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Fix whea_uncorrectable_error 0x00000124 Blue Screen in windows 10

If you receive a Blue Screen Error, it means that your PC has shut down suddenly to protect itself from data loss. Blue Screen of death is the most annoying Error for windows 10 users. whenever your computer is encountered with something it doesn’t know how to process, so it shuts itself down to prevent any damage with showing Blue Screen with a error code. WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR 0x00000124  is one of the Blue Screen Errors as like PFN_LIST_CORRUPT, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL,  and Driver_Power_State_Failure This Error mostly occurred on windows 10 and 8.1 systems and this Error may appear suddenly and restarts your PC.

The WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR bug check has a value of 0x00000124. This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA)

 whea_uncorrectable_error 0x00000124  Blue Screen in windows 10

We know that dpc watchdog violation is the most serous BSOD for windows. After that WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR is the most serious blue screen issue. The 0x0000124 is a hardware error that indicates that your system has found an uncorrectable hardware error. It’s also known as WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR.

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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR occurred when any of device drivers are not compatible with the operating system. This 0x00000124 error is also show for Hardware failure like : Hard drive not responding, your RAM memory not responding or your main board is not working correctly.


A hardware component is malfunctioning and causing Windows to restart. misconfigured or outdated driver that causes conflicts in the I/O system. (This may happen after a driver update or an incorrect Windows upgrade(downgrade).) may be error is an important system file, or a registry hive that is corrupt or missing. That may happen because of disk read/write errors, power outages or virus attacks.


Here are all the solutions to solve this unexpected Windows Blue Screen whea_uncorrectable_error.

Disable Overclock in BIOS
The system overclocking caused due to increase of heat. The most common fix for whea_uncorrectable_error is disabling overclock from your BIOS. To do that, just follow these steps:

Open Start Menu and go to Settings now Go to Update and Security, and then to Recovery tab
Click on Advanced Startup and your computer will restart On advanced startup, Go to Troubleshoot,

disabling overclock from your BIOS windows 10

then Advanced Options and then UEFI Firmware Settings and on next screen Click Restart


After the computer is restarted, it should open BIOS automatically, so go Advanced tab
Than to Performance, and look for Overclocking here Make sure overclocking is disabled

how to Disable Overclock in BIOS

Save changes to BIOS (by pressing F10 on your keyboard), and start your computer normally
After disabling overclocking, you shouldn’t face this issue anymore, if it’s still present, check out  the next solutions.


Start Windows in Safe Mode and Check for Drivers. some times uncorrectable error can occur by corrupted device drivers. First, you have to identify which drivers are corrupted. to do this  click in the search box in the start menu. Type in the search box “Device Manager” and press enter key.
when “Device Manager” is opened here you will find all active devices. You just have to find the device which is yellow marked.
update device driver in windows 10
That’s the infected device driver. You can update this from here by clicking Update Driver Software option. If any device driver is incompatible then you can uninstall that driver and download from manufacturer website and install it.

Uninstall Any Recently Installed Application: 

If the error started to appear, immediately after you installed an application or install a new driver, then there is a s chance that this new program could be causing the error. for this you have to uninstall the program, then evaluating your system.

 First, ensure you have administrative rights to make changes or uninstall any application.

Uninstall Any Recently Installed Application

 Lets Fallow the steps to Do this. First open  Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features.  now select the recently installed Application and click uninstall.

Restart windows and check. if you still your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart Blue Screen problem in windows 10 fallow next step.


some times The "whea_uncorrectable_error 0x00000124  Blue Screen" error may be due happen to a corrupted file system. To find corrupted registry files you just have to scan for it. First, Open command prompt as admin. Type sfc/ scannow and press enter. Wait for completing the process. 

Repair Corrupt System Files in Windows 10 with the System File Checker

This  will scan your system for all its important system files, and replace where necessary.You just have to wait for few minutes to finish the scan. When the System file check and repair is completed, restart your computer and check if your computer works smoothly.

Use Memory Diagnostic to fix Memory ( RAM ) Errors

some times Corrupted RAM can cause this whea_uncorrectable_error blue screen problem. so To determine whether or not this is the case, you need to test your RAM. This can be done, by running Memory Diagnostic Tool    

Open start menu and type Windows Memory Diagnostic and choose the app of similar name.
Now select Restart now and check for problems.

Memory Diagnostic Tool to fix Memory corruption problems

It will restart your PC and diagnose your memory problems. Let the program finish and if any error is found, it will be reported. If this is the case, then it’s time to replace the erring memory module.

Scan and Check Hard Disk For Errors

If the problem persists, even after attempting all the above methods, then the problem could be due to a fault in your hard drive, bad sectors being the likely culprit. In order for you to determine whether or not you’re hard drive is damaged, you will need to scan it.

 Press shortcut key Win + X , and click on Command Prompt (Admin).
 In the command prompt window, type chkdsk c: /f /r command and press Enter key.

Tip: CHKDSK is the short of Check Disk, C: is the drive letter you want to check, /F means fix disk errors and /R stands for recover information from bad sectors.

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors and bad sectors

When it prompt "Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)". Answer Yes to that question by pressing the Y key on your keyboard and press Enter. Restart your computer.

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors and bad sectors windows 10

 After restarting, the disk checking operation should start. Wait until Windows check your disk for errors.

 If you found error by checking hard disk and memory, You should try to fix them. There are many system optimizer tools available online. You can use anyone, If you trust that program.


To fix corrupted registry files you have to use a registry cleaner. There are lots of paid and free versions of registry cleaner on the internet. You can download any of them. You just have to click on registry clean button and this software will find and repair corrupted registry for you automatically.

Download Ccleaner


Restoring Windows back to an earlier point in time.

Restore Points proves to be very useful in situations like this. This Method is only useful for you if you already have a Restore point Created in the past when your PC was Running Smooth as Butter.
For those who already have a Restore point created,  Read How To Perform System Restore to Fix CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED Blue Screen error on windows 10, 8.1 and 7


Some Other Things to Take Care:

Sometimes WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR can be caused by internal hardware problem. In that case, Here are the things you should do –

Open your CPU and clean it. Specially, It may have dust. Try to clean it carefully.
Remove your RAM and place it again.
Clean your cooling fan.
Clean hard disk.

 For any reason that these method do not work or if you encounter an issue write down the errors/messages on comments bellow.

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