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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD after 5-10 mins

  1. #1


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

    DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD after 5-10 mins


    Good day all,

    Have a major issue! This happens every 5-10 mins even during start-up of windows. It was difficult but I managed to get the files here. Just a note, I looked through most of this forum and I tried my hardest to update every known driver that is listed on Device Manager. If any other info needed, simply ask!

    Thanks so much!


    If anyone needs more information, please don't hesitate to ask! I know there is some driver that is setting it off and/or program. I tried to pinpoint it but I just don't seem to be getting any luck. Thanks again!
    Last edited by leafs580; 01 Dec 2012 at 14:18.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    Well I guess nobody was able to help me here, but for anyone with this issue... if you bought something pre-windows 8 and there are no windows 8 drivers, you might have to wait to use that decide until proper drivers are made/updated. I've started the process of elimination to see which driver it is and I think I found it. It was either my intel graphics/ SATA PCI- card/ USB 3.0 PCI express/ tv tuner. Haven't had a blue screen yet. but i will eventually enable one at a time to see whats causing the issue.
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  3. #3


    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    Welcome
    I dont know why you were not helped, you seem to have slipped in under the radar. The cause of your BSODs is a driver


    Vsmraid.sys file description
    Productname:
    VIA RAID driver

    Description:
    VIA RAID DRIVER FOR X86-32

    Company:
    VIA Technologies Inc.,Ltd

    Go to website to update driver/
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  4. #4


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    Thank you so much, I figured that out after hours of enabling and disabling devices and countless BSOD's! But at least I know I can enable the rest of my drivers. Thank you for the reply, much appreciated!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    I had to replace my VIA sata/IDE controller but I'm getting BSOD when i'm not on the computer. so I don't know what can be causing it, unless its my new sata/IDE controller. I attached updated files. Please check and see, thanks.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    sorry forgot to attach
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