WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR, 0x00000124 Blue Screen error

Both small and large modifications on a computer can trigger errors. One commonly faced Blue Screen error is WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR, The system encountered an uncorrectable hardware error, Code 0x00000124. Based on the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA), this bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. It could be caused due to the RAM, Hard Drive or any other hardware component. It is typically related to physical hardware failures. It can be heat related, defective hardware, memory or even a processor that is beginning to fail or has failed.



The following potential fixes can be carried out to fix BSOD errors related to error code STOP 0x00000124 on Windows 10-

  1. Disable Overclocking if you have enabled it
  2. Ensure that your computer’s cooling systems are working
  3. Run Diagnostics to check the Memory
  4. Update or Rollback Drivers.
  5. Using System File Checker.
  6. Disable Digital Driver Signature Enforcement.

If you tend to create a System Restore point usually, you can try to undo any modifications on your computer, by performing System Restore. Secondly, it is recommended that you carry out these tasks mentioned below in Safe Mode with Networking only.

1] Disable Overclocking if you have enabled it

If Overclocking has been enabled, try disabling it. This should help.

2] Ensure that your computer’s cooling systems are working

You need to get your hardware opened and checked if the computer’s colling systems like fans, etc., are working normally.

3] Run system diagnostics

Run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool to confirm that the system memory is not defective.

4] Update or Rollback Driver

It is less likely, but possible that a driver is causing the hardware to fail. So, if you ecently updated a driver, roll back. If you are using an old device driver, see if updates are available. If need be, uninstall and then fresh install the driver, whose name may have been mentioned in the Blue Screen. This post will show you how to Update or Rollback drivers.

For instance if it is the sisraid4.sys driver then since it is a Windows system driver, you may run System File Checker as well. sisraid4.sys is SiS AHCI Stor-Miniport Driver and is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows.

5] Run System File Checker

Run Command Prompt (Admin), type in the following command to run System File Checker and then hit Enter.

sfc /scannow

Restart your system after the scan is completed.

This will fix all the bad or damaged collection of your system files.

6] Disable Digital Driver Signature Enforcement

Start by rebooting your computer from the Start menu and selecting the option while you press the Shift key.

It will bring up the Advanced Boot Menu. Click on Troubleshoot. Now, select Startup Settings.

Change Windows 10 Boot defaults

Finally, select the option that says Disable driver signature enforcement.

Boot your computer normally. Check if that fixes your issues.

All the best!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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