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Windows 7: Permanent BSOD with Win7 HomePremium x64, error 0x000000F4

01 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Permanent BSOD with Win7 HomePremium x64, error 0x000000F4

I have a problem with Win7 HomePremium x64 on Dell Studio 1557. I had my notebook working slowly and tried to optimize the operating system with WinUtilities 10.83 and MISPBO Registry Cleaner 3.0. After optimization process has finished i had to restart and then i got BSOD with error 0x000000F4 (0x.........03, .......).
I've made a full backup of the registry before optimization but unfortunately can't find a way to restore from this backup. I cannot login even in SafeMode.
When booting in Safe Mode Windows is stopping at: \system32\drivers\classpnp.sys and few seconds after is freezing with BSOD.
Windows repair procedures (from Install CD) didn't work. Tried to update the Windows from my Windows 7 HP installation CD but installer says that only fresh install is possible when booting from CD and the Upgrade process is available after loading the current windows installation - which is not possible becase of the BSOD
I found no way to boot the windows - Safe Mode with or without Networking Mode, Last Known Good Configuration and so on - nothing has worked.
I found my DUMP files in C: location. I found a minidump directory under Windows but it's empty.
I had tested the memory, the hard drive and the CPU and found no problems.
Is there a way to restore the registry whitout fresh install of the Windows 7 HP x64? There is only one partition (the system one) and all of my information is on it.

The Machine: Dell Studio 1557 - Model: PP39L - bought 2 years ago.
CPU - i7
HDD - Seagate SATA 500GB
OS: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - originaly installed 2 years ago and never reinstalled.
Installation CD - Available
Attached - some of my DUMP Files

Thanks in advance for your help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Go through the steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and stop using registry cleaning software.
  • Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

    In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.

You can also try to restore a backup of your registry from a restore point: System Restore

Or use this method:
  • You will need a Windows 7 repair disc or you can use the Advanced Boot Options to get to the System Recovery Options.

    Then try the steps in Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery. Note the warning:

    warning   Warning
    The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.

If the above do not work, you will probably end up having to do steps 9 and 10 of the Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot tutorial to backup your files and do a clean install. Hopefully the lesson was learned not to try to optimize Windows 7 with 3rd party tools.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Go through the steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and stop using registry cleaning software.
I promise!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
God bless you! Thanks for your advice. It is working solution! Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

You're welcome! Glad you were able to get it resolved with that tutorial.

We have the best tutorials on these forums, in my opinion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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