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Watchdog violation BSOD, possibly caused by ntoskrnl.exe


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#1
I have been getting BSOD while using graphically extensive programs, when checking the dump file with blue screen view the only thing that is a different color is a red ntoskrnl.exe+18ae3c . I have been working on troubleshooting my pc for 3 days now, and the ntoskrnl seems to be the only thing that seems to most likely be the cause for the watchdog violation.
 
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#2
Looking at some of the other dump files it also shows that nvlddmkm.sys+1372e2 and Hal.dll+54d1 may also be part of the problem causing the watchdog violation, I’m not sure if these are drivers I have to update/reinstall, or what, but if they are could I also get assistance with were to update them, sorry I’m not too computer literate.
 

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Diagnostics Test
HDD TEST

Note   Note
Please run HDTune first, in the order posted!

Run HDTune to

  • check the health,
  • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
  • run a benchmark.

It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
When above is done please make screenshots of the following

  • the health,
  • the error scan,
  • the benchmark incl. following
    • transfer rate,
    • access time,
    • burst rate,
    • cpu usage.



Run SeaTools DOS to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
Run the long test.
Note   Note
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Make a photo of the result and post it.


Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums
Use option TWO with parameter /r
Upload the chkdsk log :ar: Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log - Windows 7 Help Forums
 

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#7
My computer doesn’t want to turn on right now... I turned it on to do what ace 0 said, but it didn’t “turn on” the fans and lights were on, the monitor stays in sleep mode(same with any monitor I plug in) and whatever mouse or keyboard I use don’t seem to have any affect. So I’m probably gonna take it into a geek squad place to have it looked at, from what I could tell while troubleshooting before is that there was no hard drive corruption so my files should be fine either way. Thanks for the help, if my computer decides it wants to completely turn on, I’ll post an update.
 

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#9



Diagnostics Test
HDD TEST

Note   Note
Please run HDTune first, in the order posted!

Run HDTune to

  • check the health,
  • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
  • run a benchmark.

It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
When above is done please make screenshots of the following

  • the health,
  • the error scan,
  • the benchmark incl. following
    • transfer rate,
    • access time,
    • burst rate,
    • cpu usage.



Run SeaTools DOS to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
Run the long test.
Note   Note
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Make a photo of the result and post it.


Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums
Use option TWO with parameter /r
Upload the chkdsk log :ar: Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log - Windows 7 Help Forums
Update: i decided to not go to the "geeksquad" just yet, and i ended up getting my pc to turn on again, here are the screenshots you wanted Axe0:
 

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#10
Please run another scan with chkdsk, use the same command, and upload a new chkdsk log.
 

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    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
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    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
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    Fractal Design Define S
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#12
Why is the same log uploaded?
 

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    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
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    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
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    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
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#14
2 scans that show the same results? If so, it gives the indication that there's something wrong with the hard drive, even though the other tests are fine.
 

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    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
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    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
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    Fractal Design Define S
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axe0

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#16
Replacement and transferring would very likely fix the issue, if transferring gives issues it means there are issues with the files (corruption possibly).
 

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    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
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alright, so im gonna see about getting a new hard drive then, plus that does make a bit more sense, because from what ive heard online windows wouldn't boot up if ntoskrnl was corrupted. thanks, any more advice?
 

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#18
If ntoskrnl would be corrupted, you would see it on the screen after Windows attempts to fix the problem.

When replacing a hard drive, it's always recommended to perform a clean install, my advice is to perform a clean install, reinstall everything and put your files on a USB or extern drive.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

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