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DPC Watchdog Violation on Application Launch

rboelens

New Member
Hello,
I am having this issue with DPC Watchdog Violation each and every time I load Minecraft.
The application attempts to load, but then the machine locks up, mouse freezes, sound freezes etc.

After a few minutes, I get BSOD'd and receive the DPC_Watchdog_Violation error. The computer then finishes the dump, but sits on a blank screen. It does not reboot without manual intervention.

This is my setup and what I have done so far to troubleshoot
I am running an XFX Radeon HD 6950, with 3 monitors, using Eyefinity (Similar to spanning across all 3)
I have tried it with and without eyefinity enabled. This does not appear to be the issue. For the purposes of the dump, eyefinity was disabled.

I have updated the drivers on my Corsair Force XT SSD to the latest firmware update (5.xx)
I have updated the drivers on my XFX Radeon HD 6950 with drivers directly from the AMD Website (XFX does not appear to supply drivers and/or I just cant find a drivers page on their site)
I have Updated to the latest Java x64 Build. (Minecraft is a Java Application)
Other Applications/Games do not appear to cause BSODs, but I'm guessing that is only because they are calling different functions.

Attached Below is my W7Forums Dump. I assume that this works for W8 as well as I was directed to the utility from the W8Forums Sticky. Thanks for looking :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD Thuban 1055T
    Motherboard
    MSI 790FX-GD70
    Memory
    16GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB Double Dissipation
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3x LED Monitors - Horizontal Eyefinity Setup
    Screen Resolution
    5760x1080
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200
    Case
    Coolermaster CM Storm
    Cooling
    Built in Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gigabyte 5 Button Mouse of Some Sort
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 25D/25U

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
Guru
Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:
There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website)
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard!
....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to switch controllers also.
- Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.
It's my opinion that SSD's aren't reliable enough (with current hardware) to be used on a system that needs to work reliably. Until I see reliability I will not recommend, nor will I use, SSD's for critical applications.
06 Dec 2011 - This post tends to confirm issues with certain SSD chipsets and certain controllers - [SOLVED] cant find the cause of BSOD F4 - Tech Support Forum
29 May 2012 - The frequency of BSOD's with SSD's seems to have been decreasing over the last several months. It may be approaching time to re-evaluate my stand on their suitability for use in production systems.
10 Nov 2012 - I'm seeing an upswing in SSD errors - but most appear due to older storage controller drivers. I strongly suggest NOT using storage controller drivers that don't date from 2012 (if none are available, don't connect an SSD to that controller)
05 Jan 2013 - very interesting post about difficulties with the Marvell controllers even when not connected to the SSD drives: https://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cr...-pc-reboots-when-waking-sleep.html#post169956

Your BIOS dates from 2011. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

The memory dumps blame your video drivers. Additionally, you have the AMD Overdrive utility installed - which is known to cause BSOD's on some systems. Please do the following:
AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems.
Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Un-install". Reboot for changes to take affect.
Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the system to stock/standard values while we're troubleshooting. Once the system is stable again, feel free to resume the overclocking.

Please remove the software for your Avnex Ltd. Virtual Audio Device (it's drivers date from 2008)
And then physically remove the device from your system.
Test to see if that helps the BSOD's
I'm seeing an increasing number of BSOD's related to sound-equipped video cards installed alongside other additional sound cards in Win8.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

vcsvad.sys Sun Nov 16 04:51:18 2008 (491FED16)
Avnex Ltd. Virtual Audio Device
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vcsvad.sys

Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys

AODDriver2.sys Thu Apr 5 05:23:37 2012 (4F7D6499)
AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard [br] Known BSOD issues in Win7
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AODDriver2.sys



Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.
Code:
[font=lucida console]**************************Sun Jan 13 02:30:51.692 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011313-17940-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16442.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121023-1503
System Uptime:[B]0 days 0:21:19.848[/B]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by :[B]atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+fa3c9 )[/B]
BugCheck [B]133, {1, 784, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000133]DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
    DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
    identified with a stack trace.
Arg2: 0000000000000784, The watchdog period.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: [B]System[/B]
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x133_ISR_atikmdag+fa3c9[/B]
  BIOS Version                  V1.17
  BIOS Release Date             02/18/2011
  Manufacturer                  MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
  Product Name                  MS-7577
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Sun Jan 13 02:08:52.504 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011313-17908-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16442.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121023-1503
System Uptime:[B]0 days 0:41:22.678[/B]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by :[B]atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+38dd3 )[/B]
BugCheck [B]133, {1, 784, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000133]DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
    DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
    identified with a stack trace.
Arg2: 0000000000000784, The watchdog period.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: [B]System[/B]
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x133_ISR_atikmdag+38dd3[/B]
  BIOS Version                  V1.17
  BIOS Release Date             02/18/2011
  Manufacturer                  MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
  Product Name                  MS-7577
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Thu Jan 10 21:41:35.583 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011013-18610-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16442.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121023-1503
System Uptime:[B]0 days 3:24:43.831[/B]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by :[B]atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+fa2e4 )[/B]
BugCheck [B]133, {1, 784, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [url=http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000133]DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)[/url]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
    DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
    identified with a stack trace.
Arg2: 0000000000000784, The watchdog period.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: [B]System[/B]
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x133_ISR_atikmdag+fa2e4[/B]
  BIOS Version                  V1.17
  BIOS Release Date             02/18/2011
  Manufacturer                  MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
  Product Name                  MS-7577
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
[/font]

3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code:
[font=lucida console]**************************Sun Jan 13 02:30:51.692 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
[COLOR=RED][B]vcsvad.sys             Sun Nov 16 04:51:18 2008 (491FED16)[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=RED][B]Rt630x64.sys           Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=RED][B]AODDriver2.sys         Thu Apr  5 05:23:37 2012 (4F7D6499)[/B][/COLOR]
dump_storahci.sys      Wed Jul 25 22:30:35 2012 (5010ABCB)
SCDEmu.SYS             Fri Aug 17 00:19:38 2012 (502DC65A)
AtihdW86.sys           Tue Aug 21 22:26:37 2012 (5034435D)
atikmpag.sys           Thu Sep 27 21:12:52 2012 (5064F994)
atikmdag.sys           Thu Sep 27 22:14:57 2012 (50650821)
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Thu Jan 10 21:41:35.583 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Symphony.sys           Wed Apr 25 06:17:33 2012 (4F97CF3D)
[/font]
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vcsvad.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AODDriver2.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dump_storahci.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SCDEmu.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AtihdW86.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmpag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys
Symphony.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

rboelens

New Member
Not a problem. I appreciate the support I am getting, and your response is very thorough, with facts and data to back it up.
Something that is extremely rare with Microsoft even with their paid professional support. I definitely appreciate the time you are spending to help me.

I tried completely uninstalling AMD Catalyst and its additional programs and re installed only the Drivers and once without the AMD Vision Control Centre. The problem persists.

I've reinstalled it since as I need it to configure my Eyefinity Setup. I at no point was able to find anything with overdrive mentioned in device manager, even with a full install, vs driver install only.

I'm not sure if the SSD or the storage controller is the problem, as this does not appear to happen with any other application.
I would think that the application would call the same functions regardless of the way an application saves the file vs graphics, which would call different features/functions based on application. I could of course be completely wrong, but that would be my train of thought. I would like to pursue troubleshooting the graphics path first.

I will check for a BIOS update. I am familiar with the process and am aware of the risks which is why I would like to leave this as a last ditch resort as I have had several boards brick in my time due to badly written BIOS update Firmware and since this board is out of warranty, I'm not quite inclined to buy a new one as of yet. My Rig is not overclocked and the problem only seems to appear when the software is attempting to render a "zone" in the application with certain "mods" enabled. (Another Reason I believe this is graphics related). Vanilla, the software seems to load fine (I think the "mod" is calling a video function that is not called using vanilla).

Since I cannot find the AMD Overdrive utility to uninstall (even with showing the hidden device drivers), I would assume that isolating this would be the first step. Can you help me find this utility?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD Thuban 1055T
    Motherboard
    MSI 790FX-GD70
    Memory
    16GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB Double Dissipation
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3x LED Monitors - Horizontal Eyefinity Setup
    Screen Resolution
    5760x1080
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200
    Case
    Coolermaster CM Storm
    Cooling
    Built in Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gigabyte 5 Button Mouse of Some Sort
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 25D/25U

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
Guru
Here's my canned speech about further attempts to remove AMD Overdrive:
If AODDriver2.sys is still present and the software/device isn't present and the driver isn't needed - then please do this (thanks to jcgriff2):
Bring up elevated Admin cmd prompt -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe | "Run as Administrator" | type/ paste the following -
Code:
where /r c:\ /f /t AODDrive*.* > 0 & start notepad 0
It may take a few minutes.

A Notepad will open wth the results. That will state the location of all OverDrive drivers.

