Error Code 0x000000F4

By jidus
Jul 30, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    I've been having trouble lately with a few STOP errors, and I was wondering if anyone may have insight into my situation. I have built and owned my computer for less than 6 months, and I have been receiving these errors for the past month or so. It only recently became so bothersome that I decided to look for help.

    System Specs:

    Core 2 Duo E6600
    ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 mobo
    Nvidia Quadro FX 3450
    2 x Western Digital 350 GB SATA hard drives
    2 GB GSKILL ram PC6400
    Running Windows XP Professional 32bit

    Every now and again for the last month or so, I have received a BSOD with the error codes "0x000000F4" "0x00000077" or "0x0000007A". In response to the "77" and "7A" stop errors, I simply made the paging file much larger to compensate for my system's memory usage. this made the problem much more sparse, yet did not completely fix the problem. As for the "F4" error, I generally only get it while playing music off of my second hard drive, or while transferring files from one drive to the other. all of the help forums that I have read on the matter have resulted in a master-slave problem with hard drives. however, as my hard drives are SATA, this is not the case.

    Any help you can give me would be great. thank you.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    That is a general error that can mean any of a number of hardware problems.
    Damage done while removing spyware or virus. Bad memory module or bad video graphics module. The error is basically telling you that some process you were running or even an online thread you were running has unexpectedly quit, or was terminated by windows security. The sets of digits after that code are the report of the physical memory dump.

    Perhaps you could run the latest HiJackThis, then post the log for the experts to take a look. You would at least learn if it is an infestation.

    What is usually required is removing some parts of your hardware install, then retesting others. Drivers can replaced by newer or older ones. But it is often a slow process.
    Run the free Memtest86, as that will rule out memory as a cause... run it for four hours or seven passes, which ever is longer.
  3. jidus

    jidus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My HiJackThis Log file is as follows:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
    Scan saved at 8:10:26 PM, on 7/30/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nTrayFw.exe
    C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
    C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
    E:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
    E:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe
    E:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
    E:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
    E:\Program Files\MagicTune Premium\GammaTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
    E:\Program Files\MagicTune Premium\MagicTuneEngine.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcAppFlt.exe
    E:\Program Files\MagicTune Premium\MagicTune.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nTrayFw] C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nTrayFw.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTxfiHlp] CTXFIHLP.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VolPanel] "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudioDrvEmulator] "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe" -1 AudioDrvEmulator "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\Audio Emulator\AudDrvEm.dll"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "E:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent] "E:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe" --force_start_minimized
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "E:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "E:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Global Startup: GammaTray.lnk = ?
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\npjpi160_01.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\npjpi160_01.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
    O23 - Service: ForceWare Intelligent Application Manager (IAM) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcAppFlt.exe
    O23 - Service: Forceware Web Interface (ForcewareWebInterface) - Apache Software Foundation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
    O23 - Service: MagicTuneEngine - Unknown owner - E:\Program Files\MagicTune Premium\MagicTuneEngine.exe
    O23 - Service: ForceWare IP service (nSvcIp) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
    O23 - Service: ForceWare user log service (nSvcLog) - NVIDIA - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
    O23 - Service: Broadcom Wireless LAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE

    End of file - 6161 bytes
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    I am not an expert. Await their evaluations. However, it appears to me as if you have TOO MANY utilities installed, and many of them are of dubius merit. You don't want so much protection that the software utilites conflict.
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