0x00000133: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION fix error

BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) 0x00000133 indicates one of the following factors: execution of the watchdog DPC; detection of a single continuous DPC; The system spent a long time at the IRQL level DISPATCH_LEVEL or higher.

According to the Microsoft MSDN library, this code occurs when a special tracking mechanism is processed that responds when it detects a long delayed procedure call or the IRQ timeout is exceeded. An analysis of the situation has shown that this error can be caused by completely different failures and, depending on this, you need to choose the correct method of elimination. In this manual, I will discuss the most common reasons for which the DPC Watchdog Violation error may appear and how to fix them in Windows 10. The article will also be relevant for previous versions of Windows OS. Although, I must admit that on the same “Eight” this was much less common.

Reason 1. USB devices

As it turned out, a malfunction in the mouse, keyboard, webcam or 3G / 4G modem connected via the USB port can cause a DPC error with the code 0x00000133. In one case, the culprit was a poor-quality extension wire. Try disconnecting all unnecessary peripherals and starting the computer.

Reason 2. Device Drivers

DPC Watchdog Violation error may appear after updating the OS to Windows 10, due to a conflict between the driver and the new system. The solution is to update the problem driver. To reveal it, watch after what a blue screen appears: - in games - most likely a video adapter (usually Nvidia or ATI Radeon) or a sound card; - while working on the Internet - network Ethernet or WiFi-adapter. If you do not identify the culprit - update the drivers for all devices by downloading them from the official website of the manufacturer, or through the online client from Drivers Pack Solution. Pay special attention to USB 3.0 and the motherboard chipset.

Reason 3. Fast Download

To speed up loading, Windows 10 is often advised to enable the Quick Start feature. It speeds up the launch of the operating system due to the same mechanisms that work in hibernation mode, downloading data from the operating system to the hard disk. In some cases, after that, when you turn off the PC, BSOD appears. To eliminate it, you just need to go back to the additional parameters of the power supply and uncheck the “Enable quick start” box.

4 Recommendations for the Elimination of BSoD:

1. 0x00000133: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION may appear due to errors in the code of the operating system itself. Microsoft is constantly working to correct such errors, releasing patches and service packs. Installed the latest update package (Service pack) and the constant updating of the system will save a lot of errors.
2. If 0x00000133: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION appeared after the newly installed device driver or program. It is necessary to roll back the driver to an earlier version. With programs, things are easier, removing them will eliminate the cause of the failure. The “Run Last Known Good Configuration” option may be useful.
3. If 0x00000133: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION began to appear after you have connected a new device to the system, then you need to check it for compatibility with your operating system. If the device is compatible, then you need to download the latest drivers from the official website of the manufacturer and install them. If the latest drivers are installed, you need to install an earlier version of the drivers. If the device is incompatible with the operating system, then it is necessary either to change this device or to change the operating system that supports this device.
4. Very often the cause of the appearance of 0x00000133: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION is a malfunction of the RAM. To test it, you can use testing programs, such as memtest86+.