Windows 10: driver_power_state_failure BSOD during specific cold boot-ups

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 32bit
       28 Apr 2016 #1

    driver_power_state_failure BSOD during specific cold boot-ups

    Here is my unusual BSOD challenge - any assistance you can provide would be very much appreciated:

    The fault appeared immediately after upgrading from win 7 to win 10:

    Following every windows shut down command (windows-menu>power>shutdown), the subsequent cold boot is interrupted by a BSOD with the “driver_power_state_failure” message, followed by a long duration “black screen” that delays the boot-up. The boot-up completes without any user intervention.

    In all other aspects the computer works perfectly - there are no further crashes or BSODs in normal operation.

    The net effect is to extend boot-up time by four or more minutes. Also the hard disk free space is reducing by about 0.4 Gb after each BSOD.

    The problem is consistent and occurs after every cold boot that follows a shut down using the windows menu>power>shutdown command.

    Curiously, it does not happen in any of the following boot-up cases:
    1. After a shut down from a third party program command (example after a shut-down command from the “Cobian” back-up program on completion of a back-up), then cold boot.
    2. After the computer is powered off using the physical power button, followed by cold boot.
    3. On warm boot (windows-menu>power>restart).
    4. Any boot-up from or within Safe Mode (cold boot, warm boot, or power button off - then cold boot).

    The following actions have not corrected the problem:

    Updated drivers using MS updater and third party driver software.

    Ran Verifier on multiple reboots to determine a jmcr.sys (driver for Jmicron SD card reader) violation:
    “A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught. This is because the driver was specified in the registry as being suspect (by the administrator)”.
    Have attempted to update this driver, but Windows returns a message that it is up-to-date. This appears to be confirmed at Acer’s website where the latest driver (win 7 only) is the same date as my installed driver.

    The limit of my knowledge is reached here!

    The attached Zip file includes all information that was requested in your excellent tutorial.
    Please Note:
    Minidump 042616-20078-01.dmp reports information on Verifer’s crash and the violation it detected in the jmrc.sys driver.
    Minidump 042716-27421-01.dmp reports on the undiagnosed driver_power_state_failure BSOD during cold boot following a “normal” Windows shut down (windows-menu>power>shutdown).

    Only two minidumps are included - your data gathering utility was unable to complete when it attempted to collect copies of all available minidumps.
    Computer details:
    Name: Acer Aspire 8930 Laptop

    Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit

    Many thanks, in advance, for any assistance you can give.
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  2. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,720
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Apr 2016 #2

    Please remove / disable items from the startup in taskmanager
    These programs could interfere with the boot process giving you trouble and increase the boot time.

    warning   Warning
    Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
    If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3 & Driver Easy, please remove them as it may cause trouble.

    A good way to get rid of these programs and their changes is to use a restore point.

    It does appear that Acer doesn't provide Windows 10 support for your laptop, if Windows Update doesn't provide drivers then you're using a laptop which is incompatible with Windows 10 (note that it doesn't matter how long someone is running the OS).
    The best would then be to revert back to the previous OS

    Regarding device manager, I rarely suggest to check in device manager for driver updates because most of the time it says there are no driver updates.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home 32bit
    Thread Starter
       28 Apr 2016 #3

    Many thanks Axe0 for your super-fast response with its helpful suggestions and good advice.

    It is disappointing to discover that the Acer Aspire is not fully compatible with Win 10, despite the persistent reminders from MS to upgrade accompanied by the positive MS compatibility report.

    Driver updates - I did indeed update using Driver Booster 3 and there was no apparent effect. I will now restore to the pre-update condition as you advise.

    I’ll wait a while before reverting back to Win 7 - there are about 4 weeks left to take advantage of the automated roll back procedure after my “free” upgrade to Win 10.

    I’ll give further feedback on resolution or roll back from win 10.

    Thanks again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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