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Q: Power failure and computer

I was in the middle of a system restore and had a power failure for about 3 minutes.
Now computer is stuck in loop and says windows was not properly installed

Help!!! This is college and job computer

It is an older Gateway one zx6980


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Well I've come to my wits end with this.

I have an AMD Athlon X2 windsor 5200 dual core, 2mb ram, Nvidia 9800gt

A few weeks back, I came home from work and noticed that my desktop that I left on was turned off. I attributed it to maybe the storm that had come through made my house power blip.

A few days later, I'm playing Lord of the Rings Online, and boom, it just shuts off. I turn it back on, get back into LOTRO, and not five minutes goes by and boom, it shuts off again.

So I stopped playing the game, thinking it was the game. Everything worked fine for a while. Then a day or so later, boom it shuts off during web browsing. It did this a couple of times before I decided maybe I had a virus or something causing this. So I boot it up in safe mode. While I was running the scan from safe mode, again, boom shuts off.

Now I've picked up core temp and noticed that my core temperatures can run a lot higher than they're supposed to (I saw critical temps listed for my processor at 70-72C), sometimes hitting 75 under full load. I figured it might be the cpu was overheating and was shutting off the PC.

However, I've had core temp up and running and have had the system shut down with temps in the high 50s. I've had it shut down before windows starts. I've had it shut down just after windows starts.

I've taken to a little trick that in reality isn't probably really doing anything, but seems to be working in a superstitious sort of way. If I manage to get Mass Effect 3 running... Read more

A:Computer Power Failure

Hello jinkaro and welcome to TSF!

What probably happened was, the storm caused a power surge and your power supply took the hit, that's why you saw an unexpected shutdown. Because of this, the power supply is likely not able to handle load voltages and even idle, so the system is ultimately shutting down.

I would recommend replacing the power supply by purchasing a new one, or contacting the manufacturer to see if an RMA is an available option.



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Hello, 16 year old Jason here, a week ago a lightning storm was brewing near my neighborhood and the power outages all went off, when it went back on, my computer became very dysfunctional. When I press the power button on the computer I get lead into windows loading session and they give me 4 options on how to run my pc.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows NormallyClick to expand...

Unfortunately none of these options actually work, once I select one of the option my PC just restarts and goes back to this option, however..
I can go into my BIOS system setup.

Is there anything I can do to fix my computer?

Here's my system information.

Bios Information
Version : 0307
Build Date 06/18/08

Type : AMD Phenom (tm) 8650 Triple-Core Processor
Speed : 2300MHz
Count : 3

System Memory
Installed Size : 4096 MB
Usable Size : 4096

I'm on a temporary laptop, please don't expect me to be a computer guru, I require assistance because I know nothing of computers, but I can follow instructions.

A:Computer power failure

Jason, did you have your system connected through a power surge protector? Do you have any friends who have tech knowledge that can use a digital multimeter to test your power supply?

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Dear forum. This is my first time visiting. I have read other posts and you all seem very helpful and I have learned more than I thought by redaing for a half hour. Now for my problem:

I own a desktop, a Fujitsu (hard drive and monitor are connected). The electric company came by one day and told us that our block would have no power for one hour. My computer was off during this time but plugged in. That night we turned on our computer and our computer name appeared on the monitor (fujitsu) as it usualy does, and the fans began. However, "Windows XP" never appeared and my computer shut down. Now this happens all the time. I am stuck.

I called Fujitsu and I explained and they said it would cost me about 600 to 700 dollars to fix. Funny they gave me that estimate and never looked at anything. Simply, I do not trust them. This is why I turn to your community for help. Is my computer finished? Is it my PSU that is gone? If my PC is toast is there a way I can get info off of it. I never backed anything up because I just got it.

Thank You for Doing This On Your FREE TIME,

A:After Power Failure Computer Will Not Start

Hi you.
From your description of the issue and events leading up to it, I'd say your power supply is probably toast but this is something you can most often test seperately.
Did you not have your system connected through a surge protector?
Fujitsu's repair "estimate" is called CYA and frankly, I don't blame you for not trusting them.
Could you post model # please?

