This is a new system build. I built this system with video editing in mind.
core duo quad q6700 processor
4 GB ocx reaper memory
sata dvd drive
120GB ide hard drive (Bigger sata drive on the way)
30 GB IDE hard drive
ATI fireGL 7350 video
I originally installed XP pro and worked fine for about 3 days. Than i started having this blue screen 124 problem. I tried to isolate the problem but didn'tget anywhere. the blue screen appeared at random with no particular reason. some time it would happen while running software, some time just at rebooting, some times just idling overnight. Iinstalled a clean copy of Vista home premium hoping the problem would disappear. I was wrong, i still have the problem. So i google it to see if anyone else had the problem. It appeared that other peoples had the same problem running vista. Didn't find any one with the problem running XP. Also seem like most of the peoples with this problem were gamers, not that it should make a difference. Anyway I found many claim of fixes,some of which didn't make sense. Never the less, i tried them but i'm still having the problem.
Has any one else have experienced this problem? Does any one has insight on it? what exaclty is the 124 stop error anyway?
I found this morning that there is a newer version of bios available and plan on updating later on today. Could this fix it?
The funny thing is that after the blue screen stop 124 i get not able to start windows because hal.dll is not found or corrupted. the file is there so i assume it gets corrupted. I get the same thing with XP as well. In Vista i'll have to use the CD and repair it by restoring to an earlier time.