3 Simple Tricks To Overcome The “Driver Power State Failure” Issue

Driver Power State Failure
By Tapas Pal Updated

If you at any point of time have faced an error named “Driver Power State Failure” error in your PC and wondered how to get rid of it, then this article is going to be a must-read for you. As today we’ll explain you everything you need to know about this dreaded error code and also would recommend you ways to overcome this error.

What Is “Driver Power State Failure” Error?

Driver Power State Failure

This error named “Driver Power State Failure” is not a very common one. But that does not mean you won’t ever have to face this one. Also, it is always good to keep knowledge about all odds. So, let’s not waste any more time and start our discussion.

Firstly, you need to know is what this “Driver Power State Failure” is all about. The primary reason for facing this error is inappropriate Driver for any hardware device. When this error code is shown on your screen, it means, your PC is telling you that it is incapable of interpreting something. The simplest solution to this error is restarting your system. But as I said, you should be aware of all the odds.

What Is Blue Screen Of Death(BSOD)?

BSOD is a renowned, full-screen computer error, which happens when your Operating System fails to work safely.  And why can’t your OS work smoothly and securely? That’s because there’s some mismatch between a Driver and a Hardware. It is relevant in this context because the “Driver Power State Failure” error is also a kind of BSOD.


How To Solve The “Driver Power State Failure” Error?

There are few, not-so-difficult methods, which would help you figure out this issue. They are:

By Uninstalling A Defective Driver

This method is an easy one. All you have to do is restarting your system in the safe mode and then removing the faulty driver. But this method is a bit different for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Whereas Windows 7 lets you enter the safe mode easily, Windows 8 and 10 do not. Here I’ll discuss the method for all three operating systems.

“Driver Power State Failure” Error For Windows 7

  • As I already mentioned, entering into safe mode for Windows 7 is a very easy task. While restarting your PC, just keep pressing F8 until you enter the safe mode.
  • Once entered, click the following: Start->Control Panel-> Device Manager.
  • In Device Manager, you’ll have to find the flawed Driver device. If it is already marked with a yellow exclamation mark, then well and good. If not, then you’ll have to take the pain to search it yourself.                                                                                                         Device Manager
  • Once you find the faulty Driver, right click on it to find “Uninstall” option and click on that.
  • After the Driver is uninstalled, restart your PC to eject the Driver from your system completely.

“Driver Power State Failure” Error For Windows 8, 10

  • For Windows 8, 10, entering the safe mode is a bit different, if not difficult. First, you’ll have to press Windows key + R. Now you’ll see a dialogue box, where you need to type msconfig and press Enter.                                                                                                    msconfig
  • In the system configuration tab, click on Boot section, and check in the box next to Safe Boot option.                                                                                                                                Safe Boot
  • Now restart your PC, and it will enter the safe mode automatically.
  • Once restarted, search for Device Manager directly in the Windows search box and press Enter.
  • The rest of the methods of uninstalling a faulty Driver is same as Windows 7. Just remember to exit the safe mode once you are done with your actions. To do that you’ll have to uncheck the Safe Boot option in Device Manager.                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    By Using System Restore Point

System Restore Point can also help you to get rid of the “Driver Power State Failure” Error. Let’s see how can create one.

  • In Windows 7, to create a System Restore Point, you’ll have right click on Computer in the Start menu, and then by selecting System Protection, you can reach System Restore Point.
  • In Windows 8 and 10, you can reach System Restore option, just by searching it in the Windows Search Box.                                                                                                                       System Restore
  • Once you reach the System Properties tab, click on System Restore and Next respectively.                                                                                                                                         System Restore and Next
  • Now you’ll have to choose a well-suited System Restore Point.

The System restore would help your system in returning the normal state.

By Updating The Drivers

The last but not the least method is to update your Drivers regularly. This would help your Drivers to take precaution against any future issue.

You can do this manually, that is, updating Drivers time to time, yourself. Or the better way is to switch on the auto-updater. Therefore, you won’t have to take the pain of remembering when to update your Drivers.

So, did you find these methods helpful? Or do you know about any more such methods?

Let me know through your feedbacks.

Stay tuned and take care!