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Fixed: Driver Power State Failure Error in Windows 10

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driver power state failure error

It’s possible that the computer displays a blue screen error: Driver Power State Failure when you started a driver for a long time. The driver power state failure error is one type of computer BSOD errors that can make a unit inoperable and cause people to lose important data and information.

Usually, driver power state failure error is caused by a PC or device driver going into sleep mode while you are using the device for a long time. It probably do not respond in time or blue screen of death once the device needs to wake up.

This is a driver issue in common and the driver has been outdated or incompatible. Today, we will introduce you how to solve this error by updating driver and power settings.

Updating the Problematic Driver in Safe Mode

1, Enter to Safe Mode in Windows 10.

2, Key in device manager in Start box under the left corner of the screen and click the Device Manager option.

key in device manager in search box

3, In Device Manger, please pick out the problematic driver such as Audio device on high definition audio bus under the Sound, video and game controllers option. Right-click it and click Uninstall . The driver is unloaded.

audio device on high definition audio bus

Then, Scan for hardware changes.

4, Please right-click on Update Driver Software and hit Search automatically for updated driver software. The problematic driver would be updated and installed at once.

audio device on high definition audio bus update driver

5, Please reboot the computer and exit Safe Mode. Check the new driver in Normal Mode.


If the new driver is useless for you, you are best to consider to reinstall the Network adapter driver.


Usually, network card drivers and graphics drivers could lead to this error. So we are going to reinstall the Network adapter driver at first.

Please go ahead and follow below options:

Device Manager > Uninstall > Scan for hardware changes > Properties> Driver > Update Driver> Search automatically for updated driver software > Reboot the computer

network adapter driver uninstall

If the driver power state failure error is still not removed. Please use the same way to reinstall the Display adapter driver.


In order to save time and operate simply, you can have a try to use Driver Doctor .

Driver Doctor is a kind of driver updating tool which can help you to update the problematic drivers as soon as possible. Its proprietary One-Click Update technology not only ensures that you have correct driver versions for your hardware, but it also creates a backup of your current drivers before making any changes.

Driver Doctor download and install the driver very fast and conveniently. It takes only three steps to solve all the drive problems for you.

1) Open Driver Doctor Software and click Scan Now. Scan for drivers that need to be updated.

2) The drivers have beed detected. Click Get Drivers.

driver 2

3) Click Download All to download the updated drivers.

Finally, click Install. The drivers are installed and the Unknown Device could be used.

All finished, you can check your new driver.


If your computer or device driver still stops working, you can have a try to set the Power Options.


Power Options Settings

6, Key in power options in Start box under the left corner of the screen and click the Power Options.

power option

7, Go into power option, please select the Balanced > Change plan settings > Change advance power settings.

change plan settings

8, Expand Wireless Adapter Settings and set Maximum performance. Expand PCI Express and set Maximum power savings.

advanced settings

All finished, the error would be removed.

Summary:

Driver Power State Failure Error also occurs while you upgrade to Windows 10 on your computer. Please just update the driver in safe mode and setting power options. We wish it can help you.

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