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Windows 8 Crash Watchdog

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    Windows 8 Enterprise

    Windows 8 Crash Watchdog


    I just got a Windows 8 BSOD talking about a watchdog failing or something, after that the windows restarted and said "Updaing" on startup, since when does Windows update on startup?

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    Windows 8.1


    Watchdogs are processes designed to monitor the system and kill any process that is not operating properly. I didn't even know Windows had one, so it must be a new (and buggy) feature. And I imagine you're computer was set to download updates in the background.
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    Viewing through Windows 7, me like-a-discuss 8 though


    Quote Originally Posted by madmadmax View Post
    I just got a Windows 8 BSOD talking about a watchdog failing or something, after that the windows restarted and said "Updaing" on startup, since when does Windows update on startup?
    First boot after almost every patch Tuesday, which is 2nd one of every month.

    Unrelated to your bsod. You can post for help if you wish.
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