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  What does this stop code mean? 
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Aric Tarin Jan 29, 2011, 11:58pm EST Report Abuse
0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8003FDE880, 0xFFFFFA8003FDEAB8, 0xFFFFF80001307DA0)

...It shows up on blue screen when I try to load Vista 64bit on my Dell Inspiron Laptop. It also suggests disabling bios options such as caching or shading. I have not installed any new hardware lately, and all attempts to bypass this message have failed. My disc drive is inoperable because it's a Dell. That's the simple version of THAT story anyway. Any ideas how I might be able to get back to Windows and sort this whole mess out? Or any suggestions in general? Thanks.

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~Vel Jan 30, 2011, 02:35am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What does this stop code mean?
What else does it exactly say on the screen?

john albrich Jan 30, 2011, 02:58am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What does this stop code mean?

You're getting the BSOD while perhaps trying to create a dual-boot system? Kinda reads like it.

But, if you're just installing an OS on a blank disk drive, then this isn't applicable.

If you are, and the BSOD is appearing while running under XP or something, then you can use a freeware utility called "bluescreenview" that helps ID what the BSOD failures are, and helps ID any patterns and associated events/files. It requires that your computer BIOS Settings options be set so that the computer does NOT automatically restart on failure. Otherwise, it won't post the error information into a log file. <--Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file) <--Download BlueScreenView with full automatic install/uninstall support

john albrich Jan 30, 2011, 03:01am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What does this stop code mean?
Or, perhaps you're trying to repair the Vista that already exists on that you say your disk drive isn't working?

I guess what I'm saying is we need more details. Exactly what are you doing? It may mean the difference between trying to first look for a software problem or a hardware problem.

edit to add:
Or not...just realized all you literally really may want is to know what the stop code means, instead of helping debug a problem.



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