You spent almost an hour waiting for a 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 hoped. Shortly after clicking, an error message appears on the screen. This is a terrible Bad_Module_Info error. Now what?
When your game decides to give you a bad_module_info error, don’t worry. In this article, you will find several different methods to help you get into the game quickly.
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 the shortcut inside the folder and choose Properties from the menu.
- Click the Compatibility tab and check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for:
- This will allow you to access a drop-down menu where you can choose a more suitable version of Windows to work with the game. Knowing the year of release of a program or game can help you determine the most appropriate version of Windows.
- After selecting Windows, save your settings by clicking OK.
Disable full screen optimization
High resolution monitors are great for new games. Not much for older games that were never meant to be played in such high definition. There is a possibility that the game may not even start if the monitor resolution is set too high. You can try disabling fullscreen optimization.
- You will need to go to the game folder where the EXE file is located. Right-click it and choose Properties from the menu.
- Click the Compatibility tab and select the Disable Full Screen Optimization check box.
- Click OK to save your changes.
Graphics Card Driver Updates
Outdated GPU drivers can give you headaches. One of them is the bad_module_info error.
- Check for the latest graphics card drivers by going to Device Manager. You can get there by right-clicking on the taskbar and choosing it from the menu. Can’t you see him there? Enter device manager in Cortana’s search bar and select it when it appears in the list.
- Expand the Display Adapters section to see a list of available GPUs. Most PC owners will only have one. Right-click it and choose Update Driver Software.
- You have two options for updating. In automatic mode, Windows will look for updates on your computer and on the Internet. If you choose the manual path, you will need to find and install the update yourself.
Remember to keep all software and firmware up to date to avoid many future problems.
Modify virtual memory
This hotfix is ??intended for those who are still using the SSD version of Windows 10 1709.
- Go to the control panel and swap the view: small or large icons to make things easier.
- In the list of options, find and click System.
- Click Advanced System Settings in the left menu to open a new window.
- In the System Properties window, go to the Advanced tab and click the Settings button in the Performance section.
- Go to the “Advanced” tab in this window and click “Change ” in the “Virtual Memory” section. Deselect the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box and select the Custom size radio button.
- Enter custom values ??(in megabytes) in the appropriate fields. When finished, click OK on all open windows.
If none of the solutions have worked so far, the problem may not be with your operating system, but with the program itself. We have two more things we can try, the first of which is a fresh reinstall.
- Back in the control panel, switch the view: to the large or small icon and click the “Programs and Features” link.
- This step may take some time depending on how many programs you have installed. Wait for all installed functions and programs to fill in to find the problematic one. When you have such an opportunity, left-click the program and select “Uninstall”.
- Allow changes on your computer. You may have to click a few pop-up buttons until the program is completely uninstalled. After the uninstallation is complete, restart your computer.
- Please reinstall the game and try again.
The last thing you can do, and you should definitely keep this for last, is to update the BIOS. You will need to find out the model and manufacturer of your motherboard, so do this ahead of time if you’re unsure.
- Start Command Prompt and run the following command:
- Write down the information and go to the manufacturer’s website to download and install a BIOS update. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- After updating the BIOS, you can try to launch the game again.
Still not working
If you still receive the error message, it is likely that some hardware is damaged. The likely culprit would be the GPU. If you’re comfortable, open your computer and take a look. Keep track of all the obvious what may be causing your troubles. Replace hardware if necessary.