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BSOD in Error 133: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION for Windows 8 users RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just want to ask whether the VMware in vmci drivers will let to the DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION that classic blue screen is found in my Windows 8. Also, HDD overloading (Software installing and uninstalling at the same time) will also let to a blue screen shown in Windows 8.

    I have tried to use safe mode to make scanning and repairing in Windows but it is not working for me.

    Please solve my question!! Thank you!

    Reference: HDD--Western Digital 500GB with 7200RPM and 8MB cache.

    Version of VMware: VMware Workstation 9.0.2

    Saturday, July 20, 2013 1:02 PM

Answers

  • 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.  

    WE NEED AT LEAST TWO DMP FILES TO SPOT TRENDS AND CONFIRM THE DIAGNOSIS.
    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)a
    To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.  We need at least 2 DMP FILES to diagnose and confirm
    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. (if available on  your site, MS doesnt have this)
     *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.
    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
    System specs are extremely useful so please include whatever you know.

    Blue Screen View & Who Crashed are often wrong and should only be used in an emergency

    Wanikiya & Dyami--Team Zigzag

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Monday, July 22, 2013 7:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Friday, July 26, 2013 6:35 PM
    Saturday, July 20, 2013 5:28 PM
  • Hi,

     

    According to BSOD error codes, you can refer to Bug Check Code Reference.

     

    To check the this issue, please locate the dump file in the \Windows\Minidump folder and upload it so that we can analyze it. Before we could get your Minidump files, you can check following:

     

    1. Update your BIOS, chipset and the drivers

    2. Scan the system to check for the virus

    3. Test the issue in Clean Boot and Safe Mode

     

    Hope this helps.


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Friday, July 26, 2013 6:35 PM
    Monday, July 22, 2013 8:08 AM

All replies

  • 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.  

    WE NEED AT LEAST TWO DMP FILES TO SPOT TRENDS AND CONFIRM THE DIAGNOSIS.
    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)a
    To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.  We need at least 2 DMP FILES to diagnose and confirm
    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. (if available on  your site, MS doesnt have this)
     *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.
    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
    System specs are extremely useful so please include whatever you know.

    Blue Screen View & Who Crashed are often wrong and should only be used in an emergency

    Wanikiya & Dyami--Team Zigzag

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Monday, July 22, 2013 7:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Friday, July 26, 2013 6:35 PM
    Saturday, July 20, 2013 5:28 PM
  • Hi,

     

    According to BSOD error codes, you can refer to Bug Check Code Reference.

     

    To check the this issue, please locate the dump file in the \Windows\Minidump folder and upload it so that we can analyze it. Before we could get your Minidump files, you can check following:

     

    1. Update your BIOS, chipset and the drivers

    2. Scan the system to check for the virus

    3. Test the issue in Clean Boot and Safe Mode

     

    Hope this helps.


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Friday, July 26, 2013 6:35 PM
    Monday, July 22, 2013 8:08 AM
  • I too have the same problem since yesterday, suddenly this DPC Watchdog violation BSOD appears every now and then.  Not able to do anything.  Attaching the dump file. Could you please explain the problem here.
    http://sdrv.ms/13RW1sx
    Monday, August 12, 2013 12:43 PM