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  1.    06 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 109
    windows 10

    Hello, need real help with DriverPowerStateFailure with WIN 10 laptop


    Hi everyone

    I just got my new Windows 10 Laptop from Toshiba. It is 15 inches, has an i76700HQ processor quad core, 4k screen, 16 GB Ram, 512 GB SSD and a 4GB NVidia 950 GTX Card. Literally since I got it 5 days ago(online from Costco), every 30 minutes or so(sometimes longer or shorter) no matter what I am doing the Blue Screen of Death appears and restarts the computer using the "Driver Power State Failure" error. I have done a lot of research on how to try to fix this- I updated all my drivers using DriverEasy. Before that I went into Safe Mode and entered devmgmt.msc in the run dialog box and got a list of all the drivers. 2 of them had a yellow exclamation point under them- firmware and general pnp monitor. I uninstalled them and then got the up to date drivers. Anyways, I went back and checked and they still are yellow in safe mode. I tried again to get the newest drivers but it says it is up to date!!! This is so frustrating!!! There are yellow exclamations by them in safe mode indicating the drivers need updated but when I try to update them they say they are up to date lol(pnp monitor driver says up to date but it is from 2006). What a joke.

    Anyways, the Driver power State Failure error still comes like clockwork and I have to restart my whole computer. The safe mode driver thing didn't help at all.
    I bought reimage and used it(firmware yellow exclamation point went away) and it seemed to have fixed some other stuff ironically but not that. I think there are some issues with the nvidia thing as I have read. I learned how to open dmp files and will attach the most recent one. Reading them there might be some issue with the pci too. I also analyzed that this was a Windows 8.1 laptop that was upgraded. I know that because in 1 of the dmps I was reading it said DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F
    Anyways, then I reinstalled windows through the reset option and it still did the BSOD Driver Power State Failure today but just once. I was also noticing that if I tried to open Chrome with the NVidia card Chrome would stop responding and soon after the BSOD would appear. Recently I disabled the NVidia Streaming Service and that really hasn't happened. Also I was noticing that if I didn't touch my computer for like 7-9 minutes the BSOD would appear. Just weird and frustrating.
    Obviously whoever upgraded this laptop before selling it did a bad job because there are definitely some incompatibility issues there. I just would like to pinpoint it exactly and to know what to do after. I have spent way too much time on this when I should have been enjoying a nice laptop!! I hope there can be someone on here who can read my dump file, understand it and help me fix this. I have never had a windows 10 laptop before and I am a complete novice.
    Thank you so much!! I am going crazy here Michael
    Lost my other dump files on my pc but I have a couple of them that I sent to me in an email that I cut and pasted. If anyone needs to see it please let me know.
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  2.    06 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    United States
    Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Home x64

    I'll let someone else analyze the dump files, many people here are far more apt at than I am, lol.

    However, this problem is most probably caused by driver issues. Outdated drivers or incompatible drivers can cause this problem.

    So, once someone analyzes your dump files, we might be able to get the ball rolling on a possible problem driver.
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  3.    09 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 12,860
    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi Mikey5Aces,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    Let me know if you still need help
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  4.    09 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 109
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thx Ace0. I am getting a replacement laptop but just for curiosity sake, the dump files I cut and pasted on here, what is your analysis of it briefly?? Just really curious to what specific driver(if it was a driver) that was causing this.

    Also, when I read the pdf file of the "newest" version of the nvidia driver 359.06, it doesn't list as compatible for laptops with my graphics card 950M. Only laptops with 980 and 970. Desktops it does list 950 though. When I went to the Toshiba website driver page, the latest driver for nvidia for my specific laptop was version 353.74. Do I use the Toshiba nvidia listed on their page or try to use the one on nvidia's webpage version 359.06, even though it doesn't list laptops as compatible with the 950M card. However when that version was installed on my laptop it said my driver is up to date. I am confused.

    Thx Axe0
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  5.    09 Dec 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 12,860
    Windows 10 Pro

    The Nvidia video driver has caused the crash.
    For you, only install drivers from Toshiba.
    Manufacturers alter their drivers, this makes you forced to install only their drivers.

    I understood from one of your posts in another thread that you have used DriverEasy?
    Code:
    4: kd> !irp ffffe001578f6010
    Irp is active with 6 stacks 5 is current (= 0xffffe001578f6200)
     No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000:  Irp stack trace.  Pending has been returned
         cmd  flg cl Device   File     Completion-Context
     [  0, 0]   0  0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000    
    
    
    			Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
     [  0, 0]   0  0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000    
    
    
    			Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
     [  0, 0]   0  0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000    
    
    
    			Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
     [ 16, 0]   0  0 ffffe0015343b060 00000000 fffff8010479d4e0-ffffd0005450a7e0    
    	       \Driver\pci	dxgkrnl!DpiFdoPowerCompletionRoutine
    			Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    >[ 16, 2]   0 e1 ffffe00154dff140 00000000 fffff803eb114598-ffffe00157be3c28 Success Error Cancel pending
    	      Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
     \Driver\nvlddmkm	nt!PopRequestCompletion
    			Args: 00000000 00000001 00000001 00000000
     [  0, 0]   0  0 00000000 00000000 00000000-ffffe00157be3c28    
    
    
    			Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    
    
    4: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
    start             end                 module name
    fffff801`03b10000 fffff801`04607000   nvlddmkm T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
        Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
        Timestamp:        Tue Nov 24 19:15:37 2015 (5654A949)
        CheckSum:         00ABBCF5
        ImageSize:        00AF7000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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  6.    09 Dec 2015 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 109
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I used drivereasy and it seemed to be good. It installed all the latest drivers except when it tried to install the both
    NVIDIA driver and Integrated Intel driver. Both times a message came up saying the drivers are out of date or something (can't remember the exact message) What do you think of drivereasy?

    Also, I think when I tried to install the Toshiba Nvidia driver from its website, it said it is an older version and it wouldn't let me. So even though that is the correct driver for me to install, my computer wouldn't let me install it because I had version 359.06 already there. What should I do? Just worried that this new laptop will have the same problem.
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  7.    09 Dec 2015 #7
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 109
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    So Axe0, if I get my laptop and version 359.06 is installed on it (not the Toshiba version that I need), what am I supposed to do? How do I install the Toshiba version that I need if it is an older version that my computer won't let me install. Is there a manual way to do it?
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  8.    09 Dec 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 12,860
    Windows 10 Pro

    Lets first focus on the drivers from DriverEasy
    warning   Warning
    Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
    If you have installed any driver with DriverEasy, please remove them as it may cause trouble.

    Do you know what drivers have been installed with this program?
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  9.    09 Dec 2015 #9
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Lets first focus on the drivers from DriverEasy
    warning   Warning
    Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
    If you have installed any driver with DriverEasy, please remove them as it may cause trouble.

    Do you know what drivers have been installed with this program?
    You know I don't remember but it was about 8 or 9, in all different areas. Sound drivers, pci drivers, etc... you don't like it? Just for the record, I used that 2 days after the Driver State Power Failure BSOD's. I don't think using drivereasy was the problem do you?
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  10.    09 Dec 2015 #10
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    Windows 10 Pro

    The reason I put it up is that drivereasy could easily make the problem much worse.

    Any other driver then from your manufacturer could give problems, honestly I have seen only 1 exception but I garantee this is no exception.
    For you, only install drivers from Toshiba.
    Manufacturers alter their drivers, this makes you forced to install only their drivers.
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