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BSOD DPC_Watchdog_Violation when PowerDVD loads Blu-Ray

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64-bit

    BSOD DPC_Watchdog_Violation when PowerDVD loads Blu-Ray


    So this issue started last night when I tried play a blu-ray with PowerDVD 10. The disc gets all the way to the menu and I can hit play. However, when the disc starts it only plays 9 seconds of the rating screen and then locks my laptop up. I get a BSOD with a DPC_Watchdog_Violation. I tried updating some drivers but it still happens. I attached my log and information. Any help is appreciated. Thank you everyone!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    I looked at your 3 most recent memory dumps and they all named atikmdag.sys as the problematic driver. This is the ATI Video driver. I noticed that your driver version is from Wed Dec 19 15:38:55 2012. Please go on the AMD website and update your graphics card drivers.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64-bit


    It worked. Thank you very much. I have had more issues with the AMD drivers then I'd care to admit to, but it fixed it. Marking as solved.
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