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Fix Bad System Config Info ( 0x00000074 ) BSOD in Windows 10


Blue Screen error BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO, bug check value 0x00000074. Mainly caused by malfunctioning system files and/or some registry files. Also After upgrading to windows 10 Fall Creators update or installing windows update on Windows 10  / 8.1, You may encounter this problem. Some Users Report Due To This Bad System Config Info Blue Screen Error System Restart Frequently and unable to start normally to perform any troubleshooting Steps.

This Bad System Config Info Blue Screen appear with the following error codes STOP 0x00000074 (0x00000003, 0x00000002, 0x80087000). Incorrectly configured corrupted device drivers, Driver conflict between newly installed Hardware, Corrupted Windows system files or Corrupted windows registry files, Disk Drive Errors Etc Are some possible Reason Behind this BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO BSOD Error.


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If you Are also Suffering from Bad System Config Info ( 0x00000074 ) BSOD, Here apply bellow solutions to get rid of this.

Basic Solutions

If Due To this BSOD System Restart Frequently, unable to login to perform any troubleshooting steps. First Disconnect all External Devices and Start windows, check windows started normally? If yes then There is something wrong with any external Device. Attach them one by one to find out the problematic Device. If After Remove external Devices still having same Frequent blue Screen At startup Then Start windows into safe mode ( which start windows into minimal system requirement and allow to perform troubleshooting steps.) And Jump to apply These Solutions. Other Wise perform steps below.

Perform Startup Repair

If windows didn’t allow to Start into safe mode and frequently Restart with Bad System Config Info ( 0x00000074 ) BSOD, Then we need to perform Start repair which scans and fix Start problems automatically.

For This Boot from windows installation media ( you can create an installation media / Bootable USB Here ) Skip the first Screen -> On Next screen click on Repair computer

Repair computer option
Repair computer option

This Will Restart windows Next Choose Troubleshoot then on Advanced Options Click on> Startup Repair. And Follow onscreen instructions. It will repair all common startup problems. It also may help to repair bad system config info windows 10 BSOD error.

Advanced Boot options on windows 10
Advanced Boot options on windows 10

Perform Bootrec Commands

If startup repair doesn’t help, You can try this method. It may help you to troubleshoot bad system config info error. Again You need to boot from installation media Repair computer -> Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt. Then, Run the following commands.

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /rebuildbcd

After That Restart windows and check there is no more blue Screen Error.

Fix Corrupted Registries

If After Perform Startup Repair and Fix MBR Still Having the same Blue Screen Then you need to fix corrupted registries which mostly Cause this BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO BSOD. For this Again we need to Access Advanced options and open command prompt, Then perform Command Bellow one by one.

ren X:\Windows\System32\config\DEFAULT DEFAULT.old

ren X:\Windows\System32\config\SAM SAM.old

ren X:\Windows\System32\config\SECURITY SECURITY.old

ren X:\Windows\System32\config\SOFTWARE SOFTWARE.old

ren X:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM SYSTEM.old

The above step has renamed all of the current main registry files. Use the following commands to replace the original with the ones created by the backup:

copy X:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\DEFAULT X:\Windows\System32\config\

copy X:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SAM X:\Windows\System32\config\

copy X:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SECURITY X:\Windows\System32\config\

copy X:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SYSTEM X:\Windows\System32\config\

copy X:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SOFTWARE X:\Windows\System32\config\

After That type exit to close the command prompt and Restart windows. This Time You should now be able to boot right into your operating system!

Apply Solutions To Avoid bad system config info BSOD

I hope After Apply Above Solutions now you able to Start windows normally. There is no more Frequent Restart with Blue screen error.  Now Apply Bellow Solutions to Avoid and permanently fix bad system config info BSOD Error.

Disable Fast Startup

Windows 10 Added Fast Startup Feature ( Hybrid Shutdown ) To save valuable time and make windows start faster. But Number of users Report Disable the Fast Startup Feature Fix Different problems for them include Bad System Config info Blue Screen Error.

You Can Disable Fast Startup Feature From Control panel -> power options (Small icon view ) -> Choose What the power buttons do -> click on Change Settings that Are Currently Unavailable.  Then Here under Shutdown Settings Uncheck the option Turn on Fast Startup ( Recommended ) Click Save Changes.

turn off fast startup feature
turn off fast startup feature

Repair Corrupted System Files

As Discussed Corrupted system Files Cause Different causes on windows computer. If while The windows upgrade process or install/uninstall third-party Application some System Files Get Corrupted or missing then you may face Different Startup Errors include Different Blue Screen Errors with Stop code 0x00000074.

To Deal The issues like this you can run the System File Checker tool Which helps to scan and Restore missing, corrupted system files from a special cache folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

If SFC utility Results Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them then you need to Run The DISM Tool to enable The System File Checker utility to do its job.

Check Disk And Memory Errors

Some Times Disk Drive Errors and Bed Sectors cause Different startup problems on a windows computer. We Recommend to check And Fix Disk Drive Errors using Disk Check Utility. Also, faulty Memory ( RAM ) module can cause Different blue Screen Errors. you Can Check and Fix them Using windows memory Diagnostic Tool.

Some Other Things To check

Make Sure your windows have installed Latest updates. Or you can check them from Settings ->  Update & Security -> Windows update -> Check for Updates.

Also, Make sure windows is not infected with virus malware infection. We recommend download & install a good antivirus / Anti-malware with latest updates and perform full System Scan.

You Can Run System Optimizer Tool Like CCleaner to Cleanup Junk, Cache, Cookies, System Error files to free up Disk Space. which optimize system performance and also you can Fix Broken Registry Errors.

Always Avoid Installing Pirated applications ( Cracked games, Activators, Pairated applications ). Also If you notice After recently install a particular application the BSOD started then you can uninstall the application and check.

These are some most applicable solutions to fix Bad System Config Info Blue Screen appear with the following error codes STOP 0x00000074 (0x00000003, 0x00000002, 0x80087000). Face any difficulty while applying Above Solutions Feel Free To discuss Comments below. Also Read Fix windows store app installation error 0x80073cf9.