Fix machine.config.default Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing machine.config.default 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.default file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

machine.config.default file Unknown Internet. 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.default related errors on your device. You can also download machine.config.default 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.default
File extension DEFAULT
Type Internet Web
Description Unknown Internet
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 35983
Oldest file 2006-09-18
MIME type application/xml
Fix File Errors

There are various types of errors related to machine.config.default file. machine.config.default 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.default file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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

machine.config.default

Error

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

OK

Problems related to machine.config.default 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.default 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.default 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.default 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.default 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.default 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.default file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the machine.config.default 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.default 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.default 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.default file

The last solution is to manually download and replace machine.config.default 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.default file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of machine.config.default 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.default 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.default
System Windows 10
File size 35983 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3bd046af58db5aeb06b2ec7835f087cd
SHA1 5459d7f9c692eb7f11bbb194dcead5838bf73433
SHA256 5206d92f88e387b54276306ac4e0ed7e08c6bd6ce0a6cadecb02e166886c5680
CRC32 02f11fcb
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\
Filename machine.config.default
System Windows 7
File size 20057 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 cc3b8cd02989e9bd368a599c66078785
SHA1 60693eea1e589e0a39f1af8fee6083e893bc5239
SHA256 c14c2b2c1738c9cc19fdb149bfe4146a0ed0c4a2a46f98316906c5273ebda2d1
CRC32 703962c9
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config.default
System Windows 8.1
File size 35983 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3bd046af58db5aeb06b2ec7835f087cd
SHA1 5459d7f9c692eb7f11bbb194dcead5838bf73433
SHA256 5206d92f88e387b54276306ac4e0ed7e08c6bd6ce0a6cadecb02e166886c5680
CRC32 02f11fcb
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config.default
System Windows 8
File size 35983 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3bd046af58db5aeb06b2ec7835f087cd
SHA1 5459d7f9c692eb7f11bbb194dcead5838bf73433
SHA256 5206d92f88e387b54276306ac4e0ed7e08c6bd6ce0a6cadecb02e166886c5680
CRC32 02f11fcb
Example file location ---
Filename machine.config.default
System Windows Vista
File size 20057 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 cc3b8cd02989e9bd368a599c66078785
SHA1 60693eea1e589e0a39f1af8fee6083e893bc5239
SHA256 c14c2b2c1738c9cc19fdb149bfe4146a0ed0c4a2a46f98316906c5273ebda2d1
CRC32 703962c9
Example file location ---