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Windows 7: BSOD so often, the laptop is unusable.

08 Mar 2014   #1
DavidMailhot

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1 Build 7601
 
 
BSOD so often, the laptop is unusable.

I've been getting BSODs since late last year on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop running Windows 7 32-bit. I wiped out the machine and loaded the OS. But after some time these BSODs came back. Since I needed a reliable machine, I purchased a replacement, but I would like to get this back into working condition, so I can give it to a family member. I can not determine what caused this to start, so I don't know where to begin. Please help.


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10 Mar 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

How are things in safe mode?


What are your full pc specs?
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11 Mar 2014   #3
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
How are things in safe mode?


What are your full pc specs?


Hi DavidMailhot.

It is a stop 0x124, which is usually a hardware error.

If you are within warranty, contract the vendor.

If not, follow it: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
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23 Mar 2014   #4
DavidMailhot

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1 Build 7601
 
 

With the advice that this is a hardware problem, I was about to trash this laptop. So, I removed the HD then thought to run a Bios System check. Of course it noticed the missing hard drive, but I let the remaining tests run. In the end, the memory test found an issue with my 2GB (DimmB). I swapped the two chips and reran the test and it moved to DimmA. I had another 2DB chip and replaced the faulty chip. The system has been running without issue for 2 days.

Feeling that this was the issue, I am ready to reload the OS and prepare the laptop for my family member.

Thanks for the advice.
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23 Mar 2014   #5
Arc

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You are welcome.

Let us know for any further issue.
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