Windows 10: BSOD DPC Watchdog Violation when playing sound

Discus and support BSOD DPC Watchdog Violation when playing sound in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello *Smile I recently updated my Sony VAIO from Windows 7 to Windows 10. For the last week or so, I have found when playing audio (on sites such... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by alxrnbrd, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. alxrnbrd Win User

    BSOD DPC Watchdog Violation when playing sound


    Hello *Smile

    I recently updated my Sony VAIO from Windows 7 to Windows 10. For the last week or so, I have found when playing audio (on sites such as YouTube and Soundcloud), the sound cuts out and the stream pauses, and doesn't reload until I refresh the page. This happens several times on a daily basis. Occasionally, the sound cut-out directly leads to 'DPC Watchdog Violation' BSOD.

    I am guessing it's my sound driver that's causing the issue? I am not sure though. If you could offer any assistance to help me stop this issue, that would be great!

    Thanks in advance *Biggrin

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    alxrnbrd, Sep 20, 2015
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    JamesJagow, Sep 20, 2015
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    hello i have problem with my laptop

    i randomly have BSoD dpc watchdog violation it started when i was playing assassibs creed my laptop freezed and got bsod i tried methods from topics hereand recoverd my laptop can someone help me please?
     
    Jan Kryndler, Sep 20, 2015
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  4. axe0 New Member

    BSOD DPC Watchdog Violation when playing sound

    Hi alxrnbrd,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    There are a few causes for the crashes.

    The Atheros wifi driver is very old.
    Please check your manufacturer for driver updates, it needs to be updated.
    Code: 3: kd> lmvm athrxstart end module name fffff801`bb160000 fffff801`bb406000 athrx T (no symbols) Loaded symbol image file: athrx.sys Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\athrx.sys Image name: athrx.sys Timestamp: Tue Jun 21 10:03:39 2011 (4E00505B) CheckSum: 002A5DE2 ImageSize: 002A6000 Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4[/quote] Pretty much all the dumps are indicating memory corruption.




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    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.
     
  5. alxrnbrd Win User
    Thanks for your reply!

    I have now updated my Atheros driver to the 2013 version. I also ran MemTest86+ (through the required eight passes), which found no errors or corruption. I recently replaced the two RAM sticks in my laptop so I wasn't expecting to find any errors here.

    Since the Watchdog Violation only occurs when playing music, is it not more likely that the problem is down to a sound error/driver?
     
    alxrnbrd, Sep 21, 2015
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  6. axe0 New Member
    The sound drivers weren't flagged so far I checked.
    Because the issue only occurs when playing music doesn't have to mean the cause is the sound drivers.
     
  7. alxrnbrd Win User
    Okay *Smile

    Are there any more drivers I should update or anything else I can do to ensure I don't get the violation again?
     
    alxrnbrd, Sep 21, 2015
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  8. axe0 New Member

    BSOD DPC Watchdog Violation when playing sound

    Could be hard to tell.
    With some people the error was solved by just doing the memtest (with zero errors as results)
    Others have to clean the connection and update several other drivers.

    Watch how it goes and try to play music, if any BSOD occurs use the tool again and upload the zip file.
     
    axe0, Apr 5, 2018
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