Fixing DPC Watchdog Violation Bluescreen in Windows 8 When Doing Printing Jobs
If you Windows 8 user, this might be one of your problem nowadays. Windows, from 95 until 8 version, is still carry BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), it means there’s something wrong with your system, and blue screen will show up and give us error code. This very sucks when we work for some project and forget to save the file, and the Blue Screen is appear.
If you have same problem with me, I’m doing printing job for my work. For information, I using Windows 8 SL (Single Language) and my printer is Canon PIXMA iP1980, still working very well. When begin for printing my work, about 10-20 second when printing still running, suddenly hang or freeze for a moment, then BSOD is appear with error code DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION…
I try to print my document again with normal state, and once again BSOD is appear for a second time. I don’t find any solution around the Internet, for a month, BSOD still punch me so bad. Without any solution, I try to print one by one to get away from the BSOD (still with the same error code).
When still don’t find any solution, I try to search from Windows forum who talk about the same issue. Someone saying is,
something wrong with your USB bus, try to use other USB port.
And I’m thinking about that statement, and yes I using USB hub, because my USB port in my laptop only available 3 ports, 1 for USB 3.0 and 2 for USB 2.0. I have USB hub (with 4 port) connect to my USB 3.0 port. And my USB printer cable is connect in my USB Hub, and this is the center of the problem.
And I try to unplugged the USB printer cable from the Hub, and I try to connect the USB printer cable directly to the USB port in my laptop without the Hub.
And I try to begin printing job, and suddenly when begin printing with normal state, the BSOD with error code DPC_Watchdog_Violation is not Appear Anymore.
Everything works fine without any delay or BSOD.
And this is a screenshot where my USB printer cable connected to USB port in my laptop.
So, the solution is try not to connect your USB printer cable using USB Hub because power in USB hub is not enough for printing job.
Sometime is depending the quality of the USB Hub, I buy my USB Hub it cost me about $3 US Dollar, and if you ask me what is the best USB Hub is Toshiba, I don’t remember the product type, it cost about $8 US Dollar, with 4 ports.
If you had same problem error code but not for printing job, maybe this issue about the USB power issue.