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BSOD - "DPC Watchdog error" while watching videos.

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    BSOD - "DPC Watchdog error" while watching videos.


    I get the BSOD - "DPC Watchdog error" while watching videos. I suppose it's a display issue?

    I'm not finding a lot of info online Re this error but I have been getting it a lot recently. I have even rolled back my nvidia driver to see if that helps but to no avail?

    I have attached the *.dmp files. Would REALLY appreciate any help as I don't want to uninstall Windows 8.

    Perhaps related: Coming out of sleep mode I also get a lot of image refresh problems (closed apps stay visible, animation ghosting).


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    Quote Originally Posted by jomardl View Post
    I have even rolled back my nvidia driver to see if that helps but to no avail?
    Hello and welcome.

    Immediately, I apologize for singling this statement out, but I feel that it is necessary for the community in general. This, under any and all circumstance, is not the way to go about solving anything. So with that being said, re-install the latest driver.

    Then, download and run the special tool to remove AVG, in safe mode. You're having tcpip.sys errors and this will fix that right up.

    When done, boot to normal mode and set Windows Defender and Windows Firewall services to Auto and start them too.


    The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL
    or above.
    Arg1: 0000000000000000, A single DPC or ISR exceeded its time allotment. The offending
        component can usually be identified with a stack trace.
    Arg2: 0000000000000281, The DPC time count (in ticks).
    Arg3: 0000000000000280, The DPC time allotment (in ticks).
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    Debugging Details:
    TRIAGER: Could not open triage file : C:\Program Files\Windows Kits\8.0\Debuggers\x86\triage\modclass.ini, error 2
    TAG_NOT_DEFINED_202e: 1
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
    PROCESS_NAME:  System
    LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from fffff80391fd84df to fffff80391fb5140
    fffff880`01287318 fffff803`91fd84df : 00000000`00000133 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000281 00000000`00000280 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
    fffff880`01287320 fffff803`91e93111 : 00000000`00000001 fffff880`0125e180 fffff880`01287480 fffff780`00000320 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x13a4f
    fffff880`012873a0 fffff803`92533bdd : 00000000`009f9ad7 ffffffff`ffd0dbb8 fffffa80`06800202 fffffa80`08b4c210 : nt!KeUpdateRunTime+0x51
    fffff880`012873d0 fffff803`91fb786b : 00000000`07fb5620 00000000`70f975e5 fffffa80`06800210 00000000`0000002f : hal!HalpTimerClockInterrupt+0x4d
    fffff880`01287400 fffff803`91e80de0 : ffff83fb`570d20d5 fffff803`91e50e51 00000000`00000001 00000000`0000002f : nt!KiInterruptDispatchLBControl+0x1cb
    fffff880`01287590 fffff880`01ae20a5 : fffffa80`08b4c210 00000000`006624ce fffff880`012876a0 fffff803`9252871d : nt!KxWaitForSpinLockAndAcquire+0x20
    fffff880`012875c0 fffff880`01ae26e6 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`0031106a 00000000`009f9ad7 000000f3`879d5e62 : tcpip!TcpProcessExpiredTcbTimers+0xe4
    fffff880`012876a0 fffff803`91ea4582 : fffff880`01287b00 fffff880`012878a9 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000001 : tcpip!TcpPeriodicTimeoutHandler+0x3b6
    fffff880`01287800 fffff803`91ea4292 : 00000000`00000000 fffff803`91e9370f fffff880`0125e180 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0x232
    fffff880`01287910 fffff803`91ea3f9b : fffffa80`0a675cc0 00000000`006624ce fffff880`012879d0 fffff880`01287af0 : nt!KiExpireTimerTable+0x1a2
    fffff880`012879a0 fffff803`91ea387c : 00000000`006624ce fffff803`91e93111 00000000`00000000 fffff880`0125e180 : nt!KiTimerExpiration+0x9b
    fffff880`01287a60 fffff803`91fb955a : fffff880`0125e180 fffff880`0125e180 fffff880`01269e00 fffffa80`06b2b600 : nt!KiRetireDpcList+0x47c
    fffff880`01287c60 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiIdleLoop+0x5a
    fffff880`01ae20a5 814b7400000004  or      dword ptr [rbx+74h],4000000h
    SYMBOL_NAME:  tcpip!TcpProcessExpiredTcbTimers+e4
    FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner
    MODULE_NAME: tcpip
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    Thanks a lot... seems to have done the trick. Can you recommend a free alternative to AVG? What about Avast?

    Or is Windows Defender actually sufficient, as some are saying?
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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86

    You have all you need and that is my strong recommendation. Windows Defender on 8 = MSE on 7 and below.

    You're welcome.
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