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Windows 7: Obscure 124 error...


13 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Obscure 124 error...

Hi SevenForums!

I'm having this reeeally annoying 124 error that won't go away, and I don't know what I should do! :(
When it happens, my computer either completely hangs, so that I have to press the reset button to reboot, OR everything hangs for a moment, then reboots automatically.
After the computer has finished rebooting, Windows tells me there was a "Hardware Error". Error code 124.

And what makes things worse(?) is that the problem occurs with very long intervals, so it's really hard to troubleshoot. Last time it happened was on 2011-01-08 01:24:29, according to the Event Viewer.

Everything in my computer (which I built myself) is new, except for one of my two hard-drives and my GFX-Card, but my friend (who had it before me) only used it once or so, because his PSU was too weak to run it.

Please help!

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13 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

1. Attach your most recent crash dumps (.dmp) from C:\Windows\Minidump.

2. Load setup defaults in the bios
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13 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Bugcheck 0x124 is caused by defective hardware
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
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13 Jan 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomii View Post
Hi SevenForums!

I'm having this reeeally annoying 124 error that won't go away, and I don't know what I should do!
When it happens, my computer either completely hangs, so that I have to press the reset button to reboot, OR everything hangs for a moment, then reboots automatically.
After the computer has finished rebooting, Windows tells me there was a "Hardware Error". Error code 124.

And what makes things worse(?) is that the problem occurs with very long intervals, so it's really hard to troubleshoot. Last time it happened was on 2011-01-08 01:24:29, according to the Event Viewer.

Everything in my computer (which I built myself) is new, except for one of my two hard-drives and my GFX-Card, but my friend (who had it before me) only used it once or so, because his PSU was too weak to run it.

Please help!

Have you tried all these remedies? Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .. A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Thanks


Ken
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14 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello and thanks for the quick replies!

I've attached the three last dump files if anyone wants to have a look.

I have not gone through all the steps in that link you posted, I'll take a look at it now.

About step 1 and 2 in the guide...
- How do I check if my stuff is overclocked?
- Is there a program that can log the temperatures in the computer into a txt file or something?

Thanks
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14 Jan 2011   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomii View Post
Hello and thanks for the quick replies!

I've attached the three last dump files if anyone wants to have a look.

I have not gone through all the steps in that link you posted, I'll take a look at it now.

About step 1 and 2 in the guide...
- How do I check if my stuff is overclocked?
- Is there a program that can log the temperatures in the computer into a txt file or something?

Thanks

A couple of problems

1-sptd.sys a huge cause of BSOD's

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads

You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview


2-Hardware

please read here about what to try and what it means

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .. A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Thanks


Ken


HAVE YOU TRIED ALL THE THINGS SUGGESTED IN THE LINK?
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14 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the help!

In which dump file did you see "sptd.sys"? I couldn't find it :/

Alright, I've uninstalled that file now, so I guess I should just wait a couple of weeks to see if the problem is fixed right? (Like I said, there are usually long intervals between every "accident"...).
If the computer hangs again, then I'll go on to the next step in the guide!
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17 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys,

I removed 'sptd.sys' with the DuplexSecure program mentioned above, but I'm sad to say that my computer froze for me two days ago, while I was watching YouTube.
My computer didn't reboot (it froze completely), so I had to press the Reset-button, and because of that I didn't get a dump file.

Now, a question:
- Do you know if there's a program that can log the temperatures of my CPU and graphics card? I'd like to avoid running the computer with an open case, because I don't want to get dust on the components :/

Anyways, I'll have a look at the "Stop 0x124" guide and post here if I run into problems.
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