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Lenovo ThinkPad T495: DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION

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When Windows 10 Professional shutdowns while on Battery Mode and with Turn on fast startup unchecked, Windows 10  encounters a BSOD with Stop Code DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION.

Fast Startup Disabled

First, T495 came with Fast Startup turned on. However, I did not like the idea of using it so I disabled the Fast Startup. I wanted all running applications to shutdown when Windows 10 restarts or shutdowns.

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION Windows 10 Shutdown

Blue Screen on Battery Mode during Shutdown

It took me some time to figure out the condition that causes this error.

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION Windows 10 Shutdown

It takes about 5 minutes to complete the collection of error info before the laptop restarts.

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION Windows 10 Shutdown

How to Fix – Interim

I just turned the Fast Startup back on! With this, I no longer get the DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION error when I shutdown my laptop while on battery mode.

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION Windows 10 Shutdown

Karl San Gabriel

Karl San Gabriel

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