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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on boot.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on boot.


    Hi.

    Recently my computer (Windows 8.1) started occasionally BSOD'ing with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION just as I enter my password and press enter. The computer restarts, and works fine. I read up on the issue, and it is often caused by SSD's, but I do not have one in this system. I heard it can also be a driver issue, but I don't know where to start. I ran WhoCrashed, and it told me this:

    imgur: the simple image sharer (this image is also attached to the post)

    It says that it could be a thermal issue but that is not possible at all (especially since it happens right at boot, and because my GPU and CPU idle at 30~ degrees celcius)

    The .DMP files are attached.

    Can anyone help me solve the issue?

    Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    All your dumpfiles blames probably caused by NTbt.sys.
    This point to network related problem.

    Please update your Intel networkcard driver, this current one predates windows 8 from here https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx
    Last edited by lifetec; 20 Jun 2014 at 13:19.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, thank you for replying. I will try updating the network card driver.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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