Error Codes 0xFFFFFFFF or 0x8007F0F4 indicate that a system component or application has malfunctioned in the Windows operating system. If you face this issue, try these suggestions.
Fix Error Codes 0xFFFFFFFF or 0x8007F0F4
These errors are system errors and critical – and you have the following options:
- Run System File Checker
- Update Device Drivers
- Use the Cloud Reset option
- Repair System Image using DISM Tool
- Repair Windows installation using Installation Media.
Can you boot in Safe Mode? If you can, then it makes things easier. If you have recently installed any driver or software, you can boot Windows in Safe mode and troubleshoot. If you had already enabled the F8 key earlier, things are easier as you press F8 while booting, to enter Safe Mode.
If you cannot enter Safe Mode, then you may then have to boot into Windows with your Windows Installation Media or Recovery Drive and select Repair your computer to enter Troubleshoot > Advanced Startup Options > Command Prompt. You can now use CMD to run commands. You may use a Windows DVD or a bootable USB drive, or you can burn Windows ISO to a USB drive using another computer and then use it.
If you face this issue on Windows 7, then Microsoft has released Kernel Update Compatibility Assessment Fix It Tool. They released an update KB977165 that resolved one publicly disclosed and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logged on to the system and then ran a specially crafted application.
However, after installing this update, some users reported that their computer restarted repeatedly. This issue occurred usually when the computer was infected with a virus that changed certain Microsoft operating system files.
When you attempt to install this update, the installation usually failed. Microsoft thus released a Fix it solution KB980966 that users can run to determine whether a computer is compatible with security update 977165.
This Fix it solution does not resolve the issue. Instead, this Fix it solution only notifies you of a possible issue and suggests steps.