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Windows 7: Random BSOD even while doing nothing, error 0x000000F4


06 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Random BSOD even while doing nothing, error 0x000000F4

Hi,

Since a couple of days i'm having trouble with my Acer Aspire 7730G.
Completely random it gives a blue screen like the picture below.



It just stays this way even for hours.

i've tried to reinstall Windows 7 but the problem still remains.

The full error message is: ***STOP: 0x000000F4 ( 0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA80060F4660, 0xFFFFFA80060F4970, 0xFFFFF80002FCC660 )

I hope you can help me with this problem.

Windows does not create minidumps, but other information is attached in a rar file.


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06 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 



We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP



You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:
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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:
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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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06 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I already had the minidumps enabled,

I have rebooted 2 times in safe mode, still there are no minidump files.
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06 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JustAFool View Post
I already had the minidumps enabled,

I have rebooted 2 times in safe mode, still there are no minidump files.
This is almost the exact same problem I'm having, BSOD with the 0x0F4 error and no Minidumps being created.
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06 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

What are you using as a storage device (hard disk, solid state drive, etc.)? Did you check that your hard disk is physically plugged into the motherboard and not the slightest bit loose? To do so:
  • Shut down and turn off the computer
  • Remove the AC Adapter
  • Remove the battery
  • Hold down the power button for 15-30 seconds to close the circuit and drain any residual power
  • Remove the panel on the underside of the laptop where the hard disk is housed
  • Remove and re-insert the hard disk by sliding it away from the connector and then gently but firmly pressing it back into the connector (no screws should need to be removed to do this step)
  • Replace the panel on the underside of the laptop to cover the hard disk
  • Replace the battery
  • Replace the AC Adapter
  • Turn on the computer and see how it responds
Post back once these steps have been implemented whether the system is stable. Sometimes these crashes can occur due to a loose connection.

The crash you see is also common to SSD firmware being out of date.
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06 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
What are you using as a storage device (hard disk, solid state drive, etc.)? Did you check that your hard disk is physically plugged into the motherboard and not the slightest bit loose? To do so:
  • Shut down and turn off the computer
  • Remove the AC Adapter
  • Remove the battery
  • Hold down the power button for 15-30 seconds to close the circuit and drain any residual power
  • Remove the panel on the underside of the laptop where the hard disk is housed
  • Remove and re-insert the hard disk by sliding it away from the connector and then gently but firmly pressing it back into the connector (no screws should need to be removed to do this step)
  • Replace the panel on the underside of the laptop to cover the hard disk
  • Replace the battery
  • Replace the AC Adapter
  • Turn on the computer and see how it responds
Post back once these steps have been implemented whether the system is stable. Sometimes these crashes can occur due to a loose connection.

The crash you see is also common to SSD firmware being out of date.
Thank you for your reply, i am using a SSD and tried re inserting without any positive changes.
How can i check if i need a firmware update ?

EDIT===========

Firware for the crucial M4 is updated to the latest version, if this was the problem i will mark this topic as solved.
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06 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome. Your problem sounded similar to: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ld-boot-3.html

With the M4, I would not be surprised if the firmware update fixed it. That has been a common crash reported on these forums.
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