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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 BSOD DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)

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      • #2371204
        bsfinkel
        AskWoody Lounger

        In the past month I have experienced three BSOD 133 reboots.  All three have (via windbg) “Image Name: vsmraid,sys”.  Two were on 20H2, the one a few minutes ago was 21H1.  Win 10 Professional 64-bit.  I have run windbg “!analyze -f -v” on each dump, but I have no idea for what to look in the windbg output.  Each dump had a different PROCESS_NAME: procexp64.exe, sdupdate.exe, taskmgr.exe.  I have not done any searches to determine what vsmraid.sys is.  Any suggestions?

      • #2371229
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP
        • #2371414
          bsfinkel
          AskWoody Lounger

          I installed the software, and it gives me summaries of my four BSODs (three 133 and one 1A).  The three 133 dumps, according to the utility, are caused by ntoskrnl.exe+3f____ (the last four hex digits depend upon the version of ntoskrnl.exe that I had installed at the time of the BSOD).  I believe that it was this NT Operating Systems Kernel that detected the 133 error, but it was not ntoskrnl.exe that caused the error.  There is a long list of drivers loaded, but ntoskrnl.exe is the only one listed in the stack.  Knowing an offset into this executable tells me nothing,   Is there anything else that I can learn from this utility?  This utility is looking at the minidunp files (the names of which MS no longer tells me when Windows 10 experiences a BSOD); I assume the same info will be in the full dumps (which I rename with a date and timestamp after each BSOD).

      • #2371238
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        vsmraid.sys

        vsmraid.sys stands for Virtual Systems Management VIA RAID DRIVER FOR AMD-X86-64.

        The latest version update [v7.0.9600,6352] for Windows 10 was released on 07/29/2015.

        What sort of hardware do you have ?

        Try running integrity checks/fix with these commands :

        DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

        DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

        sfc /scannow

        • #2371418
          bsfinkel
          AskWoody Lounger

          I have a home-built computer that I built many years ago.  It had two IDE disks, but one failed a month ago, so I found space on a SATA disk and restored this data disk.  Besides this one IDE disk, I have a SATA SSD Win 7 boot disk, and a SATA (with my XP boot and my Win 7 boot),   I will now run the DISM and SFC commands and report back.

          • #2371425
            bsfinkel
            AskWoody Lounger

            DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
            Image Version: 10.0.19043.985
            No component store corruption detected.
            The operation completed successfully.

            DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
            Image Version: 10.0.19043.985
            [==========================100.0%==========================]
            The restore operation completed successfully.
            The operation completed successfully.

            sfc /scannow
            Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
            Beginning verification phase of system scan.
            Verification 100% complete.
            Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

             

            As for vsmraid,sys:

            12/07/2019 03:07AM
            7.0.9600.6352
            166,712

            • #2371857
              bsfinkel
              AskWoody Lounger

              As the dumps point to “Image: vsmraid.sys”, I have sent a support e-mail to VIA Technologies. as the IDE card I have in my computer is from VIA.

              Also, I noticed that the “DPC time allottment is  x’500” ticks.  I have no idea what this value represents, and I have no idea what bad effects would occur if I were to increase that value (assuming that I am able to change that value).

               

      • #2371236
        EricEWV
        AskWoody Lounger

        Have you happened to update an Nvidia graphics driver as of recently?  Version 466.77 is known to cause system crashes, and a friend of mine personally had the driver causing DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION errors as well.  I’d recommend rolling the driver back if you did update to it.

        • #2371415
          bsfinkel
          AskWoody Lounger

          I do not have an Nvidia graphics driver.  I had one when I was running Windows 7, but the driver was causing BSODs.  As I was not a “gamer”, Nvidia was not really interested in solving the problem.  So I spent $40 on a different graphics card, and I put the Nvidia graphics card on the shelf.

      • #2371479
        anonymous
        Guest

        Possible solution to your problem:
        Blue Screen – 0x00000133 – Microsoft Community

        • #2371853
          bsfinkel
          AskWoody Lounger

          I looked at that thread.  AnalogKnight asked for a minidump, which was provided by the end-user.  Others have replied, but AnalogKnight has not yet responded with his/her analysis of the minidump.

      • #2372764
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Nvidia fixed : Blue screen of death (BSOD) related to error causes by DPC Watchdog violation
        In version : Nvidia 466.77 Game Ready WHQL driver

        Release Notes : https://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/466.77/466.77-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf

        DCH : https://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/466.77/466.77-notebook-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql.exe

        Standard : https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/176266/en-us

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