[SOLVED] DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION plaguing my Windows 10 NVME drive

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Hey all. I got a Crucial NVME drive to move my Windows 10 install to about a year ago, but I kept getting BSODs with no dump available, so I moved it back to my SATA ssd and just used the NVME as a game drive.

Well I've taken another crack at installing Windows on the NVME, and I keep getting DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION errors. But this time, I am also getting the dumps.

I'm sure this kind of thing has been asked before, but I am hoping someone can analyze my reports and help me out here.

I read that having the iaStorA.sys driver for my AHCI controller can help (right now I have storahci.sys installed) but I'm not sure how I'd go about switching those.

Here's my file (I believe it's a mini dump, it will be a complete dump next time this happens and I will update):
http://l33tnasx.quickconnect.to/d/s/lsvqx9HtvkoLOIgu18g6nOYDXs24Eldk/3lO2aYuvJG51vLj2imwqzzt713z7PrOc-uLAg2A8B_wg
 

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Figured it out. Crucial has a post about my SSD (P1) talking about how Windows has some power delivery setting that can cause an inconsistency in power that just... kills the P1.

Here's a link to the site
https://www.crucial.com/support/articles-faq-ssd/watchdogviolationerror

and a permalink to the PDF hosted on GitHub in case that page breaks
https://github.com/gabeklavans/windows-configs/blob/8691099d72a7de4e2ff68d28fa8bfd910df89395/Crucial_P1_Fix.pdf

After a couple weeks of no crashes, this seems to have fixed the issue.
 

feriner

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Figured it out. Crucial has a post about my SSD (P1) talking about how Windows has some power delivery setting that can cause an inconsistency in power that just... kills the P1.

Here's a link to the site
https://www.crucial.com/support/articles-faq-ssd/watchdogviolationerror

and a permalink to the PDF hosted on GitHub in case that page breaks
https://github.com/gabeklavans/windows-configs/blob/8691099d72a7de4e2ff68d28fa8bfd910df89395/Crucial_P1_Fix.pdf

After a couple weeks of no crashes, this seems to have fixed the issue.
 

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