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  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Driver_power_state_failure


    Hi and good day to everyone!

    The week before the last, I installed Windows 8 Pro x64 on my MSI GE60. Since then, i have had a few BSODs. Every few days I get a DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE upon startup, though it only happens once in a day. I installed and updated all the drivers needed.
    I only have one minidump file because I accidentally deleted them when I used CCleaner.

    Here is the minidump file:
    071213-28156-01.dmp

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Hello RioMelom,

    Please take these recommendations with a grain of salt; however, they might be worth looking into:

    Your BSOD obviously is pointing to a driver state issue, so on that premise, I went to the MSI website and found a firmware update that ONLY applies if you are upgrading to Windows 8. This is an update to the WLAN/BT power control policy. So, you might want to check it out here (if this applies to your rig):
    MSI Global ? Notebook & Tablet - GE60 0NC

    You might also want to check to make sure you are on the latest BIOS as well.

    Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I'l try the update. As for the BIOS, I haven't thought about it as I was afraid of breaking my laptop in the process. I'll start reading up on it though. If the update doesn't work, I'll try to update my BIOS.

    Thanks for replying!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    The firmware update didn't fix it. Should I update my BIOS?

    Here are the recent Minidump files:
    SF_13-07-2013.zip
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by RioMelom View Post
    The firmware update didn't fix it. Should I update my BIOS?
    If I were in your shoes, I would strongly consider updating the BIOS at this point. Good luck.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Sorry for the late post.

    I somehow fixed it by turning off the fast start-up option.

    If something comes up again, I'll try the BIOS update
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by RioMelom View Post
    Sorry for the late post.

    I somehow fixed it by turning off the fast start-up option.

    If something comes up again, I'll try the BIOS update
    Good for you!
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