Fix "DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION" error in Windows 8

I got a blue screen and a message "VIOLATION OF CPD SURVEILLANCE" - what does it mean and how to deal with it? This error belongs to the critical category and must be evaluated very seriously. The problem with code 0x00000133 can occur at any stage of the PC's operation. The essence of the error lies in the delayed procedure call (DPC) service freezing, which can cause data loss. Therefore, the operating system automatically suspends its operation by issuing an error message.

Fix "DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION" error in Windows 8

Let's start dealing with the problem of unexpected appearance. The most common causes of this critical error are "VIOLATION OF CPD SURVEILLANCE" are:

  • Damage to the registry structure and system files;
  • Bitter sectors that appear on the hard drive;
  • RAM modules malfunction;
  • Overheating of the video card, the CPU and the north bridge of the motherboard;
  • Conflict between the services and programs of the system;
  • Excessive increase in the frequency of the CPU or video adapter;
  • Outdated device drivers;
  • Computer infection with malicious code.

Let's try a systematic approach to identifying and fixing the fault.

Step 1: Boot the operating system in safe mode

As normal system operation is no longer possible, it is necessary to enter Windows Safe Mode to resuscitate and fix the problem.

  1. Restart the computer and after the BIOS test, press the key combination Shift + F8 on the keyboard.
  2. After booting into safe mode, be sure to run a system scan for malicious code with any antivirus program.
  3. If no dangerous software is detected, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Disable fast boot mode

Due to the not perfect stability of Windows 8, the error may occur due to the fast boot mode enabled by default. Disable this setting.

  1. Right-click on the context menu and select "Control Panel"..
  2. On the next page, go to "Security system".
  3. In the window. "Security system". We are interested in unity "Power supply"..
  4. In the window that opens, in the left column, click on the line "Power button actions.".
  5. Unprotect the system by clicking "Changing settings that are not currently available.".
  6. Unchecking the box. "Activate fast start". and confirm with the button «Save changes»..
  7. Restart the PC. If the error persists, try another method.

Step 3: Update the drivers

Error "VIOLATION OF CPD SURVEILLANCE" it is usually due to the incorrect operation of the control files of the devices integrated in the system. Make sure to check the hardware status in Device Manager.

  1. PCM click the button "Start". and select "Device administrator"..
  2. In Device Manager, carefully and systematically monitor the hardware list for question marks and exclamation marks. Update the configuration.
  3. Try to update the drivers of the main devices, as it is the outdated version, especially incompatible with Windows 8, which can hide the root of the problem.

Step 4: Check the temperature mode

As a result of reckless overclocking of PC modules, poor ventilation of the system unit case can overheat the hardware. You also have to check this figure. You can do this with any third-party software designed for computer diagnostics. For example, Speccy.

  1. Download, install and run the program. Check the temperature of the PC devices in operation. Pay particular attention to the processor.
  2. Make sure to monitor the temperature of the motherboard.
  3. Be sure to check the status of the video card.
  4. If overheating is not detected, proceed to the next method.

Read also:
Normal operating temperature of processors from different manufacturers
Video card operating temperatures and overheating

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Step 5: Apply the SFC

To check the permanence of system files, apply Windows 8's built-in SFC utility, which will scan the hard drive partition and automatically restore many broken operating system components. Using this method is very productive in the case of software failures.

  1. Press the key combination Win + X and in the context menu call the command line with administrator rights.
  2. At the command line, type sfc/scannow and then start the process by pressing "Enters"..
  3. After the scan is complete, view the results and restart your computer.

Step 6: Check and defragment your hard drive

The error may be due to high file fragmentation on the hard drive or the presence of broken sectors. Therefore, you must use the built-in system tools to check and defragment the hard drive partitions.

  1. To do this, press the PCM button "Start". call the menu and go to the Explorer.
  2. In Explorer, right-click on the system volume and select "Properties"..
  3. In the next window, click on the tab "Service". and select "Check"..
  4. After completing the check and recovering the bad sectors, start defragmenting the disk.

Step 7: Restore or reinstall the system

A perfectly logical method to fix the bug is to try to revert to the latest edition of Windows 8 that works. Rollback to restore point.

Read more: How to recover Windows 8 system

If the recovery did not work, the only thing left is to completely reinstall the system and ensure the elimination of the error "VIOLATION OF CPD SURVEILLANCE"If it is due to a problem with the PC software.

Read more: Windows 8 operating system installation

Step 8: Checking and replacing the RAM modules

Error "VIOLATION OF CPD SURVEILLANCE" It may be due to a malfunction of the RAM modules installed on the PC motherboard. You should try swapping them in the slots, removing one of the modules, and monitoring the system boot after that. It is also possible to check the functioning of the RAM with the help of third-party software. Physically defective RAM modules must be replaced.

Read more: How to check RAM performance

Trying the above eight methods, you will most likely eliminate the error "VIOLATION OF CPD SURVEILLANCE" from your computer. In the event of any hardware failure, you will need to contact a PC repair specialist. Oh, and watch out for CPU and graphics card overclocking.

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