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How to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 ?

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Driver Power State failure Windows 10

Driver power state failure error will occur as a result of incompatible driver installation. This error will show off a blue screen death error. Don’t worry when you see the blue screen death error; it can be fixed with a simple restart or by following the below solutions will fix the issue.

In most of the cases, the error occurs due to placing your operating system to sleep mode. You can fix the error by making changes in power settings or making changes to the incompatible issues with the system.

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions

1. How to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Safe Mode Operations

These are the options for opening Safe Mode in Windows 10 operating system. The following steps will explain in details about how to open Safe Mode in your system.

Enable Safe Mode From Settings

  • Click on the start button/Windows symbol on the screen and select settings from the options.

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Safe Mode

  • Select the update & security option from the window.

 

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Safe Mode

  • Under update & security, you can find the recovery option on the left side panel of the window. Click on it, you will find a set of options.

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Safe Mode

  • On the recovery window, you can find advanced startup.

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Safe Mode

  • From advanced startup window select restart now option. 

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Safe Mode

  • After your computer restarts go to choose an options screen.
  • Next, from the list of options select troubleshoot.

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Safe Mode

  • On the next screen, under troubleshoot, options select advanced options.
  • Next from the given options of the advanced options, select startup settings.

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Safe Mode

  • Finally, select the restart button.
  • When your computer restarts, you will see options. To choose 4 or F4 to start your PC in safe mode.
After entering safe mode, you have to follow the below steps to find problematic drivers.
  • Rightclick on computer present on your desktop. If not found you can search in start option.
  • On right-clicking on the computer, you will get a set of options. Select properties.
  • The window will get popped up and click on Device manager present on the left panel of the window.
  • On the window, you will find all the drivers. Expand each and every category to find the attention symbol on the driver. If you find any attention symbol, if the driver is not useful, you can uninstall the driver.
  • See whether the problem is fixed

Note: If you have the uninstalled driver download, you can reinstall it.

Enable SAFE MODE FROM SIGN – IN SCREEN

Initially, you have to enter into the advanced startup of Windows 10 before using the Safe Mode option. Which will help to remove recently installed drivers and will fix the windows 10 driver power state failure?

  • While clicking restart which is available under power options + hold shift key. Now, you can insert the CD/ DVD bootable drive into your system.
  • You will get a prompt message; you can press any key on the keyboard to boot your device.
  • On the next screen, you will find a window click on the Next button.
  • You will direct to the next screen, click on repair your computer.
  • Now, click on the troubleshoot option on the next screen.
  • Then click on the advanced options.
  • Under advanced options on the screen, you will find the command prompt. Click on that.
  • On the command prompt, type c: and hit enter.
  • The next line will start with c:\ drive, here type BCDEDIT/SET {DEFAULT} BOOTMENUPOLICY LEGACY command and press enter on the keyboard. It will enable advanced boot legacy menu.

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Safe Mode

  • If the command executed successfully enter EXIT command to close the command prompt window.
  • On the start menu on the screen, select the restart option under power options to restart your system.
  • After the restart of Windows press F8 key continuously to display the advanced boot options screen.
  • On the screen, you can see advanced boot options, select Safe Mode from the options and press enter button from the keyboard.
  • Now go to the start menu and click on the desktop screen.
  • After opening the desktop screen, move the mouse to the bottom right corner of the window. From the displayed options click on settings.
  • On the settings panel window, click on the control panel.
  • Under the control panel window, click on device manager.
  • On the device manager window, click on the display adapter’s option available left side of the panel.
  • Once the drivers are listed on the screen, find the drivers which are showing the problem. Either update the driver or if they are not useful, uninstall them or if you think useful just uninstall and reinstall the recently added driver.
  • While you are uninstalling, you should click ok on the popped up dialogue box.
  • After successful completion of uninstalling driver, restart your system to fix the driver power state failure error.

** Most of the times graphics cards will get most of the issues. So, check with the graphics card drivers, try to uninstall and reinstall the graphics card drivers.

NOTE: Hope this process may workout to completely solve your issue, if not proceed to the next solution.

2. Scan for Malware to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10

Use any of the antivirus software to scan for malware and remove it in safe mode. Most of the malware’s are unable to remove in normal mode because it will be running in the background. If you don’t have any antivirus installed in your system, get one from the website and install it. The windows defender must switch off while scanning from the third party software. To know how to turn off windows 10 defender look into this article. For some of the reasons, the malware also plays a key role in getting the driver power state failure error. Hence, performing a malware scan may fix the error without causing any changes to your system.

3. Uninstall Recently Installed Software

Firstly, you have to uninstall the recently installed software (such as the driver or a program that includes a driver). You may be facing the error due to those recently installed software, uninstall it to fix the error. You can uninstall the software following the steps windows button or start button > settings > system > apps & feature > select recently installed software > click on uninstall.