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We had a power failure. Now, when I try to start the computer, it powers up for about 10 seconds, then shuts down. I have tried disconnecting power cord, holding down power button, re-connecting power cord, then trying to start up. Same thing happens.

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Computer Randomly power failures when using IE 7. After power failure the computer will boot back up until it hits the Window's XP SW load during the boot up process. I will wait a few minutes and try to turn the computer back on. At this point it will boot up normal but the desktop icons will be blinking slightly and the computer will power failure off.

Tried so far: updating IE 7 to IE 8. Did not work.

Running: IE7 and Windows XP Service Pack 3

A:Computer random power failure when using IE

get a ups to avoid power issues

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Hello all.

I have read the stickies yet i am still unsure of what to do. I have built my computer for the first time with these parts:
CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-860
MB: Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5870
PSU: Antec TruePower New 650W
CPU: Cooler Akasa Nero S
Case: Xigmatek Utgard
2 x Optical DVD drives
Storage: 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX

I plugged in the AC cable at the back after plugging everything in, and i saw a spark come out of the PSU. Then the PC just did the on-off on-off thing, where it tries but fails to boot. I plugged in the hard drives with SATA cable (hope thats all i need), the DVD drive with an IDE, i can't thing of anything i did wrong. I unplugged and plugged back the main MB power cord and tried again. This time, the power went out in the entire house. Seriously.

What could cause this? Can you help me in any way? I really hope i don't have too many parts for 650w or simply did something terribly wrong. THANK YOU!

A:Custom computer power-up failure

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There was a thunderstorm in the area and the house lost power for about an hour. I always keep my computer on, with numerous applications. When I try to turn the computer on, I get power, I can hear the fan, but the display opens with the intel logo and then freezes right there. I tried turning the switch on the back of the box off, then restarting but I get the same thing.

What can I do from this intel screeen?


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hello, before i say anything i want to make it clear that i have already read other forums about computer sudden shut down and still have a problem, my hardware seems not to be loose, but i noticed that my pc will shut off when something like my window ac turns on, sometimes my power circuit pops, and i need to go turn it back on, it has happened for a long time now and then finally another problem popped up, when my window ac or anything that causes the power to dim will shut off my pc totally, as if i myself unplugged it while it was on, could this be because of a power issue in the house or has my power supply been damaged to a point where it will turn off when something dims the lights?

A:computer power failure (have read other threads)

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After a power outage I had while running my computer, it has never been the same. When I say power outage, I mean the power grid went down for a few minutes, not my actual power supply.

First off, starting up it is relatively normal, however the problems begin when I actually log in. Everything takes a few minutes to start up, this NEVER use to happen, and Rainmeter and Firefox would starts seconds after starting up.

I had a previous problem where no programs would start at all due to ram, and I almost thought I had this issue again since nothing was loading for a while.

My 2TB HDD is now running very slow, it takes much longer to navigate through files, often freezing windows explorer when I try to simply open a folder. I would understand if all of these folders were huge, but many of them are small, and as before I used to be able to open them up in a millisecond.

I did chkdsk /r, chkdsk /f, I used HDTune to check if all my drives were in good health -- they are, I even used a western digital diagnostic tool, all of the drives passed.

Certain programs barely work at all now, like VLC video player, which now won't even open video files or play them without glitches (video stopping randomly then starting). I am also getting I/O errors when downloading torrents.

My often used Steam gaming application has had new issues, which only started after the power outage. It won't even start anymore.

A lot of other small problems have been happening since the po... Read more

A:Computer slow and messed up after power failure

I also can't access certain folders on my 2TB drive due to i/o device errors.

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Hi can anyone help we had a power cut whilst my daughter was using her computer which runs xp.Now when we restart it it just continually restarts, I tried pressing f8 at the welcome screen and started in safemode this made no difference just went to the welcome screen and started again!!!!!!!!!!! HELP, HELP

A:computer continuously restarts after power failure

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I was on the computer this morning (plugged into a power bar) when all of a sudden the power went out in my neighbourhood. I was just on the desktop at the time I believe. I unplugged everything to prevent anything from surging to be safe, and I went out for the day.

