How to Fix Driver Power State Failure on Windows 10

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If you get Driver Power State Failure error in Windows 10, don’t worry. The problem is probably caused by driver issues. To resolve the problem, you can uninstall the drivers with problems or update the drivers.

Solution 1: Uninstall the drivers with a problem

When you get this error, reboot your PC and enter Safe Mode. Check for the driver status in Device Manager. If you see a yellow mark next to a device, you can uninstall that device.

Firstly, enter Safe Mode:

If you know how to enter Safe Mode, skip this step.

Case 1. When you cannot boot Windows 10 successfully
Case 2. When you can boot Windows successfully

If you cannot boot Windows successfully, please follow steps below to enter safe mode:

1) Reboot your PC.

2) As soon as you reboot your PC, you may see the system is Preparing Automatic Repair. After that, Startup Repair window will appear.

Click Advanced options, then the system will direct the display to Windows RE (Recovery environment.). If the Startup Repair window does not appear, restart Windows again (You may need to restart Windows more than 2 times until the Startup Repair window appears).

2) In Windows RE (Recovery environment), click Troubleshoot.

3) Click Advanced options.

4) Click Startup Settings.

5) Click Restart.

6) On your keyboard, press 4 number key to enter Safe Mode.


If you can boot Windows successfully, follow steps below to enter safe mode:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke a Run command.

2) Type msconfig and click OK .

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3) Click Boot tab. Under Boot options, check Safe boot and click OK .

4) Click Restart then you will enter Safe Mode.

Secondly, Uninstall the drivers with a problem:

After you enter Safe Mode, follow steps below to uninstall the problem drivers.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time to invoke a Run command.

2) Type devmgmt.msc and click OK.

3) Expand the category and find the device with a yellow mark.

4) Right click on the device.

5) Click Uninstall.

6) Repeat the steps above to uninstall all drivers with a yellow mark.

7) Reboot your PC.

IMPORTANT: If you enter safe mode in Windows Normal Mode, uncheck Safe boot after you uninstall the drivers. Then reboot your PC.

Solution 2: Update the drivers

The steps above may resolve the problem, but if they don’t, try to update the drivers.You can update the drivers manually, but if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

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2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to all flagged devices to automatically download and install the correct version of their drivers (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

Hope you find the instructions above helpful. If you have any questions, please comment below, as we’d love to hear of any ideas and suggestions.

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