How to fix 0x000000F4 error
Here you will find out:
- what 0x000000F4 error is
- how to fix this error
- how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
What is a 0x000000F4 error?
Error code 0x000000F4 refers to the “blue screen of death” and occurs when a Windows process terminates unexpectedly. This issue can result in boot failure and data loss, even if the system reboots successfully. Subsequently, the system may crash again and lead to endless reboot cycles with BSOD error 0x000000F4. If you do not take specific measures, the hard drive will fail, causing all data to be lost. As you can see, this problem requires urgent action, so keep reading to find the right solution.
How to deal with 0x000000F4 error code
Here are few methods that can be helpful and any of them can be your solution.
Method 1: Connect your hard drive to a different PC
A faulty, improperly connected hard drive can lead to error code 0x000000F4, so check the connection. Check the SATA cable of your PC for a loose connection or damaged cable. If either or both is the case, you should change the cable and/or tightly connect it to the hard drive.
If you have a laptop, then try reinstalling the hard drive.
You can also gently remove the hard drive from your PC or laptop and connect it to another PC with the same or even a different version of Windows.
Method 2: Run CHKDSK
You can run a CHKDSK scan on damaged disk volume and fix bad sectors. To do this, you must have a backup of your data.
Open Command Prompt with administrator rights in any way convenient for you and enter the command: CHKDSK /f /r C: and press Enter.
After completing the CHKDSK scan, restart your computer.
Method 3: Uninstall the programs
A recently installed software or hardware change can also result in a CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION blue screen error. You can revert these changes, but you must also ensure that only compatible hardware, device drivers, and software are installed.
For these purposes, use the System Restore function in Windows, and you can also manually uninstall programs in the Control Panel section.
If you are using a Dell computer, you can run hardware diagnostics as follows: press F12 and select Diagnostics. In the end, you can also contact the support service for the manufacturer of your system, and get expert assistance in diagnosing the hardware and troubleshooting problems.
Method 4: Run System File Checker (SFC)
The SFC scan checks Windows system files for corruption that can cause the 0x000000F4 blue screen error and replaces the corrupted system files with new files from the cache.
To do this, follow these steps:
Open Command Prompt in administrator mode and type sfc /scannow and press Enter to start scanning.
As soon as you complete the scan, restart your computer and observe the system; make sure the problem is fixed.
If you need to recover corrupted or lost partitions
If something goes wrong, if your Windows has a lot of errors (including error code 0x000000F4), you can lose the disk and all the saved data along with it. To recover lost data, you can and should use the professional tool DiskInternals Partition Recovery. With it, you can not only recover data but also create a disk image. The program can provide a deep scan of each partition of the disk so as not to miss a single file.
It is also possible to convert any selected file system when it is damaged for a detailed analysis of the contents of disk partitions. Don't worry about recovery limits: you can recover up to 1 PB of data, which is almost infinite. Also, after any scan (fast or full), you can see each found file in reading mode for free. You can buy a license directly on the DiskInternals website and then export data to the right place at any convenient time.