4. How to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Crash Occurrence

If your system is working fine in safe mode and you are finding an error in normal mode. Here, the problem is with the software of the system causes to crash. Hence, if you find the system crash during safe mode too, this is often due to the hardware problem of your computer. Some of the reasons for not occurring error in safe mode is due to the absence of the particular software or driver operations. For example, Your graphics card are causing an error to your system, which is faulty and causing crashes under load. You will not get crashes in safe mode due to a graphics card because your computer is not performing demanding operations with it.

5. Update Drivers to fix Driver Power State Failure

Driver updates are the mostly automatic process, which is done through windows update. You can check the drivers and problem with the driver following the below process.

  • Press the Windows button on the keyboard or press the start button.
  • Type device manager in the search bar and click the first result present on the screen.
  • Expand the categories like monitors, network adaptors or any of the categories found on the window. If you found the driver is not up to date, just right click and from the list select update driver option.

You can manually update drivers and application of your system by following below steps

  • Go to the start button.
  • Select settings from the list.
  • Click on the control panel.
  • Under control panel, select system and security.
  • Tap on Windows Update.
  • Click on check for updates.
  • Finally, update drivers.

Note: You can find the driver update software in the online market. With ease, you can update the drivers of the system using driver update software.

** Upgrading BIOS will fix the power driver failure error. You can find the BIOS information on your device and search for BIOS updates on the manufacturer’s website.

6. Revert Graphics Drivers to older Version to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10

Sometimes the graphics driver is the reason for driver power state failure error. To resolve this issue graphics drive should roll back to the older version. The following are the steps to follow to fix driver state failure error.

  • Go to the Start menu which is present with the symbol of Windows.
  • Type device manager in the search bar, you will get a list. Click on the first option in the list.
  • On the left of the window, you can set options. Click on display adapters.
  • Under the list, select graphics driver. Right-click on it and select Properties option from the list.
  • When the properties window opens, go to driver option. Now click on rollback driver option. Wait till the process finish.
  • Finally, click on the ok button to roll back your graphics driver.

Now, restart your computer to apply necessary changes to your system.

NOTE: If you don’t find the rollback option available, you have to uninstall the driver completely to fix the issue. You have to go to the graphics card manufacturer’s website to download an older version of the graphics driver. After installing check whether the problem is resolved or not.

** Mostly, the problem is with Nvidia graphics cards, but try this solution for other graphics cards too.

7. Uninstall and reinstall problematic Drivers to fix Driver Power State Failure

Mostly, you can fix Driver power state failure error by uninstalling the problematic drivers in safe mode.

SFC SCAN

If you are facing driver power state failure error, you can solve it by performing an SFC scan. This error may be due to the file corruption and to fix this issue just perform SFC scan.

Follow the below steps to perform SFC scan.
  • Simultaneously click Windows symbol key + X key on the keyboard. You will get a list of options and select command prompt (Admin) from the list. If you don’t have the command prompt (admin), you can select PowerShell (Admin).
  • When the command prompt opens, type sfc/scannow and press enter to run it.
  • The scanning process will start now and runs about 10 minutes. Don’t interrupt the scanning process.

If you get any error while performing SFC scan, just you can perform scan following the below commands.

  • Same as in the above steps open command prompt (Administration).
  • Enter the following commands

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /scanhealth press enter from the keyboard.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth press enter from the keyboard.

  • After running the commands try to run the SFC scan using command sfc / scannow and press enter. Mostly, the sfc scan will run now without any problem.

*** After successful completion of running both commands, check whether the problem is resolved. Once both the scans are completed successfully, the problem would be resolved and will stop appearing the error message.

NOTE: Uninstalling recently installer driver will fix the error. After uninstalling restart your system and see whether your system error fixed or not.

8. How to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Power Settings

Sometimes, power settings are also one of the reasons to get driver power state failure error. For some of the users, the error can be fixed by changing certain power settings.

Follow the steps below to change your power settings.

  • Press Windows symbol key + x keys, this command will open the windows or startup option.

Driver Power State failure Windows 10: Solutions using Power Settings

  • Type control panel from the search bar. You will get a set of options, Select control panel which is present at the top of all list.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Power Settings

  • You will get a window with various options of the control panel. Select power options from the list.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Power Settings

  • Click on “Choose what the power button does.”
  • On the window, you can see “change settings that are currently unavailable.” Click on it.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Power Settings

  • Uncheck all the boxes of “turn on fast startup”, sleep and hibernate options. Now, click on the save changes button.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Power Settings

** If there is any change in power settings, the issue may be with them and your issue will be solved. If not continue to the below solutions to fix driver state failure windows 10 error.

9. How to Fix Driver Power State failure using Power Plan settings

Some of the power plan settings are also a reason for getting driver power error. So, change your power plan settings to fix the issue.

