Windows is the biggest platform in computer operating system and almost 75% of computers running on Windows platform only. Either you look at any reception or any office you will find Windows OS only. But after usage of several years, we usually get some error because of lack of maintenance. We can quickly fix the maximum of Software’s error from home only. Driver Power State Failure Error is one of them which causes our system to restart automatically.

If you are also facing “Driver Power State Failure” error on your machine and looking for how to fix it, then this article is only for you. Sometimes the error may cause big damage to the system, and you might lose your valuable data because of it.

driver power state failure error Before taking medicine, we must know about the diseases. So following the same doctor rule, we are going to learn about what “Driver Power State Failure” error is and then we look at how to treat it. This error comes under Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and it caused due to drivers issues.

What is Blue Screen Of Death?

BSOD or Blue Screen of Death is a legendary error which caused due to the driver and other issues, and it often asks your PC to restart. If there is any fault while interfacing between Software and Hardware and due to which it automatically restart your PC. When you encounter a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) in Windows, the computer will save information regarding the error in a log file.

How to Fix Driver Power State Failure Error on Windows 7/8/8.1/10

The BSOD error can be fixed by restarting the PC’s, but in case it can’t be resolved then we perform following two methods to fix it. The first one is updating drivers automatically or manually and secondly, removing and re-installing the drivers in safe mode.

Method-1: Updating Drivers Automatically or Manually-

The easiest method for fixing driver power state failure error is updating driver automatically. For that, you need a high-speed internet connection. Simply go to control panel of your PC and look for windows setting. Better search for Windows Update in the search bar.

Now go to update setting option and change the update setting to automatic and now back to update option and click on search update. Now your machine will automatically find available updates and now click on install updates.

Another way to updating your drivers is, visit the official website of the product company and find updated drivers from there else you can also download compatible drivers from the official site of Microsoft.

Method 2: Re-installing drivers in safe mode-

The second method of solving driver power state failure error by re-installing your drivers in safe mode. But I only recommend you in case your issue doesn’t solve by the first method. This process is but longer but work for sure. I did fix Blue Screen of Death Error by this method.

First of all, you need to restart your PC in safe mode. This task can easily be performed in Windows 7 because it give the option to restart in safe mode will starting your PC, but if you are running Windows 8/8.1 or 10, then you need to follow a bit more steps to restart in Safe Mode.

First, let me tell you how to restart Windows 7 in Safe Mode then we will move to Windows 8/8.1 or 10.

How To Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Step 1:

Shut down your computer first.

Step 2:

Now turn on and start pressing F8 on the keyboard while booting your system. It will give you the option to turn on in Safe mode. Choose that option by Arrow Up and Arrow Down Key and press enter. That’s it… Your PC has been restarted in Safe Mode.

windows 7 safe modeHow To Start Windows 8/8.1/10 in Safe mode

As I told earlier, starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode is easy, but in the case of the higher version of Windows like Windows 8 or 8.1 or 10, you need to perform extra steps.

Step 1:

First of all, open the Run command windows on your PC. For that, you can press Windows+R button together.

Step 2:

Now type “msconfig” in open command bar and press OK or hit the Enter button.

windows 8 safe mode 1Step 3:

Navigate to Boot option and choose Safe Mode. Your PC will reboot into Safe mode.

windows 8 safe mode 2How to Fix Driver Power State Failure Error on Windows 7

After starting your PC in Safe mode, follow these steps-

Navigate to start and go to control panel and look for device manager option there.

Now look for the problematic driver and click on uninstall by right clicking. Don’t forget to select “confirm device uninstall.” Once you have done with uninstallation, reboot your machine and check for the issue.

How to fix Driver Power State Failure Error on Windows 8/8.1/10 via Safe mode

Again you need to open Device Manager in Windows 8/8.1/10 for that you need to open Run command by pressing Window+R keys. Now type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and hit enter.

On the “Device Manager” window, expand the category of the device that has some issues (usually the ones with a yellow icon). Otherwise, you have to kind of guess which device driver might be causing the issue here. Now uninstall the impaired driver in the similar way as we are done before for Windows 7.


Driver Power State Failure Error is caused due to BSOD error, and two ways can fix it. Both the techniques are explained above but always try the first method only. If you still now getting fixed then move to next method. In 99% cases, your problem will be solved. If you face any difficulty in any step, please shoot a comment below. Thanks for reading this… Be in touch!!


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