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Windows 7: ntoskrnl Driver power state failure

10 Sep 2009   #1

Win 7 Professional x64
ntoskrnl Driver power state failure

I have a 13 days old win7 pro RTM x64 system. In the past two days I had
two BSODs of similar fashion:

The machine was running for several hours at that point, and suddenly the
blue screen pops up. I wasn't really pushing the system, just browsing.

The crash dump is like this in both cases:

This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8003B4B050, 0xFFFFF80000B9C518, 0xFFFFFA80052E0E10)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Likely the culprit is another
driver on your system which cannot be identified.

I'd appreciate any help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2009   #2

,Windows 7-64.7600.16385 Ultimate

I had the same problem
I tried everything nothing worked
I saved everything in safe mode and did a re-install

But do some searching on Google
one thing I didnt try was replacing ntoskrnl.exe with one downloaded from the net
I will search for mine & post it here for you here

Also do some searching on here
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2009   #3

Win 7 Professional x64

Thanks Gazzasore, I'll give your ntoskrnl a try, it seems to be a newer build. (7600.16385 vs 7600.20510)

I did google the problem, but nothing relevant came up. In other cases there always was an actual driver mentioned in the crash dump, but not a piece of the kernel.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Sep 2009   #4

Win 7 Professional x64

Nope, same thing happens with that version as well. :\

But at least I see a pattern now:
The BSOD only happens ~15 minutes after coming back from hibernation. Restart and
sleep mode seem to be unaffected.

I have to following system:

Intel L775 Gigabyte GA-EX38-DQ6
Intel L775 Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
eVGA 8800GTS SSC 512MB 512-P3-N847-A3
Cooler Master iGreen 600W APFC
2x Geil KIT 2048MB 800MHz CL4 EVO

The system is on a Super Talent UltraDrive 32GB SSD, and there is a SAMSUNG HD321KJ for
the rest of my stuff.

If anyone else has this BSOD we might be able to narrow down the problem by looking at
the overlap of the configs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2009   #5

Win 7 Professional x64

One more thing, maybe a clue: I have a WD MyBook Studio 2TB in RAID1 attached in
After a BSOD, when windows boots up, it doesn't see the HDD at all. Removing the
cable and reattaching it, or using an USB connection instead doesn't help. I have to
unplug/replug the HDD to make it accessible again. When I try the button on it, it
flashes like its not connected to anything.

Still, it was attached and working for like a week before the BSODs started so I don't
know if this info matters.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400


If you can get into your machine can you go into c:\windows\minidump, zip the dump file (*.dmp) and upload it to us to debug. If its not in minidump you can search for *.dmp

Let us know if you need help zipping or uploading

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #7

Win 7 Professional x64

Thanks for taking a look. :)
Here is the last four:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 64-bit

Here is mine. Similar scenario: BSOD several minutes after coming back from sleep. I have a Firewire-connected Buffalo external drive. It cannot be recognized in "auto" mode, so I have to switch it to "manual".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2009   #9

Win 7 Professional x64

Hi Pav, it's great that you have it too!
Erhm.. I mean... "great"... ehh, never mind. ;)

Anyway, I was wondering if you could post your system specs, just to see if there is
anything even remotely similar in our configs.
(FW is definitely a suspect.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2009   #10

Win 7 Professional x64

If I "safely remove" the external HDD and unplug the firewire cable before hibernating the
machine, there is no BSOD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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