How Can I Fix a DPC_Watchdog_Violation Error in Windows 8?

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How Can I Fix a DPC_Watchdog_Violation Error in Windows 8?

DPC_Watchdog_Viloation stop error in Windows 8 mostly indicates issues with netr6164.sys file, and the error has the BUCKET_ID of 0x133_DPC_netr6164+81b6. This error is generally caused because of inappropriate or outdated wireless NIC drivers that are installed on the computer.
However, since the issue can also be generated due to some hard disk errors, administrators should first scan the hard disk drive for any issues that it may have. In case this method fails, administrators should then remove the existing wireless LAN card drivers, and they should install the latest ones that are mostly available on the wireless LAN card drivers’ vendor’s official website.

How to Enable Legacy Advanced Boot Menu
To enable legacy advanced boot menu in Windows 8, step-by-step instructions are given below:

  1. Restart the Windows 8 computer.
  2. Enter into the BIOS setup and configure the system to boot from CD/DVD Drive.
  3. Save the modified settings in BIOS and reboot the computer.
  4. Insert Microsoft Windows 8 bootable installation DVD into the optical media drive (CD/DVD Drive).
  5. When prompted to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD, press any key to boot the computer from DVD support.
  6. On the displayed Windows Setup box, click Next.
  7. On the next page, click Repair your computer.
  8. On Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot.
  9. On Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options.
  10. On Advanced options screen, click Command Prompt.
  11. On the opened command prompt window, type C: and press Enter.
  12. On C: prompt, type BCDEDIT /SET {DEFAULT} BOOTMENUPOLICY LEGACY command, and press Enter to enable legacy advanced boot menu.
  13. Once the command executed successfully, type EXIT command to close the command prompt window.
  14. Back on the Choose an option screen, click Continue to restart Windows 8 computer.


Method 2
How to Restore a Windows 8 Computer to an Earlier Restore Point


To restore a Windows 8 computer to an earlier restore point, step-by-step instructions given below must be followed: