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Windows 7: BSOD 0x124

21 Aug 2012   #1

Windows Ultimate 32 Bit
Random BSOD 0x124 Occurs Frequently

I have a HP Probook 4310 S, 4Gb RAM, Windows Ultimate 32 bit.
Am experiencing BSOD 0x124 very frequently and randomly for the past 2 months.
Also experiencing several other BSOD codes as well.
I did a Hard Disk test from HP Diagnostics Tool.
And it mentioned failed.
Memory Test was successfull.

After boot, BSOD 0x124 occurs at any time 5 mins, 1 hour ,2 hrs.
But BSOD never occured while in safe mode. able to use safe mode for several hours.
Am worried if it is only the hard disk that has failed or the processor or the motherboard.

Also warranty expired last month and it is quite expensive to extend it.

I have reinstalled Windows 7 2 times in the past week.

I have attached recent minidumps. Please let me know.
Thanks a lot in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64


I did a Hard Disk test from HP Diagnostics Tool.
And it mentioned failed
I think you have answered half of your question..... Try doing a Disk Check as well as Post the SMART Value of the HDD here to confirm (post a snapshot)

Second all the BSOD point to like you said a Bugcheck 0x124 error...... this is a hardware errors specifically related to the processor. Since overclocking can be ruled out as the laptop doesn't have that feature.... then the only other possibility is heating ....if you check your logs you can see

ACPI thermal zone ACPI\ThermalZone\CPUZ has been enumerated.
_PSV = 378K
_TC1 = 1
_TC2 = 2
_TSP = 30000ms
_AC0 = 357K
_AC1 = 340K
_AC2 = 330K
_AC3 = 320K
_AC4 = 313K
_AC5 = 303K
_AC6 = 0K
_AC7 = 0K
_AC8 = 0K
_AC9 = 0K
_CRT = 381K
_HOT = 0K
_PSL - see event data.
The temps are above 84 deg C ..... at that point of time.....which is high..... check your temps using coretemp or speedfan... Are the air vent dusty ???

Let me know....
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22 Aug 2012   #3

Windows Ultimate 32 Bit

Hi , Thank u so much for ur reply.
i have attached the screeenshots of hard disk check and crystal disk info.

The air vent is not dusty.
So, pl let me know if it is a processor or a hard disk problem or anything else.
Thanks a lot for your info.

Also, will install speedfan and core temp and let u know the results.
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22 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64

The check disk did find problems with you MFT $BITMAP attribute which is actually NTFS file system corruption. You HDD smart values look good with no bad sectors

Run chkdsk C: /F to remove the above error.

Again... you wont actually find it dusty outside... it might be dusty inside the fins and maybe the air is not able to vent out properly... try using a vaccum to suck it out... let me know the temps

Also update windows 7 to SP1.

do these and let me know
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22 Aug 2012   #5

Windows Ultimate 32 Bit

I have attached the speedfan results. Seems like my CPU is hot at the moment.
Also will check the air vent properly. Will update to SP1 also.

Also all the attributes in S.M.A.R.T tab in speedfan for Hard Disk are O.K.
Will buying a coolerpad be helpful?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2012   #6

Windows Ultimate 32 Bit

Hi centaur,

I got two BSODs with different codes,
both were during the boot up.

Also noticed that went I went from balanced to power saver in options,
and going from 1366*768 to 1280*768, there was no BSOD for more than 8 hours.

I have updated to SP1 and have installed other Windows updates.
Also attached System Info and Minidumps in the attachment.
Pl have a look and help me.
Thanks a lot.

P.S. will clean air vents during the weekend.
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24 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x64


The last two BSOD are

Bug check 0x50 usually occurs after the installation of faulty hardware or in the event of failure of installed hardware (usually related to defective RAM, be it main memory, L2 RAM cache, or video RAM).

Bugcheck 0x124. This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred.
And below is the analysis for 082412-25833-01.dmp

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, 8653e024, b2000040, 800}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arg1: 00000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: 8653e024, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: b2000040, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 00000800, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel





82b33d0c 82e2ffcd 00000124 00000000 8653e024 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
82b33d48 82ae0a6c 864d4b89 8653e024 82a872d0 hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0xab
82b33d78 82e3027f 864d49e0 82e3de40 00000000 nt!WheaReportHwError+0x230
82b33e8c 82e30371 864d49e0 864d4a30 00000002 hal!HalpMcaReportError+0x3b
82b33eb0 82e3048d 00000000 864d4a30 00000000 hal!HalpMceHandler+0x8b
82b33ed0 82e305d6 00000000 864d49e0 82b33ff0 hal!HalpMceHandlerWithRendezvous+0x4b
82b33ee0 82e265f5 00000000 00000000 00000000 hal!HalpHandleMachineCheck+0x34
82b33ff0 82e23261 00000002 801de000 00000000 hal!HalpMcaExceptionHandler+0x87
82b33ff0 00000000 00000002 801de000 00000000 hal!HalpMcaExceptionHandlerWrapper+0x89



MODULE_NAME: GenuineIntel

IMAGE_NAME: GenuineIntel




Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !errrec 8653e024
Common Platform Error Record @ 8653e024
Record Id : 01cd81d9a5f98563
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 8/24/2012 9:20:24 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000000

Section 0 : Processor Generic
Descriptor @ 8653e0a4
Section @ 8653e17c
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

Proc. Type : x86/x64
Instr. Set : x86
Error Type : BUS error
Operation : Generic
Flags : 0x00
Level : 0
CPU Version : 0x000000000001067a
Processor ID : 0x0000000000000000

Section 1 : x86/x64 Processor Specific
Descriptor @ 8653e0ec
Section @ 8653e23c
Offset : 536
Length : 128
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal

Local APIC Id : 0x0000000000000000
CPU Id : 7a 06 01 00 00 08 02 00 - fd e3 08 0c ff fb eb bf
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Proc. Info 0 @ 8653e23c

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ 8653e134
Section @ 8653e2bc
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal

Error : BUSL0_SRC_ERR_M_NOTIMEOUT_ERR (Proc 0 Bank 0)
Status : 0xb200004000000800
Thats the L1 cache thats at fault... probably damaged by heating....

Sorry to say this... i would suggest you get the processor check or replaced...
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