Tips to fix hardware configuration error

What are the reasons behind hardware configuration errors? How can these errors be resolved?

Hardware devices in the system are one of the major components. Configuration is the process of setting up hardware to work in the available system specifications. This process is important to make the hardware effective to work well. But sometimes this configuration may fail and you will get various error messages. The main reason behind this issue is the incorrect installation of hardware. If the system contains malwares or could not provide the needed space for the hardware, then the installation will not complete and thus you could not do the configuration. If the boot files in the system are changed due to any issue, then also this configuration error will occur.

The following explains the resolution methods for the various hardware configuration error messages:

  • Reinstallation of hardware

  • Edit the boot file

  • Use the booting utility

Reinstallation of hardware

The configuration will be failed if the hardware installation is not completed successfully. Installation can be failed due to many problems such as malware infection, insufficient hard disk space or the damaged hardware that you installed. You could never configure the hardware if the installation is correct. So the hardware reinstallation can help you to resolve the configuration error.

Edit the boot file

The simplest method to resolve the hardware configuration error is to edit the boot file to the correct entry. You also need to ensure all other entries related to the Operating System are also correct. If any of the entries in this is different from the correct entry, then it is better to change it in to the correct entry.

Use the booting utility

The booting utility is also another important method to resolve the hard disk configuration errors. This utility resides in the Recovery Console. You need to start the system using CD ROM. You would be prompted to press R to repair Windows and you need to do so to start Recovery Console. Followed by this, you need to select the Windows installation and type the administrator password when required. The bootfig/rebuild command is to be provided there and you will be asked to enter the load identifier and the operating system options. After successfully loading Operating System, all the boot files will be correctly entered and the issue will be resolved.

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