Introduction Driver Power State:
When you have the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) on your Windows PC, you tend to think about the worst. However, in most cases, BSOD is a sign of a problem that can be easily solved with some simple system maintenance steps such as system update or repair.
A BSOD that some users occasionally see is the “Driver Power State Failure” error. Often due to a faulty device driver, this problem is very easy to fix and very rare to fix. If you see a driver power state failure BSOD error in Windows 10, what should you do to fix it?
What Causes Driver Power State Failure BSOD Error?
Stop code “Driver Power State Failure” Blue screen of death error is usually caused by a power control problem on the device connected to your PC. If the device switches to sleep mode while in use or does not come out of sleep mode when you try to use it, Windows will display a BSOD message stating that this is a critical error. There can be many reasons for this to happen. If the device driver is out of date or incorrect, Windows’ ability to control the power settings for connected devices may be affected. Updating your drivers (or downgrading to the last working driver) can fix the problem.
However, this is not the only possible reason. If the system files are corrupted, you can try to fix the problem using the system file checker tool. Changing your device’s power settings (including disabling sleep or hibernation mode) may also prevent some devices from falling into low power or sleep mode.
If all else fails, you may want to consider removing any devices that may be causing this problem. Typically, external peripherals (such as USB or Bluetooth devices) or some high-powered internal components (such as your graphics card) are behind this problem. read more
Updating Your System Drivers:
- Driver Power Status Failure BSOD is often caused by a problem with installed device drivers. If your device is not configured to install new driver updates automatically, you will need to manually install the new drivers.
- You can usually do this through the Windows Update, which searches for (and installs) suitable drivers for your PC.
- To check for new driver updates using Windows Update, right-click on the Start menu and select the Settings option.
- In the Settings menu, go to Update & Security> Download or Download and install the drivers if available. If Windows does not automatically search for drivers, check for updates first.
- Give Windows time (if available) to download and install new updates. After installation, restart your PC to complete the process.
- While most device drivers are available in Windows Update, you should also consider downloading drivers from the manufacturer’s website and installing them manually.
- Similarly, some chipset drivers for internal motherboard components (such as built-in Wi-Fi) may require downloading drivers from the manufacturer, especially if you are building your own PC.