|Hello. I'm hoping someone here can help me out with a blue screen error that I can't seem to figure out and is really driving me crazy! I have been receiving this BSOD for the past few months and have tried multiple solutions but nothing has worked.|
First, the exact stop error message I receive is STOP: 0X000000F4 (0X00000003, 0X8635A188, 0X8635A2F4, 0X82A31DD0). After my pc reboots, Windows 7 pops up with an error report and it is the same error every time.
Second, I notice that the first time I get the blue screen after reformating my pc my event viewer stops working. When I try to access it, it says the service isn't running. I then try to start the Windows Event Log service and it gives me an error and won't start.
I've tried researching this problem online and have found a few possible solutions regarding the F4 error but nothing about event viewer not working. So far I have tried completely reformatting my pc and reloading Windows 7 but I will still get the blue screen almost right away after logging in for the first time. I've run diagnostics on my hardware (chkdsk, seatools, memtest) and it all checks out fine so I don't think it's a hardware issue either.
One thing I should mention as well is that I have had issues with viruses in the past and I can't completely rule out that a virus is causing these blue screens but I would think after reformatting my hard drive and reloading Windows that any viruses would be gone at that point.
The only clue I have is after analyzing my minidump file with windows debugger, it points to two processes as possible culprits: wininit.exe and dntus26.exe. I know that wininit.exe is a typical Windows process and I understand dntus26.exe is Dameware related. I know that right away the Dameware process may jump out as being suspicious but it is supposed to be there since our network administrator uses this for remotely connecting to pc's on our network.
I have more info but I want to get this posted before I get another bsod. Any help is very much appreciated!