  • Initially from the start button or clicking Windows symbol on the keyboard, go to settings.
  • Under settings, select system option.
  • On the next window, click on power & sleep option.
  • You will find additional power settings, click on it.
  • On the window, you can find a change plan settings option which is parallel to your power plan settings option as shown in the below figure. Tap on it.
  • Now, click on the change advanced power settings option visible on the screen.
  • Here, the pop – up window of advanced options with many options that can configure are shown. Under sleep, sleep after options for settings, select the option never. Under power buttons and lid, power button action options for settings, select do nothing. After completion of making changes click on apply and ok to make necessary changes.
  • The changes to graphics settings are optional. Set graphics settings or PCI express and Link state power management to maximum performance. You can perform the maximum performance for wireless adapters settings too.

** If you are using a laptop, the users are recommended to remove the battery. Now, directly connect your system to the power outlet. You have successfully made changes. However, the features of sleep and hibernate are completely disabled. Finally, the necessary changes will resolve the issue. If these are frequently used option and solution still facing the error then try a different solution.

10. How to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Antivirus Software

Antivirus software is important for your system but sometimes it may cause driver power state failure error. To fix this issue, you have to disable your windows antivirus software and check whether the issue is fixed. If you still find the issue then you have to uninstall the antivirus software completely.

  You can uninstall antivirus software by just using software removal tools available in the market. If you want to remove antivirus by yourself without any download and installation of software, just follow the below steps.

  • Click the start button with Windows symbol seen on the bottom left corner of the screen.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Antivirus Software

  • Go to settings options available from the options.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Antivirus Software

  • On the pop – up window, select system option.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Antivirus Software

  • On the left side window select apps & features option.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Antivirus Software

  • Select the antivirus software present in your system.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Antivirus Software

  • Now, click on the uninstall button present under the antivirus software.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Antivirus Software

  • You will get a pop – up window to confirm the uninstall process. Click on the uninstall button.

Guide to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using Antivirus Software

Now, you have to restart the computer for making necessary changes to apply.

** Therefore, the uninstalling process of antivirus software may fix the driver state failure error.

11. Change NVIDIA Graphics Card Power Options to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10

Driver power state failure occurs due to the power settings in Nvidia graphics driver. Many devices will turn off the power option to save power. Hence, sometimes power saver option in the NVidia graphics driver will cause power state failure error.

The following are the steps to fix the driver state failure error.

  • Go to the start button on the desktop screen.
  • Search for device manager and click on the top option.
  • On the pop – up window, you can see the options on the left pane. Expand network adapters.
  • Under network adapters, click on NVidia Nforce networking controller.
  • Here, rightclick on Nvidia nforce networking controller option. You can find a set of option, click on properties.
  • You will get a pop – up window, click on the power management tab on the menu bar.
  • Now, uncheck allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  • After completion of uncheck boxes, click on the ok button to apply the changes.

Finally, restart your computer to apply the changes to the system.

NOTE: After making changes to Nvidia graphics card power options, the problem should completely be resolved.

** The system will contain many drivers that can control the power options. So, if the Nvidia graphics option did not resolve your problem. Try to apply the same changes to other drivers to fix the driver state failure error.

12. How to fix Driver Power State failure Windows 10 using System Restore Point

At some point, you are unable to understand which drivers are important or not.  While thinking which software is recently installed in your system, you will confuse. The best solution is to restore your system, at any of the restore point list available in your system restore.

Following are the steps to restore your system

  • Click on the start button present on the desktop screen with Windows symbol at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Type control panel on the search bar of the start button. Click on the topmost option available from the list.
  • On the control panel recovery box, type recovery to search for it.
  • Click on the recovery option present on the top of the window.
  • Next, click on open system restore option.
  • Here, you have to select the most recent app, driver or update on the list of results in the window. Next, select scan for the affected program to know on restoring the system to that point. Which are the programs that are going to affect or change?
  • On selecting the restoring point then you are ok with the deletions or changes to the programs.
  • Now select one from the list where you have to restore your system. Click on next button present on the window.
  • Finally, click on the finish button.

Restart your computer to see either your system error is fixed or not.

NOTE: If you are not finding any restore point in your system. The problem is you might have turned off your system protection. For time being your system restore solution may not work as you don’t have any restore points.

** For the next time to make an available system restore points. Select recovery > configure restore > configure > make sure that system protection is turned on.

13. The final solution is to reset Windows 10 Operating System

If you are facing the problem after trying all the above solutions then here is the final solution for software error. Reset or repairing your windows 10 operating system may help you out of this problem. Before resetting the operating system, you have to make a backup to your files to not lose any of it. You will have two options that remove only apps & settings, and the other option is removing everything. You have to go with the first option of keeping my files to reset the software version of your PC.

NOTE: As you are facing a problem for many hours after trying all the solutions. It’s not good to waste much more time to fix it. The better solution is to fix it with resetting windows 10 OS. This helps you to have a fresh system and helps to fix the error if the problem is the software side.

** If the error is due to the hardware problem, resetting operating system will also not work out. Finally, we can decide that the problem is with the hardware and the computer technicians can sort out your problem.

Conclusion

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