Driver Power State Failure. Windows 8 64 bit

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Driver Power State Failure. Windows 8 64 bit

  • Dell Inspiron One 2330 - new on 26-Oct-2012 and started up on 27th.

        Since start up.... has been the same issue.  Periodic lock up with the failure.  All but once, restarted on its own.

        So, at the moment, unless I find another means to get the unit running properly will wait till Monday.  Monday start the torment of Dell for some resolution.  Doubt it is a "one machine only issue" if it started from inception.  Years back, had trouble with a Dell Dimension P90 moving forward from Win NT 3.51 to Win 4.0.  Got the blue screen of death.  Worked ok if the unit wasn't migrated, just 4.0 on a clean load.  Wonder what the odds are, a Win 7 driver was migrated forward inadvertently?

       Thoughts from Win 8 users?  Ways to make it more stable so it is functional enough, long enough to finish loading / installing Office and other basics?

    Thank You for any insights.   This my 1st adventure with Win 8.

  • driver_power_state_failure

    Same problem here on a Dell M6600.  I loaded Win8 64-bit over Win7 64-bit and removed conflict programs Windows identified before the load.  It has been this way since November 2012.  I thought it was video drivers, but even the latest drivers did not help.

  • Same with mine DELL M6600 - Windows 8 x64 pro with MC.

    After BSOD and reboot, nvidia quadro 4000m board seems not fisically installed - BIOS reports no nvidia card installed.

    This issue is resolved with total shut down and restart - BIOS reports nvidia installed.

    Already changed by dell support USB 2.0 system board, motherboard and nvidia quadro 400m board. still continues.

    Please help.

    Latest drivers installed from dell, nvidia driver installed from nvidia.

    Same issue in Windows 7 ultimate x64 as well.

  • Digging up an old thread here.

    I have the same issue with my Dell M6600 with an Nvidia Quadro 4000m card.  The issue appears to be optimus related, as it only happens when the Nvidia card is used.

    Anybody else find a solution to this?

  • I Have Dell Inspiron 5520

    Error in shut down in laptop after using internet for one and more hour......

    Error is: DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE

    What to do?

  • Hi sandy09sk,

    What is the operating system installed on your computer (Windows 7/8)?
    Since when you are facing this issue?
    Did you add any software or hardware in your computer?

    Open Device Manager (press and hold Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc) and check if any device is showing under Other Devices.

    I would suggest you to run the Dell Diagnostics to check the hardware functionality. Power off the computer -> restart the computer, press 'F12' key on the Dell logo -> Select ‘Diagnostics’ from the boot menu. 

    Thanks & Regards,
    Appu S
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

  • Operating system is windows 8 64 bit


    Facing this issue from last four days...

    i have check dell diagnostics..... is't completly ok

    no  new software or hardware has been installed

    Thanks for replying.......

  • Hi sandy09sk,

    Thank you for the response. Did you check Device Manager? Also, do you leave the computer in sleep mode or shut down when not in use?

    Try the Online Diagnostics and see if it helps. Choose Symptom -> Blue Screen Analyzer. Based upon the results of this analysis, you may choose to run the trouble-shooter to fix these errors.

    Let me know the findings.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Appu S
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

  • Yes i have checked device manager.... there is a problem in graphics card from last 6 months...since i have upgrade win. 7 to win. 8

    Graphics card is AMD Radeon 7670M  Note: Device is not working properly(shows in device manager) no help from AMD..

    and also dell technical support check these Problem but unable to solved..

    As u ask i leave my laptop in shutdown mode when not in use..

    I am going to format laptop..... will these be helpful?

    and if same problem occured about graphics card dell will repalce it or not? its in the waranty..

      Thank u for your support

  • Hi sandy09sk,

    You may format the laptop, it might help.

    However, before that try updating the AMD drivers from the following link http://dell.to/183GAyq 

    Also, share a screenshot of Device manager, if possible. 

    If updating the drivers doesn't help, then you may format the laptop.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Appu S
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

  • Digging up an old thread here. I have the same issue with my DELL XPS 8500 Windows 8.1 but I have a NVidia 660 card. This started after updating BIOS and drivers from Dell. Bluescreen Diagnostic on Dell Support website did not solve the problem. Anybody else find a solution to this?
  • heyy , i have the dell inspiron 15r 5521-0401 windows 8 64 bit, i did what u said but everything was okay .... but i keep my laptop on sleep when not in use is that the problem ? 

    This had occurred when i was playing a game on my laptop . please help me ? 

    waiting for your reply ,

    Thank You

  • sir my operating system is 8.1 and to have the same problem but my f12 button is different .wt should i do?