The DPC Watchdog Violation error is a common blue screen of death (BSOD) error in Windows. It occurs when the DPC (Deferred Procedure Call) watchdog detects that a driver is not responding. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including hardware problems, driver issues, and software conflicts.
Here are some ways to fix the DPC Watchdog Violation error:
1. Update your drivers. Outdated or corrupted drivers are a common cause of BSOD errors. Make sure you have the latest drivers for your computer’s hardware, especially your graphics card, chipset, and network adapters. You can download the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s website or use a driver update tool.
2. Check for hardware problems. Hardware problems, such as faulty RAM or a failing hard drive, can also cause BSOD errors. If you’re not sure whether your hardware is working properly, you can run a diagnostic tool to check for problems.
3. Disable overclocking. If you’re overclocking your computer’s CPU or GPU, try disabling overclocking to see if it fixes the BSOD error. Overclocking can put extra stress on your hardware and make it more likely to crash.
4. Run a system file checker scan. The system file checker (SFC) scan can check for and repair corrupt system files. To run an SFC scan, open Command Prompt as an administrator and type the following command:
5. Run a DISM scan. The deployment image servicing and management (DISM) tool can fix problems with the Windows image. To run a DISM scan, open Command Prompt as an administrator and type the following commands:
DISM /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
6. Uninstall recently installed software. If you started experiencing BSOD errors after installing a new piece of software, try uninstalling the software to see if it fixes the problem.
7. Perform a system restore. If you’ve tried everything else and you’re still getting BSOD errors, you can try performing a system restore. This will restore your computer to a previous state, which may fix the problem.
If you’re still having trouble fixing the DPC Watchdog Violation error, you may need to contact Microsoft support for further assistance.