When I got home, the power was back on, and so I plugged the computer back in. However, as I plugged in the computer, it turned on by itself. Normally it does not do this when I plug it in after it was forced to shut down for a blackout. I immediately knew something was up.

When it started to turn on, it immediately went to a blue screen of death.

STOP 0x0000007B (0xF7A38528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

It won't get past this screen. I've tried Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, Normal Mode and it just keeps going back to this screen.

I also noticed it doesn't make the normal noises when it's booting up. It doesn't make that 'click click' sound when I'm booting up (I believe that's a hard drive sound?).

I do have access to the Windows Recovery Console (I think - it appears as an option - I don't know if it will work) but I don't know what to do.

It sounds like it did something to the hard drive... when I boot up the computer normally it asks me to press F1 (because my CMOS battery is low)... now on that screen it says Serial ATA at the top. I don't know why that is, or if this has anything to do with the low CMOS battery before... Read more

A:Solved: Computer Won't Boot Up After Power Failure

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Last night, while using my HP laptop (with Windows XP Pro), I experienced a power failure. I did not try to turn the laptop back on until this morning (when power was restored). However, the computer goes to a black screen where I have an option to start using Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Last Known Configuration and Normal. No matter which option I choose, the laptop just loops back to that screen. I have tried to move the computer to a different area of the house and plug into different outlets to no avail. I am at a complete loss! Can anyone help me? (The last thing I did prior to the power failure was to remove a software program - WinMX and reboot, then about 20 minutes later the power failed.)


A:After power failure, unable to reboot computer

I'm not sure if it is bad hardware or a OS problem, but you can definately try repairing your OS. Have a look at this thread and follow the directions. That should restore all your critical OS files to their original state and possibly enable you to start windows.

:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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Hello everyone I took the plunge from windows 7 to windows 8 with this new computer. I feel like this investment was good however it is BSODing. Please see the attached dump log and I would appreciate the help. I just got this new computer and every time I "wake the computer" up it blue screens on me. I am afraid to put it to sleep now. here are the specs:

General SpecBrandASUSModelCM6870-US011STypeGaming & EntertainmentForm FactorTowerUsageConsumerProcessorIntel Core i7-3770 3.4GHzProcessor Main Features64 bit Quad-Core ProcessorCache Per Processor8MB L3 CacheMemory16GB DDR3 1600Hard Drive4TB 7200RPMOptical Drive 1Blu-Ray ComboGraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT 640 3GBEthernetGigabit EthernetPower Supply300WKeyboardYesMouseYesOperating SystemWindows 8MotherboardChipsetIntel H77CPUCPU TypeIntel Core i7CPU Speed3770(3.40GHz)L3 Cache Per CPU8MBCPU Socket TypeLGA 1155CPU Main Features64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Max Turbo Frequency 3.9 GHzGraphicsGPU/VPU TypeNVIDIA GeForce GT 640 3GBMemoryMemory Capacity16GB DDR3Memory SpeedDDR3 1600Hard DriveHDD Capacity4TBHDD RPM7200rpmHDD Spec2TB x 2

A:Hi!! Driver State Power Failure with new computer:

You have a N300 USB Network Adapter:

I do not recommend using wireless USB network devices. Especially in Win7/Win8 systems.
These wireless USB devices have many issues with Win7(and I suspect with Win8) - using Vista drivers with them is almost sure to cause a BSOD.
Should you want to keep using these devices, be sure to have Win7/Win8 drivers - DO NOT use Vista drivers!!!
An installable wireless PCI/PCIe card that's plugged into your motherboard is much more robust, reliable, and powerful.

The BSOD's blame the Asus AICharger.sys driver - a component of the Asus USB charger (goes by different names - but it's the thing that allows you to charge USB devices while the system is sleeping/hibernating/off). Please uninstall it as it's a known BSOD cause.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

AsUpIO.sys Mon Aug 2 22:47:59 2010 (4C57835F)
ASUS hardware monitoring software related

SASKUTIL64.SYS Tue Jul 12 17:00:01 2011 (4E1CB5D1)

SASDIFSV64.SYS Thu Jul 21 19:03:00 2011 (4E28B024)
http://www.carrona.org/d... Read more

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The power went out this weekend for 28 hours and when it came on, I always get a message on my Windows 7 desktop: "your computer was unable to start" and it asks me if I want to launch startup repair but every time I say yes, it will be stuck on "attempting repairs" and it will say that for hours on end and will never complete. if I click, "cancel" it always says that the repairs cannot be canceled. all I can do is pull the plug. but it does the same "your computer was unable to start" when I turn on the computer again. it was working fine before the power failure. it has been doing these same things all day every day since Sunday when power was restored. What can I do to remedy this? there was nothing wrong with the computer before the outage.

