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Windows 7: Suspect new HDD causing BSODs, please help?

24 Dec 2010   #1

Win7 Pro x64
Suspect new HDD causing BSODs, please help?

Hey all,
I suspect that a new 2TB HDD (cheap Black Friday Seagate) has been causing me some BSODs over the past month. I have no idea why, and it's driving me nuts.
The stop error code is 0x00000124.
I'm running Win7 Pro x64.
Dumps and reports are attached below.


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24 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Stop 0x124 is caused by a defective hardware device, read this more information for possible fixes
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800496d028, b26cc000, 175}

Probably caused by : hardware
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24 Dec 2010   #3

Win7 Pro x64

Thanks for the link yowanvista.
I'm pretty sure that cooling was not at the heart of the problem. I run my CPUs at 100% all the time, as I run a few different BOINC projects, but never get out of range - 43C idle, 53-54 on full load...but I've been doing that for a while. I had been pushing the RAM a bit - something I'd forgotten - so I throttled that back, and hope that'll be the end of it.
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