You have a Windows 10 PC that shows BSOD error 0xf4 (0x000000F4) every time it wakes ups from the Sleep Mode. Curious to know why do you get this error while resuming your session? We’re here to help you.
You’re just 3 steps away from fixing this problem…
1. Download and install the Diagnostic
2. Run full scan
3. Perform system clean-up & repair
Estimated download time: 10 Seconds
Update Device Drivers
In most of the cases reported, this issue was caused due to outdated device drivers – software that facilitate communication between your operating system and hardware. Update the device drivers using the Free Wise Driver Care. Restart your computer after successful completion.
Restore Default Power Plan
Which power plan do you use? As default, your computer uses balanced power plan unless you change it. Set the default power plan only; instead of Power saver or any other plans.
1. To do so, open up relevant page by pressing Windows Key + X; choosing Power Options.
2. Set “Balanced (Recommended)” power plan, and then click “Change plan settings” link.
3. On the subsequent page, click “Restore default settings for this plan” link.
4. Click Save Changes button, and then restart your PC.
Disable Sleep Mode
If resetting default Power Options didn’t help, you might want to disable automatically turning off your hard drive. Here’s how to do that:
1. Go to Edit Plan Settings. (Refer Steps # 1-2 under Restore Default Power Plan section)
2. Select “Never” option in all the below drop down boxes:
- Turn off Display (On battery): Never
- Turn off Display (Plugged in): Never
- Put the computer to sleep (On battery): Never
- Put the computer to sleep (Plugged in): Never
3. Click Save changes button.
Restore Default BIOS Settings
A recent change in BIOS settings may have caused Windows 10 BSOD error 0xf4. Set the default configurations as below:
1. Restart your computer and press F2/ Delete key repeatedly until you see BIOS Configuration screen.
2. Go to Exit menu; select Set default changes and exit option.
Check Disk Errors
Check problems with your hard drive such as bad sectors that might have caused data retrieval issues.
1. Open up File Explorer, and then system drive Properties dialog. To do so, right-click the drive; choose Properties.
2. Open Disk Check-Up utility by clicking Tools | Check.
Prevent Antivirus Conflicts
A real-time Antivirus program may cause conflicts resulting in false positives and Windows 10 BSOD Error 0xf4. Uninstall your Antivirus for a short time and replace it with a light resource consuming Antivirus to check if the problem persists. It should fix Windows 10 error 0x000000F4.
Change Power Cable
Use a dedicated power cable for your SSD instead and check if the problem persists.
Restore Registry Configurations
Restore your computer to an earlier point in time. Some recent changes in your Registry may have caused Windows 10 BSOD error 0xf4.
1. In the Search Box on Taskbar, type “System Restore” and open “Create a restore point” from Search Results.
2. It opens up a new dialog box. Click System Restore button and follow the on-screen instructions.