A:"your computer was unable to start" (after power failure)

Is this a laptop or desktop? Model number and serial number? Have you tried resetting the bios? A a surge or ligting strike can damage electronics. Was the pc plugged into a surge protector during this outage? It has to say surge protection on it and not just some powerstrip. A surge protector is supposed to be the sacrificial lamb protecting your electronics.

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I have been experiencing a BSOD after I attempt a restart (with the restart option) the computer but not when I shutdown and manually restart.

I also just had my first Kernel Data Inpage Error BSOD today when I woke up my computer from sleep.

My operating system is currently Windows 8.1 Pro x64


A:Driver power state failure after restarting computer

These devices are disabled in Device Manager. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter ROOT\NET\0000 This device is disabled.

VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 ROOT\VMWARE\0000 This device is disabled.

VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8 ROOT\VMWARE\0001 This device is disabled.

Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30) PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_1083&SUBSYS_E0001458&REV_C0\4&841E55&0&00E6 This device is disabled.

For the virtual devices, please either uninstall the program (Virtual Box or VMware) or enable the devices and update their drivers. As for the Qualcomm Atheros device, please enable the device and update it's drivers. Feel free to disable the devices again AFTER they are updated.

The majority of the STOP errors in the WER section of MSINFO32 are related to Bluetooth. Please update your Bluetooth drivers to the latest, Win8.1 compatible version (DO NOT use Win8 drivers - they sometimes have issues with Win8.1)

Lot's of traces of drivers for Virtual Box and VMware in the dumps. I'm starting to develop a theory that multiple VM's may conflict with each other. If you wish to test this theory, make sure that the system is BSOD'ing (after fixing the Bluetooth drivers) - then uninstall the Virtual Box, VMware, and Hyper-V stuff and see if that stops the BSOD's.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included ... Read more

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Hi! Got my brand new HP 8560P 2 weeks ago.Everything has worked really good so far but a few days ago the computer just went black. The power-LED is indicating that the computer is charging but when I'm trying to start it it's completely dead. I have contacted the HP support so I'm only starting this thread since I want to know if this is a common error or not (have already heard about 10 similar cases here in Sweden). Any ideas how to bring it back from the dead? Best Regards ^_^

A:HP Elitebook 8560P Power failure (2 week old computer)

I got the same problem on both my 8560p and a few of my friends also got this problem on their 8560p.   

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I built a new computer within the last couple months and haven't been able to successfully leave my computer asleep. UEFI install of Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit on a M.2 PCIE SSD. I enabled the XMP profile for 2667 RAM that the RAM is rated at and changed the CPU multiplier to 32 with a 125MHz BCLK. I enabled Intel Virtualization for VMWare and boot from PCIE so I can WOL. It passes OCCT stress testing and doesn't BSOD while the computer is awake.

A:Driver Power State Failure when computer sleeps


I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.

In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.


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Hello, I bought a brand new HP Pavilion dv6t 1300 CTO computer for my wife. I installed microsoft office 2007, norton 360, and the printer drivers with little or no problem twice. I had to completely restore the computer once for this same problem and it seems that it came back after a window update. I will post my dump file with this. Any help is greatly appreciated.

