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Windows 7: Frequent BSOD 0x000000F4 while pretty much doing anything

28 Mar 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hi guys, I'm hoping you could help me out here. I've been having random/frequent BSOD while pretty much doing anything as the title says.

I have 4 sticks totaling 32 GBs of RAM, and I ran memtest on all 4 separately and then errors detected.

I've tried uploading some .dmp files but it's telling me I have an invalid file format? Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Here are my specs:

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

i7-4770k 3.50GHz

Gigabyte B85M-D3H

32 GBs

Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 970

After reading the instructions posted on the top (sorry guys!) I figured out how to upload the dump files and I've attached them here. Thanks!

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28 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Hello, antonius405 and welcome to the forums. I will try to help you if I can. It would help us if you could add a lot of more details to your 'system specs' at the bottom left of your last post. These are the instructions I usually give. They may help you.
Please fill out your System Specs

information   Information
Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs

You called the error F4. An F4 error is almost always a storage problem, and yours appears to be your Hard drive.

A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa801aa518c0, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa801aa51ba0, Process image file name
Arg4: fffff800033c8130, Explanatory message (ascii)
Debugging Details:
----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
PROCESS_OBJECT: fffffa801aa518c0
IMAGE_NAME:  csrss.exe
FAULTING_MODULE: 0000000000000000 
PROCESS_NAME:  csrss.exe
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000006 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x%x.
An I/O error is hard drive relates, it refers to data moved In and Out. Please run Seatools for DOS on your hard drive SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use and let me know the results.
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28 Mar 2015   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thanks for the response, Essenbe. Per your instructions, I've updated my system specs. I think I filled it out best I could, but anything else is missing or you need more info let me know.

I also downloaded and burned SeaTools for DOS onto a blank CD. I restarted my computer, went to the BIOS, and booted from the disc drive. SeaTools opened up, I clicked on "I Agree", and the GUI was telling me there are no hard disks detected? Not sure why that is, as the hard drives are definitely connected as I am posting this reply from my computer.

Also, not sure if this helps, but I've attached an image of a BSOD I got about 15 minutes ago. Thanks again for your help.
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28 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

That's the exact BSODs you have been having. In BIOS look at the first picture in the tutorial. If your Bios is set to AHCI, Seatools won't be able to 'see' your hard drives. What you have to do is go into BIOS, set your controller to IDE then boot straight into the CD. When the test is finished boot straight into BIOS and set the controller back to AHCI. If your controller is set to AHCI and you change it to IDE, you may BSOD if you try to boot into Windows. Read option 2 again SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
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28 Mar 2015   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Ah, ok. Sorry for missing that earlier . I went back to the BIOS, set the controller to IDE, ran the test on both my SSD and the HDD. Both passed
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28 Mar 2015   #6

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Try this online virus scanners plus whatever you are using. Also download and run Malwarebytes Free Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software . Just during set up, uncheck the start trial and, as always, watch out for any add ons. Also download and install Superantispyware SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware! Use them both as on demand scanners.

Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
ESET online scanner:
Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scanner from ESET
Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET
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28 Mar 2015   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I ran all of those scanners...only things that came up was some Adware and some cookies that I guess were a little helpful that they've been removed, but I'm not sure if those had anything to do with the BSOD. I didn't get any crashes while running them. But as soon as I ran a game on Steam, I got a BSOD
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29 Mar 2015   #8

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

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