Learn how to fix DPC watchdog violation error (error code: DPC_Watchdog_Violation) on your Windows computer. Let me explain first What is a DPC watchdog violation error? and how to fix this annoying issue?
What is a DPC watchdog violation error?
DPC watchdog violation error is a common error in the Windows 7/8 and Windows 10. It’s appeared due to a few different reasons, like old SSD driver version, unsupported SSD firmware, system files are corrupted or hardware incompatibility problems. If your Windows computer is using an SSD, the first thing you need to check is the SSD firmware version and ensure it’s up to date. Also, you check any new hardware that you have recently added on the computer, and then later, this DPC watchdog violation error occurs.
How To Fix DPC Watchdog Violation Error
In this article, I will share useful methods that may work for you to fix the DPC Watchdog Violation error on your Windows computer.
Method 1: Remove All Connected External Devices
Before going any other solutions, you make sure that removed all external devices that added on your computer, except mouse and keyboard to see whether the DPC watchdog violation error persists or not. After those devices disconnected and your problem is gone, then definitely one of those devices cause DPC watchdog violation error. To determine which one caused the DPC watchdog violation error, you just connect one device at a time to check.
Method 2: Update Firmware of SSD
If you are using solid-state drive (SSD), you should download and update the latest firmware version of it from manufacturer’s website and update your SSD. To do that, following these instructions:
Step 1. Open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E.
Step 2. Then you right-click on This PC and select Manage.
Step 3. In the left pane of Computer Management, select Device Manager.
Step 4. At corresponding right pane, you will find out the type of SSD and the model number.
Step 5. After looking for the model number of SSD, visit to manufacturer’s website, find the latest firmware version if available, then download and update for your SSD.
Method 3: Check Corrupted System Files
Step 1. First of all, you open the Command Prompt as Administrator.
Step 2. in the Command Prompt window, you type CHKDSK C: /F /R then tap Enter.
Step 3. Lastly, restart your computer. Windows will start to verify the system files. Wait for the process is completed.
Hope you enjoy this tutorial.