I am running:

Window 7 Home Premium x64
Intel Core Duo Processor
4 GB Ram



A:Brand New Computer...Driver Power State Failure

The dump file blames hpdskflt.sys - component of your HP Mobile Data Protection System Disk Filter

Please uninstall that program from your system. If you'd like to continue using it, please download a fresh copy from the HP website. Here's an article with a bunch of suggestions: http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/...readId=1148372

Also, Please update or remove these older drivers that were loaded at the time of the crash. Don't use Windows Update or the Update drivers function of Device Manager. Please use the following instructions to locate the most current drivers:


How To Find Updated Drivers:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

Here's the older drivers:

adp94xx.sys Fri Dec 05 18:54:42 2008 - Adaptec Windows SAS/SATA Storport Driver
adpahci.sys Tue May 01 13:30:09 2007 - Adaptec Windows SATA Storport Driver
adpu320.sys Tue Feb 27 19:04:15 2007 - Adaptec StorPort Ultra320 SCSI Driver
arc.sys Thu May 24 17:27:55 2007 - Adaptec RAID Storport Driver
iirsp.sys Tue Dec 13... Read more

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I've had my computer for about 3 months now, and I regularly get the same BSOD once every week or two, seemingly without any warning or provocation. Attached is my log. Thanks a lot!SAGER-JW-Sat_03_28_2015_224400_76.zip

A:BSOD Driver Power State Failure, recurring, new computer

Hi dzorror & welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-
A driver has failed to complete a power IRP within a specific time.

Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: ffffe001902c1630, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: ffffd001d626d960, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: ffffe0019352cc60, The blocked IRP

Let's check the last parameter (IRP) highlighted in BLUE -


4: kd> !irp ffffe001`9352cc60
Irp is active with 6 stacks 4 is current (= 0xffffe0019352ce08)
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
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000
Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000
Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 e1 ffffe001902c1630 00000000 fffff800cc28437c-ffffd001dab0d8f0 Success Error Cancel pending
\Driver\pci dxgkrnl!DpiFdoPowerCompletionRoutine
Args: 00000000 00000001 00000001 00000000
[ 16, 2] 0 e1 ffffe001933661f0 00000000 fffff802dd734efc-ffffe00194ee0f08 Success Error Cancel pending
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For the past month I have been getting random restarts on my computer. It seems to happen whenever I put a moderate amount of work on the CPU ie. when a game gets really busy or downloading and burning files. If I'm on the internet or just watching a movie the computer seems to run decent. The computer will randomly restart and acts as if I hit the restart button or removed power from the unit, the comp will then boot up and show a "start windows in safe mode or normally" screen but I do not notice a BSOD or any errors from microsoft. Today the computer wanted to run a chkdisk after restarting so I let it run and nothing was found. I do notice a red light come on on my motherboard when it restarts like this that I've never noticed before. Any help in this matter would be appreciated.

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40GHz
4GB Ram
OS: Windows 7 32-bit SP1
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Mother board: Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L
Power supply: Zephyr 750W (about to replace because I think this may be the issue, or part of it) any reccomendations on PS brand and wattage?

Drivers are up to date as far as I can tell
Running Memtest86 in a few minutes
Ran antivirus and CCcleaner (about to defrag HDs if needed).

If you need any other info let me know and I'll get it. Thanks ahead of time for the help, this is really getting annoying. I really don't want to format my drives if possible, I have WAY to much info to transfer to other HDs.

A:[SOLVED] Win 7 random restart of computer (acts like power failure)

Ran Memory test and either the program failed or my computer restart during it because I walked back in about 1.5hrs later and windows was up instead of the memory test....This is frustrating.

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I am getting a BSOD mostly when I turn the computer on from sleep mode during sleep wifi will be on and most probably 1 of the browsers would have been working.

Reinstalled Windows 7 on Oct 8 and downloaded some drivers from the net.

I have uploaded the SF diagnostic zip file

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:BSOD after turning computer on from sleep DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE

Welcome aboard. Is there any reason that you haven't installed service pack 1?

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Hey All,

I've got a Lenovo T410 running Windows 7 64bit that's been having issues with a BSOD when my computer sleeps or hibernates.

BC Code: 9F

I've attached the necessary stuff. Please let me know if I've forgotten anything.


A:BSOD/Driver Power State Failure when computer sleeps/hibernates

Problem devices

Photosmart 5510d series ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\0000 This device is disabled.
You will need to either uninstall the drivers and reinstall the latest version or perform a clean installation of the driver. If the device is disabled please enable it.

