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Blue screen error 0x000000f4

By Possit
Jun 14, 2016
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  1. I formatted my laptop and installed windows 7. And then I downloaded few drivers from the internet and installed them. After I keep getting this blue screen error and my laptop keeps rebooting. How do I fix this?
     
  2. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,232   +201

    First of all did it have that OS installed originally? If not check that it will run properly on your laptop. Vista and W7 use pretty much the same drivers but XP hardware would be a different story as would W8.1 or W10. Once you are sure that the laptop will run your copy of Windows 7, I suggest that you start from scratch. Worry about missing drivers when W7 is installed and fully updated. That will take a considerable time as W7 is old. The drivers you require should be available for download from the support page of your computer maker's website. It looks like you may have installed a driver for the wrong OS.
     
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  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Remember to manually request 'update' for Windows - at least 3 times - as it has a tendency to only do some updates and then rest for a day before even looking for more.
     
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