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Waddup guys, lately I've been trying to play a game called Team Fortress 2, and every 20-40 mins I play it it crashes by either having a BSOD or Hl2.exe has stopped working. I was thinking if I fixed that BSOD everything will be solved including that Hl2. Now that BSOD happens when I play Team Fortress 2 and other games.

OS Name = Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version=6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description= Not Available
OS Manufacturer= Microsoft Corporation
System Name=AMY-PC
System Model= MS-7519
System Type= X86-based PC
Processor= Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 2940 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date = American Megatrends Inc. V1.1, 28/05/2008
SMBIOS Version = 2.5
Windows Directory = C:\Windows
System Directory = C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
Video Card: GTX 560: I just bought this like 2 days ago. Because I thought that would fix the problem but no..

Bug Check Code = 0x00000124
Caused by driver: halmacpi.dll
Caused by address: halmacpi.dll+ef3f
File Description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL


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SP1 isn't installed, please do the following:
Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates
I notice that this is installed:
Start Menu\Programs\NETGEAR WG111v2 Smart Wizard Public:Start Menu\Programs\NETGEAR WG111v2 Smart Wizard Public
Win7 does not like wireless USB devices, particularly with older (Vista) drivers and it will cause BSOD's. Here's my rant on the subject:
I do not recommend using wireless USB devices. Especially in Win7 systems.
These wireless USB devices have many issues with Win7 - and using Vista drivers with them is almost sure to cause a BSOD.
Should you want to keep using these devices, be sure to have Win7 drivers - DO NOT use Vista drivers!!!
An installable wireless PCI/PCIe card that's plugged into your motherboard is much more robust, reliable, and powerful.
The memory dump is a STOP 0x124 error. These are generally hardware errors, but can be caused by other drivers.

The scmndisp.sys driver dates from 2007 - and this is a component of the NetGear Wireless device
Driver Reference Table - scmndisp.sys
Please follow the advice about this device that I posted above.

The vvftUVC.sys driver dates from 2007 - it belongs to the VMicro USB camera.
Driver Reference Table - vvftUVC.sys
Please update the drivers to the most recent, Win7 compatible version.

Please post back if this doesn't fix the BSOD's and we'll try some other stuff

[font=lucida console]
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\FUBAR\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011612-23727-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16695.x86fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Sun Jan 15 18:12:27.809 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:19:48.386
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x124_GenuineIntel
PROCESS_NAME:  svchost.exe
Bugcheck code 00000124
Arguments 00000000 9e95e024 b2000040 00000800
BiosVersion = V1.1
BiosReleaseDate = 05/28/2008
CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz"
MaxSpeed:     2930
CurrentSpeed: 2940
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