The Sys Config Error error can lock you out of any Windows features or applications.
So if you’re stuck with this error, here are a few troubleshooting tips to help you resolve it for good.
- Windows system file errors are very frustrating as they prevent Windows from running normally.
- Windows system configuration errors can be caused by corrupted system files or outdated drivers.
- One way to fix Windows system configuration issues is by updating your system.
Use a registry editor
Open Registry Editor
In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Explorer
- Right-click on Explorer -> select Permissions to open the Permissions dialog.
In the right pane, click on the Advanced button > check Allow inheritable permissions from this object’s parent (or container, or group)
- Click Yes to confirm
Run the SFC and DISM scans
- Press Windows + R to open Run, enter cmd in the text field, and click OK.
- Now, paste the following commands, and hit Enter. sfc /scannow DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- After that, click on Restart in the Command prompt window.
Download the missing updates
- Go to This PC > right-click on the Start button, and click on Properties.
- Go to the Security tab.
- Select the Advanced tab.
- Check Enable file and folder encryption checkbox and Encrypt contents to secure data checkbox.
- Click on OK.
- Go to File Explorer > right-click on This PC, and go to Properties.
- Go to the Security tab, and click Edit under Encrypt contents to secure data checkbox.
- Select OK and OK again.
Disable Startup items
- Press Windows Key + S and enter startup. Select Startup and Recovery from the results.
- Click on View startup items.
- Disable programs that start with Windows.
Change the date/time
- This is a very common cause of config sys en windows 7 error.
- Go to Date & Time in Settings > choose Set time automatically.
- Set the clock to the correct date and time.
- Change the date to 2016.
- Go to Date & Time in Settings > choose Change date and time.
- Set the date to 2016.
Perform a clean boot
- Press Windows Key + R and enter msconfig. Now click OK or press Enter.
- When the System Configuration window opens, navigate to the Startup tab. Now uncheck every item on the list. Now click Apply and OK to save changes.