The dumps point to Netwsw00.sys, a driver associated with Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link Adapter. From the below link download and install all of the drivers Networking: Wireless LAN.
Drivers and software - ThinkPad T410

The following drivers need to be updated:

CAXHWAZL.sys Wed Jul 01 06:01:14 2009
CAX_CNXT.sys Wed Jul 01 05:59:52 2009
CAX_DPV.sys Wed Jul 01 06:05:11 2009
XAudio64.sys Thu Apr 30 04:21:07 2009
mdmxsdk.sys Tue Jun 20 07:27:26 2006
These drivers can be found by searching them in Google and then finding the associated software or driver. Finally, find the latest version of this driver or software and download and install it. Some of the drivers may also be found here (if the driver says 'Windows Update' simply make sure all Windows Updates are installed).

You should also update any other drivers you can think of including graphics, audio, chipset, SSD etc.
You have Ad-Aware AV installed, is that correct? At least to test, uninstall it and install MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) instead.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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Hello All Computer hardware wizards,
My Dell Notebook a Vostro 1500, 1.6Ghz 4G Ram, 250GB Hardrive and OS: Vista Home Edition, suddenly acted up yesterday.
1) At first my screen displayed random horizontal color lines (sort of blinking randomly). When that did not change after a few minutes, I 'hard' powered off the Laptop.
2) When I pushed power on, it dispalyed the LED's for Num Lock, Cap Lock and Scroll Lock. The Cap Lock LED was blinking and the Num Lock, Scroll LocK LED's remained continously on. SCREEN was completely black.....no display!
3) After about 30 seconds all 3 LED's shut off and computer went dead.

I repeated this several times. Took battery off, tried unplugging from 110V power etc. Still does the same as described in paragraph 3.


A:Screen Failure & Startup power failure. After 30 seconds laptop powers off

That doesn't sound too healthy!

How old is the laptop? If it is under warranty I would get it checked that way.

My initial thought, although not a certainty, would be a problem with the graphics card itself from your description.

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I've been browsing the site and the internet for a sollution to my problem, but can't seem te find it. There are similar postings, but they're always just a little different. So that's why i posted the new thread.

Since a couple of days i've been experiencing troubles shutting down my PC and using my USB ports. It started when i tried to log onto my work from home. It failed and the IT guy from work told me to reinstall citrix reciever. So I did and I was able to work from home. After finishing and logging out (to get back to my own PC) I found that my USB portst didn't work anymore. I tried rebooting, but af 10 minutes of "shutting down" I got a blue screen: Driver Power State Failure with code 1000009f.

I did the following:
- tried system restore - it failed with different time stamps
- update drivers - they were all up to date the system said
- Malware Bytes, CC Cleaner, MS Essentials, Hitman pro - Did them all, had some minor stuff, fixed that, problem remained.
- SFC/scannow - no problems
- Memory check - no problems

As it is now, the only update I have left is the update to WIN10. However it has tried and failed during a few of the reboots, so that doesn't seem to be and option.

After try all different kinds of things from a lot of posts I decided to refresh my windows install. Did a lot of updating and still the problem remains. Although I now found out that USB devices that are plugged in upon startup work. Once I unplug en replug them, t... Read more

A:BSOD Driver power state failure when shutting down /failure USBports

Are you still having BSOD problem?

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Hey, I got some BSOD problems. Do you got time & experience to help me?

I got Windows 8 at the moment, I will install 8.1 shortly. Had 8.1 before i re-installed OS when the first BSOD showed up, so I doubt that 8.1 will fix things completely.

My problems ATM!

- Driver Power State Failure
- Video TDR Failiure (nvlddmkm.sys)
- Screen freezes at start up or when I get to the desktop
- Have to Disable my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M to use the CPU (Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43).

Got two other kinds of BSOD before I re-installed windows but don't remember what they said, I just felt like "Hey I need to re-install my OS anyways so w/e". But apparently that didn't solve the problems.

I also gained "NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 340.52 stopped working While playing CS:GO" but that was before I re-installed windows. And now to use my CPU I need to go into Device Manager and shutdown my NVIDIA card to be able to use the CPU and use the Intel card instead. If I don't shut it down my CPU will freeze the screen for days, til I restart or I get a BSOD.

