Hey guys, I keep getting a BSOD with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. Hoping someone can help figure out what's causing it- I've attached my logs.
Specs: Operating System: Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit (6.2, Build 8400) (8400.winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD System Model: MS-7597 BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8192MB RAM Page File: 2285MB used, 10513MB available Video Card: ATI Radeon Sapphire HD 5670
It almost seems like I get the bluescreen after a certain amount of inactivity- if I leave the computer alone for more than a couple minutes, I'll come back to a BSOD.
All the required files are there but the DMP files. We really do need them
Did you run the data collection app as "admin"?
If so you can manually upload the DMP files using this method. By the way welcome to Sysnative
We do need the 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. Please attach the DMP files to your next post not to post one.
If you are overclocking STOP
You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.
To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.
* 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 the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
* 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.
Thanks for the quick reply. Just noticed that I do not have a /Minidump folder, so I changed the stuff in System Properties, going to reboot now. I'm assuming the BSOD will happen again soon, so I'll upload the dump once it's generated. Thanks again for the help, really appreciate it!
Well, just as I suspected would happen... The BSOD hit again... but when it went to the blue screen, it said "Windows is recording information..." or something to that effect, and there's a progress bar that just stays stuck at 0%. And the minidump folder still wasn't created.
So it looks like for whatever reason, the computer is freezing/crashing, going to the Windows 8 BSOD (I'm assuming that's what it is), and then it just sits at 0% forever (I waited atleast 30 minutes and it never moved). So now I'm stuck. Any ideas?
It looks like this, but it says "Windows is recording information for recovery" or something like that, with a progress bar.
There was a yellow flag on the Coprocessor, but I've downloaded and updated the latest ATI drivers for my motherboard since then (since the ZIP files above)- (edit: and it then detected the coprocessor / updated the drivers successfully) and I just rebooted after yet another BSOD. All of a sudden, at random, my mouse/screen will freeze, the system hangs for about 5 seconds, then it goes to this screen (taken with my phone):
It just sits there, at 0%, forever. And no dump was created, C:\Windows\Minidump folder still doesn't exist.
Note: This problem started happening prior to installing Win8... I noticed it started occurring regularly a few weeks ago to my Win7 64 install- even though I didn't change any hardware or even install any new software, for that matter... I can't figure out what might have triggered this happening. I've tested the HDD and memory and everything comes up clean.
I have a triple monitor setup on a single ATI Radeon card... I did upgrade from 4GB to 8GB of ram a few months ago, but the PC was working fine until a few weeks ago. So sounds like that might be the problem, huh? I'll change virtual memory settings and report back. Thanks for all the help, I seriously appreciate it. I'm at wit's end here
OK, so I unchecked "Automatically manage", and chose "System managed size" and rebooted. Went back into system properties, and it's still saying 'Total page file size: 4608 MB'. It also would only let me change to 'system managed' on the C: drive, the other drives it defaults to 'No paging file'. Should I manually change the size to 8GB instead?
EDIT: Ok, I forgot to click "Set" on the other drives. Now it's telling me 21014 MB total paging file size, when using the other harddrives. Going to do another reboot (hopefully I don't BSOD while rebooting again)
There is no memory.dmp file, so doesn't look like it. I set up the 3 monitors under Windows 7 initially. I should note that I installed Windows 8 as a "fresh install". Wiped my SSD (C and installed W8 (did not upgrade). The triple monitors "just worked" under W8.
Actually, very odd thing just happened... I changed the system recovery to 'kernel memory dump' and it gave me an alert saying:
Windows might not be able to record details that could help identify system errors because your current paging file is disabled or less than 400 MB. Click OK to return to Virtual Memory settings, enable the paging file, and set the size to a value over 400 MB, or click cancel to change your memory dump selection.
Is this just because I changed the paging file as 'system managed'?
Yup, C: is my OS drive. It's a 60GB SSD... as of right now, I set it to system managed on all 3 drives and it looks like it's combining the 3 to make a larger page file. Should I just manually set a larger page file on the C: drive, and switch the other 2 drives back to 'Auto'? If so, I'm unsure as to what to put for a minimum/maximum value.