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Windows 7: Random BSOD: STOP 0x000000f4

06 Jan 2012   #11
JoeDBean

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Retail
 
 

WOAH just had two BSODs within about 3 minutes of each other. One was the code 0x000000f4 and one was 0x0000007A.
Dump files attached.
I'm thinking its my D: drive. I've left my system to idle all day and used it for general use for about 4 hours when I got home without the D: drive connected and no BSODs to report. Connected the D: drive and I get two after just a couple of hours.

EDIT: I'm gonna go to all lengths to get this fixed. I'm formatting my D: drive. I'm re-installing Windows on my C: drive. BIOs v1.00 is on the motherboard. CMOS is cleared. Hopefully all this should rule out software error.


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06 Jan 2012   #12
JoeDBean

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Retail
 
 

Another BSOD for someone to take a look at. Sorry for the bombardment.
This happened during the formatting of my D: drive.
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06 Jan 2012   #13
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Your DMP analysis was inconclusive.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running this test.
In other words STOP!!!


As a driver appears to be the culprit please run .
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> Driver verifier

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I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
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