I will buy a can of air and open up my laptop and blow some dust away, perhaps that could help? Perhaps the NVIDIA card is burned/broken and I have to buy a new PC?

I've tried a few different driver for my NVIDIA card also, nothing works.

I'm no computer expert and thats why I'm here begging for help, so if someone could help me out here I would appreci... Read more

A:Driver Power State Failure,Video TDR Failure(nvlddmkm.sys)

Hi Markmsigt60 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Fri Sep 26 06:15:51.972 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\092614-55906-01.dmp]

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9200.16912.amd64fre.win8_gdr.140502-1507

System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:07.738

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a540 )

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa800892b880, fffff8800326a7f0, fffffa80089c3e10}

Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa800892b880, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff8800326a7f0, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa80089c3e10, The blocked IRP



CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz"

MaxSpeed: 2400

CurrentSpeed: 2395

BIOS Version E16F3IMS.50R

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So I have a pirated windows 8.1 which I have been using for more than a year now. Since the past one week my drivers ( especially the internet driver) keeps crashing and stops detecting any networks. Upon an attempted restart I get the Bsod for which I have attached the files ( All the minidumps.) I run a Dell 5521 R and have updated the drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled them too. Kindly help ASAP as I require my wifi urgently tomorrow.
Note: After restart the drivers get refreshed automatically and start working for sometime. And then the same issue. Please help.VATSAL-Tue_02_09_2016_101910_61.zip

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Some information about my system:
Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor AD775ZWCGHBOX
Video Card: EVGA 896-P3-1257-A1 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ...
RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5

I've read a few threads here on these forums and have found a few similar situations but nothing that really matches what i'm dealing with. Here goes:

I was playing a game when my PC made a short strange muffled hissing noise and then popped. The PC completley shut down like someone has pulled the plug. Almost right away it smelled like an electrical fire. I figured this was the power supply (NZXT 550W) since it is around 4 years old and has been through a lot.

The following day I went to best buy and picked up a Thermaltake TR2 600W PSU and installed it. After plugging in the main power cord from the wall outlet I switched on the PSU itself. Inside, the SB PWR light on the MB lit up. I thought this was good news. I hit the power button for the whole system and
the CPU fan moved slightly and the front LED light quickly flashed on and off. Then nothing. I checked to make sure all connections were snug. Same result.

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A:Power Supply Failure, Possible Motherboard Failure

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Hello All:

I have a HP DV6275US, Pavillion DV6000 with Vista Home Premium on it and I am trying to go to XP. Dual booting is too much of a ruckus and I do not like it anyways, so I bought a Scorpio to install it on.

When I installed the Scorpio, it initially would not detect the drive, so I disabled SATA Auto. in the BIOS, and it then recognized it.

So, I start to install XP, formatted fine, copied sys. files fine, but when I got to the actual GUI install it asked me if I wanted to install a driver for my battery, which could possibly disrupt installation, so I choose yes and anyways and it proceeded fine for about a minute, then power failure. Tried again, and again, and same thing.

I put my Vista HDD back in, a Seagate 160GB, and things worked fine.

I have read something about having to manually load the drivers for the nVidia RAID chipset, as the ones XP Install loads do not suffice. I could not find any problems about the battery, so please, ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

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Yesterday my laptop suddenly refuse to get power from AC source. Following the instructions on the web, I first assumed AC adapter faillure.But the adapter works well.The tiny LED next to the power inlet went off, although Windows catches the AC adapter driver and seems working.The last job I did before the problem was updating the BIOS, which is instructed by HP Support program.  I bring it to the service center, but they refused to take it since it's not a Korean-sold model (I bought it from the other country).Quite annoying because they did not take any questions at all, just repeating 'we don't accept that, go away'. Can anybody give me a solution?The battery is only half-filled, and after it dries I think it would be turned into a piece of brick.I really need a help. Thankyou in advance!

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Hello there.

Firstly, sorry for not posting the zipped files as requested, I ran the utility but my paths are custom and it did not create the folder as expected. I include the crashdump files and diagnostic however.

