How to Fix BSOD Error 0x00000f4?


The error 0x00000f4 pops up during a Blue Screen Of Death, also called as STOP Screen. There may be a problem with your computer’s hardware (such as RAM), or problem with a failing software, corrupted operating system components. Let us discuss them all in depth.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

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Clean Boot your Machine

Clean Boot is a method to boot an operating system without loading any third-party applications. This feature makes it easy to diagnose most of the computer problems by resolving issues with software applications that are not working correctly.


For Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows Key X, select Task Manager.
  2. Click More Details to expand the user interface in the newly opened Task Manager.
  3. Click the Startup tab.
  4. One by one disable all the startup items. (Right click > Disable)
  5. Exit out of the screen, and restart your machine.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Ctrl Alt + Delete simultaneously.
  2. Click Task Manager.
  3. Click on the More Details.
  4. Click Startup, and disable all items. (Right-click > Disable)
  5. Quit, and reboot your PC.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Windows Key R keys simultaneously.
  2. In the Run dialog box that opens, type msconfig
  3. Click OK or press ENTER.
  4. Click the Startup tab.
  5. Uncheck all items, click OK.
  6. Reboot your machine.

Run Memory Diagnostic

BSOD 0x00000f4 also occurs due to faulty memory. Check for the problems with your computer memory using a tool called Windows Memory Diagnostic.

Using this tool will require you to reboot your machine, so keep in mind before initiating the memory diagnostic process. Close all open programs and documents, if any.

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For Windows 10:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Type Memory
  3. Open Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  4. Click on Restart now and check for problems (Recommended).

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Windows Key X.
  2. Select the Search option.
  3. Type Memory.
  4. Select Everywhere from the drop-down box (Windows 8.1), or click the Settings icon (Windows 8).
  5. Open Diagnose your computer’s memory problems from the Search Results.
  6. In the tool that opens, click Restart now and check for problems.
  7. Your computer will restart and conduct memory tests.

For Windows 7:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Type mdsched in the Search Box.
  3. Open the Windows Memory Diagnostic from the Search Results.
  4. Choose to begin memory tests and restart immediately.

For Windows Vista:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Type Memory.
  3. From the Search Results, open Memory Diagnostic Tool.
  4. Click on Restart now and check for problems (Recommended).

Restore your PC

Restoring your PC to an earlier date would help especially when the problem relates back to changes in your system settings or Registry. The steps to revert your PC to an earlier point of time are given below:


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Right-click This PC desktop icon.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Click on Advanced system settings on the left.
  4. In the System Properties dialog that opens, click the System Protection tab.
  5. Click on System Restore.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select a preferred restore point, or tick Show more restore points to expand the list.
  8. Click Next, and follow the on-screen instructions.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs.
  2. Click Accessories, followed by System Tools.
  3. Open System Restore.
  4. In the System Restore window, click on Next.
  5. Choose a preferred date-time, select a restore point and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Install Windows Updates

Time to time, Microsoft releases new updates to fix glitches responsible for major computing problems such as Blue Screen Of Death, Black Screen, crashes, boot failure, and other issues. Try updating Windows as outlined below to fix BSOD error 0x00000f4:


For Windows 10:

  1. Click Start, and then Control Panel icon.
  2. In the Windows Settings window that opens, click on Update & Security.
  3. Click Check for Updates from the Windows Update tab.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Windows Key X, select Search.
  2. Type Windows Update
  3. Select Everywhere (Windows 8.1), or click on the Settings icon (Windows 8).
  4. Open Windows Update from the Search Results.
  5. Click on Check for Updates.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Click on Start, point to All Programs.
  2. Click on Windows Update.
  3. Click on Check for Updates.

Repair Missing/ Corrupted System Files

Blue Screen Of Death 0x00000f4 also occurs when some of the operating system files are missing, deleted or corrupted. Try restoring the original versions of those files with a free utility in Windows called System File Checker.


For Windows 10:

  1. Type CMD in the Search Box.
  2. Right-click the Command Prompt from the Search Results, choose Run as Administrator.
  3. Execute SFC /Scannow

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Windows KeyX keys simultaneously, choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Execute SFC /Scannow

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Point to All Programs.
  3. Click Accessories.
  4. Right-click Command Prompt, choose Run as Administrator.
  5. Execute SFC /Scannow


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