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Windows 8.1 CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT error


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#1 db10halo

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 05:07 PM

I have this custom built PC the last 3/4 days and twice the PC has COMPLETELY froze on a web page with no response until I reboot the system and now today I got a blue screen with the error "CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT".

I am a kind of noob at this sort of stuff, can anyone please assist me in any way to fix this. Thanks so much!!



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Posted 11 September 2015 - 09:03 AM

Hello,

Try this link from the MS Forums

Microsoft Answer Forums (Clock_Watchdog_Timeout_Error)


Edited by 1029rjmenvy17t, 11 September 2015 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 08:22 AM

The website which 1029rjmenvy17t provided a link to deals with the dump files which the original poster provided.  The solution suggested by Patrick Barker is aimed at a specific bugcheck that appears to possibly be related to the CPU.  He has suggested a shotgun approach to narrow down the possibilities which may or may not produce a positive diagnosis.
 
This error usually is related to hardware, but it can on rare occasions be caused by a faulty driver.  Please do the following in order to provide us with more information.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
 
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
 
You will see an image like the one below.
 
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Click on the following checkboxes only:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

Edited by dc3, 12 September 2015 - 08:33 AM.

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