Is the error "DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" a hardware error or software error?

Is the error "DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" a hardware error or software error?
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  1. A combination, are you running with a USB hub? If so may try disconnecting it, may also be another USB device, but have seen it with hubs, something with power to the port
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    A combination, are you running with a USB hub? If so may try disconnecting it, may also be another USB device, but have seen it with hubs, something with power to the port


    My PC have a separate VGA card. I don't get any error when I work with my separate VGA card. I get this "DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" error only when I work with the on-board VGA in my PC. I tried the following solution too. But it didn't worked. What can you say about it?
    How Can I Fix a DPC_Watchdog_Violation Error in Windows 8?
    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... Read More
  3. OK, might try checking for a newer graphics driver for the onboard at your mobo site, if no joy there another option would be to download a fresh copy of what you have, then using the GPU card, uninstall and delete the existing driver (may be corrupt) and install it from the downloaded copy
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    OK, might try checking for a newer graphics driver for the onboard at your mobo site, if no joy there another option would be to download a fresh copy of what you have, then using the GPU card, uninstall and delete the existing driver (may be corrupt) and install it from the downloaded copy


    Now I can't even start my PC. When ever I start my PC it goes to this error and restart. When ever it restarted Windows 8 tries to repair my PC. But, not being able to repair, Windows 8 asks me to whether shut down the PC or go to advanced options. But still I can start my PC with Ubuntu 10.10 boot-able CD.
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