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Question: Error 0x00000124, Windows forced restart, BIOS update questi...

My computer (an HP 6305 Pro) has given me two BSOD's reading "Your PC has encountered a problem and needs to restart", followed by a forced restart. It also froze up once, which I believe may be related to the same error. The DMP files after both of the two crashes declared to the problem to be error 0x00000124, specified hal.dll, and also always implicated Opera browser. For more information, you can read this thread that I've posted about it at TenForums: "Your PC encountered a problem and needs to restart." - Round 2. - TenForums I've run a battery of tests on my hardware (MemTest86, Prime95, Furmark, Western Digital Data Lifeguard, CHKDSK, Scannow, etc), all without incident or error. I find it hard to believe at this point that the problem is purely hardware-related. I have received suggestions that I update my BIOS (as an outdated BIOS apparently might be the source of the problem), but I'm afraid to do this, as I'm afraid that it runs the risk of messing up my system to the point of making my computer unbootable. That said, now that this error has struck again, I believe that it is in my best interests to gather more information about updating my BIOS, and perhaps go through with an update if the information that I receive indicates that it would be most prudent to do so, and I also receive satisfactory information on how to update my BIOS safely. As far as I can tell, this is the correct installer to use to update my BIOS (please correct me if I'm wrong): ROM Firmware for King Cobras 6305 DT (K06) My questions are as follows: 1. What is the likelihood that my crashes could have been caused by problems originating or exacerbated by an out-of-date BIOS? (My current BIOS version is apparently "Hewlett-Packard K06 v02.04, 9/26/2012", based on what System Information says.) 2. Do the possible benefits to updating my BIOS outweigh the risks? 3. What is the entire proper procedure for updating my BIOS, and what is everything in general that I would need to know in order to safely update my BIOS? Also, would there be any need for me to configure any BIOS settings, and if so, what is the difficulty level, how should I perform the configuration, and what are the best settings? 4. What to do if my computer won't boot after a BIOS update?

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Preferred Solution: Error 0x00000124, Windows forced restart, BIOS update questi...

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Answer: Error 0x00000124, Windows forced restart, BIOS update questi...

Hello 1. Don't believe BIOS is problem. 2. You can update BIOS but don't believe this action will solve problem. 3. There are two different 6305 Pro models. Here is the detail on BIOS update for one of them. It is a security update. So I don't think this update will fix problem. Also looked at other PC option using HP 6305 Pro and found BIOS update for security only. If Opera is indicated when BSOD occurs I suggest you remove browser from PC and use a different browser. See what happens. Don't think a BIOS update will fix your problem. It seems to be software related. 4. Some HP PC's have BIOS recovery option, your PC may not. Grzy

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it has finally annoyed me so much that i cant take it anymore.

Always getting random bsod and restarts
please help, i dont use forums alot, i am new.

Answer:BSOD AND RESTART - error 0x00000124

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP
We could also use some system information, which you can get easily by running msinfo32.
To do that go to start>run>type msinfo32>enter

When it is finished running go to file>save>name it and upload to us here.
You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\M... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I built some months ago a new desktop computer. But I got some different BSOD. So, I tried to fix them by updating drivers, testing RAM with Memtest, testing Hard Drive and use MalwareByte to find threats. But I still have the problem. Yesterday, I found on Gigabyte website that Core i5 4430 processor needs F8 BIOS to work correctly. I updated the Gigabyte BIOS from F5 version to F8 version. I did a BIOS backup before doing this. Now, I have the folowing problem: I had two BSOD (one yesterday evening and one this morning). Both are 0x00000124 BSOD. I think they are BIOS-update related.

How can I solve my problem ? I put in attachement all the files generated by DM Log Collector.

Answer:BSOD 0x00000124 after BIOS update on Gigabyte H87-UD3

0x124's are usually always hardware errors.

Run this CPU stress test on the VERY HIGH TEST setting and upload a screen capture image once it is complete:
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

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Hi, I've recently upgraded from 7 ultimate to 10 pro and in game/rendering my PC randomly freezes, the keyboard and mouse will not work so i have to restart the system.
PC specs:

fx 6350
MSI 970a-g46
Sapphire R7 260x 2gb
16 GB ram ddr3 corsair 1600 MHz
Thermaltake berlin 630w
Western digital caviar blue 500gb & Kingston 120gb SSD

All video card drivers are up to date (15.7.1) help please D:

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Earlier this week I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and over the past three days I have encountered the same vexing problem. It does not matter whether I am starting up from hibernation or a complete shutdown.
When my HP laptop starts up, it initially shows a blank screen with a light blue HP logo near the middle of the screen and a rotating series of dots at the screen's bottom. Then the screen goes completely black for perhaps 10 seconds, followed by a brief reappearance of the HP logo screen. Then it returns to a black, blank screen that persists until I lean on the power button to force my laptop to power down. I then count to 15 slowly before depressing the power button again. Only after all of these actions are taken will Windows finally start up.
Even on the successful restart, Windows 10 is still starting up noticeably slower than the previous Windows 8.1, so the claim that it starts faster is ringing hollow with me.
What could be causing this unusual behavior? More importantly, short of reverting back to Windows 8.1 then reinstalling the upgrade at a future time, is there anything I can do to correct whatever is hanging it up?

Answer:Windows 10 requies forced restart to boot up

Just a wild guess, were you able to update the graphic card/chipset drivers during the install or immediately following install? And there may be other drivers needed by Windows 10. Again, just my first wild guess.

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Hey Sevenforums,

This is my first time writing here and i'm kinda frustrated, so i just mixed around with my bios alot and i changed the preset to "High-Performance" from "Normal" and it all of a sudden gave me a blue screen at Windows startup logo. It just kept on going forever until i changed it back to normal preset (performance).

Keep in mind that i could enter safe mode and mix around in there, i even tried uinstalling my video drivers but that didn't help also uinstalled my antivirus to see if that was interfering, it didn't make a difference.

I've also included the DM Logs they're probably all the same (the bluescreens) but i think that it's helpful.

So yea, i have actually no idea what it has against high performance presets, any clues?

Regards, a fellow computer enthusiast.
PC specs:
Computer Manufacturer/Model Number Custom build
OS Windows 7 ultimate 64-Bit
CPU i5-4690k 3.5GHz
Motherboard Republic of gamers Maximus vii ranger (asus)
Memory Corsair V Pro 16GB DDR3 Red 2x240, 2400MHz
Graphics Card Gigabyte 770 4GB
Hard Drives Samsung SSD 850 Evo 250GB
Green HDD 1TB

Answer:BSOD Changing to high-performance in bios,error 0x00000124

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Niioxce



This is my first time writing here and i'm kinda frustrated, so i just mixed around with my bios alot and i changed the preset to "High-Performance" from "Normal" and it all of a sudden gave me a blue screen at Windows startup logo. It just kept on going forever until i changed it back to normal preset (performance).


Stop 0x124 BSODs are hardware related. Most probably your hardware is refusing to work with a preset overclock profile and so it is crashing with a stop 0x124.

Better to stay without high performance profile in that case.
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Code:
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800dba3028, bf800000, 124}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
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Greetings Seven Forums crew,

I am having an issue with the Windows 7 Update Service. After installing the latest Microsoft Updates (November 2013), I am now stuck in a "restart your computer to finish installing important updates" message. No matter how many times I restart & check for updates, it keeps giving the same message even though the Update History tells me the updates were all successfully installed. When I restart, the "configuring your computer" message displays briefly with no percentage meter, before shutting down.

Before posting here, I had followed your Windows Update Posting Instructions to no avail.

1.SURT ran fine, installed a hotfix but returned to the same update restart loop message.

2.The sfc scan wouldn't run & gave the error message "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again". Restarting only returned the same error message.

3. I had no update error codes displayed on the requested screen as they were deemed successful but here is an error code from the Windows Update Log-
Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070bc9: EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2013-11-15 03:48:22:308 532 d80 Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate Installed rule, updateId = {5E6A375D-B4CF-4CB3-A8B6-FD35C637F90E}.200, hr

4. Please find the requested CBS log zip attached.

Answer:Windows Update error, stuck on restart loop.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/4a5edx/psa_windows_7_computers_are_being_reported_as/

This post is taking off but I can't find any reputable source reporting on it. Anyone here have it auto update to 10? I haven't had any problems on 8.1 but I have auto updates turned off. I wouldn't mind hearing from people who aren't trying to get imaginary internet points on reddit so I thought I would ask here.
 

Answer:Windows 10 forced update.

There's probably something to it; my neighbor was playing Europa when it auto restarted on him to "upgrade" yesterday. He was using Windows 8 and 8 has a nasty habit of restarting while you're using it unless auto restart is disabled via group policy. 7 should be a little safer but now that the 10 installation is a "recommended" update, who knows what will happen. I share the Redditers' fear of Monday as this is a very bad week for this to happen because most of us from the office will be out of state for 72 hour networking and server cutovers.
 

