If you’re going through a similar situation, please follow the instructions given here. They shall diagnose Driver Power State Failure Windows 8.
- Check Disk
- Restore CMOS Settings
- Scan and Repair Registry
- Run Power Troubleshooter
Run Check Disk, assuming it’s Hard Disk problem. When your computer fails to retrieve file contents, it displays Driver Power State Failure. Check hard disk for bad sectors, disk related problems with ChkDsk utility.
- Double click My Computer desktop shortcut.
- Right click a disk drive, for example, drive C:\
- Select Properties.
- Drive Properties dialog opens.
- Click the Tools tab. Click “Check-Up” button under Error Checking.
- Windows 8 will check and correct problems with your hard disk.
Restore CMOS Settings
CMOS Settings might require to be reset. Incorrect or incompatible settings can cause Driver Power State Failure Windows 8. Restore them as below:
- Press F2 key repeatedly.
- Select Exit menu, move down and select “Restore Defaults”. Press ENTER.
- Select “Save Settings and Exit” option and press ENTER.
- Your Windows 8 computer restarts.
Scan and Repair Registry
Registry is an inherent part of your operating system. The way you deal with the Registry affects your computer performance and stability.
The Registry, by default, contains thousands of entries relating to Microsoft Windows, Microsoft software, settings and user preferences. Installation of new programs adds more entries, uninstall process removes existing entries. Problem arises due to faulty programs which modifies your Registry in a non-systematic manner. Scan and repair the Registry to fix your problem.
- Download RegInOut System Utilities.
- Install and run the program.
- Under Registry Repair feature click the “Start” button.
- Registry scan starts. Wait a while.
- Fix all errors detected.
Run Power Troubleshooter
Problem with your computer’s Power Plan can cause Driver Power State Failure. Adjust your power settings properly, determine monitor display & sleep mode entering timeout. Do the steps given below to diagnose power plan related problems.
- Click the Start button.
- Start Screen appears.
- Click and focus on the right hand side Search Box.
- Type “Troubleshooting” in the Search Box.
- Click the Settings icon.
- Click “Troubleshooting” from the Search Results.
- Control Panel window with Troubleshooting page opens.
- Click “Improve Power Usage” under “System and Security” section.
- A wizard opens. Click the Next button. Windows 8 will automatically detect and resolve the problem.