Friday, September 30, 2022

Fix: Driver Power State Failure BSOD Error

What does driver power state failure mean? You get to see a blue screen of death having the driver power state failure message.

When you have some corrupted system drivers, improper power settings, or incompatible hardware, then you can encounter this BSOD error.

Although the problem may sound complicated, you can fix it with some relatively easy solutions that I am going to discuss in today’s article. Keep following.

We have shown a VIDEO walk through at the end of the post for easy solution.

How To Fix Power State Failure?

With some simple steps, you can get rid of driver power state failure types of BSOD errors.
Let us directly get into the solutions in detail now.

1) Disconnect The Peripherals

If there is any incompatible hardware then you can get a power driver state failure error.

Any peripheral that is connected to your device can be the reason for this type of problem.

So, disconnect the peripherals like scanner, printer, speaker, or any USB drive from your PC and give your computer a fresh restart.

If this time the computer runs properly then connect each device and check which one is creating the problem.

Identify the device and then update the device driver. But for this, you will have to boot into the Safe Mode first. Check the process mentioned below.

After entering into the safe mode you will be provided minimal functionalities.  Now follow the steps:

  • Boot your computer from a bootable device. When you see Windows Logo, select the Repair your Computer option.
  • This will lead you to the Advanced Startup Recovery menu.
  • Alternatively, you can restart your PC three times from the power button consecutively.
  • This will also let you boot into the Advanced Startup Recovery menu. Now select Troubleshoot.


  • Click on Advanced options and select Startup settings.


  • Click on the Restart button and press the F5 key on your keyboard for entering Safe Mode with networking


Now after entering Safe Mode, perform the next steps.

2) Uninstall Any Problematic Driver

Power state driver failure can be caused by any missing or corrupted device driver.

There will be a yellow exclamation mark on the device icon if you check it from the device manager.

If you find such a driver uninstall it from your device.

To do so, first boot into the Safe Mode as discussed above and then perform the following steps:

  • Press Win + R hotkeys and to launch Run Utility.
  • Enter devmgmt.msc and press the enter key.


  • Now check the device having a yellow exclamation mark. Then right-click on it and select Uninstall Device option.


  • Restart your computer and this will reinstall the drivers automatically.

See if the problem is resolved. If you again encounter a power driver state failure error, then go to the next solution.

3) Run SFC Scan

The missing or corrupted system files can also cause this BSOD error. To solve the problem, run a System File Checker and see if this fixes the issue.

4) Disable Hibernation and Sleep Mode

A power issue causes a driver power state failure issue, so, changing the power settings can solve the problem.

If you cannot tweak the power settings directly then disable the hibernation mode and sleep mode and this should fix the problem.

Boot into safe mode if you cannot boot normally and then perform the following steps:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu and select Windows Powershell (Admin).
  • Enter powercfg.exe /hibernate off and press the Enter button on your keyboard.


  • Now close the window. Click on the Start menu and select Settings.
  • From the next options, select System and then click on Power & Sleep option.
  • Select Never option for “When plugged in, PC goes to sleep after” drop-down menu.


If after settings the option you still encounter a BSOD error, then go to the next step.

5) Update Windows

Keeping your Windows updated can resolve power state driver failure errors.

Follow the steps to update your Windows:

  • Open Settings and select the Update & Security section.


  • Click on Windows Updates and from the right panel select Check For Updates.


  • Now Windows will automatically search for the recent updates.
  • Follow if there is any on-screen prompt and restart your machine after the process gets finished.

6) Reinstall Windows

If updating Windows does not help to fix the problem, then reinstall Windows 10.

After reinstalling the BSOD error should get fixed.

Closing Up

So, there you are! Hope after performing the above steps you are not getting driver power state failure BSOD error anymore.

For more queries leave us a reply in the comments section provided below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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