Workaround: Driver Power State Failure

Driver Power State Failure is a critical error displayed within Blue Screen of Death. If you’re encountering this problem repeatedly, there’s something wrong with your system. In this workaround we’ll help you diagnose the problem in a step by step manner.

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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:

Customize Power Options

Disabling the sleep mode and automatic turning off your computer’s display. This might be helpful if your computer encounters Drive Power State Failure error while resuming session followed by sleep mode.

1. Click Start, select Settings.


2. Type “Power” in the Search Box on upper right corner.


3. Open “Power & Sleep Settings” from the Search Results.


4. Select “Never” option in the following drop down boxes:

  • On battery power, turn off after
  • When plugged in, turn off after


5. Again, select “Never” option for:

  • On battery power, PC goes to sleep after
  • When plugged in, PC goes to sleep after

6. Click Close.

Rollback Driver

A recent driver update has caused this error. Rollback newly updated driver or malfunctioning driver(s) indicated with yellow color exclamation marks.

1. Open Settings screen.

2. Type “Driver” in the Search Box.

3. Open “Device Manager” from Search Results.


4. Expand top node, i.e. your laptop/ computer name.

5. Click View menu, choose Show hidden devices.


6. Expand all categories, check for devices with yellow color exclamation marks. Right click such a device, choose Properties.

7. Click the Driver tab, and then Roll Back Driver button.

Note: If no devices are found with yellow color exclamation marks, rollback your graphics driver to its previous version.

Change Boot Menu Policy

Modify the existing Windows Boot Configuration Data Store, commonly abbreviated as BCD, and set a boot entry option. Here’s how:

1. Reboot your machine, and press F2 or Delete key repeatedly until BIOS Configuration screen appears.

2. Set the computer to load with inserted Windows installation disc first, and then Hard Disk Drive.

3. Save the changes; exit.

4. Press any key when you’re prompted to do so.

5. In the Setup wizard that loads, click Next | Repair your computer | Troubleshoot | Advanced Options | Command Prompt.

6. Execute the following commands in given sequence:

  • C:\

7. After successful completion, type “EXIT” and press ENTER.

8. Click Continue when you’re redirected to the Choose an Option screen.

9. Eject the installation disc after your computer automatically restarts.

Update Windows

Many critical patches address problems in the functioning of Windows causing Driver Power State Failure error. Stay up-to-date with latest security and performance updates.

1. Click the Start button, type “Check for Updates” and open it.


2. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Run Memory Diagnostic

Check problems with your Random Access Memory using the built-in diagnostic tool.

1. Type “Memory” in the Search Box.

2. Open ‘Windows Memory Diagnostic” from Search Results.


3. Click the option named “Restart now and check for problems (recommended)”


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