DPC watchdog violation window is a common error message window in a blue screen occurring during the windows start up. Mostly occur if you do not turn off your PC/Laptop in a proper way. The window ask you to restart your computer to resolve this issue. Sometimes, it need some proper handling like reset, refresh to solve. This error is not much visible in windows OS except Windows 8 and windows 8.1.
From my personal experience and doing an online research, this window is triggered during problems happen to your hardware components. Hardware parts like Hard Disk, SSD, graphics card etc are the main reason for this error window. Anyway please continue reading and find the solution yourself.
DPC Watchdog Violation’s situation and How I Solved it?
In the beginning itself, I had mentioned that, there may many reason for this “DPC Watchdog Violation” error window. So Here I am sharing my own personal experience and the way through which I solved it. Last week, I had bought a new laptop. Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series with 2GB Nvidia Graphics card. When I received the laptop, it was loaded with Ubuntu OS. Actually I was not able to use the Ubuntu OS because, I personally had a collection of Computer games which works only on Windows Operating System. Without wasting enough time, I had changed the OS to Windows 8.1.
There occurred a new problem. After migrating to windows 8.1, my computer stopped detecting my 2 GB Nvidia Graphics card. So I searched for the matching drivers and found a driver collection. I didn’t checked whether it was the latest version or not. Just install it.
Situation started to change after I made a restart. My computer starts to freeze. I was not able to do anything. Some times I got nearly 2 minutes of time to do any thing. After that, the laptop go to freeze mode. I thought that, it was the issue with my installation procedure. I re formatted my system and again continue the above steps. Actually I had do 4 times of re formatting and only after that, I was able to found that, it was the issue with my graphics drivers.
The funny fact is that, every time, my laptop went to freeze mode, I do a long press on the power button. Then during the restart, the laptop goes through a blue screen with content “Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle and now it needs to restart. In the final statement it shows DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION.
Now check out how I solved my issue. After a long research, I understood that, I need to install the latest version of Graphics drivers for my Nvidia Graphics card. It was my techy friend, suggest me to use Nvidia GetForce experience software to update my graphics card drivers. So as per his suggestion, I download GetForce experience tool from the official website and update the drivers of my Nvidia Graphics card. Unbelievable…! Laptop overcome all problems including that freezing issue and DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION error message.
This is only a possibility for this issue. If you are getting this issue with your Graphics drivers, then the above suggestion gonna work for you. Also there will be many other reasons for the same error window.
DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION due to bad SSD Drivers
The Hard disk era is going to end soon. With in some years, almost all top companies stop releasing Laptop with hard disk and in that place they introduce SSD [Solid State Drive]. Big advantage of using SSD over HDD is the speed. As information inside SSD is stored inside of microchips instead of magnetic tape, read and write operation can be done easily and fast.
Today Laptop with SSD are available and many people have this. Hope you know that your SSD requires some drivers to work smoothly. But what happens if the drivers are out of date? If your OS is installed on the SSD, then during system boot, there may occur some problems for fetching the files. This will lead to WATCHDOG VIOLATION error. So our second recommendation is to update your SSD drivers.
Bad Hard Disk and Sound cards also trigger DPC Watchdog Violation
Yet another stuff you need to take care about this issue is that, some of your hardware component need an extra care or repair. Probable chance is for your Hard disk. Suppose if your Hard disk stop working or some error occur during its working time, your system get crashed and your PC turns off unexpectedly. So after restart, it shows the same error message. So if your are getting this issue in the middle of anything, you should take a look on your hard disk. may some sort of replacement required.
Anyway all the above are suggestions only. No one can predict what is the real reason for the watchdog window. So if you are in the middle of this error, kindly check the above suggestions. Also if you found any other suggestions or solutions, kindly comment below. It will help hundreds of guys reading this article daily.