When a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) occurs on your Windows PC, you might be inclined lớn think the worst. In many cases, however, a BSOD is a sign of a problem that can easily be fixed with some common system maintenance steps, such a system update or repair.

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One BSOD that some users will occasionally see is a “driver power state failure” error. Often caused by a faulty device driver, troubleshooting this issue is fairly straightforward and rarely impossible khổng lồ fix. If you’re seeing a driver power state failure BSOD error in Windows 10, here’s what you’ll need khổng lồ vị lớn fix it.


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Allow some time for the SFC tool lớn complete a scan of your PC. If it detects any missing files, this should automatically repair them.

Removing Recently Installed Drivers

While updating a device driver is usually the best way lớn install new bug fixes, the newer driver may have bugs that can cause this issue. If this is the case, you’ll need khổng lồ roll baông chồng the driver to lớn the lachạy thử working version.

You may need lớn restart Windows in Safe Mode first khổng lồ roll your drivers back successfully.

To begin, right-cliông chồng the Start menu & select Device Manager.
Windows will ask you to lớn confirm why you’re rolling baông chồng the device. Select one of the appropriate options, then select Yes lớn confirm.
Windows will remove the affected driver and return lớn using the last installed driver. Before you restart your PC, however, you can help to prsự kiện this BSOD error occurring in future by disabling power saving mode for your device. If the option is available, select the Power Management tab và disable the Allow the computer to lớn turn off this device lớn save power checkbox.
Select OK khổng lồ save sầu your settings. With the device driver rolled baông xã, restart your PC lớn complete the change by right-clicking the Start thực đơn and selecting Shut down or sign out > Restart.

Disabling Sleep or Hibernation Mode

Because a driver power state failure BSOD is usually caused by a power issue, changing your PC’s power settings can stop it from happening. If you can’t disable your device’s power management settings directly, you’ll need lớn stop your PC from entering sleep or hibernation mode as a last resort.

The quickest method for disabling hibernation is to lớn use the Windows PowerShell. Right-cliông chồng the Start thực đơn and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
To disable sleep mode, you’ll need lớn open the Windows Settings menu. Right-cliông chồng the Start thực đơn & select Settings.
In the Settings thực đơn, select System > Power nguồn và sleep. In the Sleep section, make sure to select Never from the drop-down menus.

Keeping Windows Updated

In most cases, keeping your system updated with new device drivers will resolve sầu a driver power state failure BSOD error. If your drivers are buggy, however, you may need to lớn downgrade to the last working driver or consider upgrading the affected device to lớn a newer mã sản phẩm (or removing it entirely).

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If you’re still having issues with BSOD errors, you may need to take more drastic measures. You may need to wipe & reinstall Windows to lớn remove sầu conflicted files, especially if the SFC tool doesn’t resolve the issue. Once you’ve reinstalled Windows, don’t forget khổng lồ install some essential software to lớn get up and running again.


Ben Stockton is a freelance technology writer based in the United Kingdom. In a past life, Ben was a college lecturer in the UK, training teens and adults. Since leaving the classroom, Ben has taken his teaching experience & applied it to lớn writing tech how-to guides và tutorials, specialising in Linux, Windows, & Android. He has a degree in History và a postgraduate qualification in Computing. Read Ben"s Full Bio


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