I've done a lot of helping out in the past and now I am the one in need of help.
I recently got an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-210F with the AMD PhenomII X4 945, 8GB Ram, and an ATI HD5450.
I just took it out of the box today and ever since I've started it up for the first time, at the most random times (including but not limited to opening a menu, clicking the start button, typing something ANYWHERE, etc) the display will freeze, go black, and come back saying the graphics driver
crashed and recovered.
Like I said, this happens at very odd times. I'm not using it for games or anything like that, it's a work machine. Sometimes it won't recover at all and BSOD with 0x124. I've gone through the 0x124 list on this site with no success.
Here's what I've done already:
* Updated the processor driver
* Updated the graphics driver (had an old 2009 version on it when I took it out of the box)
* Uninstalled/re-installed the graphics driver (since the above didn't work)
* Ran windows update
It can sit for a long time and not do anything whatsoever. Before, I updated the driver to the current version, I was getting "Kernel-Power" critical errors and an s-ton of "kernel panic" on screen before crashing.
I'm writing this from my other machine because I don't trust the stability of this literally brand new machine.
I've attached an exported text file from the event viewer of everything yellow and red. While I was doing that, the driver crashed again and it's not on the attached list, but I think you got the idea.
Short of calling up the manufacturer and dealing with that crap, any ideas?
I appreciate the help!