windows Vista bsod stopcode 101

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Good day experts,

Twice or more times a day I receive the following stopcode:
STOP Error 0x00000101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT
(0x00000101 0x00000061 0x805d1120 0x00000001)

Mainly when I play an online game called Quakelive, but it happened also when watching a video and once it happened right after booting (I was clicking on a few shortcuts, before vista had finished starting up)
I also played doom3 for a several hours, but it didn't happen.

I tried to install the following hotfix from ms:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967170/  (more info: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;955076&sd=rss&spid=11734 )  
I requested the hotfix, but when I wanted to install it, it said "this update does not apply to your system" . Maybe because I have sp2.

I did a sfc /scannow and it did fix some stuff, but also said it couldnt fix everything, I don't really know how to read the logfile and it is pretty big, but it is here (I cut day I did the scan:  (http://riquard.nl/test/CBS_20100630.log.txt)

I also read somewhere it could be the gpu and not the second cpu. So I installed an older version of the ATI driver for my laptop (downloaded from the acer driver page).

I run Vista sp2 32bit on an Acer 7720G, Video: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300

more system info here: http://riquard.nl/test/SIW_FREEWARE_MICHI-PC_20100701_153634.html

PS. I have an open question about my numpad not working, because my BIOS has been replaced recently, but after replacing the BIOS I did not have this problem for at least a month, it started ocuring later.

Thanks for reading all this!
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Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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thanks, It is not talking about my processor, but it does say something about disabling the ACPI C2-state and C3-state by setting a registry key.

no idea whether it is risky to just dot hat, but I'm going to try it..
reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Processor /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0007e066

Ok, just added the reg key, will reset now. If you don't hear from me again you know why....

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Ok we survived  the reset.  I will play some games now and see what happens.
It is hard to test, because sometimes nothing bad happens and then after half a day I crash a few times.
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Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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:)  Guess give it a shot   gl

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No, didn't work, I didn't see the bsod, but my computer froze two times already. so I'm going to delete the regkey I added.

Anyone some other ideas?
Assistant Vice President\Network Manager
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Please do put the registry back the way it was if it didn't do any good.

I did come across this and thought about your issue:  http://windowsvistadatarecovery.blogspot.com/2010/02/clock-watchdog-timeout-error-message-in.html

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hmm interesting, I don't have the problem described there, but they do talk about a fresh reinstall of windows if no other fix works..

I will think about that, but it is very inconvenient and I just did that a few months ago, every is already pretty clean and nicely configured... :-)

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the link you gave me also mentioned the harddisk not being accessible. so I ran chkdsk /f and I haven't had a crash since then. but I keep my fingers crossed, too early to tell if it helped.

Author

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No didn't help, system crashed again. Anyone some more ideas?

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I reinstalled windows and I am testing now to see if that helps.

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Still don't know what caused the stoperror, but since reinstall of windows Problem didnt occur anymore.
Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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Sometimes there just isn't a better solution.  Glad you got it working.

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