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Windows 7: BSOD 0x124 Preventing me from updating nvidia graphics driver

06 Aug 2015   #1
MrBulbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
BSOD 0x124 Preventing me from updating nvidia graphics driver

Alright, story time. This computer had a blue screen problem ever since got this computer from a friend 2 years ago. Sometimes it blue screens 5 or 6 times a day or it blue screens 1 or 2 times a week, even though my schedule is relatively the same. Gaming, Youtube, etc, 8-12 hours a day. It hasn't been much of a issue, so I just dealt with it.

A couple days ago I decided I would try to fix it by updating drivers and such, that I have neglected due to random blue screens. I used Driver Booster 2 to make it easier and about halfway through updating the drivers, I got a blue screen. When I rebooted, my graphics driver just disappeared, my computer reverted back to the basic graphics driver. When I try to install a new driver, I blue screen relatively in the same spot. I have a nvidia graphics card, so I have tried using Geforce Experience, I downloaded the driver from their website and I also used a driver disc, but no luck. I have updated the driver in the past, it just took me a while and a lot of blue screens before finally getting through it.

My computer won't write any .dmp after a bluescreen, so I don't have a recent one. The latest one I have is from May 9th, but like I said, I have had this problem ever since I got this computer and the blue screen error is 99% 0x124, so hopefully those can still help. I have used BlueScreenView and again 99% of my blue screens are caused by ntoskrnl.exe, if that is any help.

I have tried a countless number of things these past couple days, running Google into the ground, so now I turn to you guys.

Lastly my specs.

Intel Pentium D 930 3.00 MHz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 650
4 Sticks of 1GB RAM
ASUS EMERY Motherboard (not 100% sure about this one)
x2 300GB ATA hard drives
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Please let me know if I missed anything, and thanks in advance.


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07 Aug 2015   #2
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!
Hmm, this sounds like a failing GPU or HDD.

Run Furmark, if the temps goes too high stop the test.

Run SeaTools SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
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07 Aug 2015   #3
MrBulbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hey, thanks for your suggestions.

I tried and I couldn't run Furmark because I got an error that said Furmark requires OpenGL 2.0, which means I need to update my graphics card driver. That's the only way I could find, unless there's a way to get OpenGL 2.0 without the driver, I'm not really sure.

And I used SeaTools and passed on both hard drives.

It's possible that my motherboard could be the problem. Are there any tools that can check my motherboard?


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07 Aug 2015   #4
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Hm, update the graphics drivers then.
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07 Aug 2015   #5
MrBulbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well, I would update my graphics driver, but that's my problem. I get a blue screen every time I try to install it.
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07 Aug 2015   #6
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Then it is probably a failing GPU, can you borrow a friends GPU and see if that works?
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07 Aug 2015   #7
MrBulbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I used a nvidia Geforce GT 430 that I had in another computer and then I tried getting its drivers but I got a blue screen during installation.
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07 Aug 2015   #8
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Hm, can you re-install Windows and see if that works?
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07 Aug 2015   #9
MrBulbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If I update to Windows 10, would that help? Or do I have to do a wipe? I would rather avoid wiping my computer, if possible.
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08 Aug 2015   #10
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

No, you can go ahead and install Windows 10 and see if that works.
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