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BSOD playing World Of Warcraft, DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    BSOD playing World Of Warcraft, DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION


    Hey guys! First time posting here. ^.^

    Anyway, I've had the BSOD for about a month now and it started randomly. I've noticed it usually happens when I'm playing World of Warcraft. I've played other games and it doesn't happen. But then again, WoW is pretty much the only game I play for more than 3 hours at a time, so I don't know if it would happen in other games because I don't play them as frequently.

    I'm running Windows 8.1 on an Alienware 14 laptop. My graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M

    I've attached a zip with all the files needed as instructed by the sticky post.

    Please help! I tried calling Alienware and they suggested I re-install Windows. I really don't want to do that so any help is GREATLY appreciated!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Hey,

    Rename this driver to .bak:

    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm MO4Driver
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`049a1000 fffff800`049ae000   MO4Driver   (deferred)             
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MO4Driver.sys
        Image name: MO4Driver.sys
        Timestamp:        Fri Jul 15 00:06:02 2011 (4E1FBCAA)
        CheckSum:         000087C5
        ImageSize:        0000D000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    Open Regedit. Find the subkey for that driver at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

    Right click on it and choose export and save it. Then right click and delete it.

    Reboot.

    Let me know how it gets on after.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the quick reply! I'm currently trying to find the subkey for the driver but I can't seem to find it. Is it inside a folder under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services ? There are so many >.>
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Yes, when you find the right folder (subkey), you will see a reference to the MO4Driver.sys inside. That (folder - subkey) would be the correct one to save as shown above and then delete, reboot.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    OK, I found it. I noticed it's related to my WoW MMO Mouse. Does this mean I can no longer use it? Thanks for everything!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Tell you what...play the game as much as possible to determine if it is now stable.

    Get back to me with results and then we will look into that specifically.

    You're welcome.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Sounds great. Many thanks!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Hello, I'm back with results.

    I was playing WoW a couple of minutes ago and got the BSOD again. DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

    I did what you said but apparently it didn't fix it. I'm using a Razer Naga Epic instead of my WoW mouse if that helps.

    Attached are my files.

    Please help! This is very frustrating.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    No new crash dumps included at all, so not much to say besides Razer doesn't have an excellent track record at all. I would test with generic.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Wait, you can't see my files attached? I'll try reuploading... Thanks! Let me know if you can see them.

    EDIT: I've also noticed this usually happens when I'm multitasking. I.E. playing WoW and surfing the net..
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