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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION resuming from sleep. Windows 8 64

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64bit

    DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION resuming from sleep. Windows 8 64


    Hi all,

    I'm getting a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION resuming from sleep but I think I got one trying to shutdown once but maybe it was shutting down to sleep.

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. #2


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    Welcome
    Tentatively it appears that your problem is due to a driver. The information given indicates a driver that is not the most likely cause. See if driver verfier can detect the true problem. Run for 36 hours
    Verifying Drivers: Enable or disable the Driver verifier in Windows 8
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64bit


    Enabled. Will run for 36 hours.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64bit


    So do I now continue to use the computer normally (i.e. sleeping/rewaking the computer) and wait for a crash? Then re-upload the new SF zip file?
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  5. #5


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    Use the computer as always. If you have an idea of what action caused the BSODs make sure you do that too. Use it for 36 hours. We want BSODs, since the verifier puts stress on the drivers and the weak ones will cause BSODs. So for the next 36 hours BSODs are a good thing.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64bit


    New crash today. First one in awhile. This time during boot. Verifier is still enabled. Different error, something about THREAD
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  7. #7


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    The verifier has named a driver. Lets hope this is the answer. Go to the website and update driver. Do not follow any other instructions in this For Information Only article
    wrfiltv.sys - What is wrfiltv.sys ?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64bit


    That would be the Creative soundblaster world of warcraft wireless headset driver. Windows 8 installed the driver for it automatically and there is no new driver for it since 2010 for Win7 so I just uninstalled the driver and removed the usb transmitter. Nothing but problems with that headset anyway.

    Thanks for all your help!
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  9. #9


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    You are welcome.

    If the BSODs continue turn on verifier again.
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  10. #10


    Omak, WA
    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I clicked on the verifier.exe link you provided above and read the instructions for use. The two that commented had tried it and had their computers stuck in a loop as a result. How can verifier.exe be used without causing an additional problem? I am getting a Windows 8 BSOD every time when coming out of Sleep Mode and getting a DPC.Watchdog_Violation error. Nothing I have done or a third level MS Support person has done has found the supposed driver that is causing the problem. I will post the problem in a new thread in your BSOD Crashes and Debugging section.

    Thanks.
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