BSOD stop error 0x000000f4

By Frac
Sep 21, 2008
  1. ok well i got home from a friends place and i turned my comp on and i was playing DoDs and the screen when black then it went to the blue screen but is a kernel_stack_inpage_error
    but today it changed to a stop error 0x000000f4
    i havent installed any new hardware at all
    no changes to my system
  2. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    You'd be amazed at how many entries come up if you type in "stop error 0x000000f4" into a search engine. Anyway, there are two things that have come up that sound like a possibility to me. RAM

    I'm going to try this again because my clumsy fingers screwed up and I saw several windows bounce around on my screen, and I came back to find my halfway done response posted.

    RAM could be a problem--so could overclocking. Downclock it some if it overclocked too high. Norton Anti-Virus is another can be another problem. See what happens if you remove it. One post recorded success.
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70


    One of the many processes or threads crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated. As a result, the system can no longer function. Specific causes are many, and often best resolved by a careful history of the problem and the circumstances of the error message. One user, who experienced this on return from Standby mode on Win XP SP2, found the cause was that Windows was installed on a slave drive.


    A page of kernel data requested from the pagefile could not be found or read into memory. This message also can indicate disk hardware failure, disk data corruption, or possible virus infection.

    So try these steps:

    1. Do a full harddrive diagnostics by utilizing the free utility from your harddrive manufacturer. Run both S.M.A.R.T. and Long tests, especially thye long.

    2. Scan for viruses, etc.

    3. Run chkdsk.
  4. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    where can i find this test thing

    would u no where i could find this diagnostics program?
    like a download
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Find the name of the manufacturer of your harddrive such as Seagate or Western Digital (there are others) and go to their website. They will provide a free utility that will test your harddrive.

    Just download from their site.
  6. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Epic fail!!

    ok the scan starts up and it fails already on cable test
    now what ?
  7. xLokix

    xLokix TS Rookie Posts: 48

    control panel / administrator tools / event viewer
    Click system , do you see any red errors that say Disk ?
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Back up everything important by burning to CD/DVD and/or Flash Drive as aoon as you can. If the harddrive is failing you want to make sure your important stuff is not lost. Did you try running the Long test?

    Do xLokix's suggestion.
  9. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    yes the are a lot of disk warning in the control panel / administrator tools / event viewer / system
    but no red 1's
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    What are the warnings about?
  11. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    heres the description
    An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.
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