For a few days now I get Driver Power State Failure on my windows 10 laptop. I have already reverted to an older NVIDIA driver and reverted my windows update which seemed to work at first but nah.
I haven't used my laptop too much these days but it mainly happens when I use Adobe After Effects and when I scroll through my tumblr dashboard. The program will crash, CPU will go on a 100%, and 2 minutes later i get the BSOD stating DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
Go to "Start" and in the search type in "Command Prompt" (no quotes). Right click on "Command Prompt" from the list that shows (it may be all that shows) and make sure you load the "Command Prompt" with Administrator access.
Then when it loads type in....
NOTE: All should be typed in without the quotes.
It will do a file check.
Once that is done type in the following...
"DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /scanhealth"
"DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth"
Once it is all done, then reboot (turn it off and back on) the computer and see if the problem is resolved.
I tried it last night and thought it worked. Went to bed, got up, on my laptop for 2 hours or so and it happens again. I'm super annoyed at this point at my laptop so any other help would be appreciated!
You can also try starting up in "Safe Mode" and try and update your drivers while in there. This way you would get the correct ones. It is a safer environment for it.
Should that not work, then I would suggest you try using "System Restore" to restore the computer to a point prior to the problem starting to help determine if it is actually software, driver, etc., rather than hardware.
Update: I ended up resetting my laptop (but keeping my files) through the windows 10 recovery setting. Everything on windows was acting strange in the end (couldn't move files, couldn't play mp3s from external harddrives, reddit also kept giving me BOD). I hope my issues are cleared now (have not been testing enough to clarify), but if you won't hear from me again my issues are solved!