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Windows 7: BSOD nVidia driver power state failure

13 Jun 2012   #1

Winodws 7 Home Premium 64bit
BSOD nVidia driver power state failure

I thought I had this problem solved, but no dice. It seems that i get a BSOD randomly whenever my nVidia card is set as the graphics processor instead of my CPU. Nothing specific triggers it, only when the card is being used. I have tried many solutions. Updated drivers do nothing, stpd is not installed nor active in the registry. I am nearing my wit's end with this problem. Hopefully any of you can figure this out.

Attaching dxdiag and BSOD Files.

Is Windows 7 . . . - x64 - Original OS - OEM - What is the age of system (hardware)? About 2 years - What is the age of OS installation? about a week due to registry edits to try to fix this same issue.

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13 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Problem Devices:
Not Available	ACPI\SMO8800\1	The drivers for this device are not installed.
SM Bus Controller	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&SUBSYS_04901028&REV_05\3&11583659&0&FB	The drivers for this device are not installed.
Install the drivers from: Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]
They are your Chipset drivers and your accelerometer sensor (ST Microelectronics-Driver ).

Your crashes were likely caused by the fact that you are missing the above drivers. Chipset drivers are the most important drivers to install for a system.
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14 Jun 2012   #3

Winodws 7 Home Premium 64bit

All devices were installed from the manufacturer website and accounted for... and it still does the same thing.
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15 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Please upload the latest crash reports. Your crashes were DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • Check Windows for corruption. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.

Follow the steps for Diagnosing basic problems with DirectX. To re-install your display card drivers as outlined in the DirectX link, use the following steps.
  1. Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
  2. Click Start Menu
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Click Uninstall a program
  5. For NVIDIA:
    • Uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver (this should uninstall all NVIDIA software and drivers)
    • Restart your computer
    • Make sure NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player, NVIDIA HD Audio Driver, and NVIDIA PhysX System Software are not still listed under Uninstall a program through Control Panel
    • If any remain of the above, uninstall one at a time
    • If asked to restart after uninstalling any of the above, do so, and continue uninstalling any remaining NVIDIA items until all are removed
  6. Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards
  7. Install the driver you selected for the display cards once Windows starts

Remember to try multiple versions of the graphics drivers, download them fresh, and install the freshly downloaded drivers.
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15 Jun 2012   #5

Winodws 7 Home Premium 64bit

Here is the newest one. i went through diagnosing directx and came up with nothing.
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15 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

When you say you went through diagnosing DirectX, did you try different NVIDIA drivers?

Let us know if different NVIDIA drivers help with the crashes.
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15 Jun 2012   #7

Winodws 7 Home Premium 64bit

I did different versions and it gives me the same issues.
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16 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Alright, let's try something else. First, reset the hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clear the temporary memory of all corruption:
  1. Shut down and turn off the computer.
  2. Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
  3. "Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
    cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
  4. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
    power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
    and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
  5. (If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
    and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
  6. Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

Then, clear the CMOS through the BIOS by opening your BIOS (see your manual for how to access the BIOS), going to the EXIT screen, selecting Load setup/optimized defaults, selecting save, and selecting exit the BIOS.

Prior to doing the CMOS clearing, you may want to backup any important data in case it has adverse effects on your RAID configuration. You will have to set up the RAID configuration again. RAID is designed more for servers and not the home user in mind: Why RAID is (usually) a Terrible Idea - Puget Custom Computers

The first set of steps is safe to do and will not affect the RAID setup.
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