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I told Windows 10 to notify me regarding updates but to allow me to choose when to install them. Like a good user I typically do not install the updates right-away because I'm always busy.
I have noticed that every time my machine hangs or gets the B.S.O.D., lo and behold, Windows begins to install an update upon restart.
Me thinks that MS have built in a fail-safe to guarantee that we all update our Windows OS and are forced to take whatever changes are being handed to us, whether we like it or not.
If someone has found a creative solution to this problem other than "just let Windows do it's thing", I am all ears. I am an IT professional so I've tried all the setting combinations I can find and Googled a bit but frankly get tired of reading all the possible solutions that I just live with it. Now I'm simply curious.
It's not that I do not want my OS to be kept up-to-date, I just want some control over the state of my machine rather than the OS deciding when and if to force an install. Is that too much to ask? I'm not convinced this is a defect in the software, but rather a very insidious method of forcing everyone to be on the latest MS-ware which is bloating by the minute.
Thanks for listening.
Andy S - Newport Beach, CA

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After installing updates yesterday Windows will not restart. Everything appears to be fine until Windows should be starting up. I get a Windows Error Recovery screen, then the System Recovery Options window followed by Startup Repair window. The startup repair tool shows no Windows Installation until I select add drivers and have it load the RAID drivers. At which point the tool starts it's process and the result is Windows cannot repair the computer automatically. Clicking on the View Diagnostic and Repair Details link shows the tests, which all show error code 0x0. But towards the end I find a Root Cause Found section which states A patch is preventing the system from starting.

I have system restore disabled so there is not restore point to roll the machine back to.

Answer:Windows Error Recovery after WIndows Update restart

Why did you disable system restore?
In windows error recovery options, you can select the win7 installation. Select command prompt there instead of system restore. In command prompt:

Code:
dir c:\
dir d:\
dir e:\
What is the win7 drive letter? Can be different from within win7 itself

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For about a week or so now its been asking me to update. (I always let it update) But until recently it will ask me to update and restart my computer, it boots me off and goes into the update download screen. At around 14% the download randomly stops, says it cannot continue, and turns off. When I turn the laptop back on I am yet again prompted to update my windows. Please help!

Answer:Windows update forced shutdown

DownloadDial-a-fixExtract and launch itClick on green TICK mark ,Uncheck Empty Temp Folders, as well as Adjust Time/Date in the prep sectionClick on GO option.Press ENTER if you receive errorsAfter scan gets finished.Restart the PC and try to update

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http://www.ilovemyjournal.com/?action=personal_entry&eid=3296&user=1
 

Answer:New windows update: forced search?

Windows desktop search is an Optional update.
 

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Computer crash while afk

Here is the link that I have contacted BSOD support and the helper recommanded me to ask for help here too.

All the details of my system and error report is included in that link


I have the virus/trojan/spyware details included in this thread too.



I thank to VirGnarus
and I also appreciate your helps!

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Question: forced to restart

ny computer is forced to restart automatically. it is very annoying. here is the result of hijack this. let me know if there is suspicious/dangerous files.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:38:06, on 30/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Gadwin Systems\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\... Read more

Answer:forced to restart

I'm going to move you tentatively to the security forums for someone to look at your log. I see that you are running bit torrent, which can be a huge source of bad downloads I'd recommend ditching that.

As a side note, restarts can be caused by overheating, bad ram, weak power supply, among other things.
 

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Question: Forced Restart

Hi

Today when I booted up my computer it said "over clock failed" and this is wierd because I have not yet over clocked or even tried.

After I used the deafult settings it asked me to, it said it could not find my hard disk drive.

Now my computer restarts itself all the time....

I'm using"
Athlon 64 3000+
1GB RAM
9800 PRO 256
160GB HD
 

Answer:Forced Restart

what motherboard are you using?
try clearing the CMOS
 

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Last few days many users reported that Windows 10 forced a Nvidia 376.53 driver update.
It even installed over newest Nvidia drivers (378.xx) via Windows Update.
Anyone knows what the hell is going on?

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My optical drive will not read DVDs or CDs that are store bought and from Microsoft. It reads and displays blank DVD info but only after a long drawn out battle. I'vve uninstalled, reinstalled, gone through the entire wringer of HP Support Assistant to no avail. My optical drive is a 54 speed HP DVDRAM GT20L dual layer DVD Write/Rewrite drive with LightScribe. When I got the NoteBook the first thing that some fool did was to DELETE The Roxio software package. The drive has served me well until a recent malware infestation after WIndows DEfender failed on the system due to its inability to run in Windows 10. I'm going back to a MS .ISO reinstall of a brand new copy of Windows 7 Professional SP1 CEOM which I had originally. Curse Windows 10 and it's sneaky installation. I need my machine cleared of Windows 10 and resurrected  in its original Windows 7 Pro SP1 suit. I'd also love to get the original Roxio pre-installed packagee back if at all possible. I'm completely self taught so please don't assume any level of IT competence from me. I'm desperate for your help and I'll be FOREVER grateful.

Answer:After the forced update to Windows 10 my hitherto reliable s...

Hi,I'm not sure if HP would be stocking HP Recovery media for this old model still.But you can try clean install of Windows 7 Professional SP1 COEM following the suggestions given by HP expert Paul Tikkanen here in this thread: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/want-windows-7-back/td-p/592555...Roxio is not available for download in your HP support pageYou can try this:https://cdburnerxp.se/en/homeRegardsVisruth

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Hi,

Iím using ASUS P5N-E S motherboard. I have used the EZ-Flash 2 utility to update my BIOS from a floppy disk. It went fine. The BIOS was updated and the computer restarted.

After it restarted however, I got a message saying that the computer couldn't start and I would need to restore the default settings. I went to setup and restored the default settings and now whenever I try to start my computer, I get the following error: "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER".

Please can someone tell me how I can stop this from happening and get my computer to start up normally?

Thanks,
Joe
 

Answer:Solved: Can't Restart After BIOS Update

Make sure that the hard drives are detected correctly and the boot order includes the hard drive. The BIOS reset the settings to the defaults so it may be set incorrectly now. Also if you have RAID setup then you need to re-enable that as well.
 

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Hello. I waited for windows update to finish but it wouldn't go past ~57% for almost 24 hours. I then decided to take my chance and restart.
Now it won't start.
The windows 10 loading logo shows, then everything stops at a black screen.
I do not have restore points and startup repair doesn't find any issues.
Is there anything I could do?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Restarted after forced windows update hanged at ~57% for a whole day. Now it won't start

Hi Welcome to Windows Central! I suggest you go into Advanced Start up! If you need more help, please join the forum. http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...community.htmlAdvanced startup offers a number of different ways in which you can troubleshoot and fix your PC, and because problems can strike from many different scenarios, Microsoft provides several methods to access these options.How to access 'Advanced startup' options on Windows 10 to troubleshoot and fix your PC ? PUREinfoTechIf your PC isnt loading Windows 10 and you dont have the operating system installation files, you can use the following trick.
Start your computer and follow the POST, when Windows should begin loading, press the power button to shutdown your computer.
Repeat the previous step twice, and in the third restart the operating system should enter into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE), where a number of diagnostics will be performed to try fix any booting issues, but you will also get an option to access the Windows Startup Settings.

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Hello. I waited for windows update to finish but it wouldn't go past ~57% for almost 24 hours. I then decided to take my chance and restart.
Now it won't start.
The windows 10 loading logo shows, then everything stops at a black screen.
I do not have restore points and startup repair doesn't find any issues.
Is there anything I could do?
Thanks in advance!

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After a forced (and unwanted) update to Windows 8.1, I lost my wireless bluetooth speaker via laptop. Tech friends and myself tried all 'solutions' found online. Finally connected remote tech help via Kinivo. After 48 minutes of educated trial and error the Kinivo support tech said: "Ok, it seems that there is a problem with your driver software that only Acer can fix. It will not let us update the drivers or even run the Broadcom drivers." Soooooooooooooo, Acer. What next? I'd really like to get back the use of my wireless speaker! I noticed that Acer website support tab leads to a chart of updates. BIOS tab offers an update but it comes with a red-letter warning that I dare not violate. :-/ Thanks in advance for any help I can get with this issue. It seems to be a problem across the board.

Answer:Windows forced update to 8.1, now I can't update d...

Your laptop model?

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Team,

I have Lenevo T450 Laptop - Intel Core i5-5200 CPU @ 2.20 GHz, with 8 GB RAM and I have been getting BSOD often. Additional configuration are given below:

Motherboard: ACPI\PNP0C02
HDD: SCSI

I have already ran Windows Memory Diagnostics and no issues have been detected.

I have ran CHKDSK and no hard disk issues have been found.

The BIOS configuration is default and no overclocking or changes in configuration are made.

I have used the BlueScreenView software as well to analyze the reasons and the output along with the Dump File & System Configuration (SYSDATA) can be accessed at:

dump files

I have looked up various forums for HAL.DLL related issues, I have updated all drivers, Windows 7 is upto date.

My HAL.DLL was last updated on 11/20/2010 - 10:24 PM with file version : 6.1.7601.17514

Please advise what could be an issue here?

Regards,
Arvind

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I was trying to get into my BIOS, but I missed the entry, so I forced a restart.

Afterwards, when I got into the BIOS and left, I accidentally caught myself into startup repair, but I didn't have patience. I unplugged the laptop and took out the battery. When I restarted, at first the systray icons looked funny. I restarted, and everything went to normal except Action Center forgot some of my preferences and it forgot my systray hide icon preferences. Also, my time got screwed up (which gave me a Windows Update scare), because I think the time in the BIOS was screwed.

I fixed those systray preferences. So far everything looks normal. What is the best thing to do with my computer? Should I do a restore to the last restore point, or should I just see how things go?

Nothing seems wrong at the moment.

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Good day.

I am getting inexplicable BSOD on shutdown which forces my PC to restart then when I shutdown, it does the same again - therefore forcing me into a loop.

I would appreciate any help that you guys can provide.
Thank you very much.

