How to Fix Driver Power State Failure in Windows 8?

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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) consists of the error “Driver Power State Failure”. Main reason of this error to be displayed is incompatible or inappropriate driver for any hardware device that a system may have.

Mostly a simple restart is enough to help you get rid of the problem. For if the problem still persists even after restarting, the PC must be restarted in safe mode, and the problematic device driver must be uninstalled. Windows 8 does not allow users to press F8 or Shift + F8 during system the startup so as to enter the advanced boot menu, legacy advanced boot menu  must be enabled by administrators manually before entering the safe mode. Once Windows 8 PC is started in safe mode, the problematic driver can be uninstalled to resolve the issue.
New and compatible version must be installed after uninstalling the problematic driver.

Note: Exact information of a problematic device driver can be found by going through minidump file that is generated automatically by Windows 8 when BSOD appears. In order to view the generated minidump file that has .DMP extension, Blue Screen View can be downloaded and executed.

How to Enable Legacy Advanced Boot Menu?

Below steps must be followed to enable legacy advanced boot menu in Windows 8;

  1. Restart the Windows 8.
  2. Enter into the BIOS setup and configure the system to boot from CD/DVD Drive.
  3. Save the modified settings in BIOS and reboot the computer.
  4. Insert Microsoft Windows 8 bootable installation DVD into the optical media drive (CD/DVD Drive).
  5. When prompted to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD, press any key to boot the computer from DVD support.
  6. On the displayed Windows Setup box, click Next.
  7. On the next page, click Repair your computer.
  8. On Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot.
  9. On Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options.
  10. On Advanced options screen, click Command Prompt.
  11. On the opened command line interface (CLI), type C: and hit Enter.
  12. On C: prompt, type BCDEDIT /SET {DEFAULT} BOOTMENUPOLICY LEGACY command, and press Enter to enable legacy advanced boot menu.
  13. Once the command executed successfully, type EXIT command to close the command line interface.
  14. Back on the Choose an option screen, click Continue to restart Windows 8 computer.
  15. Eject Windows 8 installation DVD from the optical media drive when done.

How to Fix Driver Power State Failure Error?

For fixing Drive Power State Failure error in Windows 8, the system must be restarted in safe mode, and the driver that’s creating problem must be uninstalled. Below step-by-step instructions are given that must be followed;

  1. Press F8 key continuously when PC restarts to display the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  2. On Advanced Boot Options screen, select Safe Mode by pressing down arrow and hit Enter to start Windows 8 computer in safe mode.
  3. Once started in safe mode, use administrator account to log on to Windows 8 computer.
  4. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the qdesktop screen.
  5. Once on the desktop screen, hover mouse to the bottom right corner of the window.
  6. From the displayed options, click Settings.
  7. On the Settings pane, click Control Panel.
  8. On the opened All Control Panel Items window, click Device Manager.
  9. Expand the category of the device on device manager window that has some issues.
  10. Once expanded, right-click the driver of the problematic device to uninstall it.
  11. Click Uninstall to remove the selected driver, from the context menu that appears.
  12. On Confirm Device Uninstall box, click OK to confirm the uninstallation of problematic device driver.
  13. Wait till the selected driver is uninstalled and restart the Windows 8 computer normally.

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