Windows Vista BSOD stop 0xf4

By jephph
Nov 8, 2011
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  1. I'm getting this error message on Vista Home Premium on an Asus G50v laptop. The computer will get through the Windows loading screen, and then go black for a few seconds, and then the blue screen pops up. Does the same with safe mode. The last changes the user remembers making was installing Windows Live Essentials.
    I've read that this particular STOP message has been remedied by reseating the RAM, HD, or CMOS battery. I've tried reseating the RAM and HD, but would rather not take it apart to get to the CMOS battery if at all possible.
    Other things tried:
    *(within Vista Recovery console)
    Startup Repair
    chkdsk with /r and /f parameters.
    sfc /scannow would return "Could not start the repair services." When I tried to run it in offline mode using sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=c:\windows it came up with "Could not perform the requested operation."
    *Memtest86+ returned no errors after running for a full day.
    *There were no system restore points, which is odd because I remember creating one last time I had this laptop just a few weeks ago.

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