1.    06 Apr 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 random restart


    i am having stressful random restart with Watchdog Violation. Below is the outcome from WhoCrashed analysis:

    System Information (local)

    Computer name: DESKTOP-ULD3UHN
    Windows version: Windows 10 , 10.0, build: 10586
    Windows dir: C:\WINDOWS
    Hardware: 80DW, LENOVO, Lancer 4B3
    CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD A10-7300 Radeon R6, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G AMD586, level: 21
    4 logical processors, active mask: 15
    RAM: 3685339136 bytes total



    Crash Dump Analysis


    Crash dump directory: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump

    Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

    On Wed 06/04/2016 08:23:23 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\040616-52265-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal!HalpTimerClockInterrupt+0x56)
    Bugcheck code: 0x133 (0x0, 0x501, 0x500, 0x0)
    Error: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
    file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
    Bug check description: The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.



    On Wed 06/04/2016 08:23:23 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\memory.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: athw1.sys (athw10x+0xC9E7F)
    Bugcheck code: 0x133 (0x0, 0x501, 0x500, 0x0)
    Error: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
    Bug check description: The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
    A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: athw1.sys .
    Google query: athw1.sys DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION



    On Tue 29/03/2016 08:53:27 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\032916-51687-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: athw1.sys (athw10x+0x9E6A4)
    Bugcheck code: 0x133 (0x0, 0x501, 0x500, 0x0)
    Error: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
    Bug check description: The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
    A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: athw1.sys .
    Google query: athw1.sys DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION



    On Tue 29/03/2016 02:49:33 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\032916-51765-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal!HalpTimerClockIpiRoutine+0x15)
    Bugcheck code: 0x133 (0x0, 0x501, 0x500, 0x0)
    Error: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
    file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
    Bug check description: The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.





    Conclusion


    4 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:

    athw1.sys
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  2.    06 Apr 2016 #2
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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    If i'm not mistaken, a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION with an errorcode of 0x133 usually means that more than one driver is mostly at fault.
    I've noticed that different drivers are mentioned in the different DMP files but the first i would try to target is the following one:

    Code:
    athw10x.sys --> Driver for Qualcomm Atheros CB42/CB43/MB42/MB43 Network Adapter
    At your Lenovo-z40-75 support page you can find the driver for your wireless adapter:

    Laptops :: Lenovo Z Series laptops :: Z40-75 Laptop (Lenovo) - Lenovo Support (US)

    I would suggest the following:

    1) Test if you turn of your WIFI, does this issue still persists?
    2) Re-install your network drivers.


    EDIT:

    Please not that your BIOS could use an update.

    Code:
    BiosReleaseDate = 09/11/2014
    There is an update from september 2015
    Laptops :: Lenovo Z Series laptops :: Z40-75 Laptop (Lenovo) - Lenovo Support (US)



    Warning
    BIOS updates are risky. An improper/partial update will brick the motherboard and thus the laptop.

    If you think that you can do it, you have previous experience with BIOS update etc, do it. Otherwise ask a technician to do it for you.
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  3.    06 Apr 2016 #3
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    Posts : 5
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    Thread Starter

    hi zztemp,

    thanks for your warm welcome, looking over the problems and your suggestion. it is a very prompt one and i truely appreciated that most.

    i can't determine if it will happen again if i turn off the wifi because the blue screen occurrence is random, say once every few days. anyhow i did take your suggestion to reinstall network driver, and updated the latest version of BIOS (a4cn40ww). let see if this happen again, i will update again 2-3 weeks from now.

    thanks again
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  4.    06 Apr 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsk View Post
    hi zztemp,

    thanks for your warm welcome, looking over the problems and your suggestion. it is a very prompt one and i truely appreciated that most.

    i can't determine if it will happen again if i turn off the wifi because the blue screen occurrence is random, say once every few days. anyhow i did take your suggestion to reinstall network driver, and updated the latest version of BIOS (a4cn40ww). let see if this happen again, i will update again 2-3 weeks from now.

    thanks again
    No problem, hope it works out, i'll keep an eye on this topic.
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  5.    12 Apr 2016 #5
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    Posts : 5
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    Thread Starter

    in fact , the day after my last post, my computer had a BSOD seizure again. i updated the network card. it all went good over one week, i thought the problem has gone away, untill yesterday, another BSOD again. Its getting frustrating and especially so when it breaks down at a time when doing something critical n important. appreciated any help at all. here is the whocrashed report:

    On Mon 11/04/2016 05:08:49 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\041116-53671-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0)
    Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFE001A2825650, 0xFFFFE001A76CA080, 0x1, 0x5A181CD2168731B4)
    Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
    Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
    The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.



    On Mon 11/04/2016 05:08:49 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\memory.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0)
    Bugcheck code: 0x18 (0xFFFFE001A2825650, 0xFFFFE001A76CA080, 0x1, 0x5A181CD2168731B4)
    Error: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
    Bug check description: This indicates that the reference count of an object is illegal for the current state of the object.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This might be a case of memory corruption. More often memory corruption happens because of software errors in buggy drivers, not because of faulty RAM modules.
    The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.



    On Thu 07/04/2016 03:12:44 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\040716-51406-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: athw1.sys (athw10x+0x9F4DE)
    Bugcheck code: 0x133 (0x0, 0x501, 0x500, 0x0)
    Error: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
    Bug check description: The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
    A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: athw1.sys .
    Google query: athw1.sys DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION



    On Wed 06/04/2016 08:23:23 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\040616-52265-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal!HalpTimerClockInterrupt+0x56)
    Bugcheck code: 0x133 (0x0, 0x501, 0x500, 0x0)
    Error: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
    file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
    Bug check description: The DPC watchdog detected a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
    This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
    The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.
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  6.    12 Apr 2016 #6
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    WhoCrashed is very insufficient to provide the necessary data for debugging a BSOD.
    We need more information BSOD Posting Instructions
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  7.    12 Apr 2016 #7
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    Thread Starter

    my apology, kindly find attached

    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    WhoCrashed is very insufficient to provide the necessary data for debugging a BSOD.
    We need more information BSOD Posting Instructions
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  8.    12 Apr 2016 #8
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    What was the previous driver version you installed for the Atheros network adapter? Windows 8.1 or Windows 7?
    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm athw10x
    Browse full module list
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`711e0000 fffff800`71617000   athw10x  T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: athw10x.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\athw10x.sys
        Image name: athw10x.sys
        Browse all global symbols  functions  data
        Timestamp:        Tue Jun 16 11:29:55 2015 (557FEC93)
        CheckSum:         00426BB6
        ImageSize:        00437000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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  9.    12 Apr 2016 #9
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    Thread Starter

    hi Axe0, thank you so much for your help.
    I have checked my driver version is ar956x 10.0.0.326, and online searched that this supports Windows 10

    do u think that this can be the potential cause? is there anything i can do?


    Attachment 74530

    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    What was the previous driver version you installed for the Atheros network adapter? Windows 8.1 or Windows 7?
    Code:
    0: kd> lmvm athw10x
    Browse full module list
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`711e0000 fffff800`71617000   athw10x  T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: athw10x.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\athw10x.sys
        Image name: athw10x.sys
        Browse all global symbols  functions  data
        Timestamp:        Tue Jun 16 11:29:55 2015 (557FEC93)
        CheckSum:         00426BB6
        ImageSize:        00437000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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  10.    13 Apr 2016 #10
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    Posts : 12,957
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    What Windows version was the previous driver created for?
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