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Windows 7: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE Random BSOD

29 Mar 2012   #1
Barkalow

Windows 7 x64
 
 
DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE Random BSOD

So, every so often my laptop will blue screen with the error "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE". I've looked up info on this, but I can't seem to find anything concrete on whats causing my problem, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Specs:
Alienware M17x R3
Windows 7 x64 OEM
8GB RAM
Intel Core i7 @ 2.00 GHz CPU
Nvidia GTX 460M graphics card, 1.5 GB memory
Entire system is only about 8 months old


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30 Mar 2012   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Update any drivers associated with:

Quote:
ASUS Hybrid TV Tuner by Philips Semiconductors GmbH
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30 Mar 2012   #3
Barkalow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

But my laptop doesn't have a T.V. tuner. O.o
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30 Mar 2012   #4
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Sorry, disregard my previous post. I posted it in the wrong place.
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30 Mar 2012   #5
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

The dumps are blaming pci.sys, a Windows driver related to the NT Plug and Play PCI Enumerator. Make sure all Windows updates are installed including the latest Service Pack.

The following drivers need to be updated:

Code:
EMSC.SYS     Sat Jun 20 06:35:47 2009
GEARAspiWDM.sys Mon May 18 22:17:04 2009
mcdbus.sys   Tue Feb 24 21:34:07 2009
These drivers can be found by searching them in Google and then finding the associated software or driver. Finally, find the latest version of this driver or software and download and install it. Some of the drivers may also be found here (if the driver says 'Windows Update' simply make sure all Windows Updates are installed).

You should also update any other drivers you can think of including graphics, audio, chipset etc.

I see you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, is that correct?
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30 Mar 2012   #6
Barkalow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah, I've got MSE, and I've updated the OS every time I'm given the chance, and yet it still blue screens on occasion. The only thing I can think of is that its the result of a driver that Windows doesn't automatically update, but I don't know which one. Thanks for all your help, as well.
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30 Mar 2012   #7
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

No worries, just update the aforementioned drivers and see if you still get the BSOD's.
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02 Apr 2012   #8
Barkalow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I just had the computer blue screen again, same error code. I updated all the drivers though, and after this last crash I removed MagicDisc(mcdbus.sys), since its an old program and doesn't get updated any longer. Hopefully this will rectify the problem.

*Edit* - Just happened again, about 20 minutes after the first. Neither one created a dump file, either.
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02 Apr 2012   #9
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Well, there's not much we can do without the dump files unfortunately. Have a look at the following tutorial and see if you can configure Windows to create dump files again. Perhaps the settings have been reset.
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
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02 Apr 2012   #10
Barkalow

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thats strange. Its configured to create dump files, but there aren't any from the last two crashes. I've been getting them from C:/Windows/Minidump, are there any other places they could be?
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