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Windows Update Notification for February 11th 2014

  1. #11


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    W8.1...18 Updates.....after updates a message appeared on screen...DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION....did a scannow which indicated an error unable to fix....tried Recovery twice without success....put W8 installation disc in hoping it would not reinstall W8 as I have W8.1...that would entail massive updating before I could reinstall W8.1.
    finally managed to correct....checked CBS logs, far too long to make sense off....finally checked scannow again... OK.
    Was this due to the updates?

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Just curious......did anyone else get an icon added to their taskbar for Skydrive? It suddenly appeared in all my home pc's after yesterdays Windows Updates.
    Yes, same thing here, when opened it wants to sync my Documents, Pictures and Public folder. Got to get rid of it somehow.
    You should be able to unpin it from the task bar, no?
    Nope, only options are "Open Skydrive in File Explorer" and "View Problems".
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  3. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Just curious......did anyone else get an icon added to their taskbar for Skydrive? It suddenly appeared in all my home pc's after yesterdays Windows Updates.
    Yeah, I just noticed the "SkyDrive Sync Engine Host" notification area icon after these updates as well. It looks like it's just a status icon for SkyDrive.

    You can hide it to not see it though.

    Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #14


    Maybe only happens if you have activated skydrive?
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  5. #15


    I'm not using SkyDrive and notifications are off, since beginning. Maybe it will be gone on next boot.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    W8.1...18 Updates.....after updates a message appeared on screen...DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION....did a scannow which indicated an error unable to fix....tried Recovery twice without success....put W8 installation disc in hoping it would not reinstall W8 as I have W8.1...that would entail massive updating before I could reinstall W8.1.
    finally managed to correct....checked CBS logs, far too long to make sense off....finally checked scannow again... OK.
    Was this due to the updates?
    No. It is possible than an update behaved like a spotlight on your existing issue though, which pointed it out to you.

    It is not possible for any of those procedures you've listed to fix the problem.

    If you'd like to fix it, visit the BSOD subforum and see Brink's sticky thread there.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    W8.1...18 Updates.....after updates a message appeared on screen...DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION....did a scannow which indicated an error unable to fix....tried Recovery twice without success....put W8 installation disc in hoping it would not reinstall W8 as I have W8.1...that would entail massive updating before I could reinstall W8.1.
    finally managed to correct....checked CBS logs, far too long to make sense off....finally checked scannow again... OK.
    Was this due to the updates?
    No. It is possible than an update behaved like a spotlight on your existing issue though, which pointed it out to you.

    It is not possible for any of those procedures you've listed to fix the problem.

    If you'd like to fix it, visit the BSOD subforum and see Brink's sticky thread there.
    Thank you for your suggestion which I might have used earlier if I had known.
    As stated inserting my W8 ISO managed to fix the problem, and that my worries about rein-storing W8 instead of W8.1 were unfounded.....I really wondered whether it was the updates that caused the problem in the first place.
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  8. #18


    Icon appeared in my taskbar with installation of KB2923768 yesterday. I found a simple way to remove it (Skydrive Icon) - and didn't have to mess with registry. But, you can't hide it or remove it from taskbar in a "normal" way as you can other icons . The procedure in the link below seems simple enough. If it causes problems, it's easy to reverse. Will share it with you, but take no responsibility for what it does or does not do.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
    Last edited by JohnBurns; 12 Feb 2014 at 17:19.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    As stated inserting my W8 ISO managed to fix the problem
    You're welcome. Simply inserting the ISO cannot fix stop errors either, so the offer stands indefinitely.

    There is no tool on the ISO or otherwise that analyzes stops and repairs the cause(s) besides perhaps boot stops. (If you had that, you would not have been able to get to Windows.)
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  10. #20


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    As stated inserting my W8 ISO managed to fix the problem
    You're welcome. Simply inserting the ISO cannot fix stop errors either, so the offer stands indefinitely.

    There is no tool on the ISO or otherwise that analyzes stops and repairs the cause(s) besides perhaps boot stops. (If you had that, you would not have been able to get to Windows.)
    I have successfully corrected the DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION by doing the following.
    Hold Shift and restart computer.
    The Choose an Option screen appears
    Click on Troubleshoot then Advanced options
    Click on Image Recovery.
    This asked insert ISO.
    Immediately it recognised I had a legal copy and with no further act on my part successfully repaired then stated where CBS Logs report were located, and to restart computer.
    I then did an admin Command Prompt with Scannow, which reported a clean bill of health.
    Have checked Scannow twice since and each time AOK.
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