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Windows 7: BSOD - driver power state failure/driver IRQL not less or equal

17 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 professional x64
BSOD - driver power state failure/driver IRQL not less or equal


I would appreciate any help with the following problem: the pc sometimes seemingly randomly shows BSOD with errors named in the title, I also attach corresponding screenshots. The problem wont happen if the PC power is supplied from the adapter AND there is some content running on the screen (video in VLC f.ex.). Other important symptoms are: Can not turn off the laptop. There will be endless blue screen saying shutting down,while PC already stopped working. I also can not get the PC to sleep. If i I go to sleep mode, display turns black, PC is still working on and on and I can not go back to desktop anymore. I also can not use icon safely remove hardwarde anymore, it doesnt react to click.

Thank you very much for your help.


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22 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro

warning   Warning
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with DriverMax, please remove them as it may cause trouble.

Only install drivers from your manufacturer ASUS.

Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.
  1. Uninstall Daemon Tools
  2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
    • Double click the executable to open it
    • Click on the button shown below

If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window

Please remove ASUS software, some are known for causing bluescreens.

Please check ASUS for driver updates for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver.
All the dumps are pointing to this driver
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStorA.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStorA.sys
0: kd> lmvm iaStorA
start             end                 module name
fffff880`01457000 fffff880`01721000   iaStorA  T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: iaStorA.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStorA.sys
    Image name: iaStorA.sys
    Timestamp:        Mon Jul 09 22:42:33 2012 (4FFB4239)
    CheckSum:         000AB20A
    ImageSize:        002CA000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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