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Windows 7: Driver Power State Failure while browsing

08 Mar 2012   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64
Driver Power State Failure while browsing

I have not had many BSODs with this computer, but this one really annoyed me, so I was hoping the very smart people here could help me figure it out.

I had Firefox, a bunch of Adobe programs (Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign maybe) open. I was in firefox (which does freeze from time to time) and got the BSOD.

thanks in advance.

Win 7 X64 Retail, fresh install around December
Everything is new as of last year except the Video card and hard drives (couple of WD Blue 500GB Raided, and some others for storage)

My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Mar 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

It is much easier to find patterns, etc, when there are more than one crash.

We prefer you wait until you have at least two so that if one is corrupt the other probably wont be.


We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:
* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.

* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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