Attached here is the file that is required of me.
Thank you.

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im having a problem playing my old dirt track sprint cars game. now when i play it, eventually it will freeze on me and i have to restart my pc. it isnt the rom im assuming because it does it in different spots each time im playing. anyone know what the deal is.
 

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For the past several months, I've been having an on-going problem with my PC hardlocking or force restarting while playing taxing games. (Watchdogs, Farcry3, etc,) Keyboard, headset and mouse lights will shut off. This doesn't happen during any other task, including MMO's (FFXIV, WildStar.) I never receive a BSOD or any sort of dump file that WhoCrashed can retrieve.

I recently upgraded to a GTX 760 from a GTX 470. That card had overheating issues and I assumed that this was the problem. That alone resolved BSOD issues regarding heat. I've tried a couple memory test programs such as Memtest86. I've tested the cards individually and rigorously. No errors from that. I've tried running the game on a different hard drive as well. Problem still persists.

CPU idles at 35c and reaches up to 60c under load. All fans are working and PC is dust free. Video drivers, etc are all up to date as well. Capacitors on motherboard seem intact and are not bulging.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 SP1
Intel i7 940 - stock
ASUS Rampage II Gene w/ latest BIOS
6GB DDR3 RAM
EVGA GTX 760 OC
850w PSU - Thermaltake Smart M Series (Model: SP-850M) less than 1 year oldClick to expand...


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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/12/2014, 16:30:48
Machine name: SHHELP-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: English (Regi... Read more

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im having a problem playing my old dirt track sprint cars game. now when i play it, eventually it will freeze on me and i have to restart my pc. it isnt the rom im assuming because it does it in different spots each time im playing. anyone know what the deal is.
 

Answer:pc will lock up during game & forced to restart

System Specs please
btw thats a older game it may not run well on Xp
 

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Hi, Ive recently been having this problem and would like some help please.

My computer immediately restarts whenever i try to watch any streaming video online, and when i try to download/upload any video.

Other than this, the computer appears to be working fine. (eg. I can run computer games, download programs and files, but just cant watch videos). I have an AMD sempron 2800 processor, and a Radeon 9600 graphics card.

Ive tried McAfee virus scans and AVG virus scan. I've also run Spybot S&D. All three programmes found problems, but 'fixed' them. I have also tried playing a streaming video with the computer case cover off, just incase it was a over-heating problem. No luck!! A little help please?...
 

Answer:Forced restart during streaming/uploading

Often missing or corrupted codecs can cause your issues.I would check the files you are trying to view to confirm you have the correct ones.
You should also run "dxdiag.exe" at the Run box to test your system.
 

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Hi everyone.

Yesterday I started having problems with my laptop. Every time I restart my computer, I get an error from windows saying that the services and controller app must be shut down (services.exe). After I click out of that window it prompts a reboot in 1 minute.

When I click on the technical info on the error it says 2 files will be included in the report:

Both are in my temp folder so they're
temp\werd3fe.dir00\services.exe mdmp
temp\werd3fe.dir00\appcompat.txt

It then takes forever, maybe 10 minutes or more to reboot my computer. If I wait this out, the services and controller app won't crash right away, it'll be a few hours. If I manually reboot it will happen almost instantly.

Does anybody know what this problem could be? I'm running stinger right now and will post the results of what comes up. I can't install hijackthis because everytime I do, I get an error saying its infected with the W32/Generic.Worm (hopefully stinger will be able to get rid of this as well). I would really not like to reformat, however I do have an external HD so if need be I can back things up.

I have heard this could be a sasser virus or a variant, or that it could be something related to windows firewall, which I am not running. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Services and Controller App - forced restart

Also, forgot to mention I'm using XP. Also when I boot in safe mode this does not happen.
 

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I have tried to update the bios three times tonight and every time it gets to %87 then freezes . after about 20 mins it comes back to life and says it has failed please try again. the program has three progress bars deleting (the old bios)programming (the new bios)and verifyit gets to %87 on the programming one ,,, so i need to know if it has already deleted the old bios and if i restart it wont boot up again,,,, game over please help me

Answer:bios update failed ,, safe to restart ? help pls

Questions:Why are you updating BIOS?Is the update the correct one for your motherboard?

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I have tried to update the bios three times tonight and every time it gets to %87 then freezes . after about 20 mins it comes back to life and says it has failed please try again.   the program has three progress bars deleting (the old bios) programming (the new bios) and verify it gets to %87 on the programming one ,,, so i need to know if it has already deleted the old bios and if i restart it wont boot up again,,,, game over   please help me

Answer:bios update failed , safe to restart ? pls help

The first question you must ask is why is BIOS updating failing?  Second question is why are you updating?

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Hi i was update BIOS ( version CDCN35WW ) on my Y700 , but now Laptop not working. After turn on shows logo,  fan will spin, HDD make noice and then restart . I cant enter to BIOS now . BIOS Successfully installed, after show restart message, and now have resrtarts Machine. NEED HELP !!! Thank you in advance for your reply I have 2 disk wariant 

Answer:y700-15ISK after BIOS update , PC have restart rou...

I try remove my M.2 Disk and now i can enter to BIOS but i have system on M.2  Is posible downgrade BIOS from USB Flash Disk?

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Dear all, I am using MDT to deploy our Golden Image and drivers on our machines like the M93z. When flashing the BIOS through deployment, the following command line:afuwin.exe imageFE.rom /p /n /r /sp /b /defans /capsule makes my machine automatically restart and that is a problem, because, MDT doesn't support any software that restart automatically. It breaks the process and ask the ICT technicien to respond to this kind of question from MDT: Is it a new deployment? YES or NO So I can't use the command line above and have no idea how to change to avoid the machine automatically restart. Help please :-)

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Hello,
I forced my computer shut down (by pressing power for long time) the last time it was doing windows update.
Since then PC is not shutting down. It turns off the screen and some seconds afterwards, it shows the windows start screen (on windows 8.1) again. To shut down now, I am having to press power button continuously.
Can anyone help

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So I and many others who are still using Windows Live Messenger 2009 don't want to install the Windows Live Essentials 2011 update.In my opinion, this is the worst and most annoying update prompted from Microsoft to date.Recently it has been changed to a forced update so it required us to install to continue..When i saw this i wanted to fkn kick thE SHI OUTTA--anyhow..One does not simply force users to upgrade against their will..Look no further! (unless this will get outdated(then please do(and keep msgr2009 alive)))This utility made by Jonathan Kay modifies Messenger 2009 versions, permitting you to bypass "new version" notifications and forced upgrades.More info on how to press the "Start" button below this link :)http://messengergeek.wordpress.com/...

Answer:Disable Windows Live Messenger 2011 Forced Update

Just getting rid of the unanswered status.--Andrew LeonardBL Technical ServicesIT Support Maryland

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I have Toshiba Satellite C55-B815 laptop, I forced shut down my laptop during the windows update and now when im turning on the laptop its not turning on, please help!

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Hi I am trying to update BIOS  F 64.Rev A, but getting error messege can't update system bios file due c:\SWSetup\SP77971\ROM.CAB missing please help me,,,,,,

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Hi folks, I have a couple questions regarding the customizing of Windows 7 ult .. Hopefully someone can help

1.) The borders around any windows in win 7 utl, are they removable?

2.) if a file folder has a scroll bar and it I were to scroll to the bottom of the
page and click something and open it, within 15-20 second the window
resets and scrolls back to the top of the file folder.

3.) I use a Canon 8800f scanner and windows that appear are locked in the middle
of the screen. The screen that popsup also changes "control" and
automatically puts itself infront of all windows. How do I change the location
of these windows that might popup.


I know these might sound simple and silly but any help offered would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Chuck

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate, removing window borders,and other customize questi

Hello Chuck, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For Q1, you could set the Border Padding size to 0 in Advanced Appearance Settings to effectivly remove them. In addition, you might also uncheck the Show shadows under windows in Visual Effects to not have them either.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Greetings forum,

I joined recently because my Windows 7 laptop was displaying the message "Your upgrade to windows 10 is ready" message in the Windows Update tool. I have zero desire to upgrade to windows 10 for various reasons. This message was preventing me from using Windows Update to check for other updates.

This was the message I was receiving:
Similar threads:
Please help me get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade
Scared and Very Confused - Windows 10
I searched multiple threads and after some trial and error I was able to remove this message. It seems Microsoft has several KB updates that force this onto users. I wasn't getting the GWX.exe message, tray icon, or process in the process manager but the insidious message above. Here is what I did to remove the update, free up disk space from the Windows 10 installer, and regain control of my system.

1. Open up Windows Update and disable "Install updates Automatically" and switch it to " Download updates but ask me which ones to install." This will save our @$$es when they change the KB numbers again.
2. Click your start menu and search for "Add or Remove Programs". Click on the first result.
3. In the upper left hand corner of the window select "View Installed Updates"
4. There were 5 major KB updates that were forcing the upgrade on me. These are the ones that I removed.
KB3075851
KB2952664
KB3021917
KB3035583
KB3068708

5. Next, delete these folders in the root of yo... Read more

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Don't know if this is normal or not, but my Windows Update is Forcing me to install Windows Installer 3.1 even though my setting is set to check with me before installing updates. It checks with me, and I can cancel, but in order to install further updates i must install the Windows Installer 3.1. I can't uncheck the 3.1 checkbox. Just figured this was kinda weird and wanted to get some input on the subject.

