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Windows 7: Blue Screen [Locale ID 5129] [BCCode 124]

30 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Blue Screen [Locale ID 5129] [BCCode 124]

Hi there

Blue Screen
Locale ID 5129
BCCode 124

I have read the sticky and find that it's too complicated for people like myself who aren't too clever when it comes to computers. I would appreciate any help I could get to resolve this issue.

When i play games I sometimes get the Blue Screen and my computer restarts automatically. The odd thing is, this doesn't happen constantly... sometimes it will happen within 15 minutes of playing or sometimes it won't happen all day.

I have tried memory tests and even the windows memory diagnostic tool and it reported no errors... I'm really hoping this is a driver issue rather than hardware.

I should note, this never happened when i was using Windows XP.

Anyway, i have a dmp file from my previous crash, hope it helps.


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30 Oct 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Problematic file is hl2.exe.

I refer you to this thread:

HL2.exe crash problem. Please help.

Do you have Steam installed, perhaps? Follow advice if so.

Steam is your cause here. Update or remove.
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30 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7


I have read that thread and i don't think he's having the same problem as me... For him it's just a hl2.exe crash where as my problem is a full on Blue Screen followed by automatic restart?

Quite a few people use Steam on Windows7 and they don't have Blue Screen crashes?
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31 Oct 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

Quite a few people have crashes running Steam. If you want the problem fixed, remove it. If you like blue screens, leave it.

Of course I could be wrong. You really should follow the advice though and test.
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06 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7

that's not really a solution though... there are tonnes of people out there using steam on Windows 7 and they don't experience the blue screen. Why should i delete steam because of blue screens when there's most likely a solution out there?
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06 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86

There is an engineering term called "testing" that is very valuable in troubleshooting issues.

If pc=good without Steam, then Steam is the issue.

If pc=bad without Steam, then Steam is not the issue.
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12 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7

Well i've done some testing and it happened again in a game that wasn't run via Steam. So I'm assuming Steam isn't the problem? I have some information for ya that might be useful.

I have x4 1gb sticks in my computer at the moment (DDR2-1066) all run in dual channel. Originally my computer came with x2 1gb sticks so i ordered an extra x2 1gb recently and put them together.

My computer will sometimes run a game for 5 minutes and blue screen but sometimes it will run a whole day without blue screening.

All 4 of my sticks have the same specs.. they are from the same company, same frequency, same size, etc etc.. the only difference is on my new sticks it says "2.10v ver4.3" where as on my old ones they say "2.20v ver1.2"

IIRC it's best to use ram that's from the same company and has the exact same specs, especially for dual channel... everything is the same except for those 2 that i mentioned above.

Could this be the reason? mixing different voltage types and "versions" is causing some sort of compatibility issues? Because when i remove my new sticks the computer runs fine with no blue screens.. then when i remove my old ones and leave only my new ones in there, nothing bad happens... it's only when i put all 4 together that it starts blue screening.

Also, i have done a number of memory tests on each stick (overnights) and they don't appear faulty. I have also tried underclocking and even changing the dram voltage in my bios but still no luck.

Thoughts? could i be right about the voltage/version thing?

Thanks, appreciate any help i can get.
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12 Nov 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86


Try looking for something like memory remapping in the bios and set it to on or yes.

I don't think mixing the ram should give problems although it's possible. If they're the same votage and timings, then that's especially true (I suppose.)

Some motherboards have to be matched in pairs....meaning 1&3 slots for one kind, 2&4 for other brand (with respect that they're both of the same type DDR, DDR2, DDR3 etc..)

Maybe a bios update would help with the situation. That's always good.
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20 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7


back again lol.

I found this in the Event Viewer.. mind you i switched to xp64 for 3-4 days and i never got BSOD.. i decided to give w7 another shot and i bsod again while gaming.


- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-11-20T10:48:52.348412000Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">292</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0xfffffa8004ec7028</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0xb2000008</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x2000e0f</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>

That "Critical" error happened at the exact same time as the bsod, as shown in my event viewer... thoughts? i read some posts on this forum about blown capacitor's but i have a feeling this isn't the case? because if they were blown wouldn't i get bsod in xp also?

cheers, appreciate the help.
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20 Nov 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86

Hi again.

Ya...if you post a new crash dump, there might be more information to go on.

It still could be faulty capacitors because Win 7 might drive the motherboard in different ways. I do think this is unlikely though. But possible.

Error code 41 generally is a hardware error but like I said, a new crash dump may help.
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