If you receive a Stop Error on Windows 11/10/8/7 with an error message – INTERNAL POWER ERROR with a bugcheck code 0x000000A0, it indicates that the power policy manager experienced a fatal error. This can happen because of the size of the Hibernate file. This guide will help you to resolve this Blue Screen error on Windows 11/10.
The parameters that accompany the error message provide the following information:
- Parameter 1 is always equal to 0x0000000B.
- Parameter 2 is equal to the size of the hibernation file in bytes.
- Parameter 3 is equal to the number of bytes of data that remain to compress and write to the hibernation file.
- Parameter 4 is unused for this error.
Increasing the size of the hyberfil.sys (Hibernate) file will most likely help you resolve the issue, but we are, nevertheless, listing the solutions which could potentially help you:
- Update your drivers
- Check Device performance and health
- Run ChkDsk
- Increase the size of the Hibernation file
- Run Troubleshooters
- Run Windows Defender Offline
- Uninstall recently installed Software
- Disconnect external hardware and USBs.
1] Update your drivers
Check with Windows Update, and see if there is an update pending that relates to your Device Drivers. If necessary, you can always install them manually from the OEMs website.
2] Check Device performance and health
Open Windows Defender Security Center, and check if there is a yellow explanation icon against Device performance and health. Click on View report. You might see Health Report pointing towards Storage Capacity, Device Drivers or Apps and Software.
3] Run ChkDsk
If the error is related to Storage, i.e. hard disk errors, you need to repair it. You should run chkdsk in the command prompt to resolve those issues.
If this cannot solve your problem, you may have to think about replacing your hard drive. When you do so, make sure to backup all your data on the Windows 10 PC. You can also use it as a secondary hard drive.
4] Increase the size of the Hibernation file
Open Command Prompt as administrator and execute the following command:
powercfg /hibernate /size 100
The default size is 40% in Windows 10, and after running this command, it will be increased to 100%
This will most likely help you. If not you may reverse this.
5] Run Troubleshooters
Run the following command to open the Performance Troubleshooter:
msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic
Once it is opened, run it.
Run the following command to open the System Maintenance Troubleshooter:
msdt.exe /id MaintenanceDiagnostic
Once it is opened, run it.
You may also run the Blue Screen Troubleshooter. The built-in Troubleshooter is easy to run and fixes BSODs automatically. The online Windows 10 Blue Screen Troubleshooter from Microsoft is a wizard that is meant to help novice users fix their Stop Errors. It offers helpful links along the way.
6] Run Windows Defender Offline
You can scan your PC offline using Windows Defender to find out if any malware has affected your PC.
7] Uninstall recently installed Software
If this problem occurred after installing new software, you need to install it. Open Settings > System > Apps & features. Select Sort by name and change it to by install date. Change it to the recently installed app you want to remove, and then select Uninstall.
8] Disconnect external hardware and USBs
Make sure to remove any connected & external hardware when upgrading or updating. Many a time Windows update gets stuck because it tries to get a driver for the connected hardware which can be done later.
All the best!