Fix machine.config.comments Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing machine.config.comments files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent machine.config.comments file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

machine.config.comments file Unknown Apple II. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of machine.config.comments related errors on your device. You can also download machine.config.comments file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename machine.config.comments
File extension COMMENTS
Type Data
Description Unknown Apple II
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 91785
Oldest file 2008-01-21
MIME type application/xml
Fix File Errors

There are various types of errors related to machine.config.comments file. machine.config.comments file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to machine.config.comments file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • machine.config.comments is corrupted
  • machine.config.comments cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - machine.config.comments
  • machine.config.comments file error
  • machine.config.comments file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register machine.config.comments file:
  • machine.config.comments file could not be loaded
  • machine.config.comments file doesn't exist

machine.config.comments

Error

Application could not be started because machine.config.comments file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to machine.config.comments can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing machine.config.comments file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

machine.config.comments file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with machine.config.comments file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to machine.config.comments file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of machine.config.comments or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to machine.config.comments file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the machine.config.comments file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the machine.config.comments file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the machine.config.comments file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace machine.config.comments file

The last solution is to manually download and replace machine.config.comments file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded machine.config.comments file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of machine.config.comments file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 8: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your machine.config.comments file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename machine.config.comments
System Windows 10
File size 91785 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 be7b0175b424a5849434e8a9e52977ce
SHA1 ef8f734ff38af1b1bb2c174c1d9a048628bf986e
SHA256 84ca6f041fc1fba33aa15fc76cdcd8eba7b1d97eab8f59be6e4b5d22dcc65516
CRC32 0e05aea2
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\
Filename machine.config.comments
System Windows 7
File size 42852 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4c472a89bf2edeb06a9e99d76e9c622c
SHA1 6a465f55ccef8d4466b1f03b305cbbf0c5a611f8
SHA256 7f55476be1f2c12ce88980dfa3c6a801a7be72ff65b5393beee8d1fd9655dbf5
CRC32 07aec298
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config.comments
System Windows 8.1
File size 91785 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 be7b0175b424a5849434e8a9e52977ce
SHA1 ef8f734ff38af1b1bb2c174c1d9a048628bf986e
SHA256 84ca6f041fc1fba33aa15fc76cdcd8eba7b1d97eab8f59be6e4b5d22dcc65516
CRC32 0e05aea2
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config.comments
System Windows 8
File size 91785 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 be7b0175b424a5849434e8a9e52977ce
SHA1 ef8f734ff38af1b1bb2c174c1d9a048628bf986e
SHA256 84ca6f041fc1fba33aa15fc76cdcd8eba7b1d97eab8f59be6e4b5d22dcc65516
CRC32 0e05aea2
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config.comments
System Windows Vista
File size 42852 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4c472a89bf2edeb06a9e99d76e9c622c
SHA1 6a465f55ccef8d4466b1f03b305cbbf0c5a611f8
SHA256 7f55476be1f2c12ce88980dfa3c6a801a7be72ff65b5393beee8d1fd9655dbf5
CRC32 07aec298
Example file location ---