How To Fix Driver Power State Failure Error In Windows

Windows OS is a good operating system for daily works as well as personal and entertainment purposes. However, it has so many annoying errors that you might have met before. One of them is the BSOD error (or also known as Blue Screen Of Death), which will force the whole computer to stop working and turn the screen into the blue with error codes.

In the previous article, we showed you some best solutions to fix the “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL” error. Today, we will show you a few simple solutions to solve the “DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE” (or also known as “DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE“).

This error is related to the driver on your Windows computer, and usually happens when you install a new driver. It is easy to fix, just follow the instructions below and the problem will be gone soon.

Solutions To Fix Driver Power State Failure Error In Windows


Firstly, try to disconnect all devices that you have recently plugged, such as network adapter, graphics card, sound card and something similar.

If the error is gone, try to plug in these devices, one by one, to test which device is the cause.

If you have determined the device that makes your computer getting this error, let reinstall the driver of that device to fix the problem. The cause can be the driver you have installed is the old version and it was conflicting with the operating system or other drivers.

Use Driver Verifier To Find Faulty Drivers

In order to fix the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE error, you can use a built-in feature in Windows (from Windows XP to Windows 10) called Driver Verifier, to find faulty drivers on your Windows computer. It will help you figure out the driver that was corrupted and replace it with the new one: the latest version and good one.

To open Driver Verifier, click on the Start icon > Run > type “cmd.exe” and press Enter.

In the window of the Command Prompt program, type “verifier” and press Enter.

Windows Driver Verifier

The Driver Verifier Manager will open. Select “Create standard settings”, and click on the “Next” button.

Driver Verifier Settings

Select “Automatically select all drivers installed on this computer” and click on the “Finish” button.

Driver Verifier Program

Your computer may ask you to restart to let the Driver Verifier start to run. It will take a few minutes to complete and will show you the result after it’s completed. You will know which driver is corrupted and which isn’t. Just replace the corrupted driver with the latest version.

Update All Drivers On Your Windows Computer Automatically Or Manually

Windows Update is good built-in function on the Windows OS, which will help you install new updates on your computer to fix errors and bugs as well as improve the system. It also helps to update drivers in your computer to the latest version, avoid any error related to the driver.

If the Windows Update is disabled on your computer, you should turn it on and start to update the whole Windows OS on your computer, including new Windows features, improvements and drivers.

Remove Or Reinstall Drivers In Safe Mode

The best way to completely remove the drivers on your computer is booting the Windows OS into Safe Mode. When you have access to the Windows through Safe Mode, go to Control Panel and open Device Manager.

Also Read: How To Boot Windows 10 Into Safe Mode.

In the Device Manager window, you have to guess which device is the cause of this blue screen error, and then uninstall the driver of it.

In order to uninstall the driver of a specific device, right-click on that device in the Device Manager window, and select Properties. Select the “Driver” tab and click on the “Uninstall” button.

Windows Device Manager

If you can’t determine the faulty driver, you should uninstall all drivers and then go to official websites to download the latest version of these drivers to install it into your computer. After uninstalling all drivers, you can exit the Safe Mode and boot to Windows in the normal mode and install new drivers for your devices.

We suggest you to find and download these drivers before turn your computer into Safe Mode because after uninstalling all devices, you will not able access to the Internet to find and download drivers.

You can also fix the “DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE” error (or also known as “DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE“) by restoring your Windows back to previous points with Windows System Protection. We have guided how to use this feature in the previous article. You can read it in the article here.