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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSoD

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    DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSoD


    Hey everyone.

    I have a BSoD Problem. i'm getting this DPC_Watchdog_Violation randomly. I have windows 8 installed on this computer (new computer by the way.)
    I'm not sure what could be causing this. I thought it might be the graphics so I reinstalled the graphics and the computer would just crash.
    Also, the crash disabled either the drivers or something related to my graphics card so that it can't be accessed. However, i'm still running on it which I find kind of odd. I can't access it as in when I right click the desktop, it should have the option "Graphics Option" etc. Also, the resolution right now is 1280 x 1024 when it should be filling the whole screen up. I'm not sure what's going on, or what to do. In addition, i've read many other threads before talking about anti-viruses causing this problem; I don't have an antivirus program installed on my computer, as I just installed windows 8 on this and it's fairly new.

    The specs to my computer are custom made so here they are:
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge LGA Quad Core Processor
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB RAM
    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 PSU
    ASUS VS Series VS238H-P 23" HDMI LED Screen
    OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
    Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 HDD
    GeForce GTX570 Graphics
    H80 Water Cooler

    The minidump files are attached.
    If you need anything else, please ask.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Charles
    Last edited by charlescchen96; 13 Jan 2013 at 09:22.

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

    We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:
    There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

    Here's some suggestions:
    - Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
    - Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website)
    - Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
    - Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
    - Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard!
    ....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to switch controllers also.
    - Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.
    It's my opinion that SSD's aren't reliable enough (with current hardware) to be used on a system that needs to work reliably. Until I see reliability I will not recommend, nor will I use, SSD's for critical applications.
    06 Dec 2011 - This post tends to confirm issues with certain SSD chipsets and certain controllers - [SOLVED] cant find the cause of BSOD F4 - Tech Support Forum
    29 May 2012 - The frequency of BSOD's with SSD's seems to have been decreasing over the last several months. It may be approaching time to re-evaluate my stand on their suitability for use in production systems.
    10 Nov 2012 - I'm seeing an upswing in SSD errors - but most appear due to older storage controller drivers. I strongly suggest NOT using storage controller drivers that don't date from 2012 (if none are available, don't connect an SSD to that controller)
    05 Jan 2013 - very interesting post about difficulties with the Marvell controllers even when not connected to the SSD drives: https://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...tml#post169956
    These problems are in Device Manager:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1081&SUBSYS_15703842&REV_A1\4&BAB4994&0&0008 43
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0018&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001\5&134CB1D3&0&0001 39
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0018&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001\5&134CB1D3&0&0101 39
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0018&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001\5&134CB1D3&0&0201 39
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0018&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001\5&134CB1D3&0&0301 39
    The error codes indicate that there are problems with the drivers for these devices. Please uninstall the software and download/install a fresh copy from the nVidia website.

    Please turn off Driver Verifier. To do this, please open up verifier.exe and select "Delete existing settings", then click on the "Finish" button. Reboot to make the settings change effective.

    If, after all this, you're still unable to update/install the drivers - then start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics I'd concentrate on the video tests since that's where your problems are.

    If overclocking, please stop while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once we've stabilized the system.

    Your SRS drivers date from 2010 and should be updated to Win8 compatible versions. If not available, remove the software and the device temporarily to test and see if it's contributing to your problems.

    Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

    SRS_HDAL_amd64.sys Mon Nov 15 17:28:56 2010 (4CE1B428)
    SRS Premium Sound driver
    SRS_HDAL_amd64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

    tap0901.sys Thu Mar 24 17:20:03 2011 (4D8BB583)
    OpenVPN driver or COMODO
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tap0901.sys

    Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
    Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys



