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BSOD at random times - DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    BSOD at random times - DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION


    Hi,

    I've been having random freezes on my pc for the last few weeks. It seems to happen when I'm using multiple applications or a few internet windows. Everything freezes including the mouse and keyboard and I'm stuck staring at whatever it was I was just doing until I manually reboot. I'm not sure if this can be classed as a bsod as I get no blue screen, maybe I just need to wait longer for it to appear.

    Anyway I actually did get a bsod after one such freeze and managed to get a dmp this time. Any idea what's causing it as I only got my pc a few months ago and I wasn't happening at first.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Hey,

    Uninstall Avast. Set Windows Defender and Windows Firewall to Automatic and start them too.

    AF15BDA AF15BDA.sys Tue Mar 20 03:14:41 2007 (45FF89E1)

    Update the above driver. If there is no update, remove hardware from the system.

    If it were my machine, I'd remove Hotspot Shield too.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Hi,

    I've unplugged the dbtv usb device that was related to AF15BDA.sys. It was old and I have already tried to get new drivers. If this is at fault I'll happily replace with a new one.

    I've uninstalled hotspot and avast. I don't usually touch defender or the firewall much. I thought the firewall was already running tbh. I've updated and started the defender though so I hope they're both active now. Wouldn't I get a security alert from Windows if they weren't?

    Do I just see if I get any more freezes or bsod now, or do you need any more logs of anything?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Based on your post, everything is well, so enjoy.
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