I occasionally (always at the least convenient moment...) receive this BSOD on my Windows 7 desktop PC:
Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 124 BCP1: 0000000000000000 BCP2: FFFFFA8007BBB028 BCP3: 00000000B2000040 BCP4: 0000000000000800 OS Version: 6_1_7601 Service Pack: 1_0 Product: 256_1 Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\010812-16578-01.dmp C:\Users\al\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-37500-0.sysdata.xml
Trying to find out more information about this seems to be futile because the file
C:\Users\al\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-37500-0.sysdata.xml doesn't exist (the folder exists, but not any file that starts with "WER"), and attempting to analyze the minidump file yields the following:
Bug Check Code: 0x00000124 Parameter 1: 00000000`00000000 Parameter 2: fffffa80`07bbb028 Parameter 3: 00000000`b2000040 Parameter 4: 00000000`00000800 Causing driver: hal.dll Address: hal.dll+12a3b Processor: x64 Crash address: ntoskrnl.exe+7cc40 CPU count: 4 Major ver: 15 Minor ver: 7601 Dump size: 283,576
Filename: ntoskrnl.exe Addr. in Stack: ntoskrnl.exe+18d513 From addr: fffff800`02a18000 To addr: fffff800`03001000 Size: 0x005e9000 Timestamp: 0x4e02aaa3 Time string: 6/22/2011 9:53:23 PM Product name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System File desc: NT Kernel & System File ver: 6.1.7601.17640 (win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506) Company: Microsoft Corporation Full path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
ntoskrnl.exe are part of the OS and there doesn't seem to be anything I can do to upgrade those "drivers".
I know that the hardware is perfect (including RAM voltages in BIOS etc) because this same exact system works perfectly with
Ubuntu 8 and
Ubuntu 10 (triple-boot config). The problem is definitely in the system software, but how do I find out what it is?