Windows 10: Blue screen caused by dwm.exe

Discus and support Blue screen caused by dwm.exe in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi,Lately, I am having random crashes in my PC without doing anything out of the ordinary. I have checked it in Task Manager and in any case my CPU is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Marc Domínguez, Jun 20, 2024.

  1. Blue screen caused by dwm.exe


    Hi,Lately, I am having random crashes in my PC without doing anything out of the ordinary. I have checked it in Task Manager and in any case my CPU is too high for it. The dump files are here: Dump Files. Please let me know if you can access them and if you need anything else.Thank you,Marc

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    Marc Domínguez, Jun 20, 2024
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  2. Roan T Win User

    Blue Screen

    Hi,





    Blue screens could be caused by problems with your computer’s hardware or with its driver. Still, we
    would like to know more about the issue. Please clarify the following:

    • Did you get a STOP code?
    • Did you install any hardware or driver recently?



    For basic troubleshooting steps to resolve blue screen errors, we suggest checking out this
    article and simply follow the steps.



    Feel free to contact us if you need further help.
     
    Roan T, Jun 20, 2024
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  3. What is causing dwm to crash?

    Hello, matt__thomas

    Thanks for posting your report here.

    Based on the information provided in the crash log, the crash of dwm (Desktop Window Manager) is caused by an exception with the error code 8898008d. The error message states: "No HW rendering device is available for this operation." This suggests that the crash is related to a problem with the hardware rendering device, which is responsible for rendering graphics on the screen.

    If we need to dig deeper into this issue, can you please share additional information such as:

    1. What rendering software is currently running before the crash occurs? If it is rendering software, can you describe the name of this software.
    2. As of now, can you share the hardware information of the current PC? For example, the hardware of your GPU/CPU/RAM/motherboard. The version of Windows 11(Press Windows+R to call run window > Type winver.exe > then take a screenshot of version and attach it here.)
    From the log analysis results, the following are some possible causes:

    1. Graphics driver issues: The crash may occur due to outdated or incompatible graphics drivers. It's recommended to update your graphics drivers to the latest version compatible with your system. Assuming that the latest driver has been installed before and caused dwm.exe to crash, please try to Roll back driver version.
    2. System resource limitations: Insufficient system resources, such as memory (RAM) or GPU memory, could cause dwm to crash. Ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for running graphics-intensive applications and consider closing unnecessary programs or upgrading your hardware if needed.
    In this regard, factors that may need to be considered include software issues and hardware issues, such as:

    • Graphics hardware problems: There could be an issue with the graphics hardware itself, such as a malfunctioning GPU or insufficient hardware resources. In such cases, troubleshooting or replacing the graphics hardware may be necessary.
    • Conflicting software: Certain software applications or utilities installed on the system could interfere with the operation of dwm, causing it to crash. Try to identify any recently installed software or updates and uninstall them to see if the issue is resolved.
    The following are some discussions about the dwm.exe program in the Microsoft Learn community. Some users have solved the problem by re-plugging the graphics card, replacing the PSU, and removing the PCIe cable or USB-C device. You can try them one by one. and see if these steps work for your situation.

    DWM Crashing randomly causing Black Screen - Microsoft Q&A

    If the problem persists, you can also try to upload the newly generated dump file to the your cloud drive and post the link here to share with me, which will help us discuss how to proceed next.

    Best regards,



    Chandy |Microsoft Community Support Specialist
     
    Chandy - MSFT, Jun 20, 2024
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  4. Blue screen caused by dwm.exe

    Blue Screen of Deaths on a Daily

    I have tried all of the options there, Which is why i included in my post the lists of things that i performed to isolate the cause of bsod. Thanks
     
    cainegetutua, Jun 20, 2024
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