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Driver_power_state_failure

  1. #1


    Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Driver_power_state_failure


    Two different machines now (Windows 8 64bit Pro with media center). It installed the update and rebooted to a black screen and then BSOD to DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. Deleted temp files and cache and downloaded it again and same thing.

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  2. #2


    Newcastle, UK
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 x64


    Same issue for me. Not the way I planned to spend my evening :-S
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  3. #3


    Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Attachment 29455

    This has something to do with Media Center because the PC that doesn't have this on, installed flawlessly.
    Last edited by talormanda; 17 Oct 2013 at 14:47.
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  4. #4


    Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    @errodiel

    Please try this solution and get back to me, I did some searching and it said to disable windows defender. This Just worked on one of my PC's and will try the other one later. Go into Windows Defender Settings and uncheck the box that says to use the realtime protection. Reboot Windows and make sure it's still off, then try doing the update again.
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  5. #5


    Newcastle, UK
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 x64


    Thanks for the tip. Too late to try tonight, but I'll give this a go tomorrow.
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  6. #6


    Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Scratch that it almost worked but didnt
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  7. #7


    Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I found this to be caused by STEELSERIES Software installed on the system. Uninstall this people. Is there a way to block the driver from loading apart from uninstalling the engine software?

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  8. #8


    Newcastle, UK
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 x64


    Veeery interesting; we got a Steelseries mouse last month and installed the additional software. I've only just got home so not going to attempt it tonight, but this weekend I'll remove all mouse drivers and try again.
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  9. #9


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


    Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


    errodiel if you'd like to have your reports analyzed, please start a separate topic.
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