02-24-2013 02:57 PM
Ive read and read and read and read about this error but mine is a little different. It doesnt happen after one hour of use, it happens right away. In fact, after the windows loading screen it IMMEDIATELY goes to the BSOD giving me the 0x000000F4 stop error. So I can't even update my firmware if I can't even get into Windows. Does this mean I need to reinstall my OS? I have Windows 7 Ultimate.
It's very frustrating not even being able to get into Windows to try and fix the problem. I bought this 64 gb in May so it WOULD be around 5,000 hours of use but the problem is that I cant even get into Windows AT ALL.
Tried every form of safe mode, every sort of recovery tool on the Memory Diagnostics menu and NOTHING has worked. Tried disconnected and reconnecting the SATA cables, as well as removing and putting back in the CMOS battery.
02-24-2013 03:53 PM
Have you changed transfer mode in the bios? Between IDE/AHCI/RAID? That would cause Windows to bluescreen during boot.
As for the firmware, if you use the manual boot file firmware (which I personally would recommend you use anyway) then you don't need to be in Windows. All you do is write it to a CD/DVD (as image - not data) and boot from it. So just make a firmware disc in another PC and you're sorted.
But it does sound like your Windows install has had it.
03-02-2013 01:35 PM
Thanks for the reply targetbsp.
I downloaded the manual ISO file to a CD on another computer. Then brought it to my faulty computer and booted the file to update the firmware. That went successfully and the firmware updated fine. However, I'm still getting the BSOD with the same error after the Windows splash screen. It was default at AHCI. I tried out the others and still didn't get passed the splash screen without getting the BSOD.
So now my firmware is updated but still getting the error.
Should I reinstall Windows? I don't know what else to do..............
03-02-2013 02:09 PM
Yeah, it sounds like your Windows is trashed rather than anything to do with the drive then I'm afraid. Re-install time.
03-02-2013 02:52 PM
Sounds quite familiar. Depending on what you have on your drive you may want to backup important data and reinstall Windows.
03-03-2013 09:24 AM
BTW I also ran a Memtest yesterday to check my RAM and it passed with zero errors three times. I am going to install Windows today hopefully that will fix the problem..
I'll let you guys know