3 Steps to Download and Fix Default.cfg Errors

Last Updated: 11/24/2023
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The development of F1 2002 1 by EA Sports prompted the latest creation of default.cfg. It is also known as a Configuration file (file extension CFG), which is classified as a type of Developer (Configuration) file.

The first version of default.cfg for YS Flight Simulator 20181124 was seen on 12/19/2018 in Windows 10. On 10/23/2003, version 1 was released for F1 2002 1.

In this article, you will find detailed default.cfg information, a CFG file troubleshooting guide, and a list of versions that are available for free download.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: default.cfg
File Extension: CFG file extension
File Type: Developer
Description: Configuration
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: F1 2002 1
Developer: EA Sports
Software: F1 2002
Software Version: 1
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 4691
Oldest File Date: 11/28/2019
Latest File Date: 01/13/2020

What are default.cfg Error Messages?

General default.cfg Runtime Errors

default.cfg file errors often occur during the startup phase of F1 2002, but can also occur while the program is running. These types CFG errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while F1 2002 is running. Here are some of the most common default.cfg runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Program Files (x86)\EA SPORTS\F1 2002 WORK IN PROGRESS DEMO\Save\default.cfg

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most CFG errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your default.cfg file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with F1 2002), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, default.cfg file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading F1 2002, system crash while loading or saving default.cfg, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix default.cfg Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your default.cfg issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the default.cfg error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed F1 2002 (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling F1 2002 software.

You can uninstall F1 2002 software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for F1 2002 1 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall F1 2002 software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

F1 2002 1

EA Sports

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many default.cfg error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the default.cfg error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your default.cfg File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate default.cfg file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free default.cfg files for every applicable version of F1 2002. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download default.cfg Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate F1 2002 folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\EA SPORTS\F1 2002 WORK IN PROGRESS DEMO\Save\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\Quark\QuarkXPress 2019\PDFToolBox\etc\ColorConversion\Policies\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Hand-Crafted Software\FreeProxy\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\Midnight Club II Demo\userdata\
    Windows 10: C:\YsflightForWindows_R8366\Ysflight\config\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve default.cfg problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download default.cfg Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying default.cfg to your appropriate Windows system directory. EA Sports typically does not release F1 2002 CFG files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing default.cfg and all other CFG files for F1 2002. An incorrectly installed CFG file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10

Files Related to default.cfg

CFG Files Related to default.cfg

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
default.cfg Configuration F1 2002 1 4691 C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.XboxLIVE...

Other Files Related to default.cfg

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
setuperr.log Log F1 2002 1 12906 C:\Windows\Logs\DPX\
setupact.log Log FIFA 07 1 26757 C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther\
WmiApRpl.h C/C++/Objective-C Header F1 2002 1 3444 C:\Windows\System32\wbem\Performance\
diagwrn.xml Extensible Markup Language FIFA 07 1 44683 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\
diagerr.xml Extensible Markup Language FIFA 07 1 5718 C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther\


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