Driver Power State Failure – Fixing Solutions

DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE, Stop: 0x0000009F, stop 9f or 0x0000009F whatever you call, it’s all are the BSOD error codes to define the problem by your computer system.

This specific type of BSOD is commonly faced by your computer due to some drivers fault and its corruption and most of the times this error occurred while resuming or putting your computer to the sleep mode.

The problem can generally be fixed with a quick system restart. However, if the restarting won’t works then you can try to use all the suggested solutions mentioned below.

Usually this fault mainly occurred when we update or install a new “drivers” in our windows, last week I got 50 emails people asking about some solutions to fix this error and the similar fix’s what I’ve seen is that most of the users having this problem after updating their video’s and network card drivers.

Quick Tip: Suggest to update all drivers for those users who are upgrading their windows to Windows 8 to Windows 10.

#What To Do If My Windows Won’t Open (Skip This Step, If Your Computer Starts Normally).      

Most of the time this error makes your computer or laptop fully unusable and you’ll start to getting this problem in the middle of your windows opening when every time you starts your computer.

If your computer opens up normally and you’re getting this error while working on your windows then you can skip this step and move to the troubleshooting guide listed below.

So, now the first thing I want you to do is to start your windows because without that I can’t help to fix this problem.

There are two things which can help you open your windows and those are:

  • Open It By Safe Mode
  • Open It By Startup Repair

First, you’ll need to try to open your windows by using the safe mode because that is the quickest way to open your windows without getting the error in the middle of startup.

To open safe mode you’ll need press some particular keys when your computers start and that will help you to open Advanced Boot Options on your screen and in that screen you can select the option named Safe Mode to open your OS in that mode.

  • For Windows 7 and Vista users press F8 key 3 or 4 times on your computer startup.
  • For windows 8 and windows 10 users press “Shift + F8 key” on your computer’s startup.
  • After that select “Safe Mode” to open it.

If you’re successfully open your windows in safe mode then you skip the startup repair things mentioned below and directly move to the troubleshooting guide.

If you’ve won’t able to open Safe Mode then you can use the Startup Repair Utility tool to make your windows open normally.

1# – Fix Drivers

A Computer Drivers is a PC software package that function is to controls a specific kind of device which is mainly attached to a computer. Drivers are responsible for software to make an interface to the attached hardware devices to access some functions without requiring the details of the hardware being used.

And just like I said it’s a Drivers problem and by updating it can fix this problem:

Just try to update your “Video, Sound, Lan, and Wifi” drivers first because those are the most common drivers who mainly get corrupted and if updating those won’t work for you then you’ll need to update all of them.

To update your drivers, you’ll have two different ways to do it and:

The first option what you can use to update the drivers by using the Device Manager which can easily found in your windows Control Panel, whatever the Windows versions you having.

The second best and easy option what you can try is to download your laptops or desktops latest drivers from their manufacture’s websites and to make this driver’s downloading thing extra easier, you can also use a software named drivers identifier to find and download the drivers in best and easy way.

This given like will helps to download your drivers.>>> How To Find And Download Drivers Online?

Just install the drivers after when it gets downloaded (it will install just like a normal software) and then restart your computer to see changes.

If upgrading drivers still haven’t fixed your problem, then it’s possible your windows having some deep problem living in it, let’s move to next fix.

2# – Windows Fix Scan

The “sfc /scannow” is a single command what we’ll gonna use to fix our windows computer and its a “CMD Command Prompt” command so, you’ll just need to open your computer’s cmd first.

This will check all the significant files which your windows need to control itself, including some important DLL files, drivers files and etc.

  1. Open the CMD as an administrator.
  2. Type the command “Sfc /Scannow” and hit enter.

Note: Doesn’t close this CMD window until the verification gets 100% complete.

  1. Restart your computer and test it, if the blue screen has gone that’s good if don’t then move to next solution.

3# – Windows Registry Got Corrupted

Windows registry is a databank stored in Windows which holds some important information about your computer Hardware and the operating system. Normally we shouldn’t need to modify the registry because all the programs and applications usually create all the essential modifications automatically.

There are so many of different reasons what can happen to corrupts your windows registry and those are like, virus attack, installed spammy software etc.

So, I highly suggest you to use a registry cleaner to fix all corrupted registry, I only suggesting the cleaner because you can’t do this registry editing thing manually.

If you don’t have any registry tuner or cleaner in your computer, then install world’s best cleaner in your PC to get the perfect performance. Here are two top rated software’s what I recommend to all my websites users as listed below.

4# – Turn Off Fast Startup Setting

Fast Startup is a Windows 8 and Windows 10 feature which pools the shutdown and hibernation features combined to make your computer start quicker than an ordinary startup process. This process is attained by storing some related files and drivers to this system hiberfil.sys file and the benefits of using this, is when you’ve open your windows again, it will resume from that hibernation file to make this startup process faster.

Sometimes few drivers having some compatibility issue with this feature and by disabling this fast startup you can easily fix this error, just in a couple of minutes if fast startup setting is the reasons.

  • To change this setting we’ll need to go to the power option setting from your windows control panel.
  • When the Power Options window gets open, click on the “Choose what the power button does” option from the left-hand side panel.
  • After that click on the “Change settings that are currently unavailable” option which is listed at the top.
  • Now, under the shutdown setting you’ll gonna find an option named “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” and that’s the option what I’m talking about to disable it. So, uncheck the option to turn-off this feature.

5# – Bios Fix

If anything from above won’t helps you then you also try to update your bios because that’s possible your bios got corrupted too.

So, take a model no. of your laptop or desktop’s motherboard and put on the Google’s search box with the work drivers at last, like “dell Inspiron 3542 drivers” or “gigabyte h81m-s drivers”

Finding model No. for your own laptop is really easy, you’ll just need to flip your laptop upside down and read all the stickers and you’ll gonna definitely find your model number. To find desktops model you can look at the box of your motherboard to identify it with assurance.

Or otherwise, you can use CPU-Z software.

So, now search your bios update:

By searching your Model no. with drivers, it will show you so many of results and in between first four top results you can easily find your laptops manufacture’s website where you can easily find your bios update to update your bios software.


  1. I constantly got the blue screen.
    My solution was already at number 1.
    My realtek driver had to be updated. Now it works like a charm !

    Thank you so much.

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