BSODs caused "9F" by "Driver_Power_State_Failure"

By btac1313c
Jan 26, 2008
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  1. My computer is as follows:
    Vista x64 UE
    Q6600 (OC'd to 3.0gHz)
    GA-X38-DQ6
    Corsair DDR2-800 1GB*4
    8800GTX

    It's Prime95 stable at 25hours, OCCT stable 2hrs, Memtest 86+ stable >14hrs no errors.

    I play COD4 MP and UT3 on it for >4hours and no problems. I've done DivX video encoding overnight and no problems.

    For some reason when it's idle, I get a BSOD with a Driver_Power_State_Failure error similar to this:

    BCCode: 9f
    BCP1: 0000000000000003
    BCP2: FFFFFA8007C51050
    BCP3: FFFFFA8007C55060
    BCP4: FFFFFA8005720010
    OS Version: 6_0_6000
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 256_1

    I tried googling this to figure out a work around but I'm not having luck narrowing down the culprit.

    I have attached the Minidump files but I am not sure how to interpret them. I tried to use the advice in the stickies above without success. Does anyone know how I can decipher this error code and prevent the BSODs?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    See if this is relevant. http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/641640-driver-power-state-failure-vista.html


    BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8007c51050, fffffa8007c55060, fffffa8005720010}

    Probably caused by : disk.sys

    Followup: MachineOwner
    ---------

    0: kd> !analyze -v
    *******************************************************************************
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *
    *******************************************************************************

    DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)
    A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
    Arg2: fffffa8007c51050, Physical Device Object of the stack
    Arg3: fffffa8007c55060, Functional Device Object of the stack
    Arg4: fffffa8005720010, The blocked IRP

    Debugging Details:
    ------------------

    DRVPOWERSTATE_SUBCODE: 3

    DEVICE_OBJECT: fffffa8007c55060

    DRIVER_OBJECT: fffffa8005a61410

    IMAGE_NAME: disk.sys

    DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4549bc8c

    MODULE_NAME: disk
  3. btac1313c

    btac1313c Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    wow.... you're good.... i actually just powered on my Western Digital MyBook last week- I had turned it off during December when I was testing my overclock and recently turned it back on to use it as a backup disk

    i'll turn it off when i'm not using it and i'll see if the BSODs stop... the Window Update could not be installed... it says "Update does not apply to your system."

    Edit- Thanks a bunch!
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