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Random BSOD DPCWatchDog Violation and Others

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Random BSOD DPCWatchDog Violation and Others


    Hi there

    I have been having multiple BSOD recently on W8Pro x64 desktop.
    It started with a message "Your PC ran into a problem" then "DPC_Watchdog_Violation" referenced at the end.

    I thought it might be to do with Kingston V300 250GB SSD in the PC so I upgraded the firmware on it however the random BSOD still persists. I then updated the graphics card with latest drivers from website but issue still persist.

    Today the blue screen was fuzzy (unreadable) when it happened.

    I was wondering if someone could have a look through the logs attached and let me know if there is something else I'm missing.

    Thanks
    PCTS

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  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    The crashes are caused by a network security driver that is from Glasswire.
    Driver Reference Table - gwdrv.sys
    Do you have more then 1 security software installed?
    Code:
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for gwdrv.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for gwdrv.sys
    0: kd> lmvm gwdrv
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`b4cd2000 fffff800`b4cdf000   gwdrv    T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: gwdrv.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\gwdrv.sys
        Image name: gwdrv.sys
        Timestamp:        Fri May 29 06:15:40 2015 (5567E7EC)
        CheckSum:         00012747
        ImageSize:        0000D000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @axe0 Thanks for your reply and analysis. Yes I use Glasswire to monitor my network connection, I have a windows firewall and Webroot AV security product installed on my machine. Do you recommend I remove Glasswire to resolve the issue?
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  4. #4



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Yes, I recommend that yes.
    Glasswire is also a firewall program, having multiple protections software for the same thing causes trouble.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi there

    Thanks for that. I will test the computer over the coming days. I haven't removed Glass wire yet but what I did do was uninstall the graphics card drivers and software and let Windows update install the latest one it had (which was a few months behind the manufacturer website). It appears to be working better so far. If I get any more crashes I will remove GlassWire and test it and will post back here.

    Thanks for the assistance.

    Kind Regards
    PCTS
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  6. #6


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi there - I did Windows update but the issue still occurred. I removed Glasswire and it did resolve the issue.
    Issue Resolved.
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