BMR777

Answer:Anyone else being forced to install Windows Installer 3.1 VIA Windows Update?

I think you just need the new installer to get the rest of the updates. After getting SP1 it always has me DL the new downloader.

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Hi, hopefully you can help me. I'm thinking I may have a virus of some sort, but it could just be mass corruption instead. I am on windows 7 home premium. Here's the situation.
About a month ago, my hard drive seemed to be crashing. I leave it on at night so I can listen to music as I sleep. Sometimes, when I would wake up, I would be greeted with a black screen telling me to insert the right boot device. Restarting my computer always fixed this though and it did not occur often. Most times, I could leave my computer on all day without any issues if I wanted. So I just assumed my HDD was having some sort of occasional fault, and was not long for this world. As such, I have been saving up for a new HDD.
Last week, I started noticing slow downs and decided it was time to clean up my old programs. I was uninstalling some old printer drivers when the uninstaller froze. I ran my computer through a Avast! anti-viris scan, which picked up nothing. So again, I thought it was just HDD issues.
Last night, I was playing ARK (a game on steam) with a friend and kept noticing lockups that would occur for a few seconds at a time at random. These lockups always seemed to resolve themselves, so I figured it could just be server lag from his end or my computer having a hard time with the game. But this morning it was worse. My browser was freezing up my whole computer for a bit longer and more often.
Deciding to see if it was my browser (which does have some script blocker apps on it) or my co... Read more

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Hi
(Read through the FAQ's & posting guidelines, detailed description can be found below the log - thanks.)

Here's the HJT scan results:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:38:09 PM, on 2/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - ... Read more

Answer:System Freezes Often, Forced To Restart PC Each Time

Update: I received and installed two replacement memory sticks a few hours ago.
In the obviously limited time that they've been installed, (with numerous active processes being used) the system-freeze issue has not come up, fortunately.

However, I don't know if the new ram will ultimately resolve the issue, only time will tell, and I'll post back if that's the case.

I was still hoping that someone could provide any feedback to a HJT scan of my system...

Here is an updated log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:25:57 PM, on 2/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\PERFECT SERIES\Optical MOUSE\4.0\MOUSE32A.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I have a 5 months old Asus ux32vd. Here's the problem: this morning I found the laptop extermely hot and unresponsive after resuming from sleep. Forced restart with power button resulted in a 15-min boot and normal work for the next hours. Until the lid was closed. After resuming from sleep on the next occasion, Win8 froze (became unresponsive with no error message) in a few minurtes. Restart with power button -> looooong boot -> normal work again. No mini-dump files created. Event viewer mentions Bluetooth-related issues (see attachement for the log file and screenshot of Device Manager). I am not using any Bluetooth devices, only wireless combo (the only usb port used on the regular basis). "Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)" in Device Manager was disable the whole time (it's enabled on the screenshot).

I tried standard Windows Startup tools - debugging and automatic repair - no result. I didn't do the hardware test yet. If the event file makes any sense to you, please, let me know. Any suggestions are highly appreciated. OS: Windows 8 64-bit, version 6.2.9200.

Answer:Freeze after sleep followed by 15-mins forced restart

UPD: New event log and finally a crash dump (laptop restarted while at sleep mode) that says:

On Fri 23-Aug-13 8:28:02 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\082413-272234-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x5A440)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFFA80067C31E0, 0xFFFFF88000A2B7F0, 0xFFFFFA800673B5B0)
Error: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that the driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.

On Fri 23-Aug-13 8:28:02 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFFA80067C31E0, 0xFFFFF88000A2B7F0, 0xFFFFFA800673B5B0)
Error: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that the driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caus... Read more

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Yesterday i was on Facebook for the first time and i came across a video and tried to play it. I was then told i didnt have the latest Flash Player 9 installed. I clicked on the link to install it and it installed no worries. All of a sudden, shortly after, all the windows/programs i had open started closing down by themselves (as if i had clicked on restart or shut down) and the computer restarted itself. I read later in the system "event viewer" that:

The Windows Installer initiated a system restart to complete or continue the configuration of 'Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX'..

Anyway, after the restart had been performed, i realised that my screen resolution had changed. I opened Display properties to change it back to the previous setting (1440x900) but that resolution wasnt available.

What i would like to know is has anyone else experienced this problem and is there any way of creating a custom screen resolution?

My graphics card is ATI Radeon 9250 128mb
My monitor is Acer AL1916W (widescreen)
My OS is Windows XP Home SP2
 

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When display switches off due to low battery power & I can't get it back even when I plug in to the mains and have to force the PC to restart.
Is there a pref somewhere to disable this?

Answer:When display switches off I can't get it back without forced restart

Hello

When the display goes off exactly? How much capacity has battery at this time? 5%? More?
Try to set this to higher level.
When you work with your notebook and battery level comes to low battery level and the alarm alert will be shown in task bar but you will be able to continue your work several minutes or to connect AC power supply.

I am afraid your notebook reaches critical battery level and then is maybe too late for any action.
Set Low battery level to 10% and when the notification is shown connect AC adapter immediately.
I presume the display must not be off at all.

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My XPS 13 has been crashing when I restart the computer. It does this occasionally when I restart during normal use, for example when my wifi stops working (which is often). Recently I've been trying to update some intel chipset drivers and the BIOS using the dell support assist program. Each time after the drivers or BIOS is installed the computer will crash during the restart sequence. I have to hold the power button to turn it off then back on. After rebooting the drivers and BIOS have not been updated. This is driving me nuts, can anyone explain how to can fix this??
Additionally, I had a microsoft support guy remote in and try to fix things last night. He supposedly deleted junk files, deleted software distribution, manually updated drivers, and did an in-place upgrade. Still getting the same result when I try to update drivers and BIOS.
Please help, this is supposed to be a premium computer and it's turning into a total lemon...

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I just updated the BIOS to v1.35 and ever since it won't restart in the dock--just hangs at the Lenovo red logo screen.  I have to undock it, start it up, shut down, dock it, then it will start up. Either Lenovo needs to issue an update to the BIOS to fix this issue, or is it possible to downgrade the BIOS version from 1.35 to the previous version? HELP PLEASE





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Hi
I have an old Dell E6410 Laptop, which i need to BIOS upgrade in orden to use my SSD disk.
I download, and I try to upgrade, which runs fine, but when it comes to the auto restart that should do the actual update, it will not auto restart...
I'll have to push the power button, and it starts with a not upgraded BIOS. 
Does anyone know why auto restart is not working on the laptop?
I can't do a autorestart at all, i allways have to push the power button..
 

Answer:Dell E6410 auto restart after BIOS update

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
This could be an issue with the motherboard that could be faulty .
We would advised you to restore BIOS to Defaults and then run diagnostics on the system.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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I implemented a HP Support recommended BIOS update.  At the end of the update, I was informed that the computer would be restarted to complete the update.   My computer powered up but my screen remained black.  I waited an hour and finally did a hard reset.  Same result...power is on but nothing shows up on my screen.  I did combinations of AC and battery power and but got the same result. How do I resolve this issue?   

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Hi there, I've got an annoying BSOD on a nearly new computer, and I've tried to exhaust possibilities but can't seem to nail it down.

Windows Edition: Windows 7 Professional x64 OS, SP1 (full retail version)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @1.73GHz 1.73GHz
Installed Memory: 8GB

Bluescreen view points to ntoskrnl.exe,hal.dll, pci.sys. I have no clue at all what is causing the BSOD.

I wonder if the experts here could help me out by looking the attached dump and also the system health report. Thanks for your time, much appreciated

Answer:Persistent BSOD 0x00000124 upon restart, start-up

It is something related to pciexpress. What do you have on that bus?
Stop 0x124 is a hardware error

If you are overclocking try resetting your processor to standard settings and see if that helps.

If you continue to get BSOD here are some more things you may want to consider.

This is usually heat related, defective hardware, memory or even processor though it is"possible" that it is driver related (rare).






Quote:
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Synopsis:

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:

1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.
2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled.
If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.
3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware.
It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.

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Hi Guys,

I have been getting error messages very frequently on my windows. The error turns to BSOD 0x00000124 and restarts.

I am attaching a debug report for reference.

Thanks to all in advance.

Regards ... Irfan

Answer:BSOD using Windows 7, error 0x00000124

Additional information is required.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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Hello, I have a Pavilion g7-1075dx and everyday for the past 2 weeks i have been experiencing random BSOD's even after reinstalling Windows 7. I ran a hard drive test, memory test, and the system file checker and all three tests passed.

Here is my dump file
==================================================
Dump File : 071513-43134-01.dmp
Crash Time : 7/15/2013 1:56:40 PM
Bug Check String :
Bug Check Code : 0x00000124
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 2 : fffffa80`048bf038
Parameter 3 : 00000000`b6342000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`9a000175
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+12a3b
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+75c00
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\071513-43134-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 274,400
Dump File Time : 7/15/2013 1:58:08 PM
==================================================

Answer:Windows 7 BSOD error 0x00000124

Please follow -Blue Screen of Death Posting Instructions

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A couple days ago the HP Support Assistant popped up a message that a restart was required with options to do it now or do it later.  I said "later" so I could open the support assistant to see why.  Well, trying to start the assistant just caused the popup to pop up again.  So I restarted the PC and then started the assistant again.  There is nothing reported there that has been done or needs to be done.  The reason for the restart seems a complete mystery. Any suggestions about why this happened? Curiously,Larry Support Assistant v 8.4.14.41 

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My Toshiba notebook is less than a couple of days out of the box and on its first day the screen went blank with various lights still luminated but it forced me to switch it off and restart it to boot up. It has happened a couple of times today as well with the message saying "system not responding or system was shut down to protect data".

