1. Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10
       17 Oct 2016 #1

    Occasional "driver power state failure".


    I'm current on all the updates.

    Every once in awhile, I come back to my PC after it sleeps, and there's no wifi connection at all - totally down. ( I use a USB wifi adapter to connect to the router here. ) This has happened twice this past week - the latest time today.

    So I go to restart and it takes 5-10 minutes of spinning the screen wheely thing, before even shutting down, then restarts, does some more stuff, then starts ok. But during that, it refers me to windows.com/stopcode , where I see nothing apparently helpful, and it speaks ( on the screen here ) of a driver power state failure, but I have no idea what that is, and what driver.

    Does it keep a log when these things happen, that I can read, post here and do something to solve?
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 13
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       18 Oct 2016 #2

    Did you try changing the settings to never go to sleep ? I mean sometimes it is better to waste power over having issues after you wake it back up plus if you don't want to waste too much power just reinstall windows to see if the problem is not with the software although I do recommend to check for viruses before hand with a good AV like avast or 360 total security
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  3. Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10
       18 Oct 2016 #3

    saiteja1423 said: View Post
    Did you try changing the settings to never go to sleep ? I mean sometimes it is better to waste power over having issues after you wake it back up plus if you don't want to waste too much power just reinstall windows to see if the problem is not with the software although I do recommend to check for viruses before hand with a good AV like avast or 360 total security
    I've been told that Avast isn't so good, in recent years, and quit using it. The network engineers at my local ISP agree with what I'm using
    now, which is Microsoft Security Essentials ( or whatever they call it in Windows 10 ) and Malwarebytes.

    No, I didn't change the settings from sleep, because I think that leaves the HD spun up all the time and shortens its life?

    As far as reinstalling Windows 10, I'm thinking more in terms of getting a refurbed PC with Win 8.1, transferring all my programs to that, then buying 8.1 for this PC and installing it, and using it as a redundant PC - even cloning the new one into it on a regular basis.
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  4. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 13
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       18 Oct 2016 #4

    Hard drives usually don't fail that easily and have decent life span of atleast 2 years so don't kind of go easy on it and go ahead to change the option for sleep settings to put bardrive to sleep when not I use ......just Google it at best
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  5. Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10
       18 Oct 2016 #5

    saiteja1423 said: View Post
    Hard drives usually don't fail that easily and have decent life span of atleast 2 years so don't kind of go easy on it and go ahead to change the option for sleep settings to put hardrive to sleep when not I use ......just Google it at best
    At least 2 years? This PC is 6 years old now. I just changed the CMOS battery.
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