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Windows 7: Random BSOD Error - 0x00000124 - becoming more and more frequent


24 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
Random BSOD Error - 0x00000124 - becoming more and more frequent

Hi guys,

I built my first computer about 2 weeks ago. These are the specs.

CPU: AMED Athlon II 651k Black Edition
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 A55 AMD FM1
SSD: Corsair 60GB Nova 2
RAM: 8GB 2x4GB Kingston 1600mhz hyper-X CL9
GPU: XFX HD 5450 heatsink 1GB DDR3 low profile

The power supply was a super cheap one included with the case, I thought that could be my problem but I changed it for a 400w antec unit and the problem still exists.

The stop code is 0x00000124

The crash dump file is here:
NEW LINK: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17759600/09...20-%20Copy.zip

Any help would be appreciated as at this moment, i do not know what to do..

Thanks!

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24 Sep 2012   #2

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Welcome and go through this for your bugcheck:
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
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24 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I think drop box may not like pure dump files, this is it in a .zip

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17759600/09...20-%20Copy.zip

thanks! I will read the de-bug thing now
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24 Sep 2012   #4

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Thanks.

Let us know what you've tried from the guide.
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25 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Ok so today I spent most of my time on this problem.

I ran the memory test, all came back saying it passed.

I updated my drivers, they were already all on the latest version (did this 2 weeks ago when I installed windows)

For cooling I have a uATX case but I have 1 80mm exhaust fan and a 160mm fan in the front blowing air in. MyCoreTemp is showing temperatures of 5C when idle and 22C when I rendered a 1080p after effects video to stress it.

Only think left on the list is a fresh install of windows which I really do not want to do, I already have done it twice.

The system has not been overclocked and all parts were new -.-

I did not test the hard drive though. How do I do this?
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25 Sep 2012   #6

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Did you try step 9?

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9) If all else fails, start removing items of hardware one-by-one in the hope that the culprit is something non-essential which can be removed. Obviously, this type of testing is a lot easier if you've got access to equivalent components in order to perform swaps.

Do you have an SSD or a HDD?
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26 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I have an SSD and a external hard drive.
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26 Sep 2012   #8

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Have you updated to the latest firmware for your SSD?
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28 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

My SSD firmware has never been updated by corsair - so yes its running the latest version
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28 Sep 2012   #10

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Lets enable driver verifier to rule out buggy drivers.

Driver Verifier
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I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in verifier and press Enter
- Select Create custom settings (for code developers) and click Next
- Select Select individual settings from a full list and click Next
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR Low Resource Simulation and click Next
- Select Select driver names from a list and click Next
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click Next
- Select Finish on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Verifier puts extreme stress on the drivers, bad ones will cause BSOD. If we change all those drivers we hope for no more BSODs, If you get no BSODs, then its not a driver and we look to hardware. With verifier on your computer may be a little laggy, but actually..its just doing its work.

Information
Driver Verifier runs in the background, "testing" drivers for bugs. If it finds one, a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will result; the corresponding dump file will hopefully show the faulty driver.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Driver Verifier monitors kernel-mode drivers and graphics drivers to detect illegal function calls or actions that might corrupt the system. It can subject the drivers to a variety of stresses and tests to find improper behavior.

Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.
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