I noted there have been some threads about overheating, bios and vista bugs. I am going to update all the device drivers tonight and the bios and see if that cures it. I am not sure if there is any way to check it is overheating or indeed if it is Vista bugs?

I will let you know how I get on but if anyone has any inspiring thoughts on the issues please let me know.

Regards

Answer:Equium A210-IC4 - Blank screen and forced restart

I hope it's just Vista bug and not hardware fault.

Waiting for solution...

Message was edited by: ADMIN

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:13:47 PM, on 11/4/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Melody\My Documents\My Downloads\FixWelch.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Melody\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Live Search:
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Live Search:
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = Live Search:
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - SOFTWARE - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE... Read more

Answer:Forced System Shutdown and Restart- HijackThis Log included

Just in case it makes a difference i ran the HijackThis scan while my computer was in Safe Mode seeing as it will shut down when i start it normally. I log in and i get pop-ups with messages of components such as services.exe and windows explorer that couldn't start successfully and when i click on the "debug", "send error report", or "don't send" options the window will come back with a 1:00 countdown to shutdown.

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Hey all, recently my bios got corrupt somehow, so i tired the bios recovery process this is what it does 1) writng new bios image2)verifying new bios image  says the bios system recovery is complete and restarts the computer and starts back at the same process again and agian pls helpthank you 

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Since applying the updates last weekend I am experiencing a most curious problem.  I have a T550 CK with a pro dock.  When the laptop is docked with the lid open, everything works perfectly, BUT with the lid closed it will not start or restart.  Does anyone have any ideas what to do to fix this?

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I had my start menu tiles looking just fine with a nice pretty gray background color. Microsoft forced this 8.1 update on me and now my Start Menu looks like a leprechaun on psychedelics vandalized my Start Menu with these hideous icon background colors. I've been searching for hours on how to change it haven't haven't been able to find a straight answer. What can I do about this it makes me angry and increases my blood pressure every time I click on the Start Menu now which is quite frequently.
 

Answer:Forced Windows 8.1 update screwed up my Start Menu Tile background colors

can't figure out what you are saying. post a screenshot, although it just sounds like you need a new video card driver.
 

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Greetings!
I have an Optiplex 9010 AIO. This morning I was trying to update the BIOS of my system, from A10 to A13. During the update process it showed an error: "ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer " - please see the photo below. Although the update failed on the Management Engine part, it still boots up and running OK. I tried couple of times to update the BIOS, and each time I got the same error. I tried to flash the A12 and A11 BIOS as well, A12 gives same error, and A11 has the same Management Engine version hence no use.
Any help on this is very much appreciated!

Answer:Optiplex 9010 AIO BIOS Update Error - ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer

Hi Stone3t,
Can you provide a screen shot showing the current BIOS version?

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I'm holding off on upgrading to Windows 10, and Windows 10 has been intentionally trying to install itself despite that. I cannot shut down my computer without going through the log-off screen to pick "Shut down" without installing updates.

Then a bunch of updates for Windows 7 were released, and I can't install any of them because as soon as I do, Windows Update starts downloading Windows 10 again after I had deleted it.


I had uninstalled KB3035583 yesterday to avoid the install message coming up every time I booted up, but now the GWX tray icon never shows up and it just tries to automatically install via windows update.


What do I do to stop this? I'm absolutely sure as a result of this program behavior that I do not want Windows 10 at all (for the foreseeable future)

Answer:Cannot update Windows 7 without being forced to download Windows 10

There is NO compulsion to upgrade to Windows 10 - simply click on the notification Icon and refuse the upgrade - this should set Windows Update to ignore it at least for the present.

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*Computer is 10-11 years old (Yes I did take care of the dust)
*Started to play a game and it crashed, and it has been giving me these errors ever since
*Please tell me anything that you may want to know and what I must install to get you this information to help me
*I am in safemode, sometimes I can get on the regular version but most of the time I crash and the computer restarts!

Answer:Windows 7 BSOD Error: 0x00000124 and 0x00000116

Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump folder. Do you see any dmp logs from the folder?  If yes, then read the instruction of the second paragraph below.If not, configure small memory dump debugging information under startup and recovery.> Right-click My Computer and choose Properties.> Go to Advanced System Settings - Advance Tab.> Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings...> Look for 'write debugging information' and use Kernel memory dump> Checkmark overwrite any existing fileIf there are latest created minidumps under C:\Windows\Minidump folder, please post the latest dmp logs (atleast 5) by :> Highlight (holding ctrl key) and choosing the dmp logs by hitting enter or left mouse click.> Right-click and choose send to desktop.> When on desktop, highlight all dmp logs and right-click and send to compressed zipped folder.> Upload and share the link by registering here https://www.box.com/* minidumps log sample 010613 - 16676 -01.dmp -> 01 is for month - 06 for day - 13 is for year. Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will ... Read more

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I've spent a good amount of time trying to solve this problem, but unfortunately to no avail. Here's to hoping you wonderful people can help me out!

The issue is that, when I play certain games, they just absolutely freak out and crash. What'll happen is that I'll be playing, and suddenly everything on the screen will stretch and distort, while the sound makes that really loud stuttering that I can only assume is a sound being repeated over and over again. The game crashes, and when I get back o the desktop, Steam is messed up. If I have a chatbox open, all the test flashes green and pink, and the main store page is all messed up, with everything out of place and flashing. I usually can't open other programs, as they crash when I try. The only way to fix it is restarting my computer, and it goes back to normal.

The odd thing about this is the lack of consistency of this error. It can happen immediately, or an hour into playing. The issue happens extremely rarely in Skyrim (Graphics maxed), but I got it frequently when playing Terraria full-screen in multiplayer. Just to be safe, however, I'll list the games that I can remember having this issue with, and how frequently it would cause it to crash.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2: even at lowest settings, I can't get through a single multiplayer map without it crashing.

Warhammer 40k: Space Marine: Varying lengths of time it takes to crash.

Just Cause 2: VERY inconsistent. Sometimes over a... Read more

Answer:Graphics freak out when playing certain games, forced to restart computer

Hi and welcome to TSG.

My first thoughts based on your description is it sounds like a possible failing GPU.

A few questions to start off with:

1) What is the exact make, model, wattage and approximate age of your power supply (PSU)? Your voltages look OK in Speccy but it could be a problem when its under load.

2) What software are you using to monitor temps etc (I assume Speccy as you posted a report, but just checking)?

Your not quite up to date on the GPU drivers, there were a new set released about 2 weeks ago (v353.62, your running v353.30 according to Speccy) , however I don't think that is the problem, worth trying though.

Do you have access to any known working GPU you can swap out to test with? It doesn't have to be a gaming card, just something you can use that will at least start the games up and run them, even at low settings?
 

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Hello Everyone

Recently my HDD was replaced in my pc due to it was faulty (couldn't boot).
I got a new one and redownloaded my games, but now i have a decrease in FPS in most games and the newer ones (Rome 2, AC4 etc.) have large FPS drops and crashes to a black screen with flickering sound after a few minutes. This forces me to restart my pc manually. I initailly thought it was due to overheating, and i cleaned my computer, which cured some of the FPS drops, but the games still crash after a few minutes.
Does anybody know why this happens?
I have attached a zip folder containing the results from: DxDiag and MSINFO32.

Any help would be appritiatied, thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: PC Black screen freeze and requires forced restart.

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Hi all

I 've bought my A660-12E laptop in june 2010, and since a few months I've been encountering frequent problems of freezing screens, unsollicitated shutdowns ... so I decided to clean my computer and update the core programs of the computer (including BIOS) with the latest versions found on the Toshiba website, hoping it would run more properly.

So when it came to BIOS update. I wanted to do it slowly because I know it is the most touchy point in update, but I don't know what happens during this step: the program was barely launched (and it was the only program running) that he was already updating my BIOS, and at this special moment my laptop automatically restarted ... obviously I've got no BIOS anymore since my computer won't start again, the screen doesn't display anything AT ALL. There are barely the fan noises and the lights when I turn it on, but that's it.

So I'm quite angry at Toshiba's BIOS update program (and also at Toshiba) because I have the feeling that I did everything correctly, but nevertheless this updater just bricked my computer.

Is there any way to recover it, or do you also think it's bricked and lost ?

Answer:Satellite A660-12E crash down during BIOS update, doesn't restart anymore

I?m afraid BIOS is screwed up now and what you need now is professional help.
I strongly recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help.

Addresses and phone numbers you can find on - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/

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I was transferring about 150gb of files into my external hard drive, and left it alone as I went on with my day. I came home to an error, I should've paid more attention but it said something about an I/O error, and the files stopped transferring (or seemed to have stopped) Everything was really slow, I couldn't even open task manager (It actually opened up a long while after I hit ctrl+shift+esc) I couldn't close any of my programs (I have visual paradigm, which took about 400k of memory, skype [70k], chrome [200k], and some other stuff. I noticed svchost was 150k, but i don't know what that means. I finally closed all processes except for the file transfer screen, which said it was transferring but no numbers were changing. I hit cancel, waited. Could not safely remove hardware, it would not load the options. After about a half hour I gave up and force shut down my computer by holding the power button. I tried turning it back on immediately, with the external harddrive still attached. It froze at the windows start up screen, where it said Windows is Starting... But there was no swirly balls moving around if you know what I mean, it just had the text. Tried restarting again, same thing. Tried restarting and opening ubuntu, and it froze at the purple screen. Tried restarting again with the harddrive recovery, and it froze at a black screen, but I could still see my mouse and move it around. Restarted it again and now it brings up some text with PXE, media not pl... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 won't start, Caused by a forced shutdown during an I/O error

Sounds like a failed HD, but make sure your external is unplugged when restarting to be sure.

