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BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO - How do i fix this ?

    Question

  • Technical Information is:

    STOP: 0x00000074 .....etc

    I decided to follow this guys instructions to making my computer boot faster but it lead to this error. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa98xjUXTCg

    I set the timeout settings to 5 seconds, the processors to max and the memory to max as well. 

    This lead to this error. Remembering back the first time I did this using all of the processors my computer actually seemed to slow down somewhat, then when I tried it again, instead of it allowing me to pick from 1-8 processors when clicked it stated that I could only use 1. I'm not sure if this helps with the situation but, I have a lot of important stuff on that computer and I really don't want to lose it. Please help with my situation, please and thank you. 

    Tuesday, May 08, 2012 2:38 AM

Answers

  • Hi,



    Firstly, I suggest you try system restore if you have a restore point.


    If no restore point available, you can go to Safe Mode and change the boot settings back to check result.


    Also, you can try bcdedit by getting rid of the parameters for number of processors (numproc) and max memory (truncatememory).


    In elevated command prompt, type:

    bcdedit/deletevalue {default} numproc
    
    bcdedit/deletevalue {default} truncatememory


    After that, please use System File Checker tool to scan the system files if you used ccleaner.



    Hope this helps


    Vincent Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:02 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    This issue may occur if one or more of the random access memory (RAM) modules that are installed in your computer is damaged or if the RAM configuration is incompatible.

    To troubleshoot and resolve this issue, remove the memory modules that are installed in your computer, but leave enough RAM to start your computer and run Windows, and then restart your computer. For more information, please refer to the following KB article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326679

    I suggest you run Memory Diagnostics test to check for any memory problems in WinRE

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7

    Meanwhile, I noticed the following thread about the similar error and would like to share with you for your reference:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/windows-7-0x00000074-startup-blue-screen/e9e412ae-013c-4fb7-93a4-e369dd1718dc

    Thanks & Best regards,


    Mohammed Imtiyaz Ali

    Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:15 AM
  • Are you saying you can get into windows? If so go into msconfig and go under the boot tab and select safe boot. Then after you safe boot see if you can go back into msconfig and put the settings back to what they were. You also might want to try system restore back to before you changed things. You could also go into the safe mode menu and select last known god configuration and see if that helps. Also if you used ccleaner it usually makes a backup of the registry. You could put it back.


    • Edited by Schloicka Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:29 AM
    Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:24 AM
  • Hi,



    Firstly, I suggest you try system restore if you have a restore point.


    If no restore point available, you can go to Safe Mode and change the boot settings back to check result.


    Also, you can try bcdedit by getting rid of the parameters for number of processors (numproc) and max memory (truncatememory).


    In elevated command prompt, type:

    bcdedit/deletevalue {default} numproc
    
    bcdedit/deletevalue {default} truncatememory


    After that, please use System File Checker tool to scan the system files if you used ccleaner.



    Hope this helps


    Vincent Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:02 AM
    Moderator
  • This thing helped me a lot! Thanks man! You're a god! :D

    Saturday, February 07, 2015 11:12 PM
  • I tried this and it said

    "The specified entry identifier is not valid.

     The parameter is incorrect."

    What should i do?

    Sunday, January 08, 2017 1:45 AM
  • Same here, when I do bcdedit i don't see numproc or truncatememory... So I can't edit those values.... Any ideas?
    Monday, January 16, 2017 3:19 PM