How to Fix BSOD Dpc_Watchdog_Violation Error 0×00000133

In this tutorial, we will show you how to fix watch dog violation blue screen error 0×00000133.

The DPC_Watchdog_Violation is a pretty common error which can either appear as an error message sometimes or as a blue screen error when you are working on the computer.


Step 1 – Reasons why the watchdog error occurs

In windows 8, they have introduced a bugchecker called the watchdog. So basically when it detects a deferred procedure call which has been running for too long, it gives an error. You could be browsing through the windows explorer and you might get the blue screen of death out of nowhere due to which the system would restart automatically.

The most common reason why this error can occur is because of the SSD hard drive that contains old firmware, which is no longer supported by windows 8.

What causes the error

Step 2 – Open Device Manager

Once the system restarts, open up the desktop and press the “Win+X” key to open up the advanced context menu. From the drop down menu, open up the Device Manager.

Go to the Device Manager

Step 3 – Update Driver software

Next, you simply need to update the hard disk driver and that should resolve the problem.

In order to do this, expand the Disk Drives option and then right click on your SSD drive. Now we will update the driver software.

Updating the driver software

Step 4 – Browse computer for driver software

Once the new window opens up, you can either allow windows to search for the driver online or if you have the updated driver on your computer, you can choose to browse and select for the driver software.

For this tutorial, we will select the second option.

Locate the driver on your pc

Step 5 – Let me pick the device drivers

Next, we will select the “let me pick the device drivers” option below.

View installed driver software

Step 6 – Uncheck show compatible hardware

If you uncheck the “show compatible hardware” option, you will be displayed with all the listed manufacturers.

Show all hardware

Step 7 – Driver software update successful

Simply select the update package and move on to the next step. With that done, the device driver would be updated and you would be required to restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

And that’s basically how you can fix the DPC_Watchdog_Violation blue screen of death stop error 0X00000133.

Restart the computer