I can't seem to figure out this blue screen I'm getting. It reads: STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA80061E7B30, 0xFFFFFA80061E7E10, 0xFFFFF800031CD510)
It happens about 3-4 minutes after I turn on my PC. Then, after I turn it back on, I get stuck in the BIOS setup screen (unable to "save and exit"). The only solution from here is to unplug the power to my computer for 30-40 minutes or manually remove the battery (usually works).
The only good news is that once I do either of these two steps, it works fine... until I turn it off again. Then it blue screens right after startup again.
I've tried the following:
1. System Restore
2. F8 > Use last good settings
3. Virus/Malware Scan
I have not installed any new hardware or software and all of my drivers seem to be up to date. Same with windows updates.
Google tells me 0x000000F4 is a memory issue, so I have posted it here. Any ideas? I've had the computer for about 5 months now with no problems until now. Thanks for the help guys.
My motherboard: Biostar TP67B+
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Processor: Core i5
I think I would try a memory test with something like Memtest: http://www.memtest86.com/
Make a bootable disk from the ISO file and boot with 1 stick of RAM in at a time. Let it run for 1 full pass on each stick of RAM you have. That will determine if it is a memory problem.
You said you already removed the CMOS battery to get it to boot. You may want to try clearing the CMOS to put it back to factory default. Usually that's done by shorting the CLR CMOS pins for a few seconds with the battery removed.
Eliminating memory errors and CMOS corruption will narrow it down. It may even cure it.