BSOD, Driver_Power_State_Failure:  Route44?

By davidbaldwin
Jan 31, 2012
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  1. Hey guys,

    Haven't needed to visit since a year ago when a Prevx driver was causing me BSOD grief. Route 44 analyzed my mini dump and identified the problematic driver for me. THANKS again!

    Well I just had my first blue screen in a year and it was a surprise. Haven't seen this before. Can I ask your help on this one please? I have a sneaking suspicion.

    BlueScreenView shows this:
    Dump File : Mini013112-01.dmp
    Crash Time : 1/31/2012 7:56:19 PM
    Bug Check Code : 0x0000009f
    Parameter 1 : 0x00000003
    Parameter 2 : 0x88259428
    Parameter 3 : 0x88259428
    Parameter 4 : 0x85d8f720
    Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
    Caused By Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+cdb3f
    File Description : NT Kernel & System
    Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Company : Microsoft Corporation
    File Version : 6.0.6002.18533 (vistasp2_gdr.111025-0338)
    Processor : 32-bit
    Computer Name :
    Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini013112-01.dmp
    Processors Count : 4
    Major Version : 15
    Minor Version : 6002
    Dump File Size : 145,992

    As last time, BlueScreenView likes to blame ntkrnlpa.exe but I suspect it's not it. Can Route 44 or someone available please take a look at my attached mini dump and id the probable cause? THANKS!

    Dave B

    Vista 32 Home Premium. IE9. Everything patched. Norton 360. WSA. Secunia.

    Attached Files:

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Well David,
    the error is NTkrnlpa.exe... usually associated with hard drive errors, but go ahead and check the memory and hard drive using the instructions posted here:
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your error is 0x0000009F: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
    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.

    The driver cited as causing your issue is your video card driver atikmpag.sys. Update your video card drivers and tell us if this helps resolve your issue.

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