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Windows 7: Out of the blue BSOD 0xF4


16 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Out of the blue BSOD 0xF4

Hi all!

I've built this PC from scratch just a few months ago and I'm beginning to get BSOD's multiple times each week now.

I haven't been able to witness many BSOD's as they mostly happen when I'm away from the PC. (I have disabled sleep and hibernation)

Normally I get 0x7A's but now I got a 0xF4, I've attached all needed data to this post.

Windows 7 Professional x64
Full retail
Last OS reinstall 3 weeks ago

I'd appreciate any help you can give me

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Sep 2011   #2

window 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Did you check your RAM? Run ramtest to see if anything is wrong.

Update your video card driver. Go directly to manufacturer site to download the latest video card driver.

But I suspect this has to do with your IDE cable setup in bio. Try first 2 recommendations first, report back.
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16 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, will test tonight.
I only have 1 drive, and thus only 1 SATA cable, so I'm not sure how this could have something to do with IDE cable setup in bios.
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16 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

This appears to be a bug with the Vertex 3 firmware, though you are already running 2.11, which has fixed that bug.

Try freeing up some space on the drive. I see you have 6.4GB free, and I'd recommend you have at least 10-15. If at all possible, move some of your stuff to another drive. If you don't want to use the other drive, you could map a Windows Live Skydrive (or two, or three!) to your system. See here: Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive

Also update your SATA/chipset drivers: Intel® Driver Update Utility
Code:
Event[9915]:
  Log Name: System
  Source: atapi
  Date: 2011-08-30T07:45:38.785
  Event ID: 11
  Task: N/A
  Level: Error
  Opcode: N/A
  Keyword: Classic
  User: N/A
  User Name: N/A
  Computer: Lancelot
  Description: 
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2.
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16 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you sure that diskspace has anything to do with this? Seems a bit far fetched, thought I'll surely try it out.

Well, my chipset drivers are the most recent ones, but I can't update my SATA drivers, as the intel drivers cause a weird latency problem, which messes up all sound output.
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16 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No - unsure about the disk space. I'm pretty sure it's hard drive related though, so it's just an idea I had. Between you and me, I don't have high hopes for it, but BSODs are tricky beasts to subdue.

Have you tried reinstalling the updated SATA drivers since you determined they were causing trouble and removed them? If not, give 'em another shot, perhaps it was just an installation glitch. If the problem returns, revert to the old drivers again. If BSODs persist, I'd suggest you RMA the SSD, or return it if possible and get a different one.
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16 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've installed and reinstalled the SATA drivers multiple times, I've reinstalled my whole system 3 times this summer. It's always the same thing.
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17 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, RAMtest done(8,5h) no errors, Grahpics drivers already were up-to-date
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17 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'd suggest you return/RMA the SSD and get a different one, if you have the option of a refund. If not, content yourself with a replacement drive.

The free space idea may be far-fetched, but there is a chance that it solves the issue. If so, it's a lot faster than RMAing!
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24 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Got another BSOD today, this time a 7A. It seems I accidentally went under the free space suggestion again. Not sure if it has anything to do with it though.
Any new insights would be appreciated.
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