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Post by Fonzy05 on Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:27 am

the message i get is 0x000000F4 (0x00000003,0x84cA7650,0x84CA77c4,0x805D297c)
in the blue screen (along with the regular message rebooting...safe mode...)
sometimes there is a pink square on the blue screen as well.
The bsod comes after about 10 sec to 5 min of my computer being completely booted up. I ran a Norton AV scan today so i don't think it is a virus. I ran a chkdsk f/r/ also.
This has been happening for a while. Usual I can reboot it a few times and my computer will eventually stay on but it has been getting worse.
thanks for any info you can give. I want to avoid taking it in to a shop.

also I found this sight but im afraid to use it lol http://www.pcerror.info/error/0x000000f4%20error.html?gclid=CNTo8IKfjZcCFRg6awoddRHR1g

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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Doctor Inferno on Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:16 am

Don't run that tool, I'm not sure if it safe.

I suspect the error code points to your CMOS battery. You would have to replace it. How old is the computer?


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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Fonzy05 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:20 am

I built the computer a few months ago. I dont have a video card yet though.

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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:02 am

ahh... You built the computer so this problem occurs on a computer when Windows XP is installed on a hard disk that is configured as a subordinate and no other device is connected to the same IDE controller channel (primary or secondary).


Use one of the following methods to resolve this:

  • For PATA hard disks, configure your disk drive as master only. For SATA hard disks, connect the hard disk cable to a master channel SATA connector on the motherboard.
  • Connect another device as a master, such as another disk drive or a CD drive or DVD drive.
  • Change your PATA cables, your SATA cable, or your IDE cable even if the cable does not appear worn.
  • Install Windows on a new hard disk because it is possible that your hard disk or your Windows installation may be corrupted.


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thanks

Post by Fonzy05 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:10 am

Thanks for the info. Ill try them all and if it works ill post another reply stating so.

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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Fonzy05 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:15 am

would "Install Windows on a new hard disk because it is possible that your hard disk or your Windows installation may be corrupted." require me to buy a new hdd?

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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:31 am

You can re-install windows to try first. But before that, have you tried the other 3 suggestions listed above?


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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Fonzy05 on Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:16 pm

My motherboard does not have a master channel labeled. Do i have to go into bios or something?
motherboard: ASUS M3A78 PRO

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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:11 am

No, you would have to open your casing.


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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Fonzy05 on Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:46 am

my sata channels are labeled 1-2-3-4-5-6. how would i know which of the 6 are masters?
No, you would have to open your casing.
does that mean look inside my computer case or the sata channel casings?
thanks and sorry for all the questions.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:10 am

Yes, take a look at the back of your DVD drive, there should be some jumpers there like shown:



Set it to Master

As for the SATA channels, I'm not sure which is Master. I will ask another staff and see what he says.


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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Fonzy05 on Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:51 pm

ah ok
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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Fonzy05 on Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:33 am

I looked at the back on my dvd drive and it is sata as well so i can use the jumper chart you gave me.
in bios my master channels are labeled as so
primary IDE Master : [not detected]
primary IDE Slave : [not detected]
SATA 1 : [hdd]
SATA 2 : [dvd drive]
SATA 4 : [not detected]
SATA 5 : [not detected]
SATA 6 : [not detected]

when i select and enter on the sata 1 and 2 it says they are master.

so i went in so my storage config. and switched my onchip sata type from IDE to AHCI then my computer didnt even load bios.

So i guess that crosses steps 1 and 2 off the list so i will go out and buy 2 new sata cables for my hdd and dvd drive. If that does not fix it i might just dump my computer at a shop.

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Re: bsod after 20 seconds...most every time

Post by Fonzy05 on Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:35 am

so i went in so my storage config. and switched my onchip sata type from IDE to AHCI then my computer didnt even load bios

sorry i mean it did not load windows and gave me a 0x0000007B error
I just went back to IDE to get ride of that error though.
what is the AHCI mode for?

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