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Windows 7: BSOD error 124 when installing Windows 7

28 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
BSOD error 124 when installing Windows 7

I set up a new computer :
- Intel i7 -4770 3.4GHz
- Motherboard Asus Z87 Deluxe
- Memory DDR3 Kingston HyperX 8GB ( 2x4GB ) 1600MHz PC12800 XMP Series Beast
- CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 13
- Graphic Card Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II
- Burner Samsung SH- S223L
- HDD Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB (System )
- HDD Western Digital Caviar 2TB Green
- Antec True Power 650W
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

After two days, I have blue screen of death (BSOD) with error 124. The error is repeated a few hours later and then starts to occur within a few minutes after startup.

I ran MemTest on the memory strips and then chkdisk on both drives. Zero defects.

It involves the ntoskrnl.exe / Hal.dll files

I switch the BIOS on IDE instead of AHCI (which was default), I reinstalled windows 7 and then the computer is stable for one month and then starts to crash again .

I am unable to reinstall windows 7 , it crashes during installation. The same blue screen occurs during installation .

I tried a minimal install: PSU / Motherboard / CPU / DVD burner / old strips of ram 4GB dating back to 2009 : The computer crashes in the installation of windows 7 even there is not a HDD connected.

I try to clear CMOS to restore the default settings of the BIOS , change the settings to no avail. I suspect the motherboard.

I change the motherboard for GIGABYTE GA- Z87X -D3H .
I change my PSU to a Seasonic P -860 Platinum .
I install a new DDR3 Kingston Hyper X Blu Series XMP 16G Red ( 2x8Go ) PC12800 1600MHz CL10 .
I keep the same processor
I start the installation of Windows 7, the same blue screen BSOD 124 during installation .
I try another copy of Windows 7, same problem.
I try to install windows xp . It works perfectly , no problems , no crash !

SOS Help !

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28 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 10

Hello and welcome :) .
Where did you obtain the copy of Windows 7 and how are you trying to install it?

Are the bugchecks Always 0x124?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

The bug check is 124 on 95% of time. I had the same bug 124 with official Trial versions of windows 8.1 and windows 7 x64 ultimate. I have official OEM Windows version.
Now, I tried to put the Ram voltage to 1.6V and the VCore at 1.2V. It seems to work now. It has not crashed since one hour.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 10

Any updates :) ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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