CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT: What to do when blue screen in Windows?

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Because of the various hardware and software configurations, it can not be prevented, it is at work on Windows 8 or Windows 10 errors and blue screens. One of those blue screens is accompanied by the message "Clock Watchdog Timeout".

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Find out here, so that the error occurs and how to fix the problem on Windows.

CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT: what to do when errors in Windows?

The error shows up especially when you compute-intensive work, such. As games running on the PC. Usually the problem "Clock Watchdog Timeout" is caused when the own processor has been overclocked.

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  • the blue screens should therefore accumulate with this error message, the overclocking resets or changes the settings on your overclocking.
  • you do not want to do without overclocking or anything overclocked the system, another conflict can cause the problem in Windows.
  • Ensures that all hardware drivers are up to date and update them if necessary.
  • Of course, Windows also should be brought by updating to the latest version.

Technical users can manage a workaround, the blue screen should permanently occur.

  1. Opens the Windows command prompt this.
  2. Give there the command "bcdedit / set useplatformclock yes" (without the quotes).
  3. Now Checks if the problem persists.
  4. the system still works poorly the setting, take back and waives the overclocking.


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Also closes off unneeded hardware of USB ports and Co. by the system. Again, a conflict may cause the blue screen. Checks continue if the hard disk and other important components are permanently installed in the PC. Additionally, it should make sure you that no malware is lurking on the PC, which can cause errors.


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