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Random DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (logs attached)

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Random DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (logs attached)

    Hi, I've been getting random DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION errors. The first thing that will happen is Chrome will usually stop responding. I can still use the computer for a bit (chrome won't open again though). Then, after a few minutes, everything goes downhill and I get the violation error.

    Attached are logs after running driver verifier for around 48 hours. I looked through them a bit but nothing caught my eye. As far as I can tell, all my drivers are up-to-date. I also just unplugged and replugged the graphics card, hard drives, etc. again to see if that will help (although I have done this recently and still got this issue afterwards).

    Any ideas what might be causing the issue? Thank you!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)

    Hi Lxetuo & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

    I have analyzed your Dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-
    **************************Thu Aug 14 06:28:47.935 2014 (UTC + 5:30)***************************** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rtwlanu.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rtwlanu.sys
    Probably caused by : rtwlanu.sys ( rtwlanu+15d98f )
    BugCheck 133, {0, 501, 500, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
    PROCESS_NAME:  chrome.exe
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x133_DPC_rtwlanu+15d98f
    MaxSpeed:     3300
    CurrentSpeed: 3310
      BIOS Version                  U1c
      BIOS Release Date             03/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
      Product Name                  To be filled by O.E.M.
    **************************Thu Aug 14 05:58:50.403 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
    Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+2f67c )
    BugCheck 133, {1, 1e00, 0, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
    PROCESS_NAME:  svchost.exe
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x133_VRF_ISR_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_
    MaxSpeed:     3300
    CurrentSpeed: 3310
      BIOS Version                  U1c
      BIOS Release Date             03/13/2013
      Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
      Product Name                  To be filled by O.E.M.
    Below is the list of 3rd party drivers present on your dump files :-
    **************************Thu Aug 14 06:28:47.935 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
    tap0901.sys                 Fri Nov 25 00:20:27 2011 (4ECE91F3)
    lvrs64.sys                  Tue Oct 23 07:41:24 2012 (5085FCCC)
    lvuvc64.sys                 Tue Oct 23 07:42:08 2012 (5085FCF8)
    Rt630x64.sys                Fri May 10 15:29:08 2013 (518CC4EC)
    Smb_driver_Intel.sys        Fri Aug  2 06:24:20 2013 (51FB033C)
    intelppm.sys                Thu Aug 22 14:16:35 2013 (5215CFEB)
    dump_storahci.sys           Thu Aug 22 17:10:39 2013 (5215F8B7)
    rtwlanu.sys                 Thu Nov 14 13:15:41 2013 (52847FA5)
    AMDACPKSL.SYS               Wed Mar 12 05:19:44 2014 (531FA118)
    AtihdWB6.sys                Wed Mar 12 05:20:02 2014 (531FA12A)
    TeeDriverx64.sys            Thu Mar 13 23:51:52 2014 (5321F740)
    rzendpt.sys                 Mon May 19 12:13:41 2014 (5379A81D)
    rzudd.sys                   Mon May 19 12:13:44 2014 (5379A820)
    RTKVHD64.sys                Wed May 28 17:47:12 2014 (5385D3C8)
    atikmpag.sys                Sat Jul  5 06:56:52 2014 (53B7545C)
    atikmdag.sys                Sat Jul  5 07:09:13 2014 (53B75741)

    Please follow the below steps, one step at a time :-

    1. As we can see that in your most recent Dump file, the "rtwlanu.sys" is the culprit which is related to your "Realtek RTLxxxxx Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter". Please update this driver. Check if you are getting BSOD's if you remove this device. An installable PCI Wireless Card is much more reliable and robust IMO.
    2. Please update your "TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 or OpenVPN driver or COMODO" as well.

    Let me know how it goes ^_^.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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