Windows 8: How to fix Blue Screen of Death (dpc_watchdog_violation)

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Step 1: Control Panel
Step 2: Hardware and Sound
Step 3: Power Options
Step 4: Choose what the power options do
Step 5: Change settings that are currently unavailable
Step 6: Uncheck “Turn on Fast startup”
Step 7: Save changes

Win 8 Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We are just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart for you.

If you’d like to know more, you can search online later for this error: dpc_watchdog_violation

[Update] February 6, 2015

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  1. will this infect my gaming computer? i looked it up i dont know what DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION is, When i got my gaming pc it came with windows 7 and i upgraded it to windows 8.1 and then the problem starts after 5 Months ago
    i havent used my pc since now im stuck using my dad's windows 7 laptop 🙁 , if you know how to do this on windows 8.1 i would give you a shoutout for a reward and i will like the video :).

  2. Where all the methods fail is that NO ONE starts at the beginning. The problem is at the loop. Step 1: Switch on your computer / Step 2: Tried booting in safe mode (Lenovo does not allow the F8 button or any other button for the matter of fact to log into safe mode. So now what do I do…Frustrated! (tried so many methods but still sitting with the same problem). Eventually I pressed the F12 which brings me to the Lenovo boot menu…but still from here there is no option to FIX the loop problem?

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