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DPS Watchdog Violation every single time I reboot/shutdown

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    Windows 8 Pro

    DPS Watchdog Violation every single time I reboot/shutdown


    Just did a fresh install of Win 8 Pro on my Intel 520 180GB SSD. I installed the OS on the SSD first, once that was done I added in my 1TB HDD. I also disabled the hibernation thru command prompt and I'm guessing maybe this is why I'm having issue in Win 8. I can reinstall the OS again however my concern is wearing out the SSD by constantly writing to it and whatnot.

    In any case here are a couple mini dumps.
    Last edited by ChrisRey3156; 28 Dec 2012 at 06:51.

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    it got nothing to do with disabling hibernation. The dumpfile indicated you are having problem with storahci.sys driver which is the MS AHCI driver. Install the AHCI driver from the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (you might have to select .inf file manually because .exe installation Package may say that system isn't supported). and also make sure you have the latest firmware for your SSD.
    Hope this helps
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    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    i have just tried to reinstall windows 8 also failed put me back to old save point, worried it will crash again with a DPS Watchdog Violation

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DPS Watchdog Violation every single time I reboot/shutdown
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