Watchdog stopcode.....WTF is that?

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Big TT, Mar 8, 2017.

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  1. Big TT


    So, I will admit to NOT being a computer expert....this morning my laptop started doing this....

    Watchdog anyways....the computer restarted and TOOK forever, or at least it seemed that way, so I did a manual restart myself....I try to run the software I wanted and it happens again....finally after the 3rd time I just let the computer take it's sweet time restarting and it seems to be fine. Anyone have any idea what that is about?
  2. Guinness0514

    Guinness0514 Starter

    One of the most common is an SSD drive that has old firmware not supported by Windows . Another likely cause is an outdated driver for one of your hardware components. For example, if your sound card driver does not support Windows 8, simply plugging in a set of headphones could produce a DPC Watchdog Violationerror.
  3. RTH

    RTH Meh...

    Too much dog porn. Sicko.
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  4. Big TT


    Thanks...I will try this later when I am home again....but like I seems to have cured itself....
  5. TimBerty

    TimBerty Guest

    If you want to find out why this type of BSOD error occurs on your computer, here's the instruction.

    Firstly, if you are able to access it in regular mode, then boot it up, and log into it.

    Next, download BlueScreenView or WhoCrashed. Both are free tools to help you scan for minidump files on your Windows PC and show you the reason why DPC watchdog violation error occurs.

    If you are unable to access regular mode, then boot into Safe Mode with Networking and start to download one of those programs to analyze your computer. It will show you exact file that caused this issue. Based on that information, you can know why your computer gets this BSOD (blue screen of death) error.

    Here are a few solutions you can use to resolve it when finding the cause:
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