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BSOD after 30+ minutes of computer use, STOP CODE 0x04

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September 11, 2012 8:04:34 PM

Hello,

I'm new to these types of forums because I mainly rely on friends and locals to help me with this but everyone is busy and I'd rather get an exact answer from some people here rather than literally swapping out every part to find what the problem is.


I am also using BlueScreenView but I don't understand the codes for this to know what is the cause.


SEQUENCE OF SYMPTOMS:
First application I am on freezes, cursor is waiting (cursor freezes and resumes, then freezes again).
Windows Explorer freezes as well (turning white and then disappearing to only desktop wallpaper).
All application closes as if it were restarting.
Error windows pop up for applications saying they are being terminated: such as C++, security programs, browsers...
Cannot open anything else because they cannot be located.
BSOD. :( 


My cousin suggests that my SSD is failing but how can I know for sure that's exactly the problem?
It's a good theory, yes, but could it just be the drivers/controllers or even the motherboard?



First crash that was recorded:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA801A2E1B30
BCP3: FFFFFA801A2E1E10
BCP4: FFFFF800035DA510
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1



Second crash that was recorded (happened just now):

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA801B377B30
BCP3: FFFFFA801B377E10
BCP4: FFFFF800035CA510
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1



Does anyone need my minidump file if that helps?

This has been going on for 3 days and I cannot use the computer no more than 30mins to an hour.
I have a lot of work to do with video editing and homework so if anyone could please help out. Thank you!
a b $ Windows 7
September 11, 2012 9:50:05 PM

does it happen if you run the pc in safe mode?

if not its more likely to be a software issue rather than hardware
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September 11, 2012 9:54:03 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
does it happen if you run the pc in safe mode?

if not its more likely to be a software issue rather than hardware


Hmm... I'd have to try that out. The thing i hate about this is that i literally have to wait for it to crash...

But if it still crashes, what could the hardware problem be sourced at? The SSD?

If not, which software? People from another forum said it was Daemon Tools but I did unistall that and the problem still persists.

Even so, ERROR 0x04 says its a object termination, a hardware issue.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 12, 2012 3:49:03 AM

what exactly your rig ?...

had u try update the firmware of the SSD or other driver ?
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September 12, 2012 4:32:19 AM

rdc85 said:
what exactly your rig ?...

had u try update the firmware of the SSD or other driver ?



I went into safe mode and I stilled crashed with the same error.
I have also updated all my drivers.



My computer specs are:

Operating System - Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
CPU - Intel i7 3930K Sandy Bridge-E @ 3.20GHz
Motherboard - MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) (MS-7760)
Memory - 32722 MBs (32GBs) DDR3 RAM
GFX - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
PSU - Antec High Current PRO 850w
SSD - Crucial M4 2.5in 128gb
HDD - Western Digital 2TB
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a b $ Windows 7
September 12, 2012 4:58:06 AM

There a new firmware (00F) for crucial m4 SSD. this what i got from the web:

Spoiler
Changes between version 0309 and 000F include the following changes:

Improved compatibility with certain SAS expanders and peripheral RAID cards.
Improved throughput stability under extremely heavy workloads.
Improved data protection in the event of unexpected, asynchronous power loss.

This firmware update is recommended for all drives currently in the field if the end user is experiencing any of these symptoms.


Did u tried to run memtest? check for loose cable connection?
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September 12, 2012 6:20:33 AM

Try a linux live disk and see what happens, if the system continues to act sporadically it means the problem isn't related to your ssd. I recommend a memory test and possibly a swapped out psu if you have one available. I had a very similar problem and it turned out to be my power supply, more often than not i find psu's generally are the cause of most random issues like this.
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September 12, 2012 8:22:17 PM

I also forgot to add that after the blue screen, computer reboots as normal. However, it doesn't reboot normally. I get text on the screen saying, PLEASE REBOOT AND SELECT A PROPER BOOT DEVICE.

I have to manually reboot to get out of the loop and I get into Windows normally.

I'm going go ahead and test out my PSU and possibly SATA cables for connection problems. In the end, reinstall Windows.

I have run memtest86 and reports no errors.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 13, 2012 12:20:21 PM

Quote:
Bug Check 0xF4: CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION

This indicates that a process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.


Could be many things. SSD firmware upgrades should be the first thing attempted [I've seen this happen with SSD's enough by now...]

RAM would be the next suspect, but memtest86 passed. Doesn't entirely rule out RAM though...
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July 3, 2013 10:47:05 PM

Just to update if anyone else searches google with keywords "bsod, after 30 minutes"

Had the exact same problem and exactly the same SSD.

Updating the firmware to newest version fixed the issue (for me)
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