How to Fix Driver Power State Failure in Windows 10

Windows 10 Guide

Once you upgrade to Windows 10, you may get Driver Power State Failure error. The error appears as a result of driver issues. The drivers may be outdated or incompatible. So here is how to fix driver power state failure in Windows 10.

How to Fix Driver Power State Failure in Windows 10

You need to uninstall the drivers which are causing error. Before that you need to boot Windows in Safe Mode. If you are not able to start Windows successfully, go for option 1 otherwise go for option 2.

Option 1:

  1. Reboot your PC
  2. The system is Preparing Automatic Repair will appear followed by that the Startup Repair window will appear
  3. Click Advanced options
  4. You will be navigated to the Windows RE (Recovery environment.)
  5. Click Troubleshoot in the Recovery Environment
  6. Click Advanced options
  7. Click Startup Settings
  8. Click Restart button
  9. Press 4 number key to enter Safe Mode
  10. Press Win+R keys together to open the Run dialog
  11. Type devmgmt.msc in the run box
  12. Click OK
  13. Expand the category and locate the devices with yellow markings/sign
  14. Right click on the problem device
  15. Click Uninstall
  16. Restart Windows after uninstalling the drivers
  17. Once you have restarted your system, update the drivers

Option 2:

  1. Press Win+R together to open the Run dialog
  2. Type msconfig in the run box
  3. Click OK
  4. Click Boot tab
  5. Check Safe boot under Boot options
  6. Click OK
  7. Click Restart to enter Safe Mode
  8. Press Win+R keys together to open the Run dialog
  9. Type devmgmt.msc in the run box
  10. Click OK
  11. Expand the category and locate the devices with yellow markings/sign
  12. Right click on the problem device
  13. Click Uninstall
  14. Restart Windows after uninstalling the drivers
  15. Once you have restarted your system, update the drivers

That will fix Driver Power State Failure in Windows 10. One more important thing to remember is that if you have followed the option 2, then do not forget to go back and uncheck the Safe boot option under Boot options. Check out How to Install and Disable Hyper-V on Windows 10.