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Windows 7: BSODs after possible power failure - Kernel-Power Event ID:41

12 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
BSODs after possible power failure - Kernel-Power Event ID:41

Hello there.

Firstly, sorry for not posting the zipped files as requested, I ran the utility but my paths are custom and it did not create the folder as expected. I include the crashdump files and diagnostic however.

Some background:
PC is about 4 years old. It had Vista (x64) on it for the first couple of years, and has had Win 7 (x64) on it for the last couple. Until recently my PC did not skip a beat, never crashed at all. It is a Intel Q6600 overclocked to 3.0GHz and has been since the week I built it.

A month ago, whilst a friend was using my PC it crashed several times one morning. I was not present to see exactly what happened, but they said it seemed like a power cut. When I got home from work it booted to the BIOS stating overclock failed. I restored the settings and the PC booted fine. Ever since I am having Power-Kernel crashes, whilst playing music or browsing the web. I have reinstalled windows and updated the drivers and tried upping my RAM to 2.1v (which I have never had to do previously.)

Any help greatly appreciated, my rig ran ace before this and I'm now quite gutted - was just about to start some development and obviously this is out of the question with an unstable workstation. I'm about ready to throw the thing out of the window.

Kind regards,


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12 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

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
Some generic advice.

If you are overclocking STOP. Return to the default settings at least for now.
If you are running a RAID update its driver.

You can read more on this error and what to try here...
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks very much for the reply, I will certainly check the information on the link you provided. Having checked the event log again I notice I am also getting Bus/Interconnect Event ID:18 errors. Does this help?

I understand you advised me to stop overclocking, but the system really has been rock solid for 4 years..and Prime95 does not take the CPU temp over 70 degrees. I'll try stopping the overclock but am not convinced it's the issue...yet.

Plus..I can play games for hours with no issue, but get this error when sat in windows on a web page playing some music. Memory check did not raise any issues either.

Warm regards.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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