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Windows 7: BSOD 0x000000124 "out of nowhere"

11 Jun 2012   #1

Win 7
BSOD 0x000000124 "out of nowhere"

Hello there!
Tarax here.

Ive been having some crashing issues with my old Fujitsu simens "Scalero X" computer.
Its an old AMD one from like 2002 or something, with AMD 64 dual core i think.
The motherboard is MSI MS-7125 Rev 2
Its running win7 ("designed" for Xp - but worked well with win7 too)
I put in an XFX gtx260 card, as well as an extra HDD and better CPU cooler- and it has worked for years flawlessly.
Never overclocked it I might add.
I'm sorry, I don't have the full specs with me here and now, but i hope this gives a general idea at least.

It is my brothers computer, and its a decent machine for the games he plays.
It could even handle Skyrim on low to low/medium settings without any "real" issues.

To the issue itself:
Two weeks or so it got a BSOD for the first time with the code 0x000000124 code.
I cant really say how or when exactly because "I did not cause them", not my computer as mentioned.
Even though I am pretty good with computers, this one i cant figure out by myself.

Now, I cant boot up the system much anymore;
Today out of like 10 tries, 8 of them it did not boot up (fan started at full speed, HDDs started, but no image on screen)
when only 1 time it did boot. It got the BSOD after about 10 - 20 minutes of "easy load" tasks.
Like browsing the hdd after the dump files.

The Chipset cooling fan is bad - this i know (having a hard time starting up itself without a little "push").
Though it have not been an issue before really (I know i know, its still not good :P lol).
Because the computer is old i would not be surprised if the bios battery is dying too.

Anyway - i don't have the time to check threw everything myself, inside a reasonable time frame.
So here i am now asking you guys for help ! Whatever you find - good or bad, dose not matter.
I will be glad for the help anyway :)

I hope it can be fixed though, I don't want to disappoint my brother

Again, I appreciate any help you can give me on this issue

Let me know if i missed something, and cheers in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2012   #2

Win 7

.. sorry the zip did not seem to be uploaded first time
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

You have a 0x124 hardware bugcheck. If the system is still under warranty, I would recommend sending it in to have diagnostic tests done and any bad hardware replaced.

warning   Warning
Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

For your hardware stop 0x124 crash, read through Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try and use the following hardware checks to supplement that link.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • Monitor temperatures during the following tests.
    Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures.
  • Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).

    For Part 3: If You Have Errors: If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:
    1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
    2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
    3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
    4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
    Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.

Remember to read closely through Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try for the crash.

I know, the warranty on the system expired long ago, so seeing my warning may have been annoying, but keep in mind that others may stumble across your thread who are under warranty, so the warning is needed for them to see.
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