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    BSOD 0x000000f4 endless reboot issue

    My daughter accidentally left an MP3 player connected to a USB port when the system was shut down. On power-up the player was still plugged in. Now the system gets to the Windows 7 splash screen, displays the BSOD message 0x000000f4 and reboots. I've tried System repair, no joy. I can't get to the desktop to do the "Upgrade". I booted to a DOS prompt and tried re-writing the MBR, no joy again. Something appears to have corrupted the Windows loader file(s). The OS is Windows 7 Pro 64 bit w/SP1. I also tried to do a System Restore to a date prior to the 25th, again no joy. Anybody have any ideas short of a complete reinstall of Win 7?

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    You haven't given the make & model of the computer but resetting the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery or whichever method is used for your computer model could resolve this.

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    BSOD usually means hardware error, but it could also be software corruption. If it's the latter then you need to restore a recent image backup and if you don't have one of those then it's a re-install.

    cheers, Paul

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    A 0xF4 BSOD is CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION: a process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.

    As this happens during boot, I can't think of an easy way to work out what's causing the process/thread to be terminated.

    I'd make a number of attempts to boot to Last Known Good, you might get lucky.

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    Option 1: Check Disk
    Run a check disk from the command prompt of your boot disk;
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    If your C: drive is:
    chkdsk C: /F or chkdsk C: /F /R

    Option 2: Startup Repair
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...up-repair.html

    Option 3: Scanow from bootable disk:
    Windows 7: sfc /scannow run from Installation Disk
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-checker.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    You haven't given the make & model of the computer but resetting the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery or whichever method is used for your computer model could resolve this.
    It's a clone system with a Gigabyte M/B. Replacing the CMOS battery was the first thing I did, followed with unplugging and re-plugging all cables inside.

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    Already tried that and unfortunately it didn't work.

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    Hi Clint,

    Thanks for responding. I had previously tried all of your suggestions prior to posting to this forum. I was hoping to find a solution to doing a non-destructive re-install by booting from the DVD, since I can't get to the desktop to do the "Upgrade" method described by Fred Langa.

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    If Safe Mode with Networking works, can you try downloading the chipset/video drivers ?

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    Hi Sudo15,

    I'm unable to start in Safe Mode either, I still get the same BSOD error and it reboots and continues rebooting until I turn it off.

    Thanks for the reply,
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    Hiren's Boot Disk has a number of tools that should be able to get you back on line so you can download critical drivers http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

    I've never used this disk myself but scrolling through its tools, it would seem to have those that could get you back up and running without the need of a reinstall.

    I don't know if it has its own burner tool as the Paragon Rescue Disk has - which you could also try http://www.paragon-software.com/home.../download.html but for the Hiren's disk you could use ImgBurn http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn
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    I just fixed this for a client and it was the result of his antivirus software trying to remove a nasty trojan; but, really deleting some critical windows files.
    What fixed it was booting to a Win 7 DVD, choosing Repair My Computer, and doing a System Restore from about two weeks earlier. A key item though, is to always choose one which says Windows Update or Critical Update as they are FAR more complete.
    If you need a Win 7 DVD, go here: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...l=1#post470600

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