How to Fix Driver Power State Failure in Windows 10

Driver Power state Failure

Driver Power State Failure is a common Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error. It often occurs after a Windows 7 or 8 PC is updated to Windows 10. Like other BSOD errors, the PC shows a blue screen saying that the computer ran into an error and needs to restart. The error name is stated as DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. In this article we are going to show you how you can fix Driver Power State Failure.

Driver Power state Failure

Cause of the Driver Power state Failure

As the name suggests, Driver Power State Failure is caused by an incompatible driver. That is the main reason why this error is often seen in recently updated systems.

Driver Power state Failure

Fixing the error  Driver Power state Failure

Most of the times the error will go away after you restart your PC. But if it keeps showing up, you can try following methods to fix Driver Power State Failure.

  1. Roll back recently updated drivers:

Press Windows key + R to bring up the Run command. Now type devmgmt.msc and click Ok. This will open the Device Manager. If you have updated a driver recently, find it in here and right click, then go to properties. Next, go to the Driver tab and click on the Roll Back Driver.

  1. Update Windows:

In Control Panel, search for Windows Update. Then download and install any available latest update. Restart your computer.

  1. Update the drivers:

Open the Device Manager. And look for any device driver with a yellow sign beside it. If you find one, right click on it and choose Update. If Windows fails to update the device, take a note of the device name and search for its latest driver in the manufacturer’s website. Install the latest driver.

  1. Disable problematic driver:

If after following steps 1 to 3, the issue still remains unsolved, then you should try to uninstall or disable the problematic driver. Go to Device Manager and right click the problematic driver (with the yellow exclamation sign). Now choose Disable. Restart your PC.

  1. Uninstall newly installed software:

If you have recently installed a software (shortly before the Driver Power State Failure problem appeared), uninstall that program for your system. (Go to Control panel > Programs > Programs and Features to see a list of installed programs. Choose the one to uninstall.)

  1. Change the power plan

This step will probably work if you are using a laptop. In the Control Panel, search for Power options. On the Select a power plan options, select High performance. Now, open the Device Manager (by typing devmgmt.msc in the Run command). Expand the Network Adapters list. Here, you will find the wireless network adapter of your machine. Right click on its name and go to Properties. Next, go to the Power management tab. Now disable turning off the device by unchecking both the checkboxes. Apply and restart your PC.

Hopefully one of the above mentioned methods has solved your Driver Power State Failure BSOD problem.


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