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Error message STOP 0x000000F4

My solution may help unless you have a laptop then it may get hairy, ( unless you are knowledgeable enough to open up a laptop).
Anyway, I didn't see ( as far as I looked ), any one mention resetting the BIOS. This means removing the power cord, the main battery (if a laptop) and then removing the BIOS battery on the motherboard. If the battery is soldered on, then I have had some LUCK with shorting the pins of the battery for no more than 5 seconds, but I can't say it won't do some damage. (With laptops, damage can occur just getting them open, so BE CAREFUL. Better yet, get someone with more experience to do it for you.) I did fix this on a Dell tower today with the same error/blue screen.

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    B_a_Geek Jul 31, 2009

    It's info I posted in the wrong place. LOL

  • Raman Katwal
    Raman Katwal May 11, 2010

    Is this information for other's or clarrification on your end ?


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Http:// is the link you need to apply a HOTFIX for the problem. You do not need to open the laptop or reset your BIOS.

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