BSOD from DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE


  1. Posts : 4
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    BSOD from DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE


    I left my Lenovo ThinkPad T440p on for a while and went for a walk and when I came back I found a BSOD message related to DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. I have Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, version 2004 (May 2020) installed.

    Below is my extracted DMP file. I understand this is a driver problem, what driver could be causing this? I'm not overclocking anything.

    Attached is my log collector zip file.

    MEA707-THINKPAD-(2020-06-29_18-18-42).zip

    Thank you for any help.
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  2. zebal's Avatar
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Hello, please follow bellow tutorial carefully to enable driver verifier:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-c48669e4c983

    If you encounter failure to boot into system after enabling driver verifier, you'll need to boot into safe mode and disable it:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...c-in-safe-mode
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  3. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 14,628
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    I agree with zebal, it appears no kernel dump could be created which is a shame as we probably would've needed it.
    Code:
      2020-06-29T17:24:13.0960000Z		The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x0000009f (0x0000000000000004, 0x000000000000012c, 0xffffd3093ae43040, 0xffff820953229880). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\062920-9328-01.dmp. Report Id: 776de5c0-8747-426f-befc-16aad6c820ca.
    2020-06-29T17:24:05.4990000Z		Dump file creation failed due to error during dump creation.
      2020-06-29T17:24:05.5090000Z		Dump file creation failed due to error during dump creation.
    Due to some past issues with driver verifier, below I've provided additional instructions in case you cannot get into safe mode or within safe mode you can't disable driver verifier.

    Warning: driver verifier could cause boot issues and/or performance issues.



    Resetting driver verifier options (recommended in this order)
    1. In normal mode open an administrator command prompt and enter the below command
    2. In safe mode open an administrator command prompt and enter the below command
    3. On 3 boot failures, you'll boot automatically to the recovery options,
      • click Troubleshoot
      • go to the advanced options
      • choose command prompt
      • enter the below command
    4. Boot with the recovery media, see above 4 steps in option 3.
    5. Via the recovery options or recovery media, select a restore point prior enabling driver verifier

    Code:
    verifier /reset


    Crashed when running driver verifier
    1. Reset driver verifier
    2. Boot in normal mode if necessary
    3. Follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions to provide the requested logs




    Extra information about driver verifier
    When you run driver verifier, there are two things you're looking out for
    1. Driver verifier won't find any driver violating something and thus in the time you need to run it there won't be a crash
    2. Driver verifier will find a driver violating something and thus the system will crash.

    The end result of driver verifier is either of the two, but when driver verifier finds something your system will BSOD.


    Driver verifier essentially validates selected drivers on selected actions, this validation adds some delay to actions performed in the background which results in a performance decrease that many people notice. This is called stress testing drivers and depending on quite a few factors this performance decrease is worse for some than for others, and some won't even notice a difference.

    Depending on the drivers selected, it is possible that some of the selected drivers are so-called 'boot' drivers, meaning they load when your system is booting. If these drivers don't pass a validation check, your system will crash, but since the drivers are loading at boot, your system will basically be in a boot loop. That is one of the risks involved and the most important one. Of course, there are various methods to recover from it.

    If you want visual confirmation that driver verifier is actually running, copy/paste the following command in powershell or command prompt
    Code:
    verifier /query
    If the command gives a result similar to this, it means driver verifier is running.
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