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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 22874 10-Jun-2008 20:21
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Hi all,

I am at my wits end on this so maybe some clever person out there can help.

I yesterday put together a new desktop system:
E8500 3.16GHz
Asus P5K premium WiFi
4GB OCZ ram
Nvidia 9800GTX
Corsair TX 750W

I installed Vista home premium fine on it.....for about an hour and a half.

Vista updated itself and did a reboot where it then goes to a blue screen right as it finishes the green scrolling bar during bootup.
Since then thats all it will do and goes intoa reset loop.

The blue screen contains a message on a hardware fault with error code: STOP: 0x00000124
I tried booting into safe mode and that gives me the same problem.

As it was a new PC I gave up and formated the HDD and tried to reinstall but booting from the DVD brings me to the exact same screen.

I have removed the sounds card and that had no effect, I have swapped out the RAM so jsut 2 GB is inserted and that made no difference either.

Currently I am resetting the CMOS to see if that rescues it but not holding my breath.

Anything else you can think of that I can try - am a bit upsett as I was so happy that it started up first time and now not so much!

If you think its hardware - any way I can diagnose the correct part to return - guessing motherboard most likley and then graphic s card or processor.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 137164 10-Jun-2008 21:10
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Try this:

1. Go to the BIOS by pressing [DEL] during POST.
2. Go to Advanced Chipset Features.
3. Go to CPU Configuration
4. Select C1E Enhanced Halt State and set it to Disabled
5. Press [F10] to save the changes and exit.

It's either the onboard audio or the nvidia card. If you can, see if there's an updated bios for your m/b.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 137167 10-Jun-2008 21:13
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It's a long shot also but check your hard-disk settings in your bios, and make sure 32bit disk access is not switched off.


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 137215 11-Jun-2008 03:10
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Thanks for the advice!

I managed to fix it...... reset the CMOS and reflashed the BIOS and for reasons unknown all is well again!
Not sure how vista would have messed with the bios but jsut happy its seems to be all ok now.


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Reply # 137223 11-Jun-2008 08:06
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It may not be Windows Vista at all. Depending on your machine a BIOS update is required to use Windows Vista. I had a desktop with a network problem and after the BIOS update it worked 100%...

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