How to Fix Driver Power State Failure on Windows 10

Driver power state failure error is mostly caused by power setting issues or driver issues, so if you get this error don’t worry because there are simple tricks to solve it.

Fix Windows 10 Driver Power State Failure error

As I mentioned above that there are two main causes for this error; so regarding to that I included two simple and best methods for solving this error.

Method 1: Update the drivers to fix driver power state failure error

If the problem caused by driver issues, we need to update the drivers. two main causes of this error are graphics driver and Wi-Fi card drivers. To solve this error, we need to update them.

For updating graphics driver and Wi-Fi card drivers just follow the following instructions (step by step):


  • Right-click at start menu and then click at ‘device manager’ or you can simply type devmgmt.msc on run to open device manager
  • Expand the ‘network adapters’ if it is not already expanded
  • Right-click at ‘connected NIC’

  • Click at update driver
  • Click at ‘search automatically for update driver software’
  • Wait while windows search for and installs the most updated driver for the NIC

Notice the massage that appears, if the most update version of the driver is already installed then we need to update graphic drivers.


  • Right-click the connected NIC again
  • Click at properties
  • Go to the ‘power management’ tab
  • Uncheck the ‘allow the computer to turn off this device to save power’ and the click OK

  • Expand the ‘display adapters’
  • Update all graphic drivers like NIC drivers

Method 2: Turn off power saving to fix power driver state failure error

If the problem caused by power issues, we need to turn off the power saving mode. For that follow the following instruction (step by step):

  • Right-click at start menu and then click at ‘power options’
  • Click at ‘additional power settings’
  • Click at ‘change plan setting’ next to balanced (recommended)
  • Click at ‘change advanced power settings’
  • Expand ‘Intel graphics settings’ and ‘Intel graphics power plan’
  • Change the plan setting for the ‘plugged in’ and ‘on the battery’ from balanced to maximum performance

  • Expand ‘PCI Express’ and ‘link state power management’
  • Change the link state of the ‘plugged in’ and ‘on battery’ from maximum power savings to off

  • Click OK to save the changes and to close power options

One of the two aforementioned methods will solve your problem.

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