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 are able to solve this blue screen error by yourself with the following tutorial. 

Why does this problem happen on my computer?

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.

How do I solve this problem?

We introduce 2 methods here your can try to fix. Try Method 2 if Method 1 doesn’t work.

Method 1: Update all your available driver
Method 2: Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Method 1: Update all your available driver

Since this problem is usually caused by a corrupted or incompatible driver, you can update your device driver to solve it. You have the following a), b), c) three ways to update your drivers. If you want to save much time, go to way c).

a) 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 You should modify all your drivers one by one and update the outdated ones.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.

b) 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.

c) 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. Then run it on your Windows.

2) Click Scan Now It will detect all drivers problems of your computer in less than 1 min.

3) For its Free Version, you can update your drivers one by one by Update. But if you upgrade to PRO Version, all your drivers would be updated in one click — Update All (full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).

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.