This BSOD happens every time I open certain programs. The whole computer goes into a freeze for about 2 minutes, then shows a blue screen. It gives me the error DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I tried playing Counter Strike Source, BSOD. I tried playing osu!, BSOD. I tried opening PC Settings, BSOD. I tried reading the .dmp files but the default program to open it with (Visual Studio), and I got a BSOD. I tried installing Windows Debugger Tool, I got a BSOD. I don't know how to read the dump file to check what caused it, so I'm stuck in this weird state which all I can do is go on the internet, because I'm too scared of crashing my computer again.

Can anyone help me out? I tried updating my SSD drivers but it did not work.

  • share the crash dumps from C:\Windows\Minidump – magicandre1981 Apr 27 '15 at 4:18
  • Like I said, I'm not actually able to open it. It crashes. – hexagonest Apr 27 '15 at 4:39
  • The DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION error occurs when Windows or a driver spends too much time trying to service an interrupt or DPC. This means it is almost certainly a driver or hardware issue. If you can post the minidump to a file hosting site someone might be able to analyse it for you. I would not be able to check until this evening though hopefully someone else would be able to help sooner if you post the file. – Mokubai Apr 27 '15 at 6:02
  • I never told you to install anything. copy the dmps to an external drive, go to a difference device and upload them. – magicandre1981 Apr 27 '15 at 17:30

This bug tends to be caused by faulty driver and I experienced it a lot before Windows 8 went in the final version. Your SSD might be the cause, in this case the solution probably comes from updating its firmware. I did that on mine and it stopped the random BSoDs. Usually you have either tools that can work online (when booted up) or offline for patching your SSD, I would avoid using an online tool since your computer may crash during this so either do it from a different OS or use the offline CD (or USB stick).

You can also check this for reference: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/jj154556%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

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  • Like I've said, I've already tried to update my drivers. Perhaps I did it wrong? – hexagonest Apr 27 '15 at 3:50
  • Where do I look for firmware updates? – hexagonest Apr 27 '15 at 4:42
  • Well for a start go to the manufacturer's website I guess – meneldal Apr 27 '15 at 4:47
  • I don't know who my ssd is from. I don't even know if it's an SSD. It was included with my laptop, has storage of 25gb. i.imgur.com/xpzX2SF.png – hexagonest Apr 27 '15 at 8:41
  • Well that's the name just there. You just need to look up st1000lm024 hn-m101mbb in google – meneldal Apr 27 '15 at 11:01

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