Then enter BIOS setup to see if HDD is detected. If not replace cables to see if they're faulty. If not replace HD.

If detected run maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

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Tried two different BIOS updates with same result. Made sure boot order was correct. WIN 10 tries repair, asks to reboot, then inaccessible boot device error is given. SSD, Gigabyte Z77-D3H MB.

Answer:How can I fix a Windows 10 error .. inaccessible boot device after BIOS update?

A BIOS update should not mess with the boot loader. Check your BIOS settings, the updated might have reset some advanced boot options. Check to see if secure boot or virtualization needs to be disabled.

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Hello,
I'm having a problem with my computer. I built it myself and overclocked it not too long ago maybe about 5-6 months ago. It passed all the stress tests fine when I overclocked and it was running great but after about 2 weeks later it started to bluescreen once in a while and since then it's been bluescreen. I noticed that when it's cooler in my room, it doesn't bluescreen as often but usually it bluescreens ones a day. Before it displays the BSOD, it freezes for about 10-15 seconds then BOSD shows up. Now for some reason its not creating the error log in minidump folder. I even have the correct settings but it still doesn't create the logs. So I decided to take a picture with my cell phone. It does blue screen even if I'm not playing any games. I'm using h60 water cooler and I got i7 2600K overclocked to 4.6. Any ideas? Please help because I cannot figure out what the problem is.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:BSOD Random Windows 7 Crash, error 0x00000124

The stop code 0x124 is normally indicative of hardware failure, there is not much information that it provides, but I can tell you right now from the sounds of things it is being caused by your overclocking and is likely crashing so hard that it does not have time to generate the needed dump files. Chances are all you need to do is stop over clocking and return your system to its normal speeds to rid yourself of this problem.

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Out of the blue, I am getting a BSOD literally every time I log into Windows starting today. I can only run Windows successfully and without problems in Safe Mode (which I'm running right now). I have not changed any hardware as of late, nor did I change any system settings. All my hardware is running at stock settings (XMP is enabled).

I've followed the procedure listed in the "Posting Instructions"-thread, so you'll find a .zip with the needed information as an attachment. You will need the dumps of today, june 20th. The other ones are older and not relevant anymore. You can find my systems specs in my profile, if needed.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:BSOD directly after Windows login, error 0x00000124

A quick look at some of the installed programs and I see Daemon Tools


Code:
dtsoftbus01.sys Thu Jun 20 03:22:51 2013 (51C2ADCB)
Daemon Tools driver [br] Possible BSOD issues in Win7}http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/downloads
Driver Reference Table - dtsoftbus01.sys
Also, Gigabyte utilities are known to cause issues, remove them asap

Code:
gdrv.sys Thu Mar 12 23:22:29 2009 (49B9D175)
Gigabyte Easy Saver - mobo power utility driver}http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_List.aspx
Driver Reference Table - gdrv.sys
Also, this Xbox controller driver seems to cause BSOD issues as well

Code:
xusb21.sys Thu Aug 13 18:10:17 2009 (4A848F49)
XBox USB wireless controller [br] BSOD issues in Win7 with 2009 driver (found in mid-2012)}http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=Gaming&type=Gaming&sku=JR9-00001
Driver Reference Table - xusb21.sys
Remove Daemon Tools and Gigabyte Utilities with Revo Uninstaller
How to easily clean an infected computer (Malware Removal Guide)
Let me look further but I would recommend running Malwarebytes, TDSS Cleaner and ADWCleaner

Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

TDSS Cleaner
Kaspersky TDSSKiller: Detect / Repair TDSS Rookits

ADW Cleaner
Downloading AdwCleaner

If these programs find a lot of infected files (flagged as Malware/Trojans/Rootkits) then i would recommend the link below
How to easily clean an infected computer (Malware Removal Guide)

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Everytime I am playing a game (ex. League of Legends or Ark: survival evolved) and the forced update comes it freezes my computer, which requires me to hard reset it. I have automatic updates turned off and I schedule when regular updates come.

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As the title states. Just recently my monitor has been going into power save mode while playing certain games. Not all games but some games. Which I am trying to figure out what the problem is before I take it to the shop. If i can somehow fix this issue myself that would be great. Since I really can not afford to buy a new system right now but will consider it if that is the case.

Before we get started I would like you to know the things that I have already done and still couldn't find a way to fix it. I do not think it's an over heating issue since I have ran programs to test my GPU temp and it seems fine. I tried the FurMark program and it shows that the temp is around 65 degrees. Which I was told that anything under 90 degrees is fine. I cleaned out the case so there is no dust in there anymore as well. I checked for any viruses and my pc is clean of any viruses. Lastly, I have also went into the power options menu and switch to high performance and changed the settings to Never on both sleep mode and turn off display but I still get that power save mode problem.

This problem just recently happened as well after I put in a new keyboard and mouse about a week ago. Not exactly sure if that caused anything though. I doubt it but could be. For the most part my system runs fine but just some games I play goes into power save mode and I am forced to restart my pc. Other times it automatically restarts my pc. I saw that it could be a dead battery on the motherboard that ne... Read more

Answer:Monitor goes into power save mode while playing games. Forced restart.

I had something similar happen while watching movies and it turned out to be a screen saver issue.

As part of my trouble shooting, I set the Power Options to never dim or turn off the display but the problem remained. Eventually I traced it to my screen saver which was enabled but set to "none" so the screen just went blank at the time-out I had in my SS.

Does it happen after a specific period of time or is it random? If it is the SS, the problem will occur at the time you've set in the SS. The clock starts after you last touch the keyboard.

It may be happening only during games because you're using a controller and not touching the keyboard. And it may happen only on some games and not others because of the way the game communicates with the computer; some games may disable the SS or periodically make a keyboard entry every minute or so.

Disable the screen-saver or set the time out at 60 minutes and see what happens.

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My Dad was using one of my 64 bit PCs when a program froze up and he decided to force restart the computer (Pro move, I know). Now I restart and am unable to get to the login screen. Using both safe mode and normal mode gives me the same result. After I choose one of those options, I see the "Windows is starting" message and the icon. However, before I can get to the login screen the screen goes black and all I can see is the curser in the middle of the screen. I would like to be able to get to the login screen so I can access my computer. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated as a lot of my work material is on this machine.

Answer:Failure to show login screen after forced restart (Same with safe mode

Choose boot in last known good configuration.

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This is a family member's laptop. It is a Dell Inspirion N4110 running Win 7 Home Premium x64
They gave it to me complaining that the shutdown button restarts the computer and will not actually shut it down.
So I checked its preferences, they were fine. I went into the registry and changed the value from 1 to 0. That didn't work. (I changed it back)

I noticed on start up there is an error (it still pops up) that says there was a problem starting c:\users\blah\AppData\Roaming\homsp.dll The specified module could not be found.

The I decided to run a virus scan. Their McAfee had expired so I uninstalled it along with some odd software from a company called SysTweak or something and installed AVG and Malware Bytes. Those full scans came back clean except AVG found something and removed it but it wasn't of any significance to this issue.

I decided to check Windows Update, it wouldn't run. So I tried to restart it in Services and it wasn't there. After some piddling I found a program that supposedly fixed the problem for you. It was called Fix WU. I got it Softpedia. After running it the Windows Update service was back. I was able to install some updates and thought all was well. Then there were more updates. I tried to install them and got an error 80246008.

So I then realized BITS wasn't listed in the Services, either. I found a download (? [SOLUTION] Windows Update and BITS services missing) that contained reg files for Windows 7, installed it, ran the bits file and then res... Read more

Answer:Update error 80246008, Restart on Shutdown, dll startup error

I'm in no way a expert on such things but I did notice something you found.
SysTweak

Their is no way of knowing all the things a program like that has done. If I had to repair this computer I would start with a repair install.

Give this a good read.

Repair Install

Then I would install MSE for a anti virus and use the built in Windows Firewall.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tials-download

Little note: If you didn't use McAfee's online removal tool their could of been left overs of McAfee on the computer when you installed AVG and that would be just more problems.
Any anti virus program you remove I recommend using their own removal tool found online.

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This problem started when I accidentally agreed to upgrade to Windows 10 which put that update in my queue. I subsequently cancelled the update but the upgrade remained. This was a problem for me because Windows 7 could not update itself while the Windows 10 update is in the queue and I have important third party software that won't let itself be installed on an un-updated computer. So I am stuck.

I called Microsoft and they were able to (after much time) get rid of the Windows 10 update. However they left me in a never-ending loop of "Restart your computer to install important updates" and my software still won't install. I spent another 2 days on the phone with Microsoft techs and they exhausted their tools and told me reinstalling Windows 7 was my only choice - trying to avoid that. I do have a restore point but it's back in May which is doable I guess but I've had bad luck with restore and am looking to solve this another way.

