Blue Screen BCCode 124

original title: BSOD

So.. I got a BSOD while playing deadspace, and ever since my computer produces the same BSOD wether I am playing or not after a while. If I listen only to music in balanced or high performance, then the BSOD will appear after a bit but not in power saving mode. I already googled this but couldn't find a better answer than "hardware". Overheating maybe?BCCode: 124
Locale id: 2070


Can't I upload the dump file?



Could be heat related - try using a small fan to blow into the air intakes to see if that helps. Does it just act like it loses power or does it shutdown in a normal manner? Heat related does not always mean too much heat as it is very possible that something is too sensitive to even normal levels of heat

Remove ALL power and reseat all cards, memory, and cables (both ends when possible) - actually remove and replace - do not just snug. Remove the dust bunnies and clean the vents. Check that the fans work (before and after opening the case). If a laptop about all you can do is reseat the memory and clean the vents (still can try adding a small fan as a test).

This sounds like hardware so if the above does not help then you probably need the help of a real computer shop (not leeks and peeks at a Best Buy or other Big Box Stores) or the System Maker's Support.


Resolving stop (blue screen) errors in Windows 7 - has a section for if you can or can't start Windows. 

Check this thread for information on using BlueScreenView, MyEventViewer, and other methods to troubleshoot BlueScreens - top 3 replies (+1 other).

We can analyze the minidumps if you make them available from the OneDrive or other file sharing sites (such as MediaFire). If you have problems uploading the minidumps copy them to the Desktop or the Documents folder and upload them from there.

Adding files to your OneDrive

One-Drive - Share files and folders and change permissions

Zip or upload the contents of C:\Windows\minidump

Use OneDrive to upload collected files


BCCode: 124   0x00000124

This is usually heat related, defective hardware, memory or even processor though it is "possible" that it is driver related (rare). Remove ALL power and reseat all cards, memory and cables (on both ends) - actually remove and replace - do not just snug. Make sure the system has adequate ventilation - add a small fan blowing into intakes. Carefully inspect the motherboard and other cards for damage. Pay attention to the fatal hardware error implication. You may need a real computer shop (not leeks and peeks at a BestBuy or other BigBox stores) or the System maker's Support.

Check the processor seating, heat sink, and the compound between the processor and the heat sink which are common causes.

There have been a few instances where Norton/Symantec and other antivirus/security programs have caused this error.

BCCode: 124   0x00000124

The WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR bug check has a value of 0x00000124. This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).

BCCode: 124     0x00000124 <-- read this link*1289.html


Look in the Event Viewer to see if anything is reported about those.

MyEventViewer - Free - a simple alternative to the standard event viewer of Windows. TIP - Options - Advanced Filter allows you to see a time frame instead of the whole file.


This is an excellent tool for posting Blue Screen Error Information

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death'
crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table - Free

Many BlueScreens are caused by old or corrupted drivers, especially video drivers however there are other causes.

You can do these in Safe Mode if needed or from Command Prompt from Vista DVD or Recovery Options if your system has that installed by the maker.

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7

You can try a System Restore back to a point before the problem started if there is one.

How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7


Start - type this in Search Box ->  COMMAND   find at top and RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

Enter this at the prompt - sfc /scannow

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log (and Windows 7)

The log might give you the answer if there was a corrupted driver. (Does not tell all the possible driver issues).

Also run CheckDisk so we can rule out corruption as much as possible.

How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Windows 7


Often updating drivers will help, usually Video, Sound, Network Card  (NIC), WiFi, 3rd party keyboard and mouse, as well as other major device drivers.

Manually look at manufacturer's sites for drivers - and Device Maker's sites. 

Installing and updating drivers in 7 (updating drivers manually using the methods above is preferred to ensure the latest drivers from System maker and Device makers are found) 

How to stop Windows 7 automatically installing drivers


How to fix BlueScreen (STOP) errors that cause Windows Vista to shut down or restart

Troubleshooting Vista Blue Screen, STOP Errors (and Windows 7)

Understanding and Decoding BSOD (blue screen of death) Messages

Windows - Troubleshooting Blue Screen Errors


In some cases this might be required.

StartUp Repair from Recovery Options or Windows 7 disk

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7 

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

Hope this helps.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows and Devices for IT : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Last updated December 22, 2019 Views 18,111 Applies to: