go.

Check Your Hard Drive and RAM for Errors:

As we mentioned before, one potential cause of the “Bad system config info” error is errors with your hard drive or RAM. You can use the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool to check for errors with your RAM, and you can use the chkdsk command-line tool to check for errors with your hard drive. We’ll show you how to do both of those things below.

Also See: Fix “SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED” BSOD Stop Code in Windows 10

Update Your Computer’s BIOS:

As we mentioned before, another potential cause of the “Bad system config info” error is incorrect BIOS settings. To fix this, you need to enter your computer’s BIOS and make sure it’s set to compatible mode. Every BIOS is different, so we can’t give you specific instructions on how to do this – but if you need help, just Google “[Your computer model] + bios settings”. Once you’re in the BIOS menu, look for an option that says something like “compatibility mode” or “legacy mode” and make sure it’s enabled. Then save your changes and restart your computer.

Create a New User Account:

If none of the other solutions above work, there’s one final thing you can try – creating a new user account on your computer and then transferring all your files over from your old account.

To do this, just follow these steps:

1) Go to Start > Settings > Accounts

2) Click Family & other users

3) Under “Other users”, click Add someone else to this PC

4) Follow the instructions on screen to add a new Microsoft account or local account

5) Once the account has been created, sign into it and then go back into Start > Settings > Accounts

6) Click Family & other users again

7) Click on your old account and then click Change account type

8) Under Account type:, change it from Administrator to Standard user

9) Click OK

10) Sign out of your old account and then sign back in using your new account

11) Now that you’re signed into your new account, go into File Explorer and navigate to C:\Users\[Your old username]

12) Select all the files and folders in this location and then copy them

13) Paste them into C:\Users\[Your new username]

14) Once all the files have been copied over, restart your computer and then sign into your new account again

15) You should now have access to all your old files and settings in your new account

16) If everything looks good, you can delete your old account by going back into Start > Settings > Accounts > Family & other users

17) Click on your old account and then click Remove

18) Follow the instructions on screen to remove the account

19) Once the account has been removed, restart your computer

20) You should now be left with only your new account on your computer

21) If everything looks good, you can now transfer any remaining files over from your old user profile (see step 11 above).

Otherwise, if something goes wrong during any of these steps or if you don’t feel comfortable doing them yourself, feel free to contact us for assistance – we’re always happy to help!

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I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...