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BSOD periodically with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on new build

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    BSOD periodically with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION on new build


    Hello,

    I recently put together a gaming PC on January 15th. It has had four BSOD's since then with DPC_WATCHDOG_Violation description. They were not frequent as a week or two apart, but for a new built PC it seems strange to already be running into these, so something is amiss.

    It is using two drives that were formatted from a previous build that were used as storage; a Samsung 840 EVO SSD and a WD 1TB HDD Caviar Black. They are currently only storage drives and were formatted during initial BIOS setup after the OS was installed and Windows recognized them and a new SSD is being used as the main Windows boot drive. Hopefully there are no left over drives from the old PC still on them conflicting with the boot drive.

    Debugging tools have indicated different causes for each BSOD crash, such as HTTP.sys, nvlddmkm (Nvidia driver), hal.dll, and ntoskrnl.exe.

    System Specs are:
    CPU: Intel i7-4790K at stock 4.00Ghz
    RAM: 2x4GB Corsiar Vengeance 1866Mhz RAM
    GPU: GTX 980 @ stock 1177Mhz
    Boot: Crucial MX100 128GB SSD
    Storage 1: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
    Storage 2: WD 1TB Caviar Blue HDD
    PSU: Corsiar AX860 Watt
    OS: Windows 8.1 64bit with latest updates.

    I recently (as of three days ago of this posting) installed new drivers for keyboard, mouse, and wireless headset.

    I am using Geforce 347.25 drivers, as 344.11 was used before that and there were many CTD with Display Driver stop working and a clean install of the latter solved most of those issues.

    Attachment 58604

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Hi Arjorn & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

    I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

    DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: 0000000000000000, A single DPC or ISR exceeded its time allotment. The offending
    component can usually be identified with a stack trace.
    Arg2: 0000000000000501, The DPC time count (in ticks).
    Arg3: 0000000000000500, The DPC time allotment (in ticks).
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    So, according to the dump file, a DPC (Deferred Procedure Call) or an ISR (Interrupt Service Routine) took longer than it was supposed and hence the system crashed.
    Let's take a look at the stack -
    Code:
    0: kd> knL
     # Child-SP          RetAddr           Call Site
    00 fffff800`ec71dc88 fffff800`eabfd43a nt!KeBugCheckEx
    01 fffff800`ec71dc90 fffff800`eaadd2c1 nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x1258a
    02 fffff800`ec71dd20 fffff800`eaa227b5 nt!KeClockInterruptNotify+0x91
    03 fffff800`ec71df40 fffff800`eab6feb3 hal!HalpTimerClockIpiRoutine+0x15
    04 fffff800`ec71df70 fffff800`eabdbe2a nt!KiCallInterruptServiceRoutine+0xa3
    05 fffff800`ec71dfb0 fffff800`eabdc20f nt!KiInterruptSubDispatchNoLockNoEtw+0xea
    06 fffff800`ec70e880 fffff800`6c3b9199 nt!KiInterruptDispatchLBControl+0x11f
    07 fffff800`ec70ea10 ffffe001`ce648990 nvlddmkm+0x19c199
    08 fffff800`ec70ea18 00000000`00000000 0xffffe001`ce648990
    And the driver hanging up is the NVIDIA Driver.
    Kindly uninstall the currently installed NVIDIA driver using the Display Driver Uninstaller from this **LINK**. Once the driver has been uninstalled, kindly reboot the system. Try installing a BETA driver and see if the problem resolves or not. If it is not resolved, try a driver from few versions earlier. You could also try the driver which came with the Graphics Cardin the driver disc.

    Let me know how it goes ^_^

    -Pranav
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Thank you for the analysis Pranav/bleelvis.

    I've been having to install and reinstall Nvidia drivers after Microsoft Update downloaded and installed display drivers during a routine update.
    I used DDU in safe mode during the installation of the current 347.25 drivers, so maybe it didn't clean everything. The driver that came with the GPU card was 344.11. I'll download the latest driver 347.75 using this method and report back in a reply.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Quote Originally Posted by Arjorn View Post
    Thank you for the analysis Pranav/bleelvis.

    I've been having to install and reinstall Nvidia drivers after Microsoft Update downloaded and installed display drivers during a routine update.
    I used DDU in safe mode during the installation of the current 347.25 drivers, so maybe it didn't clean everything. The driver that came with the GPU card was 344.11. I'll download the latest driver 347.75 using this method and report back in a reply.
    Sure thing. Let me know how it goes ^_^


    -Pranav
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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