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Windows 7: BSOD 0x000000F4. please help.


11 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
BSOD 0x000000F4. please help.

I built a rig about a month and a half ago now. All bought from newegg.

i7 2600k (not overclocked)
MSI nvidia 570 gtx (not OC)
8 gb Crucial Ballistix Ram 1333
850 Power Supply
750 GB sata HDD
Z68P-DS3 Gigabyte Motherboard
Windows 7 64-bit

Everything seemed to work fine but then I BSOD several times while playing starcraft 2. I brought my comp in for diagnostics at the local computer store and they came up with failed Memtest86+ on my original 8 GB 1600 Corsair Vengeance Ram. I exchanged the ram on newegg for new 8bg Crucial Ballistix Ram. I ran memtest86+ at home and it came up with no issues. I hadn't played any games for a while after that (it runs flawlessly when not playing any games). I went to play Starcraft 2 again recently and i managed to play longer without any freezes or crashes; but, once again after a few games i got another Blue screen. I figured it may be windows so i wiped everything and re-installed the OS and all software. I also ran chkdsk, which came up with 0 bad sectors. I installed skyrim today and when i went to play, i kept getting freezes in the INTRO of the game (free look mode sitting in a moving carriage). I lowered the settings to medium (though it auto set at high based on hardware). I managed to get further where u can create your character. (I found that it froze at high settings when the other person in the carriage started speaking) In the middle of my character creation i received a blue screen.

this was the code:
0x000000F4
(0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8009E2E060, 0xFFFFFA8009E2E340, 0xFFFFF800033838B0)

Can anyone help?

Attached should be the zipped file from the BSOD forum post intructions
Also should be a zipped file of the direct minidump

Thank you

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11 Nov 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nothing definative in the single DMP but my bet would be your Norton. I would remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials just to test.

http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_...080710133834EN

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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11 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hmm. i will try that. but what hints to you that it could be my norton?
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11 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ok i removed norton and installed MSE. now, at the same spot as it was freezing before, it blue screened again. This time it was with a different error and did not minidump. this is what it said:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The windows subsystem system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x
The system has been shut down
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11 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Anybody else have suggestions?
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11 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Heres another minidump with MSE instead of norton.... yay to the bsod .....
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12 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ran Prime95 all night. Came back with no failed tests. Went to run OCCT for GPU this morning and blue screened within 15 seconds of starting the test. could there be light at the end of the tunnel?
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12 Nov 2011   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bryanbrochill View Post
Ran Prime95 all night. Came back with no failed tests. Went to run OCCT for GPU this morning and blue screened within 15 seconds of starting the test. could there be light at the end of the tunnel?
May very well. GPU's often are the problem but is it power, heat, the graphic ram, or the card itself?
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12 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I cant say for sure. I was monitoring my gfx card program and it seemed to crash when it hit about 65 degrees. Im going to replace the gfx with another and run the OCCT again. Hopefully it will clear some things up. It shouldnt be power cause i have an 850 watt power supply. Shouldnt be heat because it runs at a stable 40-45 even after im done with games (Battlefield 3 and Team Fortress 2 are the only games i could get it to run smoothly on). My guess would be a bad spot on the gfx ram or the card itselft could be defective. Good thing there are warranties.

Did the second dump after norton was gone suggest anything?
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12 Nov 2011   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bryanbrochill View Post
I cant say for sure. I was monitoring my gfx card program and it seemed to crash when it hit about 65 degrees. Im going to replace the gfx with another and run the OCCT again. Hopefully it will clear some things up. It shouldnt be power cause i have an 850 watt power supply. Shouldnt be heat because it runs at a stable 40-45 even after im done with games (Battlefield 3 and Team Fortress 2 are the only games i could get it to run smoothly on). My guess would be a bad spot on the gfx ram or the card itselft could be defective. Good thing there are warranties.

Did the second dump after norton was gone suggest anything?
Not much if anything
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