Solved: Stop: 0x00000124 Blue Screen Error

By April Cai in Blue Screen Error Tags: BSODDriversWindows

While working on your computer, like watching a semifinal live, playing a video game, your desktop suddenly turns into a blue screen and it says Stop: 0x00000124. You must get mad and nervous. Sometimes after a simple restart, your computer works again, but you may find this same blue screen comes back soon. 

Don’t worry. You’re able to solve this blue screen error by yourself with the following tutorial. 

2 methods to solve 0x00000124:

This blue screen problem is usually a hardware issue, and often caused by a corrupted or incompatible driver on your computer. It could happen on Windows 7 and also Windows 10. You’ll learn two easy and helpful methods to solve this problem:

  1. Update all your available driver
  2. Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Method 1: Update all your available driver

Here’re 3 options for you to update all your available driver. 

Option 1 — Manual driver update: To update driver, you can check the updates on your computer manufacturer’s website, like Dell, HP. You should modify all your drivers one by one and update the outdated ones. This method is directly and straightforward though, it could takes up too much of your time. Besides, good computer skill is required to update drivers manually.

Option 2 — Check for updates one by one: Another way your can use the built-in Update driver feature in Device Manager feature of Windows operating system. With this feature, Windows can detect the update for your driver automatically. You’re also required to check the updates one by one.

Option 3 — Automatic driver update: If you don’t have much time, patience or computer skills to update your driver manually, you can do it automatically with  Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. 

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to any flagged driver to automatically download and install the correct version of that driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

Important: Whichever way you choose to update your driver, please restart your computer after an update to make the new driver take effect. Besides, check to see if the blue screen shows again after you update all your available drivers.

Method 2: Disable Driver Signature Enforcement   

Driver Signature Enforcement is a built-in feature in Windows. It makes your computer load the drivers only be signed by Microsoft to protect your computer. If you’re sure of the security of your unsigned drivers which cause this blue screen error, you can try disabling this feature to solve your problem.

If you’re on Windows 10 & 8, follow this guide on Driver Easy.

If you’re on Windows 7, follow these please:

1) Restart your computer and press F8 continuously before you see your computer’s logo to get into the Boot Option menu.

Note: The key to get into Boot Option can be F2,F8, F10,F12, Esc or Del, etc. If you are not sure, consult the manufacturer of your computer. 

2) Press arrow key ↓ to select Disable Driver Signature Enforcement, then press Enter.

3) Check to see if the blue screen shows again.