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Bsod dpc_watchdog_violation

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Bsod dpc_watchdog_violation

    Hi I'm new to this forum and I hope I have done this right because I have been getting this error since yesterday I thought it was linked to my out-of-date drivers but I updated those and same problem occurs also thought it was linked to a game I was playing at the time but problem still occurred. Thanks for any help ye guys can provide.

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Your BIOS dates from 2011. 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.

    Only 53 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 66 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

    D: drive only has about 3% free space (other drives also have less than 15% free space). Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance. Please free up 15% on ALL hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty)

    Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).
    Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
    New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
    Alternate link:
    Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help
    AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems.
    Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
    Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
    Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure - Sysnative Forums

    If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
    Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
    Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Un-install". Reboot for changes to take affect.
    Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

    If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.

    You have the Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility driver from 2005 - this is a known BSOD issue. Please download the latest version (2009) from the Asus website (it's for Win7) and install it using the Compatibility mode for Win7.

    If these things fix it, there's no need to go further. But if it's still BSOD'ing, please follow the troubleshooting instructions here: Video TDR Timeout - 0x116 + 0x117 - Sysnative Forums

    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! :

    SaiU0CCC.sys Fri Apr 23 06:59:27 2010 (4BD17D8F)
    Unknown driver - suspect it's part of Saitek device (Saitek HDD Filter Driver)

    SaiK0CCC.sys Fri Apr 23 06:59:33 2010 (4BD17D95)
    Unknown driver - suspect it's part of Saitek device (Saitek HDD Filter Driver)

    The following is for informational purposes only.
    **************************Fri May 10 05:08:02.867 2013 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\SysnativeBSODApps\051013-24445-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16551.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130306-1502
    System Uptime:0 days 1:25:26.567
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
    Probably caused by :atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+101100 )
    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_atikmdag+101100
      BIOS Version                  2001   
      BIOS Release Date             03/08/2011
      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 May 10 05:08:02.867 2013 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    ASACPI.sys         Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005 (42476C4C)
    SaiU0CCC.sys       Fri Apr 23 06:59:27 2010 (4BD17D8F)
    SaiK0CCC.sys       Fri Apr 23 06:59:33 2010 (4BD17D95)
    dtsoftbus01.sys    Fri Jan 13 08:45:46 2012 (4F10358A)
    athrx.sys          Wed Mar 21 23:26:22 2012 (4F6A9BDE)
    AODDriver2.sys     Thu Apr  5 05:23:37 2012 (4F7D6499)
    viahduaa.sys       Sun Sep  9 23:16:40 2012 (504D5B98)
    Rt630x64.sys       Thu Oct 25 05:14:58 2012 (50890312)
    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)
    aswRvrt.sys        Wed Mar  6 18:21:43 2013 (5137CF87)
    aswFsBlk.SYS       Wed Mar  6 18:22:01 2013 (5137CF99)
    aswMonFlt.sys      Wed Mar  6 18:22:08 2013 (5137CFA0)
    aswTdi.SYS         Wed Mar  6 18:22:10 2013 (5137CFA2)
    aswrdr2.sys        Wed Mar  6 18:22:24 2013 (5137CFB0)
    aswSP.SYS          Wed Mar  6 18:23:05 2013 (5137CFD9)
    aswSnx.SYS         Wed Mar  6 18:23:10 2013 (5137CFDE)
    aswRvrt.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.
    aswrdr2.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.
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