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Driver Power State Failure Solved

Windows OS can be a buggy machine if users have installed wrong drivers or didn’t maintain their device’s updates. In Windows 10, Microsoft has tried to solve most of the problems regarding startup, speed, gaming performance and many other things. But still, many errors. It’s because users have done any mistake or drivers they are using aren’t supported with Windows 10. Windows can be run on any computer device with small technical specifications. But, the problem occurs when hardware stopped responding and Windows shuts down with an error message. Most of the times, this happens because of the hardware failure. The main reason behind this is the driver failure. Users have installed outdated drivers in their system resulting in this problem. Driver Power State Failure on Windows 10 is also caused due to driver failure or hardware failure.

In Windows OS users are the reason most of the times with the problems generated by the system. It’s because due to high market share of the Windows OS, there are millions of programs available for Windows OS. Users install software and drivers which didn’t compatible with their version of OS.

If you’re getting the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE error in Windows while booting. This means there’s something wrong with the drivers installed, or system files are corrupted. In this article, we’ll be showing you the best fixes to driver power state failure error.

Even some users aren’t able to boot into Windows OS because of this error. If it’s the case with you, there are still many hopes of recovering your Windows Computer from this problem. Read the whole article step by step and you’ll get the solution to this problem. We’ve listed all the possible reasons behind this problem and their fixes.

Note: We recommend you to keep your drivers updated. We know drivers are responsible for communication between hardware and software. If your drivers aren’t updated, they might generate a number of problems for you. So, keep your drivers updated.

Fix: Driver Power State Failure

We’ve listed the solutions to this problem below. These solutions are arranged in a way that you’re able to fix the problem properly. We recommend you to follow the guide given below strictly according to the way they’re arranged.

Note: We’ve used Windows installation files in the first method. If you don’t have Windows installation files, skip to the second method. But, if you have then followed the first method. There are huge chances that first step will solve your problem. If you’ve Windows installation disk but don’t have CD/DVD drive on your laptop, you should create bootable Pendrive. Or just skip to the second method.

Repair Your Computer using WinRE

In this method, we’ll be using Windows Recovery Environment to fix the problem. Windows has the ability to repair itself using the Windows installation files. If you too have the Windows installation files and can boot into it, you should really follow this guide. This will completely solve all your problems.

  1. Boot into the Windows bootable DVD/CD/Pendrive. Make sure you’ve same Windows installation files which you’ve installed on your system. (For booting through the external DVD/CD/Pendrive, you should use boot menu or change the boot priority of the devices)
  2. Once you’re booted, select the Language in which you want to run the setup.
  3. Now, on next Window select Repair Your Computer option.DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
  4. Select Troubleshoot, this is used to Refresh, Reset or using other tools like CMD. We’ll be using CMD in this to fix driver power state failure
  5. Now, select Advanced screen death message driver power
  6. Click on Command Prompt, this will open CMD.
  7. Type the command given below:
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
    command to solve power state failure
  8. Hit enter and now restart your PC.

If you’re successfully booted into the Windows OS, this means you have solved the problem. If you’re still getting the error this means you need to boot into the WinRE again and this time you should choose the following options listed below.

  • At first, select the Automatic Repair option. (Still No Sucess!)
  • Then perform a System Restore using WinRE. This will solve your problem but you’ll lose your Windows settings and files stored in your drive where Windows is installed. It’s like re-installing Windows OS.

Now, if it’s able to fix your problem you can enjoy using Windows without doing anything else. The only thing we recommend you to do is just update all your drivers. YOu can use the driver update free or paid utility according to your needs.

Users whose problem isn’t solved should follow the next methods given below.

Boot Windows To Safe Mode

You are the user who doesn’t have Windows installation files? Or one, whose problem isn’t solved by following the first method! Well, this is the another easy method to solve your problem. In this method, we’ll be booting Windows OS into safe mode, and then back to normal mode. Maybe driver power state failure is just a flack raised due to any problem with the OS. So, it’s recommended to boot Windows OS into safe mode and then again to the normal mode.

In order to boot Windows into safe mode, users will have to apply a trick. If you’re getting driver power state failure on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, 8 you need to follow a trick. We’ve explained below what exactly you need to do.

  1. Power on your computer and once Windows logo appears, cut off the power.(PC Users: Turn Off the power switch. Laptop Users: Long Press Power button or take out the battery)
  2. Repeat this until you get this message on screen: “Starting Automatic Repair“.
  3. After the process is finished, you’ll get two options, Shutdown the computer or Advanced options. Select Advanced Options on the screen.
  4. Select Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>Startup Settings.
  5. Now, click on Restart button and your computer will restart.
  6. Press Num 4 key on your screen and your computer will boot into safe mode.
  7. Now, if you’re booted into Windows, restart the computer from the start menu. Now, you will not get driver power state failure error.

Still in trouble with driver power state failure problem? But, can boot into Windows in safe mode! Well, you should disable the drivers with errors. Below is the method of doing this.

Note: Users who can’t boot into safe mode should prefer re-installing the Windows OS. This is the quickest way to solve your problem. It’ll save your time.

Disable or Update Drivers With Yellow Mark

If you’re among those users who are able to boot Windows into safe mode, you should then check in device manager which drivers aren’t working. Drivers with the yellow sign should be quickly uninstalled or updated. Faulty installed drivers can cause many problems with Windows OS including driver power state failure on WIndows 10 error.

  1. Boot Windows into safe mode.
  2. Open control panel and select Device Manager.
  3. Expand all drivers there and see if there’s any driver with yellow mark. If you found any driver, then you have two options: 1. Uninstall or Disable it. 2. Update the driver.
  4. To uninstall the driver, Right-Click>Uninstall.
  5. To disable: Right-Click>Disable.
  6. If you want to update, Right-Click>Update Driver Software.
  7. You can try the online update, or click on the Manual option, browse the driver and update it.

Alternate: Use driver update utility. You can search for it, there are many of them)

Disable System Failure Automatic Restart

Windows OS can restart itself if there’s any system failure. The user will not be notified about the restart. The good thing about this feature is that users can disable it. It’s enabled by default in Windows OS. If in your case, the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE blue screen death message is shown instantly while you’re doing work in Windows, you should disable this feature.

If you’re able to boot Window into safe mode, you should also try this method to fix driver power state failure on Windows 10.

  1. Press Win+R and type: sysdm.cpl and hit enter.disable automatic failure startup
  2. Click on Advanced tab and select Settings under Startup and Recovery.driver power state failure windows 10
  3. Under System Failure uncheck Automatic Restart box. Click 10 blue screen death power failure

Run System File Checker Scan

You should run system file checker scan (SFC). This will fix all the corrupted and missing files from the system folder in Windows. It’s very useful method to fix Windows related problems.

  1. Boot to safe mode.
  2. Open the command prompt as administrator.
  3. Type the command given below:

    sfc /scannow

  4. Hit enter and wait till the scan is complete.

Restore Windows To Any Restore Point

Windows has way back machine-like capability. Users can restore Windows to any restore point. Whenever users make any big change to the Windows, it makes the restore point which can be further used to restore Windows. When you restore Windows, the changes made will be restored. All the user files aren’t deleted. The only system-related settings and files are way backed.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Select Recovery option.
  3. Click on Open System Restore.
  4. Follow on-screen guide.
  5. Select the recommended restore point or choose any custom restore point.
  6. Wait till the restore is complete.

We now hope your problem is completely solved. Users who still have errors should comment down below with the methods they have used and problems they still are troubling with.

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