At times you may see a Blue Screen error when resuming from Sleep or Hibernate mode, or a Shutdown or Restart. If the error code on the BSOD is DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE, then it’s probably because of some issue with the driver state.
What does DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE mean?
This Stop error indicates that a driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state. This Stop error typically occurs during events that involve power state transitions, such as shutting down, or moving in or out of standby or hibernate mode.
STOP error code 0x0000009F, DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
This bug check 0x0000009F indicates that the driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state.
DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE
DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE is usually followed by error code, and they all point to the fact that the drivers do not handle power state transition properly because of incompatibility. Before you begin, you need to make sure that your drivers (network, display, mouse, keyboard, etc.) are compatible with the current version of Windows.
1] Start in Safe Mode & Update Device Driver
Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with networking support, and then see if there is an update pending which relates with your Device Drivers. If you do not see any update, manually download the driver from the OEM website on another PC, and then install them on the PC while in safe mode.
2] Run Blue Screen Troubleshooter
For your convenience, Microsoft has shipped a Blue Screen Troubleshooter for your specific issues directly in the Settings app on Windows 10. In the Settings page, you need to select Blue Screen under Find and fix other problems. Apply the fix that is recommended and then, Close the troubleshooter.
You could also visit the Microsoft site to run the online Blue Screen Troubleshooter. You will see a simple wizard that will walk you through the process of troubleshooting Blue Screens.
3] Remove External Hardware
If you have plugged in some new hardware, try removing it from the PC, and then check if the problem persists. If the problem is resolved, you may want to update the driver of that hardware. In case you have more than one, make sure to check it one by one.
4] Use Driver Verifier
Next, you should run Driver Verifier program on your PC. It will help to troubleshoot, identify & resolve common device driver problems. This program is built to find out the list of unsigned drivers in the system which causes the BSOD.
After this, you can troubleshoot the devices from the list by downloading a new version, removing it from the system, and let Windows fix it for you. You can also choose to Rollback, Update, Disable or Uninstall the particular Driver.
5] Restore or Reset
More suggestions here to troubleshoot Windows Stop Errors or Blue Screen of Death.
How do I fix Stop Code Driver Power State Failure?
To fix DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE Blue Screen on a Windows computer, your first step should be to update your drivers, or roll back the driver that you may have recently updated. Other suggestions have been mentioned above in this post.