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Windows 7: 0124 Blue Screen & Freezes

17 Apr 2011   #1
Matt16803

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
0124 Blue Screen & Freezes

I built a computer approximately 9 months ago, and about 3 weeks ago I came home and the computer was frozen. I restarted the computer and as soon as the motherboard screen and all following screens were garbled. So I figured that the video card must have failed. I put in a backup video card that I had and it worked for about a week. Since then the computer has been freezing and blue screening with error code 0124. It seems to mostly be blue screening when I am watching videos with VLC, it blue screens usually within 1 minute of the video starting. Twice, I was able to use the computer for two days without it freezing or blue screening. But for the past couple of days it has been worse than it has been for the past two weeks.

The motherboard, processor, RAM and hard drive are all 9 months old. The power supply is approximately 2 years old. The video card that was in there that is now garbled is about 2 years old. The video card in there since it has been freezing is about 4 years old, but for the past year it hasn't been used. I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed 9 months ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if any additional information is needed.


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17 Apr 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt16803 View Post
I built a computer approximately 9 months ago, and about 3 weeks ago I came home and the computer was frozen. I restarted the computer and as soon as the motherboard screen and all following screens were garbled. So I figured that the video card must have failed. I put in a backup video card that I had and it worked for about a week. Since then the computer has been freezing and blue screening with error code 0124. It seems to mostly be blue screening when I am watching videos with VLC, it blue screens usually within 1 minute of the video starting. Twice, I was able to use the computer for two days without it freezing or blue screening. But for the past couple of days it has been worse than it has been for the past two weeks.

The motherboard, processor, RAM and hard drive are all 9 months old. The power supply is approximately 2 years old. The video card that was in there that is now garbled is about 2 years old. The video card in there since it has been freezing is about 4 years old, but for the past year it hasn't been used. I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed 9 months ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if any additional information is needed.
These were all caused by hardware (124) as you said. They are at the same memory spot each time I would run memtest to verify yours and follow the below for the 124 stop

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic

Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.



Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.

You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
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19 Apr 2011   #3
Matt16803

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have been running MemTest86 on my computer and I ran both sticks of ram separately and then both ran fine for 5 passes. I then decided to to run both sticks of ram together and let it run overnight to make sure that no errors came up. However I have tried it twice now and both times it freezes after about 2 hours of running, both times it was in its second pass. I am currently running it a third to time see if it freezes again. I am not sure what this means, is the RAM bad and causing it to freeze or can something else cause MemTest86 to freeze.

Any help would be appreciated.
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