Dreaded blue screen...hardware? or corrupt OS???

By acoustic5679
Nov 28, 2007
  1. Hello everyone!!
  2. acoustic5679

    acoustic5679 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have been getting this blue screen every time I either install big programs or virus scan my drives.

    on the blue screen it states this at the bottom everytime
    Stop : 0x000000F4 (0X00000003,0X8A242BC0,OX8A242D34,0X805D11F8)

    I have seen other blue screen codes in here, but the numbers do not always match up to what my blue screen says.
    Does anyone have any insight???
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,964   +69

    We need the minidump files to help.

    My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump files.

    It is these files we need, not the Minidump Folder. Attach the files to your next posting and someone should be able to read them.

    An 0xF4 means that 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.
  4. acoustic5679

    acoustic5679 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't see a mini dump folder under c:\windows
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,964   +69

    Are you saying that when you click on the C Drive under My Computer and then click on the Windows folder that you don't have a Minidump folder?

    It is located between the Microsot.Net and msagent folders.
  6. acoustic5679

    acoustic5679 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there is nothing between those two folders in the windows folder. maybe there is an option to have windows write the dump file? I don't know
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