How to Fix Clock Watchdog Timeout Error on Windows 10

Camilla Mo, in Blue Screen Error Tags: BSOD
CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT

BSOD error “CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT” always occur to multiple processor systems, which is mostly caused by faulty Inter-Processor interrupts process and faulty device drivers. You probably would meet this error while playing games. To resolve the error, just follow instructions in this post.

You may see the error message display like this. (It may be different depending on the specific Windows version that you are using.)



Set BIOS Settings to Default

Following steps are for your reference how to enter BIOS and set the settings to default. Note these steps apply to most PC brands but not all brands. If they are not for your PC, go to your PC manufacturer’s website to get correct instructions.

1. Hold the power button until the system shuts completely down.

2. Turn on the PC. As soon as the first logo screen appears, for notebooks,  keep pressing F2 key to enter the BIOS. For desktops, keep pressing  Delete key.

3. Press F9 and then Enter to load the default settings.

4. Press F10 and then Enter to save an exit. 

In BIOS, you will see every key has instruction explanation. Follow the on-screen explanation to set and finish the configuration.

After setting, restart your PC and see if the problem persists. If the problem persists, update the BIOS. If you are using a brand computer, head to your PC manufacturer’s website to check for and download the last BIOS according to your PC model. If you are using a built computer, head to the motherboard’s website. The BIOS updates can always be downloaded from “Support” section or “Download” section of the website.


Update Device Drivers

Drivers can also be the cause especially faulty 3rd party driver and CPU chipset drivers. You can fix the driver problems by updating the drivers. If you can’t start Windows in Normal Mode, enter Safe Mode then update the drivers in Safe Mode.

If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. Tip: If you can’t enter Normal Mode, to use Driver Easy, please enter Safe Mode with Network.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to one driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

If you have any questions, please leave your comment below. I’d love to answer you questions.

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