Top 5 Solutions to Fix Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error

While you work with your Personal Computer or With your Laptop, sometimes you find a blue screen by showing an error message “Clock Watchdog Timeout”.To fix the problem you will reboot your system, but still, it keeps showing the error. Then you have to pay attention to it to fix it.

So here we are going to provide some solutions to fix this error. Before going to fix this error let us know what is  Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error, and how it will occur.


What is Clock Watchdog Timeout?

Clock Watchdog Timeout Error occurs due to the miscommunication between threads in the processor. Due to this error, the processor doesn’t work properly. There are some other reasons for the occurrence of this error, they are

  • Outdated device drivers
  • Malicious third-party app
  • Faulty RAM
  • Outdated firmware
  • Hardware Failure

Solution 1: Roll Back the Recently Updated Device Drivers

If you get a Clock Watchdog Timeout error after updating any Device Driver, then it’s better to consider rolling back any driver that you recently updated. 

Here you find steps on how to roll back the recently updated device driver.

Step1: Open the start menu in the Windows desktop, and search there for Device Manager, then click on the Device Manager Tab.

Step2: After at the Device Manager menu right click on the device that you won’t roll back, under the drop-down select Properties.

Step3: After that, you will find a pop-up window of properties, there you need to switch to Driver.

There choose the Roll Back Driver option.

Roll Back

Step4: After that click on YES to make sure that you want to roll back the pre-installed driver. After the driver is restored,  your system wants to restart to make the changes.

After restarting Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error should be fixed.If it is not fixed and still you find the error then follow other methods to fix it.

Solution 2: Update BIOS settings

Here most of the users who have their Personal Computers or Laptops said that after updating BIOS settings, it instantly fixes the Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error. So it is one of the solutions to fix the Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error. Before going to update please use the Motherboard manual for detailed instructions. While updating BIOS settings one should be careful because it may cause a potential data loss if there is anything done wrong.

Solution 3: Disconnecting New Hardware Devices

This Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error also occurs by installing new hardware devices. Because the reason behind this is if the newly installed device is not properly installed this error may occur. So by disconnecting any recently installed devices you can fix this error. If you don’t know by which device the error has occurred then disconnect all peripherals and devices which are installed externally, except mouse and keyboard. Then check whether the error is encountered again or not by restarting your computer.

Solution 4: Run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

Memory issues in your Personal Computer or Laptop will cause Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error. So to fix this error it’s better to run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool. Follow the steps below to run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

Step1: Start by using the Run dialogue box. So by pressing Windows + R keys together you will find the Run dialogue box. After that give the mdsched.exe command, by pressing enter you will launch Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool

Run dialog box

Step2: After that, you will find a pop-up window on the screen. Out of the two options on the window choose the first one. This will allow the software to restart your computer to check the errors. After restarting if it finds any error then it will fix the errors automatically. If it will not fix the errors automatically then you can replace the memory card with a new one. If there are no issues found after restarting the windows are done. Then the Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error may not be caused by memory problems.

Memory Diagnostics

Solution 5: Remove Third-party Software

Based on the information given by the windows user, Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD Error is also caused by installing third-party software. So if you find that you install such type of programs in your Personal Computer or Laptop. Uninstall them and restart your computer.

To find the programs that you installed on your  Personal Computer or Laptop, press Windows + R keys together to get the Run dialog box. Then give the command appwiz.cpl and by hitting enter you will the programs that you installed. Find the program that you want to uninstall, do right-click, and select install. 



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