    Analysis:
    The following is for informational purposes only.
    Code:
    **************************Sun Jan 13 00:36:54.110 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011313-5921-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16461.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121119-1606
    System Uptime:0 days 0:00:18.746
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
    Probably caused by :nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+1b7221 )
    BugCheck C4, {91, 2, fffffa8008deeb00, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
    DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000000091, A driver switched stacks using a method that is not supported by
        the operating system. The only supported way to extend a kernel
        mode stack is by using KeExpandKernelStackAndCallout.
    Arg2: 0000000000000002
    Arg3: fffffa8008deeb00
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0xc4_91
    PROCESS_NAME: System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xc4_91_nvlddmkm+1b7221
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Sun Jan 13 00:13:36.843 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011313-5843-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16461.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121119-1606
    System Uptime:0 days 0:05:01.485
    Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiDoubleFaultAbort+b4 )
    BugCheck 7F, {8, fffff880009f7cb0, fffff88001415ff0, fffff801f1e7bff7}
    BugCheck Info: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP (7f)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000000008, EXCEPTION_DOUBLE_FAULT
    Arg2: fffff880009f7cb0
    Arg3: fffff88001415ff0
    Arg4: fffff801f1e7bff7
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x7f_8
    PROCESS_NAME: System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x7f_8_nt!KiDoubleFaultAbort
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Sat Jan 12 23:55:47.910 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011213-6078-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16461.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121119-1606
    System Uptime:0 days 0:00:06.546
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
    Probably caused by :nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+1b7221 )
    BugCheck C4, {91, 2, fffff80203dd1880, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
    DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000000091, A driver switched stacks using a method that is not supported by
        the operating system. The only supported way to extend a kernel
        mode stack is by using KeExpandKernelStackAndCallout.
    Arg2: 0000000000000002
    Arg3: fffff80203dd1880
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0xc4_91
    PROCESS_NAME: System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xc4_91_nvlddmkm+1b7221
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Sat Jan 12 23:23:00.534 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011213-4703-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16442.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121023-1503
    System Uptime:0 days 0:00:04.168
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
    Probably caused by :nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+1b7221 )
    BugCheck C4, {91, 2, fffff801ba9d8880, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
    DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (c4)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000000091, A driver switched stacks using a method that is not supported by
        the operating system. The only supported way to extend a kernel
        mode stack is by using KeExpandKernelStackAndCallout.
    Arg2: 0000000000000002
    Arg3: fffff801ba9d8880
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0xc4_91
    PROCESS_NAME: System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xc4_91_nvlddmkm+1b7221
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Sat Jan 12 23:13:43.268 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011213-4937-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16442.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121023-1503
    System Uptime:0 days 3:26:35.907
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
    Probably caused by :nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+bfdcd )
    BugCheck 133, {0, 281, 280, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    Arguments: 
    Arg1: 0000000000000000, A single DPC or ISR exceeded its time allotment. The offending
        component can usually be identified with a stack trace.
    Arg2: 0000000000000281, The DPC time count (in ticks).
    Arg3: 0000000000000280, The DPC time allotment (in ticks).
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
    PROCESS_NAME: System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x133_DPC_nvlddmkm+bfdcd
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3400
    CurrentSpeed: 3410
      BIOS Version                  0817
      BIOS Release Date             09/10/2012
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    
    3rd Party Drivers:
    The following is for information purposes only.
    Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
    Code:
    **************************Sun Jan 13 00:36:54.110 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    SRS_HDAL_amd64.sys          Mon Nov 15 17:28:56 2010 (4CE1B428)
    tap0901.sys                 Thu Mar 24 17:20:03 2011 (4D8BB583)
    Rt630x64.sys                Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
    HECIx64.sys                 Mon Jul  2 18:14:58 2012 (4FF21D62)
    dump_storahci.sys           Wed Jul 25 22:30:35 2012 (5010ABCB)
    intelppm.sys                Mon Nov  5 22:55:02 2012 (50988A16)
    nvlddmkm.sys                Sat Dec 29 01:47:52 2012 (50DE9218)
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Sat Jan 12 23:55:47.910 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    nvhda64v.sys                Tue Jul  3 11:25:04 2012 (4FF30ED0)
    ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
    **************************Sat Jan 12 23:23:00.534 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    intelppm.sys                Wed Jul 25 22:26:48 2012 (5010AAE8)
    
    SRS_HDAL_amd64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=tap0901.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dump_storahci.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=intelppm.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvlddmkm.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=nvhda64v.sys
    http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=intelppm.sys
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