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Old 08-02-2014, 08:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Exclamation BSOD on HTPC, need assistance please!!

Guys, I have been stuck trying to figure this out. Was using Media browser Theater and now I have the dreaded blue screen of death....

Any ideas on where i should go? Please see attached...
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An initial search indicates that STOP error 0xF4 is related to hardware problems and often specifically those related to HDDs. How many hard drives do you have connected? Do you have any SSDs connected? Did you install any special SATA drivers, SSD "optimizer" software, or re-use any old hardware in this PC?
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If you reboot and run WhoCrashed, it may tell you more information about the cause.
http://download.cnet.com/WhoCrashed/...-75205821.html
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I always use nirsoft's blue screen viewer

If you get two bsods then zip the dump files and upload them to sky drive. Then create a post on technet and someone should try to help out
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An initial search indicates that STOP error 0xF4 is related to hardware problems and often specifically those related to HDDs. How many hard drives do you have connected? Do you have any SSDs connected? Did you install any special SATA drivers, SSD "optimizer" software, or re-use any old hardware in this PC?
I do have an SSD drive, but the OS started in safe mode. Would it start in safe mode with a bad SSD?

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I always use nirsoft's blue screen viewer

If you get two bsods then zip the dump files and upload them to sky drive. Then create a post on technet and someone should try to help out
Looking for this now to use and see if they can help.... Thanks!

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I do have an SSD drive, but the OS started in safe mode. Would it start in safe mode with a bad SSD?
Windows will usually ask if you want to start in Safe Mode after you get a BSOD. There should be a prompt when you restart asking you which mode to use.
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I do have an SSD drive, but the OS started in safe mode. Would it start in safe mode with a bad SSD?
Typically no, ssd is not a common failure mode for blue screens. If it failed you would usually be stuck at your bios saying "which drive should I boot from" and your ssd wouldn't show up
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