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BSOD "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" on Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    BSOD "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" on Windows 8.1


    Hi guys,

    Just got this BSOD ten minutes ago. My laptop has been running flawlessly since I bought it in June. This is the first BSOD I've had on it. It occurred whilst playing Far Cry 3. The game has also run flawlessly on my system for the last week since I started playing it. The Uplay application that it is launched from updated before my last session. Don't know if that may have had something to do with it. Before the BSOD, the game began stuttering until ultimately it froze before displaying the BSOD.

    My video card is a GTX780M 4GB, so it has no problem handling it. I updated the driver a few days ago, but as I said it ran perfectly for a few days before this happened.

    As far as I know, my drivers are all up to date. Not 100% sure though.

    I've attached the dump files created by SF_diagnostic_tool. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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  2. #2


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


    BSOD was caused by nvlddmkm.sys. The latest WHQL is dated 11/19/2013:
    Drivers | GeForce

    NOTE: when update the driver, use Custom Install and in the next screen, on the bottom left, put a check mark on
    "Clean Install"
    Last edited by topgundcp; 28 Nov 2013 at 05:53.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    BSOD was caused by nvlddmkm.sys. The latest WHQL is dated 11/19/2013:
    Drivers | GeForce

    NOTE: when update the driver, use Custom Install and in the next screen, on the bottom, put a check mark on
    "Clean Install"
    Many thanks Topguncp. Will try this and mark as solved. You are the man.

    Edit: I actually already had that driver installed, but did the clean install. I'll see how goes. Thanks.
    Last edited by Oodlemeister; 28 Nov 2013 at 06:16.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

BSOD "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" on Windows 8.1
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