Fix the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info”

Fix the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info”

/ Shayne Sherman

Getting a Blue Screen of Death or BSOD can be a very dreadful experience. This error can occur at any time, even if you are in the middle of doing a critical task. There are several reasons why this happens. The only good thing about this error is that it will tell you the error code, which will help you know the possible cause.

One of the most common error codes with the BSOD is “Bad System Config Info.” This error code is mainly caused by misconfigured registry or system files and BCD or Boot Configuration Data.

Here are some of the common causes of the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info”:

  • Interrupted Windows Update
  • Misconfigured System Settings
  • Faulty Computer Hardware
  • Outdated or Corrupt Drivers

Here’s our list of the easiest and most effective methods on how you can fix the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info.”

First Method – Check the Status of Your Hardware

Fiddling with your computer’s hardware may sound intimidating, but if you are willing, then we suggest going for it. However, if you are not confident with doing it yourself, get yourself someone technically inclined to do it. If you wish to do it yourself, all you need to do is to check the status of your hard drive and RAM. Ensure that both are snuggly seated in the RAM slots and that the SATA cable is connected correctly to the hard drive. We suggest taking them out, cleaning them a little, and putting them back in.

Second Method – Update Your System Drivers

If your computer does not have the latest drivers, it could cause the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info.” To update your drivers, follow these steps:

  1. Press the “Windows” + “R” keys on your keyboard and type in “devmgmt.msc” in the run line command.
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  1. Click on “Action” and “Scan for Hardware Changes in the Device Manager.”
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  1. After scanning for hardware changes, if you see a yellow exclamation mark on the devices, right-click on it and click “Update Driver.”
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  1. After updating the driver, if the error persists, right-click on it again and click “Uninstall Device,” and restart your computer. Once the computer goes back on, it will automatically download the latest driver. If the issue persists, then continue with the following troubleshooting methods.

Third Method – Repair the BCD File

If the BCD file in your system is damaged or corrupt, then there’s a high chance that the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info” would occur. To repair it, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Windows” icon located on the bottom left corner of your desktop. Hold down the “shift” key on your keyboard and click on the “restart” icon.
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  1. Your computer will then reboot, and you will see the Advanced Startup Options. Click on “Troubleshoot” and click “Command Prompt.”
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  1. In the Command Prompt, type in the following commands and press enter after every command.
  • bootrec /repairbcd
  • bootrec /osscan
  • bootrec /repairmbr
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  1. After entering all the commands, close out the command prompt and restart your computer as usual. Once your computer is back on, check if the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info” has already been fixed.

Fourth Method – Use the Windows System Restore Tool

When performing the System Restore, you are restoring your computer to a state where it was perfectly working. This means everything that has been installed, downloaded, and changes that were made before the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info” happened will be reverted.

  1. Click on the “Windows” icon located on the bottom left corner of your desktop. Hold down the “shift” key on your keyboard and click on the “restart” icon.
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  1. Your computer will then reboot, and you will see the Advanced Startup Options. Click on “Troubleshoot” and click “System Restore.”
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  1. After clicking on System Restore, you will be asked to choose your username. You just have to follow the prompts and select the date when your computer was completely working by this time. Click “Next” and wait for the restore process to complete. In this process, your computer may restart several times, and once it is complete, check if the issue has been finally fixed.

Final Words

When you encounter BSOD, regardless of the error code, you should make sure to fix it right away. Leaving this error unattended can cause more damage to your system.

If this guide has helped you fix the BSOD error code “Bad System Config Info,” then share it with anyone you know who is also suffering from this issue.

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.