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Windows 7: BSOD w/ new HD and fresh system recovery

20 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Have you already performed the Factory restore?

Can you perform some HDD tests?
  • Data LifeGuard Diagnostics: WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD VelociRaptor
  • Bootable Seatools Scan, applicable for any HDD: Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
    Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Stress test the CPU.
Scan the system for possible virus infection.
Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.
Also can you dismantle the system, re-seat the cables, RAM modules, HDDs, PCI and PCIe devices and the CPU? While reseat the CPU, dont forget to apply adequate amount of thermal paste.

How old the build is? And when you did a clean reinstall for the last time?

But the first question is ... have you performed the Factory Restore?
If not, con you boot into the desktop?
If not, can you boot into the BIOS, and does the BIOS detect the HDD at its actual size or anything else?

Let us know.
I started off with a factory restore when my last hard drive started to seize up on me. I am unable to run any HDD tests and doubt I will be able to since it still doesn't go past the system restore. I read on another forum that HP doesn't allow multiple attempts with their system restore discs so I downloaded a Win 7 ISO from Digital River and shall try a custom install.

The only thing that gets close to being hot is the video card. The build is a little over two years old so it's just outside the original warranty. I am able to boot to the BIOS and it does recognize my HDD at it's correct size, same with my RAM.

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20 Mar 2013   #12

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Go for a clean install then.
But dont forget that a stop 0x124 is usually a hardware error. So from a clean reinstall, you have to keep a sharp eye that on which point you are getting the next BSOD.
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