Quick Fixes for 0x000000f4 Blue Screen Error in Windows 11

Quick Fixes for 0x000000f4 Blue Screen Error in Windows 11

Error 0x000000F4 is a STOP error that indicates a critical process or thread has terminated unexpectedly, leading to a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Here are several solutions to fix this error:

How can I fix the 0x000000f4 blue screen error?​

1. Update drivers​

  • Visit your motherboard or device manufacturer’s website.
  • Look for your model on the website.
    motherboard search driver
  • Head to the Drivers section and don't hesitate to download the latest drivers for your device.
    motherboard drivers download page
  • Install the latest drivers.

You might have to boot to Safe Mode on Windows 11 or use a different PC to download and update your drivers.

2. Remove third-party antivirus software​

  • At first, open the Settings app.
  • Navigate to Apps and choose Installed apps.
    installed apps settings app
  • Locate your antivirus software, click the three dots next to it and choose Uninstall.
    uninstall an app windows 11 settings app
  • Follow the steps on the screen to complete the process.

Users reported this issue with Avast, but any third-party antivirus can potentially cause this issue.

3. Uninstall Recently Installed Programs and Hardware​

  • System Restore:
    • Use the System Restore option in Windows to revert to a point before the error occurred.
  • Manual Uninstallation:
    • Go to Settings or Control Panel to manually uninstall recently installed programs or hardware.
This step helps if the error started after a recent software or hardware change.

4. Run CHKDSK Scan​

  • Open Command Prompt:
    • Open Command Prompt with admin privileges.
  • Run CHKDSK:
    • Type CHKDSK /f /r C: and press Enter.
    • Restart your PC after the scan completes.

5. Stop the PC from turning off the hard drive​

  • Press the Windows key + S and type power plan. Select Choose a power plan.
    choose a power plan windows 11 search results

  • Click on Change plan settings next to your power plan.
    change plan settings windows 11
  • Next, click on Change advanced power settings.
    Change advanced power settings
  • Set Turn off hard disk after to 0 and save changes.
    turn off hard disk after setting
Several users suggest that a similar setting is available in the BIOS, so you can also disable it.

Remember that running CHKDSK can fix file system errors and bad sectors that might be causing the blue screen error.

In case of data loss due to the blue screen error, you can use data recovery tools like DiskInternals Partition Recovery or Wondershare Recoverit to retrieve lost files. These tools can help recover data even from corrupted or inaccessible drives.

Following these steps should help you resolve the 0x000000F4 blue screen error and recover any lost data.
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