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Driver_power_state_failure after installing a new HDD

By gabblop
Jan 27, 2013
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  1. Hello.

    So I've just build a new gaming rig and it all works perfectly fine. Except sometimes when I wake my PC back from sleep, the 2TB HDD begins to make a repetitive noise, then all the data on the HDD stops responding. Then, after a few minutes, I get a BSOD saying DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE, then it restarts.

    Notes
    Code: STOP: 0x0000009F
    My windows in on a SSD; the HDD is a second drive.

    Thank you for help!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Disconnect the 2TB HDD and see if the computer acts normally. if it does, the HDD could be bad
     
  3. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    As my whole OS is on a SSD drive, when I disconnect the 2TB drive, the computer still works perfectly!
    By the way, I did a CHECK DISK and the results were: 0 bad file records; 0 EA records; 0 reparse records.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    So when you connect the 2TB HDD do you get the stop error again? If you do the 2TB HDD is causing the error. CHKDSK may not show any problems but a SMART status check might show a problem
     
  5. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Did a SMART check with SpeedFan and it showed no error
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    So did you reconnect the HDD and get an error?
     
  7. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I did, and didnt get any error.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Okay, let us know how things go...
     
  9. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Still got a BSOD with POWER_STATE_FAILURE when I woke up my pc from sleep :/
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    How big is the power supply and what make is it?
     
  11. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    It is a 750W EVGA Supernova NEX750B
     
     
  12. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I'm trying to upload a pic of the bsod, but it doesnt work :3
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    The power supply should be fine. What about the video card and its driver?
     
  14. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    What about them? They're both working. I have an NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti

    Also, I find it wierd that when I wake my PC from sleep and the HDD freezes, I lose all sound too! :eek:
     
  15. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Actually, if I plug my speakers into the onboard sound while the hdd freezes, I lose all sound. On the other hand, if I plug it on the soundcard, the sound works.
    Can this help anyhow?
     
  16. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,456   +228

    The onboard sound is probably conflicting with the soundcard. Go into the BIOS and disable the onboard sound. It might not be necessary but uninstall the onboard sound drivers from programs and features in the Control Panel.
     
  17. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Allright, but I dont think this is a solution to my problem.

    ***

    Today I noticed something. My computer case has LED fans. When I put my computer to sleep and the LEDs turn off, the HDD DO NOT freeze upon wake up. However, if I put my PC to sleep and my fans and LED are STILL ON, then on the wake up, the HDD will freeze.

    Any clue why is this?
     
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    This again sounds like a power supply problem. Try swapping out the power supply
     
  19. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    What do you mean? Replacing it?
     
  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    If you can get or borrow a power supply to test with, install that one. Other than that yes, replace it with a new one
     
  21. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I can't replace it, but I dont think it will be a power supply problem.

    A motherboard problem would be more understandable. Why would the power supply be the source of freezing my hdd? It still receives electricity, as I can still hear the disk turning..
     
  22. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Didn't you say the hard drive stops responding? A power supply is cheaper and easier to replace than a motherboard...
     
  23. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I can't replace my power supply.. I only got one extra, that is only 450W... And can you explain in detail why it would be a power supply problem?
     
  24. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    Go ahead and put that 450 watt in and see if it makes any difference... for test purposes
     
  25. gabblop

    gabblop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Aaand, I was right: it was a driver problem. I updated everything, including the BIOS and chipset drivers. I have no problems anymore. Still, thanks for your help :p
     


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