How to Fix “DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE” Error In Windows 10

If your Windows OS does not start properly due to the Driver Power State Failure then you can resolve this issue by following the methods which are given below.

Case 1: Enabling Safe Mode in a working Windows 10 environment

Step 1: Press the Windows Key + R to open up the Run dialog box

Step 2: Type ‘MSConfig’ and press Enter

Step 3: Click on the ‘Boot’ tab and click on ‘Safe Boot’ option

Step 4: Click on OK button and restart your device

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Case 2: Enabling Safe Mode in a non-working Windows 10 environment

If windows would not boot normally, then you need to make sure that you boot your system from a Windows Installation Media.

Some of the other methods via which you can fix the “Driver Power State Failure” are as follows:

Method 1: Uninstalling Antivirus

The first method you can try to resolve the problem is by uninstalling the antivirus in your system. This has brought successful results in most computers working on Windows 7 and above.

Method 2: Preventing Devices to sleep whilst unused

Step 1: Right Click on the Start menu and select Device Manager

Step 2: Clicking on the same would open the Network Adapters dialog box

Step 3: Right Click on the Wireless Adapter and click on Properties

Step 4: On the Power Management Tab, click on the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

(In case you have a Bluetooth adaptor, then perform the same functions as mentioned above)

Step 5: Click on OK and restart your device

Method 3: Change Power management Settings to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth adaptors respectively

Changing the Power Settings to Maximum for the provided adaptor could resolve the issue you are facing on your system.

Step 1: open Control Panel from the Start menu

Step 2: Click on the Power Options

Step 3: Click on “Change Plan Settings’ (just beside ‘Balanced’)

Step 4: Click on Change Advanced Power Settings

Step 5: Scroll down and you would have the expandable option to Wireless Adapter settings

Step 6: Now set the ‘On battery’ and ‘Plugged in’ setting to their maximum performance


Method 4: Installing an older driver for your display

Rolling back to an older version for your display could resolve the problem you are facing if none of the above methods happen to work

Step 1: Uninstall the currently installed display drivers in your system and restart your PC

Step 2: After restarting your PC, go to your official display driver’s website and download the older version for the currently installed graphics driver on your PC.

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