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February 21, 2014 2:31:51 PM

I am running windows 8.1
I recently tried to enable max memory and max cores through msconfig and went to restart my computer and now I get stuck in a restart loop which says "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We will collect some info and restart for you." underneath it BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO. I tried booting in safe mode and got the same error. System Restore also failed. I only have access to the command prompt which I tried to start msconfig through except it says that msconfig.exe cannot be found, and bios which I tried reseting the configuration to default to no avail. I currently dont have a installation disk or recovery media. I am not the most advanced pc user. What should I do?

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a c 417 * Windows 8
February 21, 2014 8:22:09 PM

cmr669 said:
I am running windows 8.1
I recently tried to enable max memory and max cores through msconfig and went to restart my computer and now I get stuck in a restart loop which says "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We will collect some info and restart for you." underneath it BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO. I tried booting in safe mode and got the same error. System Restore also failed. I only have access to the command prompt which I tried to start msconfig through except it says that msconfig.exe cannot be found, and bios which I tried reseting the configuration to default to no avail. I currently dont have a installation disk or recovery media. I am not the most advanced pc user. What should I do?

Not much you can do without access to a Repair/install disk. However, as you can get to CMD prompt, try System File Checker

Type sfc /scannow then Enter

It finds and fixes errors in Windows, but doesn't always report them. Run it and see if the fault disappears after re-booting your system
If corrupt files are found that can’t be fixed, try

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Somehow I suspect your problems won't allow them to run, but worth a try. Meanwhile see if you can get a friend to download and burn an Install disk, if your OS is Retail or OEM try here
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=271128
you'll need your Product Key...

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February 21, 2014 9:29:13 PM

dodger46 said:
cmr669 said:
I am running windows 8.1
I recently tried to enable max memory and max cores through msconfig and went to restart my computer and now I get stuck in a restart loop which says "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We will collect some info and restart for you." underneath it BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO. I tried booting in safe mode and got the same error. System Restore also failed. I only have access to the command prompt which I tried to start msconfig through except it says that msconfig.exe cannot be found, and bios which I tried reseting the configuration to default to no avail. I currently dont have a installation disk or recovery media. I am not the most advanced pc user. What should I do?

Not much you can do without access to a Repair/install disk. However, as you can get to CMD prompt, try System File Checker

Type sfc /scannow then Enter

It finds and fixes errors in Windows, but doesn't always report them. Run it and see if the fault disappears after re-booting your system
If corrupt files are found that can’t be fixed, try

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Somehow I suspect your problems won't allow them to run, but worth a try. Meanwhile see if you can get a friend to download and burn an Install disk, if your OS is Retail or OEM try here
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=271128
you'll need your Product Key...



From time I first posted this I was able to get my hands on a Windows 8 install disk and was able to boot from there. However I am still unable to refresh or repair my pc. When I try to refresh its says the hard disk is locked. When I try to reset its says a required drive partition is missing.
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a c 417 * Windows 8
February 22, 2014 12:23:49 AM

Try bootrec /fixmbr

Otherwise consider Repair Install, which should leave progs/data intact

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/26095-repair-insta...
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