Driver power state failure, BSOD

By d1ngess
Feb 1, 2009
  1. Ok, so I bought a new computer about a week ago and it ran perfect for like 2 days, then I put a video card I already had into it and it seems to BS randomly with the error DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE and I can't seem to fix the problem, I've reinstalled the drivers to the card a couple times and it doesn't seem to work. I have an factory overclocked XFX 8800 GT inside this computer.

    The .dmp files were too big to post on these forums so I just uploaded them elsewhere, they are the last three that I've gotten.
    Thanks for any help.
  2. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    hey d1ngess

    I don't really know what the problem is. I'm just amazed that they put in a 300W power supply with those specs .... and now you're trying to put in a XFX 8800 GT in the same computer with the same power supply? Just seems a tad unreasonable to me .... hopefully someone else on here knows a bit more about the problem ....

    Spyder_1386 :)
  3. d1ngess

    d1ngess TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, I upgraded the psu to 700watts, probably more than I need but whatever...
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70


    A driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state. Typically occurs during events that involve power state transitions, such as shutting down, or moving into or out of standby or hibernate mode.

    Have you tried zipping the minidump files? The compression allows you to attach otherwise large files. You can do this up to 5 files per zip.
  5. d1ngess

    d1ngess TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here is a zipped version of the same files
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    All your errors are the same as above 0x9F and they all cite disk.sys which belongs to the process PnP Disk Driver which belongs to your Vista OS.

    A lot of people have issues with the hibernate mode with this OS but there is no single answer to your problem as a whole. I suggest going to the Vista forums and see what they have concerning this issue.

    If you find a solution please get back to us and let us know because that will help others in the future.
  7. d1ngess

    d1ngess TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's weird because it seems to do it randomly even when I'm in the middle of something where it shouldn't be going into hibernation... I will check the vista forums tho, thanks for your help.
  8. d1ngess

    d1ngess TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, so I figured out what it was. For some reason my external hard drive was to blame. I don't know how but I've unplugged it and it's been fine ever since. It's a Maxtor 750 GB OneTouch 4 Plus, model number stm307504ota3e5-rk.
    If you wanna know anything else just let me know, and thanks a lot to route44 for your help.
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    You're welcome, I.m glad you found the solution, and thanks for getting back to us. Just goes to show you with PCs anything can be the cause. :darth:

    Have you run any diagnostics on your external hd? With your error code I am wondering if the power transition failure is within the Maxtor itself, i.e. transitioning between your external hd and your system itself.
  10. d1ngess

    d1ngess TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No I haven't. What weird is that my roommate has used this harddrive with the same version of windows and he's never had a problem.
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