By Coros
May 16, 2007
  1. I just got done installing 2 new harddrives and everytime windows begins to set up it blue screens with 0x000000f4(0x0000003,0x859a3020,0x859a3194,0x805d1142) Could it be a faulty harddrive?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    The 0xF4 error, from what I am reading, is a rare one. 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.

    It usually points to bad memory including video memory. It is a hardware issue but finding out exactly which hardware is the task at hand. That being said, since the issues occured after the new harddrives I would highly suspect that, yes, it could be one or both harddrives. It could be also how you implemented the set-up through your cables or a bad cable itself.

    Attach your minidumps. Run MemTest. If you can get it to boot up try your harddrive manufacturer's diagnostic tool.
  3. Coros

    Coros TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I figured it out I was doing the quick installation when setting up windows thats why it kept blue screening, I did the slow one and its working fine now.
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