BlueScreens on my ThinkPad with Windows 7 64 Bit and a SSD (CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION, ntoskernel.exe)


I'm getting BlueScreens about every five days for more than three months.

Here's an example:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ntoskrnl.exe


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa80065f2b30, 0xfffffa80065f2e10, 0xfffff80002f9bf40)

*** ntoskrnl.exe - Address 0xfffff80002c98d00 base at 0xfffff80002c19000 DateStamp 0x4d9fdd5b

It's has always been the same BlueScreen message showing CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION, 0x000000f4, and ntoskrnl.exe. Of course the addresses change.

My computer is a ThinkPad T400 (about 2 years old) with a SSD in it. I'm also running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. When I bought my computer, it had a 250GByte SeaGate HDD in it, which I replaced by a 500GByte HDD by Western Digital. Last september I bought a Corsair F120 SSD and replaced the HDD by this SSD. Then I bought a LEICKE HDD adapter for the UltraBay II where I plugged in my 500GByte HDD. This configuration ran about half a year without any errors. After re-installing Windows this spring, I am getting regular BlueScreens. Sometimes my system runs for about 2 weeks without a BSOD, sometimes I get several BlueScreens a day.

The only thing that I noticed is that I'm always running Google Chrome when it happens.

Is there anyone who has made his/her own bad experiences with some of my components, or is there anybody who can tell me if it would be helpful to send my notebook to Lenovo?

asked on Super User Jun 26, 2011 by pvorb • edited Aug 11, 2015 by fixer1234

4 Answers



Drivers, Software related to drivers, Disk errors or Malware can cause this particular error.

  1. Run a chkdsk on the SSD

  2. Update all your Motherboard and Video drivers

  3. Scan for Malware

  4. Run a memory diagnostic, let it run overnight to stress test the memory

answered on Super User Jun 26, 2011 by Moab • edited Aug 1, 2011 by Moab

Corsair recently recalled that particular model for similar problems on other systems:

You may want to give Corsair a call and confirm if your SSD was included in that recall.

answered on Super User Jun 26, 2011 by Asinine Monkey

It says supporting only Vista 32bit. Thus any IBM/Lenovo driver you try to install will guarantee a nice bluescreen crash.

It could be also network drivers - check if Windows Update does not have some for you

answered on Super User Feb 13, 2012 by ZaB

This error arises when the hardware and software become faulty. To remove this error, check your RAM and hard drive and reinstall RAM or remove bad RAM. When this error arises on a WiFi hotspot, then it's a hardware issue with your LAN card. The last solution is a Windows change or update.

answered on Super User Aug 11, 2015 by nabeel sheikh hasan • edited Aug 11, 2015 by Jamal

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