More details:
* Restarting from the prompt in Windows Update does nothing
* Clicking on check for updates tells me I have to restart first
* I have the original Windows disc that came with the computer, but it is a recovery DVD only and did not give me the option of repairing Windows Update.
* I ran scannow and SURT. Didn't work.
* I have not got any windows error codes
* The only update in my history is the KB947821 hotfix. Something the Microsoft techs did removed the other history
* I uploaded the SFC details file. The CBS... Read more

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I am receiving the STOP Error 0x00000124 on a Lenovo Thinkcentre M93P M10A90016US 2 month old PC running MS Windows 7 64-bit Pro with 8 Gig RAM and 500 Gig HDD and can't figure out what's causing it. System was just restored to factory new condition so no new software has been installed. ZIP file attached.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Dino

Answer:Unrecoverable Hardware Error STOP 0x00000124 upon Windows 7 startup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gsssman


I am receiving the STOP Error 0x00000124 on a Lenovo Thinkcentre M93P M10A90016US 2 month old PC running MS Windows 7 64-bit Pro with 8 Gig RAM and 500 Gig HDD and can't figure out what's causing it. System was just restored to factory new condition so no new software has been installed. ZIP file attached.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Dino


RMA it.

Stop 0x124 is a hardware issue in general, and some hardware tests will void the warranty. As it is brand new as you are saying, better you use the warranty.

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Hello everybody, I just have this custom PC for Home use, I have used it around a month.
The PC had worked very good, but 2 weeks ago my wife had to use it for children's homework. Just when she logged into her user account the BSOD appeared, after around 20 seconds the BSOD disappeared an the PC automatically restarted. So she was into this loop until I told her to force shut down.

When I was home I ran Windows into Safe Mode, and there everything was ok. I thought it could be a problem of RAM memory or maybe a faulty HDD. I tested the RAM for about 30 minutes and everything was ok, tested the HDD with HD Sentinel software, all the tests were perfect, SMART indicators are also OK as expected of a nearly new HDD .

I think its a problem of drivers, the PC has a ZOGIS GT-610 Pci-Ex card, but the mainboard (Gygabyte B85M-D2V) has its own Video Chip that is disabled on the BIOS. Then I disabled the Pci-Ex and enabled the internal Video card, but the result was the same BSOD. Other peripherals used are a Genius USB Facecam 321 and an EPSON L355 printer, both are now disconnected of the PC.

Please let me know what more can I do or how to test the drivers. I will post any news here.

Thanks for your help in advance!

Answer:BSOD Windows x64, error 0x00000124 hal.dll+12a3b ntoskrnl.exe+748c0

Basically a 0x00000124 is a hardware issue; but it may be caused by anything and everything associated with the computer.

The crash dumps provide very less information in the 0x00000124 dumps. And there is only one crash dump which is unfortunately having symbol error and so I failed to read it properly.

Anyway, a single BSOD may always be treated as a glitch. If the issue continues, let us see the further dumps ... if they provide any little more info there.

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A few days ago my pc started acting funny, at the time I was using Sunbelt Vipre Antivirus Premium, and it detected nothing during it's nightly deep scans I ran on schedule. It started with my pc randomly freezing and rebooting, then I started getting errors saying "Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly". I ignored the first instance of that, as it did not happen again until a day or two later, then again in less time in between than the first two, then it would be a few times a day. I've since done a clean reformat of my C drive and fresh install of Windows 7 x64. It's been 2 days since the reformat, and I've been slow to re-install programs and games. I've only installed things I know are from trusted companies and developers, nothing fishy.

Yesterday, I was in the middle of a gaming session when my pc went black, started the shut down process and acted as if it was installing windows updates during the shutdown, only it was saying something about updating registry entries etc etc. Restarted just fine, logged in and hopped back into the gaming session. A few hours later, I got the same DCOM Server error as before, and have since had 3 other instances of it, one of which nothing was open or running on the pc aside from the standard background processes.

I will post logs from both HJT and DDS, appreciate the help when someone can get to it, know you guys (gals) are busy. Thanks!
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Answer:DCOM Server Process Launcher terminated unexpectedly. Forced Restart, logs included.

First off sorry for the long double post here, just attempting to get as much information out from the get go to get a bigger jump on the fix (hopefully), as I'll be at work a lot the next few days and won't have much time to tinker with programs or even check this forum for replies or to answer questions.

I've got an update with a bit more information. I noticed that moments before I get the error, my HDD starts scanning like crazy (being loud, I assume like it's searching for files etc..), when I heard this the most recent time, I opened task manager and found that one of the svchost.exe processes was running at over 1 million k, moments later I got the error. Now that may not be significant, but in my past experiences I've not ever seen them go over 300k really. I attempted to capture a screen shot and save it as a .jpeg before it shut down, but was unable to. I did capture one immediately upon restarting my pc, and noticed one of the svchosts.exe usage shot up significantly and then slowed. I'll post a screen shot of the details of that particular one, and will continue to monitor that specific process from time to time. Again, not sure if it's related, or even if the process I have highlighted is the same one that was over 1 mil just before the error.

EDIT: From the time I snapped this screen shot, which was moments before posting this reply, to the time I had posted it, give or take 5-8 minutes. That same svchost.exe has gone form ... Read more

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hi,
need some help...

HARDWARE:

ASUS A8N-E mobo (nforce 4)
amd 64 3000+ (1.8 ghz)
300 gb SATA seagate
1gb ddr Hynix (inserted in the 3rd slot as shown in manual)
BIG 6600 (256mb)nvidia graphics card
Bios version 1006
sony dvd writer

Installed software:

. win xp (sp2)
. chipset driver ver. 665
. sound drivers (realtek ac'97 (al850))
. amd 64 cool and quiet software
. asus ai booster

i have not loaded the network/firewall drivers cause i dont need them now.
(new at this so if i need to post anything else please let me know)

anyway, bought all this just recently and assembled the pc.... worked fine for a few days then started restarting at random times... sometimes while playing game (doom 3, thief) or while doing normal stuff...(showed BSOD) and then after restert just does all the start up checks and again BSOD. then if i manully restart shows it takes a little longer to start up then before the windows logo screen with the bar can appear... it says i need to load required dll or kernel

then when i restart it says...

Awards Bios BootBlock ver. ....
copyright 2000

Bios Rom Checksum error

please insert cd rom ....

floppy...

i also tried to insert the mobo cd that came with package to reload the bios but just ssays loading awdflash.exe and then nothing.
after which if i restart it keeps returning to the same screen (bios rom checksum error).

i have already replaced the memory stick and the power supply (mobo technician sug... Read more

Answer:ASUS A8N-E random restart BSOD - BIOS ROM checksum error

Sigh... I have almost the exact same problem, same motherboard... but my bios won't even load now, it just a blank screen when the computer starts... any help out there?
 

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I recently bought a T430s (Type: 2352CTO) and thought I should try to update the BIOS from version 1.11 to 1.16.I downloaded g1uj07uc.iso and burned the BIOS CD. After restarting the computer with the CD, I get an error message:BIOS directory was not found. The process did not complete.I also tried the BIOS flash utility method and got the same error.Anyone have this problem recently? Any suggestions?Two year old messages about other computers suggest that the motherboard needs to be replaced.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:BIOS directory not found error message - update BIOS T430s

How did you burn the ISO? Using Windows or some other utility?

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Hi everyone, I receive an error "BIOS directory cannot be found." when I try to update my W520 to 1.26 bios (trying to get rid of the cooler pulsing). I checked:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Wrong-BIOS-installed-on-W500/td-p/172133/page/...But that doesn't seem to be my case. I can't find anything recent on such problem.  I downloaded and tried both: the windows update utility (version 10.11) and burned CD-ISO file - both return the same error: "BIOS directory cannot be found." Below is msinfo32 list in case someone has an idea. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!AC my system msinfo32:#########OS NameMicrosoft Windows 7 ProfessionalVersion6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601Other OS Description Not AvailableOS ManufacturerMicrosoft CorporationSystem NameDCSystem ManufacturerLENOVOSystem Model4282W16System Typex64-based PCProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2192 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/DateLENOVO 8BET44WW (1.24 ), 13/05/2011SMBIOS Version2.6Windows DirectoryC:\WindowsSystem DirectoryC:\Windows\system32Boot Device\Device\HarddiskVolume1LocaleUnited StatesHardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "6.1.7601.17514"User Namedc\DenTime ZoneW. Europe Daylight TimeInstalled Physical Memory (RAM)4.00 GBTotal Physical Memory3.89 GBAvailable Physical Memory1.86 GBTotal Virtual Memory7.78 GBAvailable Virtual Memory5.39 GBPage File Space3.89 GBPage FileC:\pagefile.sys#################... Read more

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Sorry if this is in the wrong subforum.

A few months ago I built a new computer. Had no issues with it until now. I recently decided I wanted to setup multiple monitors and needed to move my tower to make more room. I unplugged all the external cables, moved the tower and plugged them back in. It booted absolutely fine yesterday after I moved it and I didn't do very much with it (small bit of gaming, watching some videos and web browsing).

Today when I turned it on the PC will display the MSI Motherboard screen (with the press F11 or Delete prompt) before cutting to the "Restart and select proper boot device" error.

Specs are as follows (to the best of my knowledge):
MSI Z87-643 Gaming Motherboard
GTX-760 Nvidia MSI Graphics Card
16GB RAM
i5 4670K Processor

2x 1TB Hard Drives
1x 128GB SSD (This has the OS and a few programs (just Office and Adobe CS6))

OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
So far I've checked some of the internal cables, they all seem to be connected securely and the PC worked fine yesterday and hasn't been moved since. I've tried unplugging all my peripherals (also have a 4TB external HD) but that doesn't help.

