Driver Power State Failure (How to Fix this Error on Windows 10)

What did you know? There are more than 500 different kinds of Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) errors for the Windows operating system. Windows computers all show them when they find themselves in a difficult position. They are like digital jump scares explicitly designed for Windows users. This article deals with a BSoD that is different from most of them. Let’s fix the blue screen of death caused by the Driver Power State Failure.

Overview of Driver Power State Failure Error

There is a difference between the Driver Power State Failure and other BSoD errors. The Driver Power State Failure BSOD appears when Windows is booted up or restarted, unlike a traditional BSoD that appears while the computer is in use.

In addition to incompatible drivers, old operating systems, and malware, blue screens are also the cause. The main reason for this issue is an unstable power supply for one of the system drivers.

When the Driver Power State Failure occurs on your system, you will see this error message: A problem has occurred, and your PC will need to be restarted. We’re gathering information about the error, and then we’ll restart for you.

This error can be found online if you would like more information. DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE

How to Fix Driver Power State Failure – Error on Windows 10

It is possible that your PC may not begin in normal mode before we get to the methods that can fix the Driver Power State Failure. To resolve the issue, you will need to start your PC in Safe Mode. Here is our article on How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode if you’re not sure how

The following techniques can be used to fix the Driver Power State Failure error on Windows 10:

  1. Disconnect Peripherals

Computers come with USB and audio slots. The cables are used to connect to additional hardware such as speakers, printers, and USB drivers. It’s possible that the computer won’t be able to detect them if they are not correctly connected.

Make sure everything connected to your ports is disconnected, then restart the computer.

When booting the system with no attached devices, the BSoD should not appear. This error may be related to the external hardware. Alternatively, you can connect and restart your PC one device at a time to determine which accessory caused the issue.

  1. Remove External hardware

Any connected hardware can cause computer problems like this if it is not working properly. You can check if that’s the problem by disconnecting your peripherals (your speaker, printer, scanner, USB drive, etc.) and restarting your computer.

Your computer runs normally after removing external hardware. This indicates that one of your external devices is the problem. Every time you reinstall a device into your computer, you should also test it. That way, you’ll discover which particular device is causing your problem. Once you’ve identified the device, you’ll need to reinstall or update the drivers.Try the following solution if your issue persists after you disconnect peripherals.

  1. Make Changes in The Power Settings

Dell computers suffer from this problem due to certain active aspects of their Power Options. The only way to fix this issue on your Windows 10 PC is by disabling them.

  • Use the Quick Link menu (Windows + X) or the search results to open the Control Panel window.
  • Navigate to the Power Options sub-setting in the Hardware or Sound settings.
  • Choosing the power button function option appears on the left panel.
  • To enable every option in the window, click the Change settings that are currently unavailable link under Define power buttons and turn on password protection.
  • In the Shutdown Settings section, uncheck the Turn off fast startup (recommended), Sleep, and Hibernate boxes.
  • Once that’s done, save the changes by selecting Save Changes.

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