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Windows 7: BSOD Driver Power State Failure :/ (going on a full year now, lol)

06 Apr 2013   #71

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Well, it has been performing a lot better. But i got another BSOD this morning.

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06 Apr 2013   #72
x BlueRobot


Information Purposes:

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8009c35a10, fffff80000ba2748, fffffa800b0ade10}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : pci.sys
0: kd> !irp fffffa800b0ade10
Irp is active with 4 stacks 2 is current (= 0xfffffa800b0adf28)
 No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000:  Irp stack trace.  
     cmd  flg cl Device   File     Completion-Context
 [  0, 0]   0  0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000    

			Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2]   0 e1 fffffa8009c29940 00000000 fffff8800f8094a4-fffffa800b2c1bf0 Success Error Cancel pending
	       \Driver\ACPI	nvlddmkm
			Args: 00000000 00000001 00000001 00000000
 [ 16, 2]   0 e1 fffffa800a5dc480 00000000 00000000-00000000    pending
			Args: 00000000 00000001 00000001 00000000
 [  0, 0]   0  0 00000000 00000000 00000000-fffffa8006fe16b0
0: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start             end                 module name
fffff880`0f6c5000 fffff880`103b9000   nvlddmkm T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
    Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
    Timestamp:        Tue Oct 02 19:21:13 2012 (506B3099)
    CheckSum:         00CD4613
    ImageSize:        00CF4000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
For some reason, the same driver is being consistently blamed
  1. Have you overclocked or changed any voltages or timings?
  2. Do use sleep or hibernate at all?
  3. Have you updated the BIOS?
I'm going to request some help, but for now, try this:


Run Driver Verifier to scan for any corrupted drivers which may be causing problems, this program works by running various stress tests on drivers, in order to produce a BSOD which will locate the driver; run for least 24 hours:
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06 Apr 2013   #73

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

alright... 24hrs? :/
No overclocking or voltage changing on my factory laptop.
I sometimes use hibernation.
Not all the time.

All my BIOS's (both gfx and motherboard) have been updated.
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06 Apr 2013   #74
Microsoft MVP


I might have missed if this is still the origiinal factory preinstall, which is a corrupt install to begin with smothering the best OS ever with bloatware and duplicate utilities that have better versions built into Win7.

If so I'd strongly consider following the steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. As it's a specialty of the forums we'll be glad to help you as you go, and you'll then know you have a perfect baseline install.
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06 Apr 2013   #75

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Laptop, sleep and graphics ...... the most tough combination to debug It gives a very little scope to go for experiments.

Go for a clean reinstall as Greg suggested.

If it crashes even then, disable hibernate and call Dell to check your Hardware. They may open it and check if the GPU is correctly placed in the PCIe slot.

Get a cooling pad, too.

Edit: Update the touchpad driver:
Get it downloaded, install it after the clean reinstall.
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06 Apr 2013   #76

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Factory resets....
I've only done it 4 times for Dell, and they also had someone come out and check the hardware a while ago....

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06 Apr 2013   #77
Microsoft MVP


A factory Recovery is the opposite of a Clean Reinstall.

One is the worst possible install of Win7 you can have.

The other is the best possible install, made perfect if you follow our tips based on helping with tens of thousands of them here.
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06 Apr 2013   #78

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


What of all my data on my hard drive?
I've already had Dell break my first hard drive, lose 250Gigs of info -.-
Now I've got about 150G in actual data I would like to keep.. Not just programs and games I can redownload..

The clean reinstall will format my hard drive? right?
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06 Apr 2013   #79
Microsoft MVP


Yeah and you should wipe the HD first to get the cleanest slate, using Diskpart Clean Command
from the booted installer Command Line.

Data should always be backed up externally anyway; anything less is reckless. Use an external HD for large backups, or a modern method like Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums.
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06 Apr 2013   #80

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Just two cents worth from me Skepitcal to check to see if the fan and rad are doing the job for temps - get a very bright light hold it close into the exit vent and look into the fan apertures - should see quite good light penetration if not mate the rad is probably blocked with crud. I always attached small small mesh filter material (nothing special a piece of black panty hose is ok) hold it over the intakes with black cloth duct tape it stops the very fine stuff getting in.

Pic is for example of looking for that light .

Now it might not have anything to do with it but have done a few fixes where removing the battery fixed the problem - whether the things was over volting something when hooked up or what I don't know but worth a try oh and test the adaptor volts.
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