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Windows 7: BSOD, 0x0F4

30 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
BSOD, 0x0F4

Prior to my problems, my computer was running fine. I decide to play World of Warcraft again after
a year-long break and the Blizzard Launcher recommended that I update my drivers. I did so, and
every once in a while the game itself would crash. I would just reload it and everything would be
alright. A few days after that, every time WoW crashed, my entire computer would lock up and go to
BSOD. At first I thought WoW might be the cause of this error, but it then occurred when I was just
watching a video on Youtube, and then again when I was watching a show in the VLC player. I
invited a friend over to have a look at it, and in the middle of us talking, it just up and went
to BSOD with nothing running in the background. This has been occurring every time, and only allows me to run (or leave the computer idle) for about 40-90 minutes.

I will list off every thing we have tried here:
-Rolled back the drivers to a previous version
-Ram MemTest86 for 18 hours (no errors)
-Tested all Motherboard slots for RAM
-Tested each individual RAM stick
-Tested 2 working sticks of RAM from my friend's system
-Tested SSD and HD with Crystal Disc (showed good health)
-Attempted System Restore, but there was nothing prior to the day I updated the drivers
-Startup Repair with Windows Installation Disc
-Clean Install of Windows 7
-System File check (no errors)
-Check Disc on both SSD and HD (no errors)
-Updated all Motherboard Drivers
-Installed CPU cooler
-Replaced SATA Cables
-Reset CMOS battery
-Cleaned out and dusted case

On a side note, I am using my friends graphics card at the moment to test something, I normally

run: ATI HIS 6970.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Update 6-30-14, 6:17pm
Computer just crashed, tried to repair the startup again with the Windows disc. It said it could not be automatically repaired and to report the problem to Windows. Below is the error I received:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature 04: -1
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: CorruptBootConfigData
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2014   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

There are no dump files in your logs to analyse.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7prob View Post
-Ram MemTest86 for 18 hours (no errors)
For future reference, MemTest86+ needs to run for at least 8 passes. If in 18 hours it's only completed 5 or 6 passes the results are inconclusive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 64bit

MemTest86 actually got about 9 passes, so I think it should be okay. I also tried a whole other set of RAM, and still got the same error.

I also forgot to mention, every time the computer goes to BSOD and tries to reboot, I get the 0xC000000e error. It tells me to use the Windows install disc to do a Startup Repair. For some reason though, every time I try to do this, it errors out again and tells me that the system repair is not available.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Jun 2014   #4


0xC000000e indicates a boot error, your drive is probably failing.

Run SeaTools to see if your HDD or SSD is failing

Run it as DOS as Windows might interrupt the test.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2014   #5

Windows 7 64bit

Just ran SealTools from a USB drive in DOS. No errors in either drive.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2014   #6


Run Long Generic Test.
If that finds no errors then I doubt its your HDD.

Go into an elevated command prompt and type in sfc /scannow, your installation might be corrupt.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2014   #7

Windows 7 64bit

I ran that after the clean install of Windows. It took a very long time, but came up with no errors for either drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2014   #8


Did the clean install change the frequency of the bugchecks?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2014   #9

Windows 7 64bit

Doing a clean install of Windows didn't really change anything. It still crashes about the same amount. I can't run anything for more than 40-90 minutes without it seizing up and going to Blue Screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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