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BSOD - watchdog.sys?


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RIGHTMANGO

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So did you get this fix? I have the exact same problem since downgrading cyberlink.
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I too have this problem, but i don't know when did it start.. maybe a month ago, but i don't know what triggered it..
It mostly happens when watching videos, or while playing a game.. Any Suggestions?
Thanks!!
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ok i play bioshock 2 and every time i try during the game my moniter becomes checkered out and then my computer crashes BSOD what do i do
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I know this is older but I had a customer with this problem and this is what I found. watchdog.sys is a part of win xp and later.The watchdog defines a time threshold. If a thread spends more time in a display driver than the threshold specifies, the watchdog tries to recover by switching to VGA graphics mode. If the attempt fails, the watchdog generates bug check 0xEA, THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER. The typical fix is a new graphics driver. At times actually removing the old driver and installing a more current one is required. In one instance a specific game could not work with one specific card, the only solution was running the game in very low graphics mode (no fun there) or replacing the video card.
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Most likely cause is a bad video driver.  What make and model PC do you have and if it has a separate video card what make and model?


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