DPC Watchdog Violation Crash Error Windows 10 – Quick Fix

DPC Watchdog Violation Crash  Error Windows 10 Quick Fix – One of our readers has pointed out a regularly occurring trouble in Windows 10 PC that transforms the entire screen into blue color with a peculiar message that is apprehended as DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. With this error, the PC screen displays some information concerned and swiftly leads off to a restart.

The experts from Microsoft stated that the culprit behind this disturbance is the driver entitled as iastor.sys and it is unsuited and conflicting in Windows 10. Therefore, Microsoft is putting their best in obstructing the driver being moved to Windows 10 during the phase of upgradation. But for those who are already in Windows 10, they need to substitute that unsuited faulty driver with that of Microsoft driver that is labeled as storahci.sys. See how we execute the whole process.

DPC Watchdog Violation Crash Error

How to Fix DPC Watchdog Violation Crash Error in Windows 10

  • Collectively produce a click on Win and X buttons and from the developed bar, opt for Device Manager.
Device Manager in the aroused bar
  • In the visible structure, perceive the details of the driver entitled as IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers
  • Opt the controller that is recognized with “SATA AHCI” but also ensure to verify that the chosen controller is the correct one and hence produce a right click on it and thereupon Properties, switch to the Driver tab followed by Driver details.

Note: The screenshots here already has Microsoft driver installed, so don’t get confused with the images.

Properties and driver tab
  • Double-check that “iastor.sys” is described in a listed driver, and then click Ok.
iaStor.sys driver details
  • After examining the driver name, switch to the Driver tab and move forth with a tap on Update Driver button.
Update Driver button
  • In the aroused surface, click the option that is apprehended as Browse my computer for driver software.
Browse computer option
  • The consequent interface will showcase some information, opt for “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”. followed by hitting Ok.
Let me pick from a list option
  • Underneath Show compatible hardware, pick up the entry that describes itself as “Standard SATA AHCI Controller”, and there on click Next.
DPC Watchdog Violation Crash Error Windows 10
  • Lastly, restart the machine.
  • This will help!!!

The task of substituting the old driver with that of Microsoft is hardly a tedious task. In case you are one of them who is receiving this error, quickly substitute the mentioned driver and get liberated of the trouble. If any more methods are known to you, please do enlighten us with them.

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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

  1. Hello Scott, kindly elaborate your question.

  2. How did I get it if I a AMD one and not whats shown? Help