My canned speech for Part 2 of the AMD Overdrive removal:
Please post the results in your next post. This will help to locate the AMD Overdrive drivers that start with "AODDrive"


Then:
- create a System Restore point.
- create a System Repair disc and ensure that it works. To do this, go to Start...All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc
- uninstall all ATI video stuff using Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program (this may make the next 3 steps unnecessary - if so, just continue on).

- check in services.msc to see if there is an AOD service. If there is, set it to "Disabled" for the startup type.
- then disable any startups that name AODDriver2.sys using Autoruns (free from here: Autoruns for Windows )
- rename AODDriver2.sys to AODDriver2.BAD (it's probably in C:\Windows\System32\drivers)
----------01 June 2012 - Owner found AOD in C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64

- reboot and see if that fixes the problem(s). Check in C:\Windows\System32\drivers (or the other folder) to be sure that it stays renamed.
- install fresh video drivers using the procedure here: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure
DO NOT install the full Catalyst Control Center package!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

rboelens

New Member
I disabled AMD Fuel service and also renamed the AOD file to .BAD
It was located in C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64

I've restarted the computer and verified that the file is still named *.bad and the service is still off, but the problem persists.

I did not reinstall or install the driver itself as I figured the canned response was for an bad installation. Do I have to reinstall the driver after I remove it?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD Thuban 1055T
    Motherboard
    MSI 790FX-GD70
    Memory
    16GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB Double Dissipation
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3x LED Monitors - Horizontal Eyefinity Setup
    Screen Resolution
    5760x1080
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200
    Case
    Coolermaster CM Storm
    Cooling
    Built in Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gigabyte 5 Button Mouse of Some Sort
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 25D/25U

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
Guru
Nope, you did what is needed.
If it's still BSOD'ing, please zip up and upload the memory dumps located in C:\Windows\Minidump with your next post.

Please be advised that I'm having system problems and may not be able to run memory dumps for a day or two - but I'll still be able to respond to questions during that time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

rboelens

New Member
No worries. Here is the dump as requested :)

Thanks again.

Cheers,
rboelens
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD Thuban 1055T
    Motherboard
    MSI 790FX-GD70
    Memory
    16GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB Double Dissipation
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3x LED Monitors - Horizontal Eyefinity Setup
    Screen Resolution
    5760x1080
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200
    Case
    Coolermaster CM Storm
    Cooling
    Built in Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gigabyte 5 Button Mouse of Some Sort
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 25D/25U

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
Guru
The memory dumps point at video drivers, but I'm still very concerned about the Avnex Virtual Audio device from 2008.
I'm starting to wonder about audio conflicts with newer video cards - I'm seeing similar results in different systems that have audio capable video cards - AND - add-on audio devices/software.

Please check your video card to be sure it's not overheating. Check the temps with a temperature monitoring device, check to be sure that the cooler isn't clogged and is getting good all-around airflow. Check that the fan is working. And check that the power cable (if so equipped) is firmly seated. If all that passes - then consider borrowing another video card to test with.

Please remove the Avnex Virtual Audio device while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to reinstall an up to date, Win8 compatible version once the system has been stabilized.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

vcsvad.sys Sun Nov 16 04:51:18 2008 (491FED16)
Avnex Ltd. Virtual Audio Device
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vcsvad.sys

Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys



Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.
Code:
[FONT=lucida console]**************************Mon Jan 14 18:47:38.224 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011413-19609-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16461.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121119-1606
System Uptime:[B]0 days 0:03:27.622[/B]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by :[B]atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+fa3a1 )[/B]
BugCheck [B]133, {1, 784, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [URL="http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000133"]DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)[/URL]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
    DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
    identified with a stack trace.
Arg2: 0000000000000784, The watchdog period.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: [B]System[/B]
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x133_ISR_atikmdag+fa3a1[/B]
  BIOS Version                  V1.17
  BIOS Release Date             02/18/2011
  Manufacturer                  MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
  Product Name                  MS-7577
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Sun Jan 13 15:07:11.724 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\011313-18298-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16461.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121119-1606
System Uptime:[B]0 days 0:41:45.969[/B]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by :[B]atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+fa2e4 )[/B]
BugCheck [B]133, {1, 784, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [URL="http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000133"]DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)[/URL]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
    DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
    identified with a stack trace.
Arg2: 0000000000000784, The watchdog period.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: [B]System[/B]
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x133_ISR_atikmdag+fa2e4[/B]
  BIOS Version                  V1.17
  BIOS Release Date             02/18/2011
  Manufacturer                  MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
  Product Name                  MS-7577
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
[/FONT]

