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BSOD dpc_watchdog_violation

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    win 8 pro wmc

    BSOD dpc_watchdog_violation

    this keeps happening when browsing the net with any browser i use FF ,palemoon do not use IE so can not comment(do not want to use it either).pc just seems to freeze then i get the bsod and reboot .if i go back to the site last visited again it re occurs ,if i leave that site for say 0.5 hour i can visit no problems. the site this happens on is any not a particular one just arbitrary one.this does not happen everyday but when it does it normally happens quite a few times in which case i stop using thenet for a bit then alls well, any help would be very gratefully received starting to feck me off

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    Windows 8 Preview

    I've read some other reports that this is related to an Anti Virus conflict.
    If you are running any AV, you may want to temporarily disable it to see if that's causing the issue.
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    win 8 pro wmc

    i have uninstalled my internet security suite and reinstalled it before made no difference i know this is different to what you said but i do not run any system without some security unless im using returnil which at present im not but that can be changed.
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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Your BIOS dates from 2009. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

    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). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard! I STRONGLY suggest not using controller drivers older than mid-2012 with SSD's.
    - 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
    ....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.
    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
    05 Jan 2013 - very interesting post about difficulties with the Marvell controllers even when not connected to the SSD drives:
    27 Feb 2013 - I'm starting to see much better reliability with SSD's using current (mid-2012 and later) storage drivers. I have withdrawn my objections to using these devices in everyday systems.
    The single memory dump blames your Outpost firewall. As you have un-installed/re-installed it, we have to suspect that it's either an incompatibility of another program with the firewall - or that there is another, internet-aware program having problems that crashes the firewall.

    You have the 2005 version of ASACPI.sys (the Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility driver). This is a known BSOD cause and it must be updated. You can find it in the Utilities section of the download page for your motherboard/system at Asus (it's called the ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Win7 32&64-bit) ASUS - - ASUS Striker II Formula Run the installer in Compatibility mode for Win7

    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! :

    V0260Vid.sys Tue Jul 17 23:34:14 2007 (469D8A36)
    Creative Camera driver

    ADIHdAud.sys Thu May 21 04:21:06 2009 (4A150EF2)
    SoundMAX Digital HD Audio Driver

    nvstor64.sys Fri Apr 9 05:22:41 2010 (4BBEF1E1)
    nVidia Storage Driver (nForce chipset driver)

    nvmf6264.sys Wed Apr 20 18:49:36 2011 (4DAF6300)
    nVidia nForce network driver

    nvstor.sys Mon Sep 12 19:53:04 2011 (4E6E9B60)
    nVidia Storage Drivers

    keyscrambler.sys Wed Dec 14 19:46:31 2011 (4EE94367)
    KeyScrambler Keyboard Encryption Driver

    I see traces from Virus Buster and from Spyware Doctor. Are you running more than one anti-virus or one firewall (to include the WIndows Firewall)? If so, please stop as that my be causing your issues.

    The following is for informational purposes only.
    **************************Fri Mar  1 09:35:44.764 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\SysnativeBSODApps\030113-13306-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (2 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16496.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130108-1504
    System Uptime:0 days 1:36:04.502
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for afwcore.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for afwcore.sys
    Probably caused by :afwcore.sys ( afwcore+3bee )
    BugCheck 133, {1, 784, 0, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
        DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
        identified with a stack trace.
    Arg2: 0000000000000784, The watchdog period.
    Arg3: 0000000000000000
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
    PROCESS_NAME:  System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x133_ISR_afwcore+3bee
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3000
    CurrentSpeed: 3000
      BIOS Version                  ASUS STRIKER II FORMULA ACPI BIOS Revision 2201
      BIOS Release Date             08/05/2009
      Manufacturer                  System manufacturer
      Product Name                  System Product Name
    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.
    **************************Fri Mar  1 09:35:44.764 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
    ASACPI.sys                  Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005 (42476C4C)
    V0260Vid.sys                Tue Jul 17 23:34:14 2007 (469D8A36)
    ADIHdAud.sys                Thu May 21 04:21:06 2009 (4A150EF2)
    nvstor64.sys                Fri Apr  9 05:22:41 2010 (4BBEF1E1)
    nvmf6264.sys                Wed Apr 20 18:49:36 2011 (4DAF6300)
    nvstor.sys                  Mon Sep 12 19:53:04 2011 (4E6E9B60)
    keyscrambler.sys            Wed Dec 14 19:46:31 2011 (4EE94367)
    VBEngNT.sys                 Tue Apr 24 12:26:02 2012 (4F96D41A)
    ttxejd39.vbt                Thu Jul 19 19:36:43 2012 (50089A0B)
    il7rkpbo.vbt                Thu Jul 19 19:36:43 2012 (50089A0B)
    SCDEmu.SYS                  Fri Aug 17 00:19:38 2012 (502DC65A)
    mbam.sys                    Mon Aug 20 12:49:41 2012 (50326AA5)
    PDFsFilter.sys              Thu Aug 23 17:57:13 2012 (5036A739)
    afw.sys                     Mon Sep  3 12:27:14 2012 (5044DA62)
    DefragFS.SYS                Tue Sep 11 15:24:29 2012 (504F8FED)
    intelppm.sys                Mon Nov  5 22:55:02 2012 (50988A16)
    afwcore.sys                 Mon Dec  3 03:56:23 2012 (50BC6937)
    SandBox64.sys               Wed Dec  5 01:52:26 2012 (50BEEF2A)
    VBFilt64.dll                Wed Dec  5 01:52:39 2012 (50BEEF37)
    AtihdW86.sys                Wed Dec 12 12:20:30 2012 (50C8BCDE)
    atikmpag.sys                Wed Dec 19 14:32:55 2012 (50D21667)
    atikmdag.sys                Wed Dec 19 15:38:55 2012 (50D225DF)
    cfosspeed6.sys              Thu Feb 14 12:28:04 2013 (511D1EA4)
    ttxejd39.vbt - 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.
    il7rkpbo.vbt - 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.
    VBFilt64.dll - 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.
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