I just purchased new components to build my own PC. I had an offer from Windows to upgrade to Windows 7, so I upgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64bit from Windows XP Professional 32bit.
I have been having issues with blue screens ever since the upgrade has installed. It was a clean install in order to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit. Basically I had to format the drive, install Windows XP Pro 32bit then immediately upgraded and did the clean install option for Windows 7 Pro 64bit.
After installing everything, things ran smoothly for a good hour and then I shut the PC down for the night. The next morning I woke up and powered it back on, and within 30 minutes I received my first blue screen while downloading a graphics driver
After that I received a blue screen once during a game and twice during installation of various drivers
After the first 4 blue screens I changed the following:
AVG was completely removed from the system
nForce drivers were upgraded via nVidia's website scan
removed 2x2GB of ram, leaving 2x2GB still in
I again received a blue screen while playing a game, about an hour after playing. I shut the PC down, removed power and swapped the 2x2GB with the previously removed sticks, powered back up.
Again, received a blue screen with the other sticks of ram about 1 1/2 hours into a game.
I am not sure this entirely rules out my ram, but I am confused what is causing these errors. I left my PC running all night tonight and woke up to it functioning fine (it hasn't crashed or blue screened).
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Update - I found on another post a cmd tool to fully remove AVG, so I ran that tool to make sure everything was cleared then rebooted the pc.
I installed Battlefield:Bad Company 2 this morning, and received another blue screen, my novice eyes looking at the dumpfile it appears to be the same 124 error.
I ran cmd sfc /scannow and it came up 100% with no violations.
I will be reinstalling the other 4gb of ram as I don't think this is the issue (correct me if I'm wrong).