A BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) is a worst case scenario cause by an error while using Windows as it restricts your accessibility and can be fatal if not resolved within a particular time period. One of these is WEA_CORRECTABLE_ERROR that usually comes with a check value of 0x00000124. As the name represents, this error isn’t an ordinary one because in a majority of cases, it happens due to a hardware failure which is definitely, uncorrectable by Windows itself. There might also be several other reasons causing this problem to your PC and they are listed below.
Major Causes of WHEA_CORRECTABLE_ERROR
As mentioned above, there might be several other reasons behind this error.
- Corrupted or incorrectly configured Device Drivers can also be responsible for this kind of problem.
- Faulty RAM or Hard Drive is a type of hardware failure and it can be problematic if not resolved properly.
- Over-clocking the CPU might increase the amount of heat produced causing your PC to destabilize and throw this error.
- Windows Update failure can also lead you to this problem in some cases.
Solutions to Fix WHEA_CORRECTABLE_ERROR:
Based on the kind of factor causing this trouble, there are a number of solutions that can help to find and resolve this problem.
#1: Check for problem with RAM:
RAM is a major component of your computer and when it starts deteriorating, it can cause several issues. So, you are required to first check the RAM if you come across this error. To do so, follow these steps.
Due to this BSOD error, you cannot logon to your Windows. So, you are required to boot into Safe Mode first before proceeding further. To do so, we have an easy-to-follow comprehensive guide for you on starting Windows in Safe Mode.
After you have entered Safe Mode, follow the steps below.
- Windows Memory Diagnostic is a Windows tool to check and fix any issue with your RAM. Go to Start, type Windows Memory Diagnostic and open it.
- Click on the first link and let the computer run the check for you. It might take a while and at the end, if you found some errors, you need to remove the RAM and insert in again if you are using a Desktop PC or Laptop. Check for the problem again by logging into your Windows. If it still persists, you need to replace your RAM with the newer one.
If this tool doesn’t show this error, then try the next solution below.
#2: Check for Corrupted Hard Disk:
To check for corruption/ bad sector in your Hard Drive, follow these steps.
- Start your Windows in Safe Mode again as mentioned earlier.
- Go to Start and type chkdsk to open up the Check Disk Utility by Windows. You need to run it as administrator by right clicking over it and selecting Run as administrator
- This utility tool will automatically start finding the problem with your Hard Drive and will try to fix if found any. You can also try to resolve this problem by unplugging and re-plugging your hard disk again. If it doesn’t find any issue with your hard drive, then proceed to the next method.
- Alternatively, you can also download your Hard Drive manufacturer’s own disk healing tool in order to fix the problems.
#3: Update All of the Physical Device Drivers:
It is more obvious that when you have an outdated device drive, you are prone to various conflicts that can lead you to this kind of error. So, updating the drivers can definitely save you from losing your data.
- Again restart your Windows in Safe Mode, right click over the Start Menu icon and select Device Manager. Update all of the necessary components drivers listed there by right clicking over each and selecting Update Driver Software. After it is done, restart you computer in Normal Mode and in most of the scenarios, it would fix the WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR BSOD error.
#4: Disable Over-Clocking if Enabled:
Over-clocking is actually boosting your processor’s clock speed to a certain level for the purpose of getting the most of out it. Although, over-clocking doesn’t produce problems but if your hardware isn’t compatible or over-clocking surpasses certain levels, it might be extremely fatal. So, if you come against this BSOD error, you need to disable over-clocking if you have done it.
- Restart your PC and press the relevant key assigned by your PC’s manufacturer (F8, F9, F12 etc) in order to enter BIOS.
- Inside BIOS, move to the Advanced and then Performance See if over-clocking is disabled. If it isn’t, disable it, save changes to your settings and restart your PC.