How to Prevent Driver Power State Failure on Windows 7/8/10

It’s not “driver power start failure” after all. You may misspell the word. On the other hand, failure happens all the time on many PCs and laptops around the world.

Of course, there are reasons for this occurrence. And also, of course, you can fix this issue or even prevent this from happening to your device.

In this article, we will show you a few things you can do to stop this phenomenon. It is important to maintain the health of your device in the first place.

Driver power state failure in a nutshell

A few people use “driver power start failure” to call this condition. Whatever you call this condition is, you need to know the reason behind this event though.

Commonly, your computer will show “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE” on its screen. In Windows 10, this notification is shown on a blue bubble with a sad emoji on top of the note.

Mostly, driver power state failure is caused by incompatible drivers found in your system. So, what can you do to prevent or stop this from happening?

Driver Power State Failure BSOD

Solution to fix driver_power_state_failure

#1 Update your drivers

As has been explained earlier, this condition is caused by incompatible drivers. Thus, you need to check what drivers need to be updated. It is important to update your driver since everything has been integrated and adjusted to the newest system.

#2 Delete external hardware

Another most common cause of driver failure is the newly installed hardware. This thing happens on Windows 7/8/10.

If this is your case then you need to remove the newly installed hardware and reboot your computer. The issue is commonly fixed if the hardware is the culprit. Meanwhile, if you still see the failure message, it is not a hardware issue.

#3 Perform driver verifier

Your computer has a driver verifier. It helps to identify the problematic driver that leads to this condition. Open Command Prompt by typing “cmd” on the search box. Right-click on the icon and “Run as administrators”.

Once you’ve seen the Command Prompt window, type “verifier” then hit Enter. Your screen will show another box and choose “Create standard settings”. After that, click “Automatically select all drivers installed on this computer”.

Once the process is finished, a restart is required to check the result. Just make sure you don’t use the “driver power start failure” term anymore.

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