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watchdog.sys causing PC freeze then reboot.Any ideas ?

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Old 01-12-2008
Scott
 
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watchdog.sys causing PC freeze then reboot.Any ideas ?

What is watchdog.sys ?
Whilst watching TV or DVDs in XPCE2005 I get random freezes. It results in
the PC rebooting.
When I examine the minidump file it reports watchdog.sys as the problem.
I've had little success googling the problem.

Can anyone offer suggestions ?

CPU is AMD 4850e, Mb MA78GPM-DS2H with HD3200 IGP. PC runs MCE2005 SP3

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Old 01-12-2008
Kayman
 
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Re: watchdog.sys causing PC freeze then reboot.Any ideas ?

On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 03:37:03 -0800, Scott wrote:

> What is watchdog.sys ?
> Whilst watching TV or DVDs in XPCE2005 I get random freezes. It results in
> the PC rebooting.
> When I examine the minidump file it reports watchdog.sys as the problem.
> I've had little success googling the problem.
> Can anyone offer suggestions ?
> CPU is AMD 4850e, Mb MA78GPM-DS2H with HD3200 IGP. PC runs MCE2005 SP3


Google for: watchdog.sys
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Old 02-12-2008
Scott
 
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Re: watchdog.sys causing PC freeze then reboot.Any ideas ?



"Kayman" wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 03:37:03 -0800, Scott wrote:
>
> > What is watchdog.sys ?
> > Whilst watching TV or DVDs in XPCE2005 I get random freezes. It results in
> > the PC rebooting.
> > When I examine the minidump file it reports watchdog.sys as the problem.
> > I've had little success googling the problem.
> > Can anyone offer suggestions ?
> > CPU is AMD 4850e, Mb MA78GPM-DS2H with HD3200 IGP. PC runs MCE2005 SP3

>
> Google for: watchdog.sys


It seems many have had the problem, on many sites, but no one has come back
to report the fix.

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Old 02-12-2008
The Real Truth MVP
 
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Re: watchdog.sys causing PC freeze then reboot.Any ideas ?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829884

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"Scott" <Scott@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "Kayman" wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 03:37:03 -0800, Scott wrote:
>>
>> > What is watchdog.sys ?
>> > Whilst watching TV or DVDs in XPCE2005 I get random freezes. It results
>> > in
>> > the PC rebooting.
>> > When I examine the minidump file it reports watchdog.sys as the
>> > problem.
>> > I've had little success googling the problem.
>> > Can anyone offer suggestions ?
>> > CPU is AMD 4850e, Mb MA78GPM-DS2H with HD3200 IGP. PC runs MCE2005 SP3

>>
>> Google for: watchdog.sys

>
> It seems many have had the problem, on many sites, but no one has come
> back
> to report the fix.
>


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Old 02-12-2008
Scott
 
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Re: watchdog.sys causing PC freeze then reboot.Any ideas ?

Thx Truth
Does the page imply that Service Pack 2 is the fix ?
I already use SP3 and have all other updates installed.

"The Real Truth MVP" wrote:

> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829884
>
> --
> The Real Truth http://pcbutts1-therealtruth.blogspot.com/


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Old 02-12-2008
Kayman
 
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Re: watchdog.sys causing PC freeze then reboot.Any ideas ?

On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 22:33:01 -0800, Scott wrote:

> Thx Truth
> Does the page imply that Service Pack 2 is the fix ?
> I already use SP3 and have all other updates installed.


Try to to better your comprehension abilities. Read the KB again more
carefully!
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Old 02-12-2008
Scott
 
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Re: watchdog.sys causing PC freeze then reboot.Any ideas ?

I read it as "This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2" but my OP states that I'm already at SP3.

I'm obviously missing something sorry.

"Kayman" wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 22:33:01 -0800, Scott wrote:
>
> > Thx Truth
> > Does the page imply that Service Pack 2 is the fix ?
> > I already use SP3 and have all other updates installed.

>
> Try to to better your comprehension abilities. Read the KB again more
> carefully!
>

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