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  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Professional 64bit

    DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (another thread)


    I've received the BSoD intermittently due to this error, and would very much appreciate an analysis of my dump file. (It happens on start-up most of the time on first try, but not twice in a row yet.)

    I am running an SSD; I have read about and am aware of the potential issues this may be causing. Overall, I'm really just wondering how much of this error is due to the SSD, or if it might be stemming from something else (as well?).

    I upgraded my 2 year-old custom built Windows 7 rig to Windows 8 last week. I have not made any hardware changes in more than 6 months.

    MS Windows 8 Professional with Media Center 64-bit

    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. X58A-UD3R (Socket 1366)
    Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz Bloomfield 45nm Technology
    6.00 GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 539MHz (7-7-7-20)

    ASUS MS238 (1680x1050@59Hz)
    ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)

    699GB Seagate ST3750640AS ATA Device (SATA)
    112GB Corsair CSSD-F120GB2 ATA Device (SSD)

    ATAPI iHAS424 Y ATA Device
    ATAPI iHOS104 ATA Device
    HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8487B SCSI CdRom Device

    Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Sigma

    ***EDIT :: I uploaded the .zip file as an attachment. Hopefully that works better.

    Thanks so very much in advance!

    Last edited by OBCT; 31 Jan 2013 at 19:54.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Do you still need help with this? If so, please post back and I'll see what assistance I can provide.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Professional 64bit

    Thanks for the reply.

    I stumbled on a suggestion on another forum that I'd like to try first. They suggest that I may have two conflicting instances of my ATI graphics driver software installed at once - apparently it isn't a terribly uncommon issue. The symptoms sound very similar to mine.

    They posted a great step-by-step guide to uninstall the old drivers and install a new driver, but there's quite a bit to it. I'll try to make time to tackle it tomorrow.

    If that doesn't alleviate my BSoD, I'll be back to request further assistance.

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  4. #4

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Could you please provide a link to that topic? I'd like to have a look at it myself!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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