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DPC Watchdog Violation on Windows 8

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  • I have recently purchased HP ENVY DV6 laptop installed with Windows 8 on month ago.  I randomly keep getting the blue screen with DPC Watchdog Violation, and the PC re-starts.  It is very frustrating and I have mini dump files but I couldn't find any option to upload from this support site.
    Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:06 PM

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  • upload the dumps to your SkyDrive and post a link here.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, December 29, 2012 9:57 PM
  •  We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.
    You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.
    If you are overclocking stop.  (chances are if you dont know if you are, you are not)
    To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.


    The procedure:

    * Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
    * Zip up the copy.
    * Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
     *Please upload them to a file sharing service like Skydrive or"Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
    Link for how to  upload below.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65


    To ensure minidumps are enabled:

    * Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
    * Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
    * Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
    * Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
    * Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
    * OK your way out.
    * Reboot if changes have been made.

    Please also run MSinfo32 and upload the output as well.
    To run MSinfo32 please go to start>run>MSinfo32
    Go to "file" "save" and upload the saved file with the DMPS
    (Instructions for XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8)


    MS-MVP 2010, 2011, 2012 Team ZigZag

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 4:56 AM
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  • Files are uploaded and here is the link

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=D8768AAE324681A2!106

    Saturday, January 05, 2013 11:18 PM
  • the dumps show different callstacks for all dumps. Check the RAM with memtest86+ and your CPU with Prime95.

    Also update the BIOS from F.12 to F.22:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-113555-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4132&product=5330130&sw_lang=


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Sunday, January 06, 2013 7:48 AM