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Windows 7: DRIVER_STATE_POWER_FAILURE BSOD, hanging startup

17 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I've had my laptop for about a year now, and this isn't the first time I've had issues with it. I play games on my computer, such as Team Fortress 2 and Borderlands. I have found fixes for most of the issues I've had before, which include the computer not recognizing the graphics card, but I've searched around and found nothing on this one.
The error happens when I turn on the computer, which is an HP Pavilion dv6. It loads a menu that give me two options: Startup Repair and Start Windows Normally. When selecting Startup Repair, it will start properly, but the screen goes black after a short time and doesn't respond to anything. Loading Windows normally gets to the Starting Windows screen, but it just hangs there. After several hours, it pops up a BSOD that says "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE," and restarts. Booting in Safe Mode does the same thing as Startup Repair, and Last Known Good Config does the same thing as Start Windows Normally. If you have any suggestions or other help, thanks in advance! Just so I'm clear, I can't even access Windows at the moment on my computer.

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17 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

bobthebazooka welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at the link below

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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17 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

The problem is, I can't even access the files on my hard drive because nothing will load.
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17 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

If you have a USB flash drive

Download this tool below

warning   Warning
You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE

Tip   Tip
Download the Tool from a non infected PC

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Save the file to a USB Flash drive

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64

Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
  • Startup Repair
  • System Restore
  • Windows Complete PC Restore
  • Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
  • Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt

In the command window type X:\FRST64.exe
Note   Note
Replace letter X with the drive letter of your flash drive.

Tip   Tip
Type the commands below to see what your letter is for the USB drive and press ENTER after each command

List volume
The tool will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file
Please copy and paste both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)
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