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Windows Vista BSOD Stop 0xf4

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jephph, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. jephph

    jephph Thread Starter

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    I'm getting this error message on Vista Home Premium on an Asus G50v laptop. The computer will get through the Windows loading screen, and then go black for a few seconds, and then the blue screen pops up. Does the same with safe mode. The last changes the user remembers making was installing Windows Live Essentials.
    I've read that this particular STOP message has been remedied by reseating the RAM, HD, or CMOS battery. I've tried reseating the RAM and HD, but would rather not take it apart to get to the CMOS battery if at all possible.
    Other things tried:
    *(within Vista Recovery console)
    Startup Repair
    chkdsk with /r and /f parameters.
    sfc /scannow would return "Could not start the repair services." When I tried to run it in offline mode using sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=c:\windows it came up with "Could not perform the requested operation."
    *Memtest86+ returned no errors after running for a full day.
    *There were no system restore points, which is odd because I remember creating one last time I had this laptop just a few weeks ago.
     

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  2. TheOutcast

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    I have tried the methods mentioned by Jephph to get rid of the error as well and they do not seem to work. I have also tried looking for updates for my AMI BIOS at the website of the manufacturer of my PC but they don't have any updates for my model. Hopefully there's a fix for this error which keeps continuously harassing me after turning it on :(


    Specs:
    Gateway DX4200-09
    Vista SP2
    AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core 2.40 GHz
    4.0GB RAM
    ATI Radeon HD3200
     
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