Assume that you have a Windows Server 2012-based computer that has many third-party drivers installed. In this situation, the computer may crash intermittently. Additionally, you receive the following Stop error message:
Note Not all "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)" Stop errors are caused by this problem.
This issue occurs when one or more drivers' DPC routines exceed the DPC Watchdog's time-out period.
After you install the update, the DPC watchdog time-out period is extended.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: