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Driver_power_state_failure windows 10 Blue Screen Error 0x0000009F

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The Main reason behind driver_power_state_failure windows 10 BSOD error is the incompatible driver, for any hardware device connected to your system. Driver Power State Failure bug check 0x0000009F is an error that mostly displayed due to incompatible or inappropriate driver installed in your computer. Windows Show A Blue Screen With Error message DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. That means this problem may be occurred when there is any changing in power state.

When this driver_power_state_failure windows 10 Blue Screen Occur Your PC Windows becomes unusable and Restart Frequently. This error is related to the driver on your Windows computer, and usually happens when you install a new driver. If you recently installed a new hardware device, make sure you’ve got the updated drivers from the manufacturer’s website.  Also Mostly Windows 10 users are facing driver power state failure error. After Upgraded to Anniversary update. Here Also The Incompatible update and With Installed Driver software are the main victims.

How To Fix driver_power_state_failure windows 10 BSOD Error

When windows Occur This Blue Screen after a system Restart users no more face this problem. But If show the blue Screen Frequently you must have to fix this problem. If you are also suffer with this problem here we will show you  few simple solutions to solve the driver_power_state_failure windows 10 BSOD error.

Disconnect External Devices

It is easy to fix, just follow the instructions below and the problem will be gone soon. Starting from Basic Troubleshooting : Disconnect all external devices like USB, Printer, Web cam etc. Now Restart the windows and check if you no more face any blue Screen error then one of the External Device cause the Blue Screen. So Insert the External devices one by one and check which one is causing the problem. When you found the problematic Device uninstall The Driver for the same device. Download latest Driver from Device Manufacturer Website and install it.

Use Advanced Start up Options

If your system unable to boot due to this Blue Screen error then you can use the Windows Advanced Startup options to Access Various Troubleshooting tools like startup repair, Safe mode boot, System Image Recovery, Advanced Command Prompt, System Restore etc. Here fallow Bellow To First Access the Advanced Boot options.

Insert the bootable disc to your media drive and reboot the system to BIOS setup. ( To Access BIOS setup press Del, F2, F12 or Esc any one key on keyboard during booting process)


Use right Arrow key to move to BOOT menu. Change the first boot CD-ROM Drive and second boot to Hard Drive As shown image. After the changes press F10 key to make save changes. If ask to make save changes select yes this will restart the windows.

Now you will see press any key to boot from CD or DVD. press any key on key board this will open your windows installation window. Here select language, time currency and key board input and click next on next screen select Repair your computer.


This Will open a Blue Screen window with options continue ( To Continue to Windows 10 ). Troubleshoot ( To perform Troubleshooting options on windows 10 ) or shut down windows. We are going to Troubleshoot windows so click on it.  Now On Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options. On Advanced options screen as shown bellow select the startup repair.

Perform startup Repair

When you select startup repair this will restart the window and during startup this will start diagnose  your  system. During this diagnostic phase, Startup Repair will scan your system and analyze the various settings, configuration options, and system files as it looks for corrupt files or botched configuration settings. More specifically, Startup Repair will look for the following problems:

  1. Missing/corrupt/incompatible drivers
  2. Missing/corrupt system files
  3. Missing/corrupt boot configuration settings
  4. Corrupt registry settings
  5. Corrupt disk metadata (master boot record, partition table, or boot sector)
  6. Problematic update installation


If Startup Repair detects any of these types of problems, it will automatically attempt to fix them. If Startup Repair can fix the problem, it will do so without any intervention. It will then restart the system and boot normally. check problem solved , if still you face same problem fallow next steps.

Boot Windows into Safe Mode With Networking

Mostly This Error causes due to out dated or corrupted Display Driver so that if your windows not start normally after several Restart Then its time to boot your windows into safe mode. Safe mode is a inbuilt troubleshooting feature which disables unnecessary and programs during the startup process. windows 10 safe mode loads the operating system with an minimal set of system device drivers just enough to boot windows os and in safe mode the start up programs , add-ones etc do not run. Now On Safe Mode Fallow bellow Troubleshooting Steps like , update/Reinstall Display Driver, Update Other Device Drivers, Repair Corrupt System files etc.

Uninstall Recently Installed Programs

You may experience this blue screen of death right after installing any third party programs which is not compatible or corrupted. In that case, Recommended to uninstall recently install programs from your PC. You have to do it in safe mode.

Open Control panel > Programs > Programs and Features. Here select the recently installed application and click uninstall.


After That restart the windows and check BSOD error fixed.

Use Driver Verifier  

In order to fix the driver_power_state_failure windows 10 BSOD error, you can use a built-in feature in Windows (from Windows XP to Windows 10) called Driver Verifier, to find faulty drivers on your Windows computer. It will help you figure out the driver that was corrupted and replace it with the new one: the latest version and good one.

To open Driver Verifier, click on the Start icon > Run > type “cmd.exe” and press Enter.

In the window of the Command Prompt program, type “verifier” and press Enter.


The Driver Verifier Manager will open. Select “Create standard settings”, and click on the “Next” button. Select “Automatically select all drivers installed on this computer” and click on the “Finish” button.

Your computer may ask you to restart to let the Driver Verifier start to run. It will take a few minutes to complete and will show you the result after it’s completed. You will know which driver is corrupted and which isn’t. Just replace the corrupted driver with the latest version.

Check Installed Driver for Errors

If your drivers are not up to the date, then you can face this error, Windows driver power state failure. There is a way to keep this error at bay by updating your drivers. You can update your drivers manually or automatically. Updating your driver will help your system to stay away from the error windows driver power state failure.

Update Display Driver

Lets first update the Installed Display Driver To do this Open RUN. You can press Win + R from keyboard to open it. Now, Type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

This will open the Device manager screen now Find and expend Display Adapter. There you should see your Installed graphics card driver like AMD Radeon / Nvidia and Intel HD graphics etc. Just right click on it, and choose Update driver software.

update Graphic Driver on windows10

When update driver software screen opens Choose Search automatically for driver software As shown bellow image.

This will search for available updated driver from windows update and install it after complete simply Restart the windows.

 Also update other drivers like check on all installed drivers if you find any driver listed with yellow mark tingle then this driver is not working properly, then you have to update the installed driver or just reinstall the Driver.

Use Roll Back Driver 

If after update the display driver you started face this problem then the updated driver may not compatible with your windows. then use the Driver roll Back option to use the old installed driver and it may fix your issue. fallow bellow steps to roll back Display driver.

Open RUN. You can press Win + R from keyboard to open it. Now, Type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. when Device manager screen opens find your installed Graphic driver and right click on it now select properties. when graphic Properties opens select Driver Tab you will find option Roll Back Driver select on it this will Roll back your driver to previous installed driver. after that Restart the windows. hope this will work for you.


Note Roll Back option only available if you updated your driver from old to new one.

Reinstall Display Driver

If above both methods not work then Reinstall the Display Driver may Reinstalling video driver works surprisingly get fix your problem to do this same open the device manager and select the installed graphic driver. Now right click on it select Uninstall. this will prompt for confirmation to delete driver.


Reinstall display Driver on windows 10

Here tick mark on Delete driver software for this device and click on ok . after that Restart the windows. When windows starts download latest Display driver software for your system from manufacturer website.

 Intel Graphic Driver Download

AMD Graphic Driver Download

Download Nvdia Graphic Driver

And install it. After That check The Blue Screen Error may Be fix if the Corrupted driver is the cause for this error.

Use the The SFC Utility to Repair Corrupt System files 

If Above methods fail to fix this Blue Screen Error then, Corrupt System file may be cause this error. Windows Have A SFC utility which check your system for Corrupted files. You must Run This Tool To make sure corrupt system file is not the cause for this BSOD error.

SFC stands for system file check. This command checks for system file corruption. The sfc /scannow command checks if Windows system files are corrupt, changed, or damaged and than replaces them. Here how to Run Sfc Utility on Windows computers.

Press Windows Key+X > Click Command Prompt (Admin) In command prompt window.  type sfc /scannow > press Enter

Run system file check

This Will Scan System for Corrupted windows files. If this System File Checker finds out the protected files are overwritten by incorrect files, it will extract the correct system file from the system file backup (namely dllcache) and replace the incorrect file.

Wait. SFC fixes what it can. Mostly, it plods through and displays the results, like this:

Verification 100% complete. Restart your PC as it may fix Blue Screen issue on your PC. If it doesn’t work then move to next step.

Check Windows For Latest Update

 It’s very important that your operating system is up-to-date, as these updates are created specifically to fix issues like this. Check for updates of windows and its drivers. Updating can work greatly. It fixes many bugs. So, You will have a good chance to get rid of driver_power_state_failure windows 10 BSOD Error .

To check and install available windows updates fallow the steps Click the Windows Start  button and open Settings. Now Click Update & security.


Click the Check for updates button and then install all updates found.

Disable Power Management for Network Device

If above all methods not work then one simple Tip Disableing the Power Management for Network Device can work for you. For this You have to turn off power savings for network drivers. It will keep them alive and It will prevent coming back of driver power state failure BSOD.

On Start menu Search Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. This will open the Device manger. Here you will see list of Installed device Drivers. Look for Network Adapters and Expend it. Now, Double click on your wireless driver. Then click on Power Management tab. Now uncheck Allow the computer to turn of this device to save power.

Click on Apply and OK. Now, Restart your PC and see if driver power state failure has been resolved.

Perform System Restore

One of the most Useful Feature in Windows is Restore Point. You can also fix the “DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE” error by restoring your Windows back to previous points with Windows System Protection.. If you already have Created Restore Point earlier when your computer was working fin. Then its the right time to utilize that restore point. 

For New Windows Users, You need to open Control Panel, and in top right search bar, Type “Recovery” now click on it and then you will see open System Restore option, Now click Next and choose your restore point.


Click next this will restore your system when your system running fine.

This is One useful Feature, It helps you to take your PC back at the point where your PC was running absolutely fine. That is why one must always Create a Restore point on windows PC, it is of great help.

Read How To Fix Errors Using System Restore 

These Are some Best Tips To Fix driver_power_state_failure windows 10 Blue Screen Error on Windows 10. Have any Query, New way to Fix This Error Feel free To Comment Bellow.

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