BSOD "Driver Power State Failure"

  1.    05 Sep 2016 #1

    BSOD "Driver Power State Failure"

    Computer freezes and crashes irregularly when watching youtube videos in google chrome. was just a minor inconvenience, but I have recently installed adobe creative suite and if I have a video playing it will always crash into a BSOD after about 5 minutes of non-interactive freeze. Some sources I have found have hinted that it may be my Nvidia card drivers, but I have been unable to fix it.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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       06 Sep 2016 #2

    You are still at the TH2 10586 version. A lot of fixes went into the Anniversary release 14393.

    Please update to the Anniversary level then see if the problem still exists or not. Meanshile I'll take a look at your dumps.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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       06 Sep 2016 #3

    Dump does indicate a problem with your Nvidia driver or card: nvlddmkm.sys

    You have version 362.09. Version 372.70 was just recently released.

    Remove and install latest Nvidia drivers:

    I suggest completely uninstalling the Nvidia display drivers using Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) from WagnardMobile (near bottom of page) then get the latest driver for you Nvidia card here: NVIDIA Driver Downloads

    Then do a custom install of only the NVidia graphics driver and the PhysX driver.

    See if that gets rid of the problem.
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  4.    07 Sep 2016 #4

    Well, I did all that you suggested. I updated my OS (which was harder then I expected), then wiped the nvidia drivers and custom reinstalled them. No luck. It still Crashes. When I opened photoshop even without youtube playing or chrome open it worked for about a minute then it froze in the same way as it has been. I will point out that the crashes I have been having since before i installed Photoshop till now have all been exactly the same, and I have not encountered them before this computer- programs all stop being able to be interacted with, though the mouse can still move. Ctrl+Alt+del does nothing. after about 3-5 minutes of this, Win 10 BSOD pops up with "driver power state failure" then restarts.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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       08 Sep 2016 #5

    No new dump in the latest zip you uploaded.

    Let's try stressing your CPU sand GPU, see if that shows us anything.
    Follow this tutorial to stress test your CPU:
    Prime95 - Stress Test Your CPU - Windows 10 Forums

    Follow this tutorials to stress test your GPU:
    FurMark - GPU Stress Test - Windows 10 Forums

    If you have a AMD APU instead of a discreet GPU, try UNIGINE 3D Benchmark..

    If that doesn't help, check your ram, see if there is a problem there. This takes a lot of time to complete 8 passes:

    Follow this tutorial: MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    information   Information

    MemTest86+ is a diagnostic tool designed to test Random Access Memory (RAM) for faults. MemTest86+ will verify that:

    • RAM will accept and keep random patterns of data sent to it
    • There are no errors when different parts of memory try to interact
    • There are no conflicts between memory addresses

    Memtest86+ runs from bootable media to isolate the RAM from the system, no other components are taken into account during the test.

    warning   Warning
    MemTest86+ needs to run for at least 8 passes to be anywhere near conclusive, anything less will not give a complete analysis of the RAM.

    If you are asked to run MemTest86+ by a Ten Forums member make sure you run the full 8 passes for conclusive results. If you run less than 8 passes you will be asked to run it again.

    Note   Note
    MemTest86+ has been known to discover errors in RAM in later passes than the eighth pass. This is for information only; if you feel there is a definite problem with the RAM and 8 passes have shown no errors feel free to continue for longer.

    Running 8 passes of MemTest86+ is a long and drawn out exercise and the more RAM you have the longer it will take. It's recommended to run MemTest86+ just before you go to bed and leave it overnight.
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  6.    08 Sep 2016 #6

    Hmm, when i tried the first two tests both times it quickly got over 85 degrees so i stopped them.
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  7. Ztruker's Avatar
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       10 Sep 2016 #7

    That may be a problem. You could try replacing the thermal paste between the heat sink and the CPU with new Artic Silver or equivalent.

    What about the GPU stress test?
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  8.    10 Sep 2016 #8

    Same as Cpu, i didnt try the ram test.
    Ill look into cooling options.
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  9. Ztruker's Avatar
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       12 Sep 2016 #9

    Look at cooling for the GPU as well.

    Also, MS just released an update that is supposed to fix a lot of the freezing problems people who installed the Anniversary Update are seeing. See here: Microsoft Fixes the Windows 10 Freezing Issues - Windows 10 Forums
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