DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD after adding an SSD drive


ZeraX

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Hello all,

a few days ago I bought a Kingstone SSD drive for my DELL G15 laptop and ever since the laptop randomly freezes and requires a hard reboot and sometimes it gives me DPC_Watchdog_Violation BSOD.

I tried sfc /scannow, CHKDSK, check for FW updates, check for drivers and windows updates, nothing worked.
The issue happens faster if I accessed the hard disk and right-clicked on a folder.
Running games like Gears 5 from it also triggers the freezing issue.

I'm thinking of reinstalling Windows but I want to make sure first the issue is from the OS and not the new SSD.

Any help is appreciated.
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Specs:
DELL G15 5510
Bios: 1.11.0
OS: Windows 11 Home 64-Bit
RAM: 16Gb Ram
CPU: i7-10870H
 
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Windows 11 10.0, Build 22000

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    Intel Core i7-10870H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    1x 512GB hynix SSD
    1x 1TB Kingston SSD
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glasskuter

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Hello, and welcome to the forum. Is the new drive used as a secondary drive for storage or did you clone your old OS drive to the new ssd? If it is being used as a secondary drive, remove it. If the problem goes away, the issue would not appear to be a windows issue but a hardware issue. I am tagging @zbook on this thread.
 

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ZeraX

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Hello, and welcome to the forum. Is the new drive used as a secondary drive for storage or did you clone your old OS drive to the new ssd? If it is being used as a secondary drive, remove it. If the problem goes away, the issue would not appear to be a windows issue but a hardware issue. I am tagging @zbook on this thread.
Secondary SSD to put games on it.
I removed the SSD and used it on a desktop PC but it had no Issues though
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 10.0, Build 22000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10870H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x 512GB hynix SSD
    1x 1TB Kingston SSD
    Browser
    Opera GX

zbook

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    HP
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
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    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
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    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
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