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DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE, occurring during sleep/standby

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE, occurring during sleep/standby

    Hello all,

    I am having an extremely frustrating problem with this BSoD, that began occurring yesterday. After waking the computer from sleep, it would blue screen with the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE string, error code 0x0000009f. It doesn't happen immediately after waking, it usually takes a few minutes.

    I have now also noticed something which is surely related: 1) cold boot, 2) sleep, 3) wake, and before any blue screen gets the chance to occur, 4) sleep again. When I try (4), that is, putting the computer to sleep for the second time since boot, the screen will fade to blank as it's supposed to, but instead of going to sleep it will restart. Then after I log in again, I see via BlueScreenView that it had actually crashed/blue screened again while the monitor was blank, with the same error string and code. It points to the hal.dll driver.

    Two days ago I removed an internal hard drive, one that I had been using purely for storage, and I don't have anything installed that depended on that drive. In my motherboard's BIOS I have the boot order set correctly.

    Can anyone please help me out with this issue. I built this computer over a month ago and it has never had any problems until now.

    Here is a link to the last minidump file, sorry I don't know how to view its contents:
    Last edited by flake; 03 Jun 2014 at 20:47. Reason: added link to minidump file

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    No memory dump at the link you provided.

    Also, Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions Please use Option 1 as it provides Event Viewer logs.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)

    Hi flake,

    The Link you posted is not working.

    Nothing Here

    The file you're looking for has been deleted or moved.

    Furthermore, please follow these instructions found over here so that we could help you better ^_^

    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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  4. #4

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Similar Problems with my computer.

    I believe I am experiencing a very similar issue with my laptop because whenever it goes into sleep mode, it seems to restart upon waking up. I've checked the bluescreen viewer as well, and the cause of the restart seems to come from a driver power state failure coming from ntoskrnl.exe+1fcc1e, hal.dll+6a37, and storport.sys+33f0.

    I've already run sfc/scannow to check for damaged files and I was also able to replace them using a DISM command, so now scanning doesn't run into any errors, but this driver error still persists.

    Sidenote: The driver errors mainly started after I reinstalled Kaspersky onto my computer to fix some issues that I had with it.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)

    Hi M15,

    Could you please open a new thread so that we could assist you better?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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