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BSOD -- Cannot install OS

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#1 ryux


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 03:55 AM

Hi guys, struggling to find the cause of the issue here;

I've upgraded every component of my PC except CPU and am now encountering a hardware BSOD when attempting to install Windows 7 on the new setup.

Standard 000000124 error code. Previously I encountered plenty of BSOD errors but usually only during intensive gameplay, but now cannot get past 'expanding files' during windows installation. From what I understand, this error message is usually related to cpu/memory but feel as though I might be overlooking something that's causing the PC to crash at this point.

Here's the new specs:
Asrock z77 1155 extreme4
i7 2600 (no k)
Corsair Vengeance ddr3 1600
Corsair RM850i
Samsung 850 EVO SSD

I can't tell if I've missed any incompatibilities between the components or whether my CPU can't handle the load of installing windows just like during gameplay.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 usasma


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 06:32 AM

STOP 0x124 in many cases is an error that the CPU reports to Windows (not necessarily due to the CPU).

The CPU has error detecting functions built in, and Windows has been able to access these since the days of Vista.

They are primarily hardware issues - but can also be due to compatibility problems and even low-level driver issues.


Start with these free, bootable diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html

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