Random BSOD Windows 7 BBCode:  F4

By mikeownage
Dec 24, 2010
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  1. Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: f4
    BCP1: 0000000000000003
    BCP2: FFFFFA800B05B060
    BCP3: FFFFFA800B05B340
    BCP4: FFFFF800037805D0
    OS Version: 6_1_7600
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 256_1

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    I would like to know whats causing this issue as it happens every few days. If anymore information is required please let me know.

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    All errors are 0x000000F4: CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
    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.

    * in your case one minidump specifically cited your cause as your harddrive. Therefore...

    1. Back up everything of importance NOW. There is a very possibility your HD can fail at any moment and data recovery from a crashed HD is expensive.

    2. What is the make of your harddrive?
  3. mikeownage

    mikeownage TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My current main hard drive is A-DATA S599 AS599S-128GM-C 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    My storage drives for games and such are 3 western digital black 1tb
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    I have 4 hard drives at the moment any idea which one is going bad? Smart says they are all fine and drive tests past normally. I see after reading the new reviews on newegg about my SSD I need to call a-data and have them update it's bios. I guess i'll just use my old hard drive and send it in for a bios upgrade.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Did you run the WD diagnostic long test on those drives? Please keep us updated on the SSD.
  5. mikeownage

    mikeownage TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I will run the first extended test tonight before i go to sleep. Seems the test will take about 3 hours for each drive. I am leaning towards it being the SSD as it's the most recent addition to my computer and the blue screens started a few days after it was added. I just did some more investigating it seems in my device manager my SATA AHCI Controller was using the microsoft generic driver so i went and downloaded the Intel ICH10 Chipset driver for it hopefully that helps with system stability. If not the issue must be related to the firmware on my ssd or one of my 1tb drives. I still plan to run the extended tests on each one over the next couple of days but i am hoping the BSOD issues will stop.

    Well it's now 12/30/2010 and i made this post 4 days ago. My blue screen issues seem to have been solved by installing the intel chipset driver when i posted this. I've tested all my drives and they seem fine.
  6. mikeownage

    mikeownage TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Seems the driver update increased stability however i did receive another blue screen.

    A-DATA has released a firmware upgrade for my SSD drive I am going to apply it now and see if that fixes the blue screen issue.

    I have attached the blue screen dump and I hope someone can take a look at it and inform me if it was indeed a hard drive issue that caused it.

    Attached Files:

  7. mikeownage

    mikeownage TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well it's been 5 days since my last post and since i updated my SSD's firmware. I haven't had a BSOD since. I did an extended test on each of my 1tb hard drives and they all passed. I used to WD tool to do an extended test on my SSD by a-data it also passed the test. Seems my issue is resolved hopefully.
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Sorry to have missed your post from 6 days ago. Sounds like you found and corrected your issue. Good work on your part and thanks for keeping us updated.

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