Furthermore I am UNABLE to access the BIOS. Not sure what is going on but when I boot the PC the lights on my keyboard flash on momentarily before cutting out. If I remove the USB and replace it so that it is almost fully in the socket then the lights stay on but in neither case does the keyboard have any functionality. So I can't acce... Read more

Answer:Restart and select proper boot device error (no access to BIOS)

Try another method to Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS. You need to be able to enter BIOS setup to check if HD is detected and work through the other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

But it sounds like it could be a mobo problem. As a last resort try another blank HD, or wipe with Diskpart Clean Command to see if Win7 installation media will autostart as it should, Clean Install Windows 7 to see how that goes.

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Hi I've been reading some forums about a problem I'm currently having with my hard drive. I got the message "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart." And tried a solution from someone who posted in a related thread; about changing the bios settings to default. But it didn't work for me. I'm not sure what their situations where but for me... I have Windows 2000 Professional and a 250GB Maxtor HDD with 235GB of used memory on the drive. The error message just popped up the other day after my PC froze and I rebooted. I've had previous occations of data loss due to the 140GB Barrier; but this time I made sure to update my OS and some other things to make sure that didn't happen again. I have been using the HDD past 140GB safely for some time now, but then this happend. So could this be due to my Bios not being able to read the large 235GB Partition now? I have an Asus P4P800 Motherboard, with a Bios that reads "v2.51 Copyright 1985-2002 American Megatrends Inc." Would updating my Bios help this problem? Also In a thread Someone says that using "bootitng" helped him boot his computer up. Is that something That I should try in this situation. Would it be safe? I want do do this correctly without losing any files so If anyone knows the best way, or anyway I could get my computer working correctly I would highly appreciate it! Thanks you!
 

Answer:Bios/HDD Problem Please Help A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

Helo.. Ok iM new here..
Ive had this same problem on my laptop. Can some one help
 

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Hi! When Windows update has just installed all the pending updates, the start menu don't show the option "update and restart", only "restart", "shutdown" and "sleep". It's normal?? I have Windows 10 PRO Fall Creators Update 64 bits.
Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) don't show update and restart

Originally Posted by NSchwender


Hi! When Windows update has just installed all the pending updates, the start menu don't show the option "update and restart", only "restart", "shutdown" and "sleep". It's normal?? I have Windows 10 PRO Fall Creators Update 64 bits.
Thanks!



Sounds normal to me. Since all of your Windows Updates are up to date, there aren't updates to restart to.
Next week the first Tuesday of the month will probably have cumulative updates as well as other updates available sometime during the week and when the computer is ready to download and then install them you should see the option to update and restart shown again.

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Hi all,
I have been t/s'ing this issue for a couple days now and have tried everything, including utilizing various restore points, short of reinstalling Windows with no success. The original problem started when I was prompted to restart to finish installing updates and it has continued to do so for at least a week now. Here is a list of what I have done:Boot into clean mode
Ran System Update Readiness Tool (CBS logs attached)
Ran sfc /scannow (screenshot attached)
Verified BITS and WU service running
Ran WU diagnostic tool, which gave me the 8007005 error (attached)
Updated the WU agent (v7.6)
Ran MS Fixit 50123 and 50202
Installed KB947821-v34 (Hotfix)
Ran SubInACL to verify registry permissions
Cleared Catroot2 folder
Cleared C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore and \Download
Toggled update option to never check for updates and back to let me choose. This seemed to be the only thing that actually did anything. Windows started to check for updates but did not actually download/install any.

I have also attached the specs of my pc to include currently installed patches for your review. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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I've tried many times to install the latest critical BIOS update, using Lenovo System Update, and every time it attempts to, it fails after telling me in a popup that I need to turn the system off and make sure I have a fully charged battery. I rarely rely on battery power and use AC primarily, and I used Power Manager twice to do a full reset, just in case. I can't believe I would need to buy a new battery in order to install it, because the battery works just fine. I'm running Windows 7 (64-bit), and exhausted every other update or option, unless there's something else I'm not aware of. Is it just the software toying with me?

Answer:[T530] Battery error message won't allow BIOS update in System Update

Hello and welcomeDo not perform the BIOS update from within the TVSU. It's much safer to use CD/DVD and ISO image from the T530 support page.

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Hi

I have the following problem with my NB10. (Bios 1.70)

No matter how i set the boot order in BIOS it will always try the PXE boot first. As long as no net-cable is attached this is a minor problem as it quickly skips the PXE boot screen, however as soon as i plug in a net-cable, it will get stuck at the PXE boot screen until I press ESC. The only way to get rid of PXE boot is to disable the LAN entirely, which is not really a solution.

Bug: Should not always try PXE boot before other boot options with higher priority.

Missing feature: Should be possible to disable PXE, without disabling LAN entirely. PXE boot can be a potential security risk, so it would be nice to disable it when it is not needed.

I have filmed this issue and put it on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZsOc2ny3VQ

I have replaced the original HDD with a SSD and installed Fedora 22 rather than Windows 8.1 - I dont know if any of these actions are the trigger cause for this bug.

Answer:Satellite Pro NB10 forced PXE boot BIOS bug

I have replaced the original HDD with a SSD and installed Fedora 22 rather than Windows 8.1 - I dont know if any of these actions are the trigger cause for this bug.



Obviously the BIOS does not recognize the boot partition (Linux) on the SSD drive and therefore the BIOS switches automatically to the next booting device (in this case LAN).

I’m wondering if the same issue would appear using the genuine HDD and the preinstalled Toshiba Win 8.1 image.
Could you perform some tests?

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Several times now I had to use the power button to shut down my pc.
This happens odd times. Last night I had been using Firefox, I.E. to visit various web sites (No porn sites) and a FTP program. When I went to shut down, I first closed all open programs except Zone Alarm and Norton and tried to close via windows. It did not work, even clicking on the browser icon did do nothing.
As I am not sure what to produce from the event viewer,I made a pic of July 27 events. I have not a clue how to read these events.
The other question, (just out of curiousity) When and why does one need to update the bios?

Answer:forced to manual shut down + bios question

RUn a virus check immediately. That looks normal at first glance, Johannes, but in fact the error components say *bowser* not bRowser

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Currently my lumia has windows 8, i am not able to update to 8.1. i am trying it from last few months. After downloading and installation my phone restarts gear process completes but it is written on screen there is a temporary error 0*8007007e.Please try again

Answer:When i update my lumia 535 after restart process completion following error comes 0*8007007e

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Currently my lumia has windows 8, i am not able to update to 8.1. i am trying it from last few months. After downloading and installation my phone restarts gear process completes but it is written on screen there is a temporary error 0*8007007e.Please try again have you tried restarting your phone and then trying the update process again?
Also, are your region, time and date settings correct?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Restarting my Automatic Updates service gives me the following error message: Could not start the Automatic Update service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system could not find the file specified. I've been trying to fix this several times now with these online recommended steps, including:
1. Running my local AV program (avast!), both in Windows and during a boot time scan (Found an exploit virus and moved to chest)

2. Checking the ImagePath Value in the Registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv (Verified it is "%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" and not a fake path like %fystemroot%\.. netsvcs.)

3. Running sfc.ex /scannow (No prompts came up)

4. Running HijackThis and spotting this suspicious line --- O23 - Service: UPHClean - Unknown owner - ?:\P?ogr?m Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe (file missing). I've tried several times to delete this but it still comes back, and still shows up after running HJT several times.

5. Downloading MS Fixit 50202 in an attempt to reset Windows Update components, as recommended in a post http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/995717-solution-disabled-automatic-update-failure.html (Will not finish, giving this message, "Service 'Automatic Update' (WUAUSERV) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." I'm the computer administrator.)​

It's No. 4 that's unnerving me a bit, since it keeps coming back even af... Read more

Answer:Solved: Could not restart Automatic Update service. Error Code 2

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Currently my lumia has windows 8, i am not able to update to 8.1. i am trying it from last few months. After downloading and installation my phone restarts gear process completes but it is written on screen there is a temporary error 0*8007007e.Please try again

Answer:When i update my lumia 535 after restart process completion following error comes 0*8007007e

Is your device carrier locked. Some carriers didn't push the 8.1 update. Have you checked the code. There is a list of them on Microsofts website, although you will find, many are generic.
Why not sign up to the site and join other 535 owners and pick their brains? There is a whole community available and they may be able to assist you.

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I think it was after bios A09 that my memory is forced to 1600mhz.I have upgraded my memory to crucial 2x8gb 1866mhz ram BLS2K8G3N18AES4 and used tohave them running 1866mhz as they should.It takes away a notch of graphics performance and I hope next bios update would fix this back.
I am currently with bios A10 and it has the same problem. Don't restrict people's choices of customisation. Otherwise I have been satisfied with my laptop, so please fix this.

Answer:Dell e7450 bios forced memory down to 1600mhz

The Latitude E7450 was never meant to support memory speeds of 1600MHz. That is limited by the chipset. http://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/latitude-e7450-ultrabook/late7450om-v2/Specifications?guid=GUID-4B73A8AA-17E0-4FE7-88BD-01C1E0FAA959&lang=en-us
http://ark.intel.com/products/85212/Intel-Core-i5-5200U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_70-GHz
http://ark.intel.com/products/85213/Intel-Core-i5-5300U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_90-GHz
http://ark.intel.com/products/85215/Intel-Core-i7-5600U-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_20-GHz

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