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Windows 7: BSOD 0x00000124, freezing on boot

12 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
BSOD 0x00000124, freezing on boot

Yesterday when I turned on my PC it froze while booting on the drivers loading screen, freezing at AtiPciE.sys. It did the same thing when I tried booting into Safe Mode. I put in my Windows 7 DVD and ran the startup repair after which my PC was able to boot into Windows normally and worked just fine for hours. This morning I booted my PC up and it was able to boot up into Windows but shortly thereafter crashed and gave a BSOD.

I have tried uninstalling the ATi drivers and running driversweep then re-installing the ATi drivers in safe mode but I kept getting an error when trying to install the driver. I then ran a system restore but that has not fixed it either. I also ran a spyware and virus check while in Safe Mode but that did not help either. When trying to install the ATi drivers while not in safe mode I did not get the error message but the PC crashes every time during the installation and gives a BSOD.

I'm hoping I won't have to reformat but I can not think of anything else to try.

Any ideas?

The BSOD error I am getting is "Uncorretable Hardware Error" STOP: 0x00000124

Attachment 236249

I've attached my dump files

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13 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi,
What antivirus are you using?

Code:
STOP 0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Usual causes:  Disk corruption, insufficient physical memory, Device driver, 
Indexing,  Resident antivirus, backup, defrag programs, Disk/Drive failing/failure
BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff8800b2bbd08, fffff8800b2bb560, fffff88000db4f20}
Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+2b49 )
If it's an SSD, update to latest firmware.

Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:
Disk Check

Hard drive test both short and long with:
SeaTools for Windows

Also the DOS version of:
SeaTools for DOS

Code:
fffff880`0b2baf48  fffff880`010b4ce8Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
 sptd+0x4bce8
If you have Daemon Tools, please uninstall it. It's a known cause to BSoDs.

For bug check 124,
Code:
STOP 0x00000124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR   
Usual causes:  Hardware, Incompatibility, May be driver corruption
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80075f7028, b6754000, 135}
Probably caused by : hardware
Go through: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
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13 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I think I figured it out. Running repair/antivirus/antimalware/antispyware/etc seemed to fix but in the process I had reset my BIOS settings - removing my CPU overclock.

I forgot that I had PhenomMrsTweaker installed which was set to switch the CPU from 800mhz-3400mhz and as I no longer had my CPU OC'd I think it was trying to ramp it up to 3400mhz without the actual OC being in place anymore - thus, crashing. Makes sense that I was able to boot up but it would crash if I ran any sort of installation/scan.

I disabled PhenomMrsTweaker and so far so good. Malwarebytes did detect a few issues in Safe Mode by the way, so maybe a virus caused the initial issue.
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13 Oct 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Thanks for the update.

Run this tool and delete anything it finds:
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
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13 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

All it found were some unsigned drivers, posted a pic of it
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13 Oct 2012   #6

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Google them, I'm googling them too.
Let's see if there's anything really suspicious about them.
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13 Oct 2012   #7

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None found as very suspicious.
What do you want to do now?
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13 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well I quarantined them anyway just in case. Everything is working fine for now so I think I'm good.

Thanks
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13 Oct 2012   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Nice to hear but just another suggestion, you should make this scan as well:
Windows Defender Offline
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21 Oct 2012   #10

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Did you have a BSOD after your last post?
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