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HAL.DLL BSOD

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I have been getting a "WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR" BSOD a lot and upon further research, I found the problem to be HAL.DLL

WhoCrashed analysis

computer name: DESKTOP
windows version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz Intel586, level: 6
4 logical processors, active mask: 15
RAM: 16596877312 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1910714368




Crash Dump Analysis

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Tue 3/5/2013 9:23:25 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\030513-8578-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x2D965)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA800D8CE028, 0xFE200000, 0x21136)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: 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).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.



(lots of these)

How can I fix this problem?
post #2 of 10
I know the log says otherwise, but are you overclocked?
When did this issue start?
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HAL.DLL is generated on the fly at boot, improperly seated memory and graphics cards are the two most likely causes. Reseat your ram, reseat your GPU. If neither of those fix it try one stick or the other. At any rate, its most likely the ram. Thats what its always been when I encounter it.
    
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I have gone back to stock while analyzing the error. I was overclocked when the error occurred. I was running at 4.5 GHz. It was stable under prime 95.

I increased the voltage to see if that would fix it. It wouldn't even boot. I then lowered the voltage to below what it was at, and it booted fine.
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I have gone back to stock while analyzing the error. I was overclocked when the error occurred. I was running at 4.5 GHz. It was stable under prime 95.

I increased the voltage to see if that would fix it. It wouldn't even boot. I then lowered the voltage to below what it was at, and it booted fine.
Try the suggestion above.
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Should I run memtest86?
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Should I run memtest86?
Yes. For 6 hours +
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post #8 of 10
Another possible cause - tipped off by the 0x124 is insufficient PLL/vcore voltage for your overclock, if you've ruled out memory and gpu I'd try that next.
    
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I've had the HAL.DLL error when a hard drive developed a bad sector.
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What would you recommend as a pll voltage for 3570k trying to get 4.5+? I was just at 1.95v and I was able to boot at 4.7 for the first time ever (but then it crashed frown.gif )

The vcore was at ~1.35. What would you recommend?

I will run memtest tonight
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