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Cast to Device Not Working

Sometimes the system fails to launch desired application and the user encounters Configuration system failed to initialize error message. This error can be caused due to a lot of reasons. Configuration system failed to initialize error usually appears on Windows 10 when a user tries to launch newly installed app or run an app after adding web service to it.

Methods to Solve Configuration system failed to initialize Error

Run System File Checker

  • Type cmd in search box and right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  • In Command Prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  • Wait for the scan to complete.

Check Configuration File

  • Press Windows + E to open File Explorer.
  • Navigate to C: \ Windows \ Microsoft.NET \ Framework64 \ v2.0.50727 \ CONFIG.
  • Go to the config file of the app of which error occurs. Right click on it and select Edit.

We recommend you to use Notepad++ to edit.

  • In the config file make sure that the first child under <configurations> is <configSections>.
  • If you are getting the error that means the first child may probably isn’t configSections in configurations element. Remove the configuration element present between <configurations> and <configSections>.
  • Save the changes and Restart your computer.

Delete the Configuration File of Application

  • Press Windows + E to open File Explorer.
  • Go to the following:

C:\Users\<Your Username>\AppData\Local

C:\Users\<Your Username>\AppData\Roaming

  • Delete the application configuration file.
  • Restart your computer.

Perform a Clean Boot

  • Press Windows + R on your keyboard.
  • Type msconfig in the Run dialog box and click OK.
  • In the System Configuration Window, click the Services tab, check the box next to Hide all Microsoft services, and then Disable all.
  • Switch to the Startup tab, click Open Task Manager.
  • Select each Startup item, and then click Disable.
  • Exit Task Manager.
  • Reboot your PC.
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By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-09-12T10:33:31+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Common Errors, Computer Science, Windows Errors|0 Comments