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BSOD on every startup (not on restart)

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro

    BSOD on every startup (not on restart)


    Hi everyone.

    I'm sitting on a brand new Dell desktop running Windows 8. On every start-up I get a DPC_watchdog_violation error, then it restarts and everything is fine. If I manually restart the PC it runs smoothly - if I choose "Shut Down", wait for 15 seconds and then start the PC again, I get the BSOD again. Any ideas?

    I have attached a zip containing three minidumps I "created" today while I tried to figure out what causes this problem.

    Besides the BSOD on start up, the PC runs nice and without any problems.

    *EDIT* Just spottet the "Before posting a BSOD thread, please read..." I've attached the correct zip now.
    Last edited by BACH; 20 Feb 2013 at 04:39.

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  2. #2


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


    The dump files indicated MAudioProFire.sys which is a driver for your M-Audio Profire. In your driver list:

    MADFUAXIOMPR Service for M-Audio Ax Kernel 21/05/2011 04:25:22
    MAFWPROFIRE Service for M-Audio Pr Kernel 02/03/2010 02:14:15
    MAUSBAXIOMPR Service for M-Audio Ax Kernel 21/05/2011 04:25:29

    These drivers are dated back in 2010, 2011. Please download and update these drivers from the manufacturer.

    In addition, there's some talks about IRQ conflict, you might want to read:
    http://forums.m-audio.com/showthread...ll-of-Win7-x64
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    I should have known. I've had nothing but trouble with my M-audio products (I also have an M-audio AxioPro 49 midi keyboard) and there are no(!) dedicated Windows 8 drivers available for those products. Thanks for your help with this. I'll check out that thread and see where it leads me.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Btw. today I didn't get the BSOD for the first time in two weeks or so. I have no idea why it didn't crash. I've tried to shut it down and start it up again, but no BSOD for me. I tink I'll just leave it be then. If the BSOD returns I'll look into the M-audio drivers though (and perhps if I'm lucky they will even have released Windows 8 drives by that time).
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BSOD on every startup (not on restart)
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