Windows 7 0x00000074 startup Blue Screen BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO Different problem than all others

Okay here we go. I was being an idiot and changed the msconfig setting for startup processors and memory. i changed it to 1 processor and 256mb of ram for no good reason except to see what happens. So i restart and get the BSOD stated above. The computer was running absolutely fine and I know it is not a ram problem. I am verry computer literate and have been working on macines for a long time now. I went googling for possible answers and everything I saw was for XP. I have tried last known good config , all safe modes, system restore system repair. none of them sucessful. Is there a way you could tell me which files to copy from the windows 7 disk to the windows directory, or any other possible solutions??????? I have 6gb of memory so my computer does meet the minimum reqirements. here is the full code: STOP 0X00000074 (0X0000000000000002, 0XFFFFF88002E22B20, 0X0000000000000002, 0XFFFFFFFFC000009A)
 
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Well I set mine to 4 processors and max memory and got the same problem

Except I COULDN'T get into safe mode - safe mode also lead me to the BSOD

I fixed by using bcdedit by getting rid of the parameters for number of processors (numproc) and max memory (truncatememory)

In elevated command prompt:

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

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Hi,

Can you use Safe Mode to run MSCONFIG and set it back? (Repeatedly tap F8.)

Or use Safe Mode and run System Restore?

How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

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If Safe Mode will not work.

System Restore back to before you made those settings should work.

If you do not have a Windows 7 disk you can borrow a friends as they are not copy
protected. Your System maker will also sell the physical DVD cheap since you already
own Windows. Also you can make a repair disk on another computer.

Try Startup Repair - (If at ANY point you gain some but not full access to Windows come
back and try Startup Repair again.)

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

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

Try StartUp Repair from Recovery Options or Windows 7 disk.

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

Or try System Restore

How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

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If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.
Often a Repair Disk will help when the Recovery Disk does not.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs - now charging $9.75 for the ISO
images to make the disks.
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc - Free
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html

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If needed :

What to do if Windows won't start correctly
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/What-to-do-if-Windows-wont-start-correctly

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

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

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

Hope this helps.


Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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