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Windows Vista Home Premium BSOD 0f4

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#1 cocheese1080


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

Hello everyone and thanks in advance for replying to this topic. I was asked by my wife's boss to work on his laptop. I'm fairly handy with stuff but this one has me pulling my hair out. 


HP DV7-1451nr

AMD processor 2.2ghz

4Gb ram

Windows Vista Home Premium 64 - Bit


When the computer was given to me it would not boot at all. He is a business owner and of course had all of his info on the laptop with no backups... I tried running BootSuite on a cd to see if the file system was intact. It recognized that there was a C: drive but wouldn't read it. First thing I did was remove the hard drive, connect it to my computer and boot in to Linux. I managed to back up his data to another drive. I then repaired the NTFS file system in Linux and checked the drive for errors.


After putting the drive back into the laptop I got the windows loading screen before it crashed again. Ran bootsuite CD one more time and recovered the MBR. I was then able to boot into vista. While trying to download Malwarebytes it once again crashed with a BSOD reading 0x000000F4. 


I'm not able to find much on this BSOD code concerning Vista and what I have found is all over the place. I've seen RAM, Video, Hard Drive.. all sorts of explanations. I've currently booted into a version of Windows 2Go and I'm scanning the drive with MalwareBytes from there... 


Does anyone have any suggestions on what to check with this BSOD code?

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:50 AM

Try this hotfix for Vista systems http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2580450


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