How to Fix Driver Power State Failure on Windows 10

By Camilla Mo  Common Errors  BSODWindows 10   105 Comments

If you get the Driver Power State Failure error in Windows 10, don’t worry. There are a few different reasons why you might be experiencing this type of failure. In most situations, it’s caused by power setting issues or driver issues. Fortunately, fixing the error is relatively simple.

We’ve included three solutions below that you can try to fix the error. You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Turn off power saving
  2. Uninstall problem drivers
  3. Update the drivers
IMPORTANT: You’ll need to be logged into Windows on the computer that’s experiencing issues to try any of these solutions. If you can’t log into Windows, restart it in Safe Mode, then try these solutions.

Solution 1: Turn off power saving to fix Driver Power State Failure

The problem can be caused by power setting issues. So change the power settings to see if this resolves the problem.

Follow the steps below:

1) On your keyboard, press the Win+R (Windows logo key  and R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type control panel and click OK to open the Control Panel window.

3) View by Small icons and select Power Options.

4) Ensure Balanced (recommended) is selected, and click Change plan settings next to it.

5) Click Change advanced power settings.

6) Expand Wireless Adapter Settings and Power Saving Mode, then change the setting to Maximum Performance.

7)  Expand PCI Express and Link State Power Management, then change the setting to Maximum power savings.

8) Click Apply then OK.

9) Reboot your computer to check to see if the Driver Power State Failure error is gone. If this doesn’t work for you, it’s time to try Solution 2.

 

 

Solution 2: Uninstall problem drivers to fix Driver Power State Failure

Fulty or corrupted drivers might be what’s causing the issue. Check your driver status in Device Manager. If you see a yellow mark next to a device, uninstall that device. The yellow mark indicates the device driver is missing or corrupted. If you don’t see yellow marks in Device Manager, you can skip to Solution 3.

To uninstall the driver:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type devmgmt.msc and click OK.

3) Expand the category and find the device with a yellow mark.

4) Right click on the device.

5) Click Uninstall.

6) Repeat the steps above to uninstall all drivers with a yellow mark.

7) Reboot your PC and check to see if the Driver Power State Failure error resolves.

Solution 3: Update the drivers to fix Driver Power State Failure

The two solutions above may resolve your problem, but if they don’t, you can try to update your drivers. It’s possible to do this manually, but if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to all flagged devices to automatically download and install the correct version of their drivers (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

Hopefully you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave your comments below.

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