“A blue screen appeared on my PC last night. The computer was working fine… then it did an update and this strange error appeared. The message appears Whea Uncorrectable Error. What is it about? And how is it resolved? "

Every day there are many users who encounter blue screen errors. This particular error is also known as a fatal error or Blue Screen of Death. Even if the screen includes additional information about sudden system shutdown, this type of error is always a dilemma.

Regarding the type of error WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR with the number 0x0000124, it must be said that the cause can be both software and hardware in nature. But figuring out the error isn't the hard part, troubleshooting is. However, below we will give various indications on how to solve this problem.

Part 1: What is Whea uncorrectable error or 0x0000124

According to the experts, the whea_uncorrectable_error error appears mainly due to hardware failure. Could be:

  1. Damaged hardware, such as hard drives, CPU, GPU, PSU, and even damaged RAM.
  2. System overheated. It can happen due to voltage and overclocking issues.
  3. Any kind of hardware defect can cause Windows 10 fatal errors and force a system shutdown.

But in addition to hardware glitches, this error can also be traced back to driver conflicts, incorrect Windows update, system file error and more.

Part 2: How to fix the error?

Here are a series of tips that will help you resolve the error (especially if it is of a "software" and not hardware "nature)

Way # 1: Update Driver

The first thing to do is to check the drivers. The installed drivers may not support the version of the Windows operating system you are using. Then, check them and, if necessary, update or uninstall them. Not being able to update drivers in the standard way (because the PC does not boot) here is what you could do:

a) Start the computer and access the “Advanced Boot Options” menu using the key F8.
b) Select "Safe mode”And press“ Enter ”to execute.

c) Go to "Device Manager" and check the installed drivers

Way # 2: Run chkdsk

The second possible solution is to run the command "Chkdsk" on the computer. “Chkdsk” is a specific command, it comes with several functions suitable for correcting this type of error as well.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Start your computer and type "Command Prompt" in the search box.
  2. Right click on it, select "Run as administrator".
  3. When the command prompt panel opens, type "chkdsk C: / r"And press" Enter ".

This command will automatically scan and fix any problems on your system.

Way # 3: Reset BIOS

Resetting the BIOS is also an effective method of resolving the error whea_uncorrectable_error on Windows 10. It's very simple to do.

  1. Restart your computer and enter the BIOS. The key to enter the BIOS varies depending on the motherboard brand. The most common keys are "Del" and "F12".
  2. After entering the BIOS, look for the option to reset the BIOS to defaults.
  3. After locating the restore option click on it. Then press "F10" to save the changes.

Way # 4: Make sure your computer is cooled down

Overheating can also be the cause of the blue screen error. So make sure your PC is cooled down.

If you have an overheated system, it is very important to cool it properly. If overclocking is creating a problem, disable it from the BIOS.

If you don't have an overclocked system, check the voltages. If the voltage is unstable, use a UPS.

Way # 6: Reinstall Windows

If you are still having trouble then you might be thinking about doing the Windows OS installation from scratch. It's easy. But if you are using Windows 10, a simple reset will be enough to fix the whea_uncorrectable_error error

  • Log in to your PC, click on "Settings".
  • Go to "Update and Security".
  • Click on "Restoration".
  • Under "Restore" you will find "Reset this PC". Click on it and select "Get started".


Your PC will be reset within 5 minutes. If there is a problem with the system, it will also be fixed.

Part 3: Recover Data with WheaUncorrectable error

Whea Uncorrectable error can cause data loss especially if it is hardware in nature.

If you have such error and want to do data recovery you must know that it is possible, but you need to use professional data recovery software. Without professional software, data recovery will be impossible. We suggest Windows Boot Genius for that operation.

To proceed with the installation and use of the software, it is essential to enter the serial code obtained by purchasing the program license.

The first thing to do is insert the CD / DVD / USB into a working Windows computer and create the recovery disc by clicking on the button BURN of the Windows Boot Genius program.

After the disc has finished burning, connect that USB drive to the damaged computer. Restart your computer and enter the menu Boot touching continuously F12.
Select the USB drive and press "Enter" to proceed.

The Boot Genius program interface will load on the locked computer. Click on “DATA RECOVERY” and select “Partition Recovery” from the list.

All partitions on your hard drive will be listed. Specify the partition from which you lost files, then click "Scan"

After scanning, the results will be displayed on the screen. Select the files you want to restore and click the "Recover" down.


I solved it with Windows Boot Genius.
Thanks for the detailed guide!


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