This error appears when a critical process or thread unexpectedly terminates. You might want to uninstall any major software recently installed, or check for driver issues that lead to unpredictable behavior.
Perform Memory Diagnostic
Have you checked your computer’s memory? Windows Memory Diagnostic is known to be a good at diagnosing memory problems resulting into BSOD 0x000000f4. You cannot use Windows while the diagnostic is running. A system reboot is mandatory as it initiates diagnosis during the pre-boot interval.
1. Type Memory Diagnostic in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
2. Open Windows Memory Diagnostic from the Search Results.
3. In the new dialog that opens, click Restart now and check for problems.
4. Your computer will automatically restart and conduct several memory tests.
Perform System Restore
One of the installed applications or processes might have changed your system settings in an incorrect way. Use System Restore to restore your computer to a usable or functioning condition.
1. Type Restore Point in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
2. Open Create a restore point from the Search Results.
3. Click System Restore button in the newly opened dialog box.
4. Select Recommended restore option, click Next.
5. Initiate the task by clicking Finish.
Obtain Latest Updates
Techno-giant Microsoft and third party device manufacturers bring the latest state of technology through the medium of updates. New updates might come with a short set of commands to correct programming bugs that lead to 0x000000f4 error.
1. Click the Start button on your Taskbar.
2. Click Settings.
3. Click Update & Security icon.
4. Click the Windows Update tab.
5. Click Install Now.
6. Please be patience while the updates are downloaded and installed.
Uninstall Recently Installed Apps
An application you recently attempted to install might have failed or incompletely installed. You might want to review all applications and uninstall the defective ones.
1. Click Start, select Settings.
2. Click System | Apps & Features tab.
3. Sort your applications by installation date. To do so, choose Sort by install date option in the appropriate drop down box.
4. Select an app, click Uninstall.
Verify Issues with Drivers
A Driver is an application that facilitates communication between a computer and peripheral device. If the Windows fails to operate normally, there is something wrong with your drivers. You might want to detect and repair such issues using the Driver Verifier tool.
1. Type Verifier in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
2. Open Verifier from the Search Results.
3. Select Create custom settings option in the welcome page, click Next.
4. Select Custom individual settings from a full list option in the subsequent page, click Next.
5. Check-up all the boxes except the following two:
- Force pending I/O requests
- Low resource simulation
5. Click Next.
6. Choose Select driver names from a list, click Next.
7. Check-up all Non-Microsoft items, click Next.
8. Finally, click Finish.