XPS L502x Win8 DPC Watchdog Violation and Sleep Mode Freezing

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XPS L502x Win8 DPC Watchdog Violation and Sleep Mode Freezing

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Hello, 

When I put my laptop to sleep by closing the lid, I'm finding that when I come back to it there will be a BSOD with the message DPC Watchdog Violation showing. I've also noticed that sometimes the laptop will become frozen on going to sleep or hibernating. The only way to get it to completely shut down it by holding the power button down. 

I've updated to the latest bios and drivers on the Dell Drivers Support site and am at my wits end now. Can anyone help?

Thanks. 

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  • Hi BuddyDavis,

    It could be an issue with the software or the hardware of the computer. I would suggest you to run the diagnostics on the computer to check the hardware functionality.

    Restart the computer, press 'F12'  key on the Dell logo -> Select ‘Diagnostics’ from the boot menu -> Please refer to the link if any error code shows up http://dell.to/OUGnqT 

    Alternatively, ensure that Windows updates are update to date. You may watch the video on how to perform Windows update: