Almost daily BSOD on Windows 7. Maybe hard drive?

By NeedHelp2012
Sep 20, 2011
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  1. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Both, again, are 0xF4 error codes. Are both systems still having issues or only one?
  2. NeedHelp2012

    NeedHelp2012 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Well her's has for a while, but i haven't really done anything to fix that computer. And my just randomly screws up every couple of days. I don't get it. I can't repair the computer, i don't know how to fix that .exe file. What should i do?
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Did we do a hard drive diagnostics yet?
  4. NeedHelp2012

    NeedHelp2012 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    No, i don't know what program to use. I just used the windows "error checking" and clicked check now. Said nothing was wrong. Would it help to say that this is an SSD that I boot from?
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Yes it would. A ton of people have been having issues with their SSDs regardless of the manufacture. You may need a firmware update (if they provide one). Ask your friend to help you with this if this is something you don't feel confident to do this.
  6. NeedHelp2012

    NeedHelp2012 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Well it says that it won't update the firmware on my primary SSD because it is my primary OS SSD. So i'm assuming to update this firmware i'm gonna have to uninstall windows from it, install windows into my standard HDD, then update the firmware on SSD then uninstall Windows from the HDD to reinstall it on the SSD?
  7. NeedHelp2012

    NeedHelp2012 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Well I just basically reformatted my SSD and just installed Windows 7 on my second HDD. Lets see if it fixed anything. It was a little confusing at first to get everything right lol but I think i'm fine now.
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Hey, sorry i didn't respond to your previous post. Sounds like good work on your part. Please keep us updated as to how things are doing. Thanks!


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