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Windows 7: Constant BSOD (BCCode f4) after clean installation

10 Nov 2012   #1
Cherribomb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Constant BSOD (BCCode f4) after clean installation

64-bit

Doesn't matter what I am doing at the time, I get the same BSOD a few minutes after startup. This is after formatting my drive and then installing win7. I have tried several clean installs afterwards, hoping that maybe something just went wrong during installation process. The first time it happens, every windows install attempt, is after I've selected my network type and it's setting that up.

I'm at a loss here, the PC was running more or less fine before the format. I tried to get my chipset driver installed, but there's not enough time. The bluescreen happens like clockwork. It does not seem to be happening in safe mode with networking, which is the only way I have enough time to type this and upload my diagnostic report.


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10 Nov 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums.

Error code F4 is usually a hard drive/storage related crash.

Test your hard drive with WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD VelociRaptor

*If you have a SSD, make sure the firmware is up to date.

Upload a screenshot of your hard disk using crystal disk info:Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Hard drive test both short and long with: Test the hard drive with the DOS version of seatools at last.
Let us know the results.
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11 Nov 2012   #3
Cherribomb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Suggested WD diagnostic program done, and passed. All positive results.

Ran CrystalDiskInfo, screenshot attatched.


Chkdsk gave me these results, but only from an elevated command prompt. (On a regular command prompt, the window would close presumably as soon as it was done, which I don't remember being normal)
Quote:
Usn Journal verification completed.
The master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect.
The Volume Bitmap is incorrect.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
I scheduled scan/fix on reboot, which did not seem to fix anything. I also gave it a second try while doing it from the drive properties, no fix.

I wasn't able to use the normal SeaTools, because when I tried to install .net framework in non-safe mode windows would BSOD immediately upon trying to install it. That's the only time I've seen it vary from being around 3 minutes, I tried several times for the same result.
SeaTools for DOS was a success though, and I passed both the short-test and the long-test.
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11 Nov 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Seatools for windows is the one that runs for short and long passes.

Please test the hard drive with seatools for DOS and let us know the results.
Quote:
Test the hard drive with the DOS version of seatools at last.
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11 Nov 2012   #5
Cherribomb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, when I created a bootable disc with SeaTools for DOS and loaded from it, I was able to do both short and long tests. The long test took perhaps 2 hours. Not sure how to prove it, but there's no reason for me to lie about it.


EDIT: Here, from the SeaTool for DOS guide:
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Under the Basic menu:
  • Short test - Runs a DST test against Seagate drives. If DST is not supported by the drive, Seatools runs a read test. This test takes about 2 minutes.
  • Long test - Runs a full scan of the drive. This is usually used to find and repair bad sectors.
  • Acoustic test - Spins the drive down so you can determine if noise in a system is caused by the drive or by something else.
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11 Nov 2012   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Ok.

Did you make any changes to your computer recently? Like hardware parts etc.?
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11 Nov 2012   #7
Cherribomb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, none. Just a reformat. The win7 disc I used is different than my usual one, but it has worked on several other PCs before just fine. And when I first encountered the BSODs, I set my BIOS to failsafe defaults so it can't be anything I messed with there for overclocking on my previous windows installation.
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11 Nov 2012   #8
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

I see. Is anything overclocked at the moment?
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11 Nov 2012   #9
Cherribomb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, everything is set to default.
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11 Nov 2012   #10
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

How does the computer work in safe mode?

You'll need to stay in there for a few hours and see if it crashes or blue screens.
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