If you are seeing ‘BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO‘ on your computer screen during boot process, then there is some corruption in your Boot Configuration File (BCD) directory on your computer. Unless you address the matter, you will not be able to boot into Windows 10. So, without ado, follow these easy step-by-step instructions and the problem will be solved pretty quickly.
As your computer haven’t start correctly, Automatic Repair window should open automatically.
But, in case if the Automatic Repair doesn’t open automatically, you need to open Automatic Repair window manually-
1. Make sure your computer is turned ‘Off”.
2. Now, start your computer and as soon as the manufacturer’s logo (like- Dell, HP etc) is visible, press and hold the power key for 3-4 seconds to force shutdown your device.
3. Keep repeating this process of start-force shutdown-start for 3 times and at 4th time let your computer start normally.
You will see Automatic Repair window.
Fix-1 Rebuild Boot Config Data (BCD)-
1. Click on “Advanced options” in Automatic Repair window.
2. Your computer will be booted into Windows RE mode.
3. Now in , ‘Choose an option‘, simply click on “Troubleshoot“.
4. In Troubleshooting window, click on “Advanced options“.
5. In Advanced options window, click on “Command Prompt“.
6. In Command Prompt window, copy-paste this commands one by one and hit Enter after each time to execute them.
bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
[Important: Replace “C:” with the drive letter of Windows installation drive on your computer]
7. Again, copy-paste these commands one-by-one in Command Prompt and hit Enter after each of them to re-build the BCD directory.
attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old bootrec /RebuildBcd
[Important: Replace “C:” in the commands with the drive letter of Windows installation drive on your computer.]
Close Command Prompt window.
8. Coming back to Choose an option settings, click on “Continue” to continue to Windows 10 on your computer.
As you have rebuild the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) directory, your computer will work just fine.
Fix-2 Run System Restore-
If the problem has occurred due to the installation of a third party software, running a system restore may solve this issue.
1. In Automatic Repair settings window, click on “Advanced options” to check out advanced options.
2. Your computer will be booted into Windows RE mode. In ‘Choose an option‘ window, click on “Troubleshoot“.
3. In Troubleshooting window, click on “Advanced options“.
4. In Advanced options window, click on “System Restore” to start the system restore process on your computer.
System restore process will put your computer back to the state when it was working fine.
5. In System Restore window, click on “Next“.
6. Choose the restore point from the list of the restore points and then click on “Next“.
7. Click on “Finish” to finish the process.
This will initialize the restoration process of your system to the system restore point you have selected.
Wait patiently as this process will take some time.
When system is restored, you will be able to use your computer.
Fix-3 Reset your computer-
If nothing is working out for you, then resetting or refreshing your computer is the last available option for you.
1. In Automatic Repair window, click on “Advanced options” to go to the advanced options.
Your computer will be booted into Windows RE mode.
2. In ‘Choose an option‘ window, simply click on “Troubleshoot“.
3. Click on “Troubleshoot” and click on “Reset this PC“.
4. Now, you have two choices-
a. Refresh your PC– Refreshing the PC will keeps all of the files unchanged, except some system files and settings will be removed.
b. Reset your PC*– Resetting your PC will delete all of your files and reset all the settings to their default state.
Choose any of these options and click on it (We suggest to refresh your pc first and check. If that doesn’t work, there is no choice but to reset your device).
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Your computer will be reset/ refreshed.
Once it is reset/ refreshed, you will be able to use your computer just like before.
Your problem will be solved.
In case if you are resetting your computer, go through this article to back up your important files before resetting on a flash drive without booting into Windows 10.
Your problem will be solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.