Recently few Windows 11 users have been reporting about the Clock Watchdog Timeout Error, and they are getting the same issue multiple times a day. Most likely, this BSOD error appears in the middle of work, and the system restarts forcefully. This same error can affect not only Windows 11 devices but also other Microsoft platforms as well.

Clock Watchdog Timeout BSOD error can occur for a number of reasons, including malicious drivers, overclocked CPUs, and many more. If you are also suffering from the same BSOD issue, then rigorously go through this article to get all the reliable solutions to avoid the issue easily and quickly. Let’s have a look. 

Fix 1: Run SFC Scan:

The first attempt to troubleshoot your Windows 11 Clock Watchdog Timeout error is to run an SFC scan. This Windows-in-built tool can help you find and repair corrupt system files. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type cmd in your search box and open the Command Prompt window; open it as an administrator. 
  • Then copy then paste or type the below-given command in the newly appeared black screen and press Enter, 

Sfc /scannowsfc/ scannow

  • Finally, restart the system and see the error message disappear from your screen.

Fix 2: Run DISM Scan:

If the above tool does not help you, you need to run a DISM scan to restore those repaired system files. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type cmd in your search box and open the Command Prompt window; open it as an administrator. 
  • Then copy then paste or type the below-given command in the newly appeared black screen and press Enter, 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Finally, restart the system and see the error message disappear from your screen.

Fix 3: Remove USB Devices:

If you get the Clock Watchdog Timeout error on your Windows 11, you need to disconnect all USB devices and external components from your system. Once done, restart the system and check for the same error message that disappeared from the screen.

Fix 4: Update Windows:

In some cases, outdated Windows may be the main reason for your Windows 11 Clock Watchdog Timeout error. Here the effective solution is updating Windows to the latest version. To do so, 

  • Firstly, press Windows + I to launch the Settings menu on the screen. 
  • Then select the Windows Update from the left side of the screen.Windows 11 update
  • Now click on the Check for updates button and see the result.

Fix 5: Disable Overclocking:

If you enable system overclocking, then also you will get the Clock Watchdog Timeout Error on your Windows 11. The best possible remedy here is restoring your system to its default settings and seeing improvement.

Fix 6: Update Driver:

As we discussed above, one of the most common causes of your Windows 11 Clock Watchdog Timeout error is corrupted or outdated drivers. You need to update those drivers as soon as possible to overcome this situation. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type Device Manager on your Windows 11 search box and open the top search result.
  • Inside the newly opened screen, expand the section Display adapters.update driver
  • Then search for drivers with a yellow exclamation mark, right-click on those outdated drivers and click on the Update driver option from the sub-menu.
  • Finally, restart the system and see the error message disappear from your screen.

Fix 7: Run Windows Memory Diagnostic Utility:

Another solution to tackle the Clock Watchdog Timeout Error on your Windows 11 is running the Windows Memory Diagnostic utility. To do so, 

  • Firstly, type Windows Memory Diagnostic on your Windows 11 search box and open the top search result.
  • Inside the newly opened window, select Restart now and check for problems option.
  • Now your Windows will restart and let the process complete on its own.
  • When the system starts again, Windows Memory Diagnostic window will appear on the screen. 
  • If not, then right-click on the Start menu and select the Event Viewer from the list.
  • Then expand the option Windows logo and System from the left pane of the screen.
  • Now click on the Find option from the right pane of the screen.
  • On the next window, type MemoryDiagnostic in the prompt and click on the Find Next button.
  • Finally, you can see the result on the General tab at the bottom of the screen.

Note: In the result, if you find any RAM issues, then you should replace your system’s memory module.

Fix 8: Restore the System:

If any of the above solutions do not help you, then you need to restore your Windows 11. Restore your system to any previous state where your system was working fine. To do so, 

  • Firstly, press Windows + R to open to launch the RUN dialog box, type rstrui and press OK.system restore 2
  • On the newly opened screen, click on the Choose a different restore point option and Next button.
  • Then choose a previous Restore point from the list and click on the Next button to complete the process. 
  • Finally, restart the system and see the error message disappear from the screen.

These are all about the Clock Watchdog Timeout error on your Windows 11 and its fixes. In addition to all the solutions mentioned above, you can update your PC’s BIOS and see if it helps. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, then please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.