Windows 10: Watch Dog

  1.    05 Sep 2016 #1

    Watch Dog


    I went to update my video driver this morning, instead of going to the manufacture's website, I decided to let the device manager do the update for me. Boy that was a mistake....

    After the reboot the only screens that I could see was the rotation circle icon and then another screen that said Watch Dog was going thru a couple of processes and after process 0 and 1 finished nothing. Though I heard the windows startup sound but nothing else.

    It took approx 30 mins of rebooting via the computer reset switch and still nothing but after a fashion I finally got a screen from pressing either 4 or F4 that I could go back to a earlier restore point. I am thankful it was only a couple days old. The restore went very well and I am back up and running. Then I decided to update the video driver from the manufactures website and all went smoothly. Totally back up and running now.

    Does anyone know what is with this Watch Dog issue. I have never seen it before and any posts that I have read are way back in 2015 and people had limited success in resolving that issue....

    If there is a message in all of this, make sure you have a good current restore point to fall back on....
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 22,253
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       05 Sep 2016 #2

    Hello Mike,

    "watchdog" would have been a bug check error message most likely caused by this driver. It depends on the exact error message and number, but this bug check code reference below from Microsoft can help give you an idea.

    Bug Check 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT - Windows 10 hardware dev
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    05 Sep 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Mike,

    "watchdog" would have been a bug check error message most likely caused by this driver. It depends on the exact error message and number, but this bug check code reference below from Microsoft can help give you an idea.

    Bug Check 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT - Windows 10 hardware dev
    Hi Brink:

    Thanks for the quick response. The problem is that it never gave a code etc. It had about 4 lines of what it was doing under process 0 and then process 1. One the last line of process 0 and 1 it said process finished. It never gave any indication of an error etc. I though that it was just slow in finishing up, but after 10 minutes and no change in the screen I knew I had a problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 22,253
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       05 Sep 2016 #4

    I'm just glad you had a restore point to make fixing it easy.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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