3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code:
[FONT=lucida console]**************************Mon Jan 14 18:47:38.224 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
[COLOR=RED][B]vcsvad.sys             Sun Nov 16 04:51:18 2008 (491FED16)[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=RED][B]Rt630x64.sys           Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)[/B][/COLOR]
Symphony.sys           Wed Apr 25 06:17:33 2012 (4F97CF3D)
dump_storahci.sys      Wed Jul 25 22:30:35 2012 (5010ABCB)
SCDEmu.SYS             Fri Aug 17 00:19:38 2012 (502DC65A)
AtihdW86.sys           Tue Aug 21 22:26:37 2012 (5034435D)
atikmpag.sys           Thu Sep 27 21:12:52 2012 (5064F994)
atikmdag.sys           Thu Sep 27 22:14:57 2012 (50650821)
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
**************************Sun Jan 13 15:07:11.724 2013 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
[COLOR=RED][B]AODDriver2.sys         Thu Apr  5 05:23:37 2012 (4F7D6499)[/B][/COLOR]
[/FONT]
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=vcsvad.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys
Symphony.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dump_storahci.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SCDEmu.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AtihdW86.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmpag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AODDriver2.sys
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

rboelens

New Member
Avnex was removed. New Dump file was Created.

Should I be contacting XFX or ATI as well?

Thanks again :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD Thuban 1055T
    Motherboard
    MSI 790FX-GD70
    Memory
    16GB OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB Double Dissipation
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3x LED Monitors - Horizontal Eyefinity Setup
    Screen Resolution
    5760x1080
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200
    Case
    Coolermaster CM Storm
    Cooling
    Built in Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gigabyte 5 Button Mouse of Some Sort
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 25D/25U

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
Guru
No need to contact XFX or ATI - this is a suspicion of mine, not a verified bug.

Please double check the removal of the AMD Overdrive - as it's shown up again in this memory dump.
This is essential as we're focusing down on the problem relating to your video. Removal of the known BSOD components will allow us to determine if this is a hardware problem.

If you've done everything (to include a search of your entire hard drive(s) for AODDriver*.sys), then post back for further suggestions. DO NOT install Catalyst Drivers, the Catalyst Control Center, or the Catalyst Software Suite.

Then, if the BSOD's don't stop, run these free hardware diagnostics (concentrate on the 2 video test sections first): Hardware Diagnostics

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys

AODDriver2.sys Thu Apr 5 05:23:37 2012 (4F7D6499)
AMD Overdrive; also in EasyTune6 for Gigabyte motherboard [br] Known BSOD issues in Win7
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AODDriver2.sys



Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.
Code:
[FONT=lucida console]**************************Mon Nov 19 19:53:53.786 2012 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\SysnativeBSODApps\111912-23368-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]9200[/B].16442.amd64fre.win8_gdr.121023-1503
System Uptime:[B]1 days 4:04:36.105[/B]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by :[B]atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+fa375 )[/B]
BugCheck [B]133, {1, 784, 0, 0}[/B]
BugCheck Info: [URL="http://www.carrona.org/bsodindx.html#0x00000133"]DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)[/URL]
Arguments: 
Arg1: 0000000000000001, The system cumulatively spent an extended period of time at
    DISPATCH_LEVEL or above. The offending component can usually be
    identified with a stack trace.
Arg2: 0000000000000784, The watchdog period.
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: [B]System[/B]
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: [B]0x133_ISR_atikmdag+fa375[/B]
  BIOS Version                  V1.17
  BIOS Release Date             02/18/2011
  Manufacturer                  MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
  Product Name                  MS-7577
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨``
[/FONT]

3rd Party Drivers:
The following is for information purposes only.
Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
Code:
[FONT=lucida console]**************************Mon Nov 19 19:53:53.786 2012 (UTC - 5:00)**************************
[COLOR=RED][B]Rt630x64.sys           Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=RED][B]AODDriver2.sys         Thu Apr  5 05:23:37 2012 (4F7D6499)[/B][/COLOR]
dump_storahci.sys      Wed Jul 25 22:30:35 2012 (5010ABCB)
SCDEmu.SYS             Fri Aug 17 00:19:38 2012 (502DC65A)
AtihdW86.sys           Tue Aug 21 22:26:37 2012 (5034435D)
atikmpag.sys           Thu Sep 27 21:12:52 2012 (5064F994)
atikmdag.sys           Thu Sep 27 22:14:57 2012 (50650821)
[/FONT]
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Rt630x64.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AODDriver2.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dump_storahci.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=SCDEmu.SYS
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=AtihdW86.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmpag.sys
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=atikmdag.sys
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

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