Frequent DPC Watchdog Violation Restarts

Dante Ballard 96 Reputation points
2021-09-25T21:16:30.287+00:00

Hello, I've been having trouble with my recently purchased laptop. Typically every night that I go to bed and start my computer up in the morning, it'll have a blue screen tagged with a DPC Watchdog Violation when next I start it up. Sometimes this will happen three times in a row before I'm finally able to use my computer. Any help would be appreciated.

Windows 10
Windows 10
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  1. Dante Ballard 96 Reputation points
    2021-09-26T14:30:27.873+00:00

    After a bit of hunting, I dug around and realized that the drivers for my Nvidia GeForce were out of date. Having suspicions, I looked to see if there were any hotfixes recently released for DPC_Watchdog Violation bugs, and found out there were for the exact version of the drivers I had! Applied to my laptop and this morning I woke without any violations triggered. I think it's solved!

    Thank you for help.

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  1. Docs 15,491 Reputation points
    2021-09-25T22:12:27.613+00:00

    New laptops should not have BSOD.

    The computer manufacturer is responsible for both hardware and software so that they work smoothly without BSOD.

    Please contact the vendor / manufacturer for Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).

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