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Bad system config info, BSOD after changing boot settings

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Bad system config info, BSOD after changing boot settings


    Hello all,
    This is my first time posting here :) sorry I wasn't able to use the lovely SF tool :( Being a noob I may ask stupid question. Please forgive ;p
    today when I played my favourite game ( entropia universe), I got a message from my game saying that I have low ram, I checked on the Ctrl alt del thing and I was shocked that only 3.8 gb ram was usable when i have 8 gb ram and using 64 bit system. So here comes to my first question... Why would this happen?
    so I happened to follow a tutorial and turned on the maximum ram checkbox in the advanced settings in boot tab in msconfig. However when I first reboot I got the session 3 initialisation failed BSOD. The second time and third time and so on and so forth I got bad system config info, which turned my computer into a reboot loop. Second question, why would this happen?

    My experience similar to this unlucky fellow
    Win 8 BSOD : BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO (Details available)SOS

    so I followed the guide in the thread and tried to recreate my BCD. I successfully got into the advanced setup options ( I think it is called this ?) by pressing shift +f8. Lucky...
    however I still failed as I was locked there. Every option including opening the command prompt is blocked because it said that operating these options needed administrative rights which I have in my hands. However the ASO said that it can't find any administrative accounts in my computer. Third question , why would this happen?

    so now my computer fell into another loop. Whenever I started my computer it went into the ASO and wouldn't get away from it. And can't even see the lovely face in BSOD :(

    i am am using windows 8.1 in amd fx 8150 and 8 gb ram, computer was somehow normal with occasional freezing ( 1-2 times a month )

    thanks in advance

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Updates:
    1. As I was able to boot into ASO, I can get the screen showing options 1-10 in which I can select safe boot. However, even if I boot with safe boot, the ASO still showed up as a loop as described in the main thread. The BSOD wouldn't show up, safe mode wouldn't show up, now only ASO will automatically show up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Take Ram out of machine. Put back in and ensure seated well.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Take Ram out of machine. Put back in and ensure seated well.
    I don't mean to question you ;p but could you please tell me why a software setting could be corrected by a hardware method?
    thank you
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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