You’ve spent over an hour waiting for your new game to download and install. Finally, the Play button lights up and you eagerly click your cursor to launch the game.
Or so you were hoping. Not too long after you click, an error message will appear on the screen. It’s fear Bad_Module_Info error. What now?
When your game decides to hit you with a bad_module_info error, no need to fret. This article will give you a few different methods to try to get you into the game in no time.
Run it in compatibility mode
Compatibility mode can help you run some older games and apps that Windows 10 doesn’t support by default.
- To run the game in compatibility mode, you need to navigate to the folder containing the program or game.
- Right click on the shortcut inside the folder and select Characteristic from the menu.
- Click Compatibility tab and check the box next to it Run this program in compatibility mode for:
- This will allow you to access a drop-down menu where you can choose a more appropriate version of Windows that will work with the game. Knowing the release year of a program or game can help determine which version of Windows works best.
- After you select Windows Operating System, save your preferences by clicking the OK button.
Turn off full screen optimization
High-resolution displays are great for newer titles. Not so much for old games that were never played in such high definition. There is a possibility that a game cannot even run if the screen resolution is set too high. What you can try is disabling fullscreen optimization.
- You will need to go to the game directory where the .exe file can be found. Right click on it and from the menu select Characteristic.
- Open Compatibility tab and tick Turn off full screen optimization box.
- Click ALRIGHT to save the changes.
Update graphics card driver
Outdated GPU drivers can give you headaches. One of them just happens to be bad_module_info error.
- Check for the latest version of your graphics card driver by going to your Device Manager. You can get there by right clicking on your taskbar and selecting it from the menu. Don’t see it there? Type equipment management into the Cortana search bar and choose when it pops up in the list.
- Extend Display adapter to see a list of available GPUs. Most PC owners will only have one. Right click on it and select Update drivers.
- You have two options for how to update. The automatic option will help Windows look for updates on your PC and online. Going the manual route will require you to locate and install the update yourself.
Remember to keep all software and firmware up to date to avoid more problems in the future.
Change virtual memory
This fix is for people who are still running version 1709 of Windows 10 on a solid-state drive.
- Go into your Dashboard and swap Viewed by: to the Small or Large icon to make things easier.
- From the list of choices, search and click System.
- Click Advanced system setup on the left menu to pull up a new window.
- inside System properties window, navigate to Advanced and click Setting… in the Performance section.
- Navigate to Advanced in this window and click Change… located in Virtual memory section. Unchecked Automatically manage paging file sizes for all drives install and click Custom size: radio button.
- Enter custom values (in megabytes) in the fields provided. Click ALRIGHT in all open windows when done.
If none of the solutions have worked so far, then the problem may not be with your operating system but with the program itself. We have two more things we can try, the first is a fresh reinstall.
- Back to Control Panel, switch Viewed by: to the Large or Small icon and click Program and features link.
- This step may take a while depending on how many programs you have installed. Wait for all installed features and programs to search for problematic features and programs. When you can, left click the program and click Uninstall.
- Allow changes to your computer to take place. You may have to click a few pop-up buttons until the program can be completely removed. After the uninstall process has run, restart your computer.
- Reinstall the game and try again.
The last thing you can and should definitely save for the last time is update your BIOS. You’ll need to know the model and manufacturer for your motherboard, so do this first if you’re unsure.
- Launch Command Prompt and execute the following command:
- Take note of the information and visit the manufacturer’s website to download and install the BIOS update. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
- Once the BIOS has been updated, you can try launching the game again.
Still not working
Chances are if you’re still getting the error, a piece of hardware might be damaged. The culprit could be the GPU. As long as you’re comfortable, open up your PC and see. Be on the lookout for anything that could obviously be the cause of your woes. Replace hardware if necessary.