Driver power failure is a blue screen error that may occur on Windows 10/8 / 8.1 / 7 computers because of a corrupted device driver or because Windows can not wake up a computer. peripheral. The most common ways to resolve the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE issue is to uninstall and reinstall the damaged drivers on your system or install the latest or most stable device driver for your graphics card. In this article, you will find all the known methods for solving the BSoD driver power failure problem in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 / 8.
Method 1. Uninstall your Antivirus – Security Program.
The first method to solve the “DRIVER STATE POWER FAILURE” problem is to uninstall your antivirus program from your system. This method was applied on a Windows 7 computer on which the AVAST antivirus is installed successfully.
Method 2. Prevent Devices to Sleep when unused.
- Right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager.
- Click to develop network adapters.
- Right-click the wireless adapter and select Properties.
- On the Power Management tab, uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option.
- Perform the same action for the Bluetooth adapter (if applicable).
- Click OK and restart your computer.
Method 3. Change Power Management settings to Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Adapter(s).
The second method to resolve driver power state failure is to set the power settings to “Maximum Performance” for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters. To do this:
- Right-click the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Change the View By icons (top right) to Small, and open Power Options.
- Click Edit Plan Settings (next to “Balanced”).
- Select Change advanced power settings.
- Scroll down to find and expand the wireless adapter settings.
- Now set the “On Battery” and “Connected” parameters to Maximum Performance.
Method 4. Install Missing or Corrupted Drivers.
If Windows displays one or more devices under Device Manager, with a yellow sign (exclamation point), it means that the driver required for that device (s) is missing or damaged. In this case, you must install the appropriate drivers for the problematic device. To do this:
- Access the Device Manager.
- Find any device displayed with a yellow exclamation point.
- Right-click the problematic device and select Update Device Driver Software.
- Select the first option and let Windows “Automatically search for updated drivers” and install it.
- Perform the same actions and reinstall the corrupted drivers for any other problematic device.
- When done, restart the computer and check if the “Driver Power Failure” problem has been resolved.