While browsing the web, nothing out of the ordinary, my system crashed with a
DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I began some troubleshooting and here are the details of my investigation. Minidump is available for review, upon request.
- Operating System: Windows 11 Pro
DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION(Bugcheck code 133)
- Debugging Tool Used: Windows Debugger (WinDbg)
gwdrv.sys(associated with GlassWire)
- The system crashed with a
DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION, indicating a prolonged run time at an IRQL of DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.
- The debug output specifically warned that it was “Unable to verify timestamp for gwdrv.sys.”
- The crash occurred in a system process, suggesting a driver or hardware issue.
- The function where the crash occurred was
nt!KeAccumulateTicks+3cd, part of the Windows kernel (
- Analyzed the dump file using Windows Debugger (WinDbg).
gwdrv.sysas a potential culprit based on the debug output.
- Reviewed potential solutions, including updating or uninstalling the suspected driver (
gwdrv.sys), checking for Windows updates, and running hardware diagnostics.
- Glasswire service has been stopped, and foreground application exited.