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Windows 7: Random BSOD Driver Power State Failure

28 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Random BSOD Driver Power State Failure

Thanks for the help in advance, new to the forum. I recently reinstalled win 7 32bit when I put a new hard drive in pc. Its a 5 year old Hp Pentium 4 2.8ghz with 2.5 gig ram. Runs great, this is the only problem that I have: Once or twice a day I get the BSOD that says it has a Driver Power State Failure. I thought I had updated all drivers during reinstall, but I must be missing something?? I cannot read these dump files, but I have attached the latest. Any help would be awesome:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 00000003
BCP2: 85C8D690
BCP3: 80D8ADB0
BCP4: 87DAAB28
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


It seems your Conexant TV Tuner drivers are the cause here. Try updating the drivers, see if that helps. If you can't find an update, remove the device.
cx88vid.sys             Tue Oct 14 14:44:16 2003 (3F8C4400)
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\JK\AppData\Local\Temp\\042811-24203-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

DbsSplayTreeRangeMap::Add: ignoring zero-sized range at ?ffffffff`80d8ada4?
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is: 
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16695.x86fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82c02000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82d41570
Debug session time: Thu Apr 28 14:21:03.093 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:20:02.218
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
0: kd> !analyze -v
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arg1: 00000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: 85c8d690, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: 80d8adb0, Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: 87daab28, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for cx88vid.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for cx88vid.sys


IRP_ADDRESS:  87daab28



IMAGE_NAME:  cx88vid.sys


MODULE_NAME: cx88vid

FAULTING_MODULE: 8abc9000 cx88vid






LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from 82c90a34 to 82cd34d4

80d8ad64 82c90a34 0000009f 00000003 85c8d690 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
80d8add0 82cab97c 80d8ae70 0000fffe 85228878 nt!PopCheckIrpWatchdog+0x1f5
80d8ae08 82c593d7 82d3b1e0 00000000 08359f9c nt!PopCheckForIdleness+0x73
80d8ae4c 82c5937b 82d23d20 80d8af78 00000001 nt!KiProcessTimerDpcTable+0x50
80d8af38 82c59238 82d23d20 80d8af78 00000000 nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0x101
80d8afac 82c575ce 0008348e 97e2989c 00000000 nt!KiTimerExpiration+0x25c
80d8aff4 82c56d9c 97e2984c 00000000 00000000 nt!KiRetireDpcList+0xcb
80d8aff8 97e2984c 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt!KiDispatchInterrupt+0x2c
WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
82c56d9c 00000000 0000001a 00d6850f bb830000 0x97e2984c


FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0x9F_IMAGE_cx88vid.sys

BUCKET_ID:  OLD_IMAGE_cx88vid.sys

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> lmvm cx88vid
start    end        module name
8abc9000 8abf8100   cx88vid  T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: cx88vid.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\cx88vid.sys
    Image name: cx88vid.sys
    Timestamp:        Tue Oct 14 14:44:16 2003 (3F8C4400)
    CheckSum:         00037DF6
    ImageSize:        0002F100
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 32bit

Thanks for the insight. I am not surprised. It is an older TV tuner card that I used for my TIVO. I have had driver issues with this card for a while now. I have a newer driver to try. Ill give it a whirl tomorrow to see if it works. Thanks again for the information.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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