If you encounter a blue screen error with the message DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE, you can try using solutions here to fix the issue.

Stop 0x0000009F (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE)

As you can see from the blue screen, the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE error has a value of 0x0000009F which indicates that the driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state. The error most probably is caused by the incompatibility between your PC’s power management and one or more installed drivers. It normally occurs during one of the following power state transitions:

  • Going to or returning from Sleep mode
  • Going to or returning from Hibernate mode
  • Shutting down or starting computer

To resolve the problem, you can try updating the drivers.

The Network Card, Wireless Card and the Video Card drivers could most probably be the reason. If you are not sure which driver you need to update, you can try updating these three drivers on each to the latest version and see if the problem resolves. You can go to your PC manufacturer’s website to find and download the latest drivers.

It can be a little hard to find and download drivers manually. You need to know about your PC information and operating system. So you can use Driver Easy to help update drivers. Driver Easy will detect all problem drivers on your computer. Then download new appropriate drivers. With Driver Easy, you can fix this error in several minutes if the issue is caused by problem drivers.

After updating drivers, if the problem still persists, you can try the fixes below.

Fix 1: Roll Back Drivers

If the error occurs after you install new drivers, you can try restoring the drivers to the previous version.

1) Go to Device Manager and expand the category to locate the device with problematic drivers.

2) Right-click on the device name and click Properties.

3) In the Driver tab, click the Roll Back Drivers button and follow on-screen instructions to roll back the driver. Then reboot your PC to make the change take effect.

roll back driver

Fix 2: Remove Problematic Software

If the error occurs after a recent software installation, remove the software and see if the problem resolves.

1) Go to Programs and Features.

2) Uninstall the software.

3) Reboot your PC.

Fix 3: Disconnect Peripherals from your PC

If the error occurs after you connect a device (printer, scanner, camera, etc.) to the computer, try disconnecting the device and see if the problem resolves.

1) Turn off your computer.

2) Remove the device.

3) Turn on the computer again.

Fix 4: Repair Problematic System Files

The error would occur if some system files are damaged or corrupted. Follow the methods below to try repairing problematic system files.

Repair & replaces corrupted system files with Reimage

Reimage is a powerful tool to repair and rebuild Windows. Reimage Windows Repair is tailored to your specific system and is working in a private and automatic way. There’s no harm to your PC and no worries of losing any programs and your personal data.

1) Download and install Reimage.

2) Open Reimage and run a free scan. This may take a few minutes.

3) You’ll see the summary of detected issues on your PC. Click START REPAIR and all the issues will be fixed automatically. (You’ll need to purchase the full version. It comes with a 60-day Money-Back Guarantee so you can refund anytime if Reimage doesn’t fix your problem).

Note: If you need any assistance, click the question mark on the upper-right corner of the software.

Run sfc /scannow command

1) Press Win+R (Windows key and R key at the same time).

2) Type cmd in the run box and click OK button.
(To run the command below, you need to log in as administrator.)

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3) Type sfc /scannow and press Enter. After verification is 100% completes, the scan will be done and you will get the message if your PC has problematic files and if they can be fixed.

sfc scannow

Fix 5: Reinstall Windows

If all else fails, you may have to reset Windows, or maybe even reinstall it together. We all know reinstalling will delete all the data on your hard drive, you have to back up all your important files before doing it.
However, with Reimage, there’s no need for lengthy back-ups, support phone calls, or risk to your personal data. Reimage can reset Windows to the state exactly when it was just installed without affecting third-party software.
Here’s how to use it:

1) Download and install Reimage.

2) Open Reimage and run a free scan. This may take a few minutes.

3) You’ll see the summary of detected issues on your PC. Click START REPAIR and all the issues will be fixed automatically. (You’ll need to purchase the full version. It comes with a 60-day Money-Back Guarantee so you can refund anytime if Reimage doesn’t fix your problem).

Note: If you need any assistance, click the question mark on the upper-right corner of the software.

But treat these options as a last resort, because they both take quite a long time.

If you purchase Driver Easy to update drivers but the problem persists, please contact us for further assistance. We would try our best effort to help resolve the problem.

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