Driver power state failure is one of the blue screen of death errors of Windows. The error usually occurs when the computer system has an incompatible or inappropriate driver for any hardware device. It has been reported by users of Windows 10, 8, and 7.
The error may also indicate that the driver is in an inconsistent power state. Most likely, the computer’s power management is not compatible with one or more of the installed drivers. The error may occur when transitioning to or from sleep mode, to or from hibernation, and during startup or shutdown.
Some of the solutions to this error include:
Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.
Solution 1. Change Power Option Settings
Your power options settings may be causing the “Driver Power State Failure” error. To fix the problem, try to edit your Windows power settings. Watch the tutorial here on YouTube or refer below.
Solution 2. Reset BIOS
“Driver power state failure” error could also be caused by the BIOS settings on the motherboard. It could be interrupting the power state that was set by hardware driver causing the error. Try to reset to BIOS and it may fix the error. See steps below.
Solution 3. Uninstall Drive
“Driver Power State Failure” error may also occur if the hardware driver is out of date or incompatible with the Windows version. To figure out what hardware driver is causing this problem, try to uninstall the most used hardware such as the graphics driver, LAN driver, and WiFi adapter driver. Uninstalling a driver is more effective when you are in Safe Mode because a driver does not run in safe mode.
To access Safe mode
Option 1. Windows 10, 8.1, and 8
Option 2. Windows 10, 8.1, and 8
Option 3. Windows 7 and lower
To uninstall a driver in Safe Mode
When you are on the desktop, download and install the latest driver. Install a driver only if Windows does not recognize the hardware. Usually, graphics driver is the most important driver you are required to install to run Windows smoothly.
Solution 4. Reset Windows
“Driver power state failure” still exist. Your Windows 8 or 10 might be sending wrong data to the hardware result to Stop Code or BSOD. Try refreshing your Windows to its original form but all your install driver and software will be deleted. To reset Windows video tutorial below.
Solution 5. Clean install Windows 10
Your Windows could be causing the “Driver Power State Failure.” This usually appears as a problem, when you have a major change in your PC hardware. For example, you have a newly installed motherboard and CPU. The old configuration in your Window might be conflicting with your new hardware. To fix it, reinstall your Windows. Please be guided by the steps below on how to install fresh Windows.
YouTube video tutorials are provided below;
If the issue persists, a hardware could be failing. You may want to have your PC checked by a technician or troubleshoot the hardware one by one.