BSOD - DPC Watchdog Violation Windows 10

CTW 6 Reputation points

Hi there,

I am having BSOD - DPC Watchdog Violation on my Windows 10 machine quite frequently.


I uploaded my C:\Windows\Minidump files here.


Anyone able to help me with this?

Thank you! :)

If there is any need for additional files, please do let me know.

Thank you!

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  1. Docs 15,001 Reputation points

    @Adil Hasan ,

    All 5 BSOD were caused by misbehaving Nvidia GPU drivers nvlddmkm.sys.

    Nvidia has a hotfix:


    Please remember to vote and to mark the replies as answers if they help.

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  2. Docs 15,001 Reputation points

    Please perform the following steps:

    1) In the left lower corner search type:
    a) msinfo32 > save as NFO (do not save as text) > post a share link
    b) dxdiag > save as text > post a share link

    2) Upgrade the BIOS: F6 > F24

    3) uninstall the Nvidia GPU driver using DDU (display driver uninstaller)
    a) re-install the Nvidia GPU driver from the Nvidia website
    b) make sure that you check the clean install box and if available install the physx driver.

    Display Driver Uninstaller Download version (or newer version if available)

    Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Download Drivers | NVIDIA

    4) Make a new restore point:

    5) Read these links on Windows driver verifier:

    a) learn how to use the Windows Recovery Environment (RE) commands: reset and bootmode to turn off the tool

    b) Start the tool with the three customized tests in the TF link

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  3. Jenny Feng 14,041 Reputation points

    anonymous user-3169
    In most cases, you will see this error when your device driver(s) is outdated or installed wrongly. For example, if you haven’t installed the video card driver for your new operating system, DPC Watchdog Violation could easily happen when you try to watch a video online.
    You could try the following steps:
    Change SATA AHCI controller driver
    press the Windows logo key and X at the same time, then click Device Manager.
    Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
    Right-click SATA AHCI controller and click Properties.
    To verify that you’ve chosen the correct controller: go to the Driver tab, click Driver Details.
    Make sure the iaStorA.sys is listed as a driver. Click OK to exit.
    Navigate to the Driver tab, then click Update Driver
    Select Browse my computer for driver software.
    Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
    Click Standard SATA AHCI Controller, then click Next. Finish the rest of the procedure as instructed.
    Restart your computer after for the change to take effect.

    For your reference:,has%20a%20value%20of%200x00000133.&text=When%20you%20see%20the%20Violation,IRQL)%20of%20DISPATCH_LEVEL%20or%20above.
    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.
    Hope above information can help you.

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  4. Reza-Ameri 16,601 Reputation points

    Try open start and search for feedback and open the Feedback Hub app and report this issue and share the dump files.
    Take a look at:

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  5. Swapnil 1 Reputation point

    Dear Team,

    I am getting BSOD - DPC Watchdog Violation on my Windows 10 machine after updating NVIDIA.

    Can someone please help me?

    I uploaded my C:\Windows\Minidump files here.

    Please let me know if any other details needed.