Some background:
PC is about 4 years old. It had Vista (x64) on it for the first couple of years, and has had Win 7 (x64) on it for the last couple. Until recently my PC did not skip a beat, never crashed at all. It is a Intel Q6600 overclocked to 3.0GHz and has been since the week I built it.

A month ago, whilst a friend was using my PC it crashed several times one morning. I was not present to see exactly what happened, but they said it seemed like a power cut. When I got home from work it booted to the BIOS stating overclock failed. I restored the settings and the PC booted fine. Ever since I am having Power-Kernel crashes, whilst playing music or browsing the web. I have reinstalled windows and updated the drivers and tried upping my RAM to 2.1v (which I have never had to do previously.)

Any help greatly appreciated, my rig ran ace before this and I'm now quite gutted - was just about to start some development and obviously this is out of the question with an unstable workstation. I'm about ready to throw the thing out of the window.

Kind regards,


A:BSODs after possible power failure - Kernel-Power Event ID:41

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress

Some generic advice.

If you are overclocking STOP. Return to the default settings at least for now.
If you are running a RAID update its driver.
You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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I was happily using my laptop while it was plugged in. it suddenly said the computer wasn't plugged in. my cousin then jammed the wire in. im not sure if it's the power jack thats not working or the cord. i also need the files on my computer for a VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT and i need to retrieve them also please explain what to do as easily as possible as im only 13. my pc is a toshiba

A:Power cord or power jack failure

hi and welcome to TSG can you use your battery to power it untill you get what you need off.if you can get hold of another known good power supply for your make and model you can try it if that does not work then the problem is likely to be the jack point. i would not advise you to attempt the repair rather you took it for repair,laptops are a real devil to access and have many delicate parts which are easily broken even by the best

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Hey, I don't normally ask for advice on forums as usually the problems I have had are already fixed on forums such as these ones, but recently I've hit a really annoying bump.

I've recently upgraded my system to make better use of my audio recording equipment and programs such as InDesign and Photoshop. I bought a new CPU setup and it worked better than I had imagined, even some games that I thought I'd never play I've already completed without hassle, no slowing, none of that, so on that note I'd like to say well done AMD!

Now the problems started with my new graphics card, a few months after buying it the fan goes nuts, lots of noise, really annoying. I usually leave my PC on overnight and the fan hit a point where it would speed up, make lots of noise, stop and repeat. So I would then block the fan from spinning, turn off the graphics card, sometimes the whole PC and go to sleep. This never seemed to harm the card as it would work brilliantly when I let the fan go. Then it started to overheat, for example, games would start slowing, I would put my hand near the GPU and it would be searing! I found other ways to cool it down, such as a massive fan pointed into an open PC but I couldn't understand why the fan wouldn't spin, or at least the heatsink be sufficient enough for the PC's sleep/night tasking state. However, this is a simple problem, easily fixed by making sure I keep the GPU cool until I find a new fan, then someth... Read more

A:Power failure, system does not power up, really need some advice

Your warped and melted video graphics is pure evidence that you have to upgrade the video card, and deal with your computer cooling system at the same time.
First, disassemble your CPU from your CPU fan so you can replace the thermal paste with the thinnest possible layer that will enable the cpu to connect with the cooling fan assembly.
Then look at the amount of dust, dirt, fibres and hair. Are air ports blocked?
You might want to replace the CPU fan as wll. It is smart to replace all fans every year or so.
The cost of cooling fans is low. They might be next on your budget for replacment.
You may not be able to afford it, but I would not run the computer until you can do some simple upgrades.

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Ok so lately I have been getting a BSOD at very random times and it looks like a Diver Power State failure. SO all of my friends and every website I go to makes it seem like I need to get a PSU. Right now I have a Quad Core and a 8800GT and 375W PSU. So my friend told me to get a new 700W PSU.

So, if the only fix is to get a new PSU? I tried to rollback my GPU driver but it didn't help.

So any ideas?

A:Driver Power Failure = New Power Supply?

You're greatly risking the health of your whole computer while running with such underpowered power supply. Do yourself a favour and get a quality PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010 That's the cheapest one that is enough and of good quality that I could find with a quickish search.

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yesterday we had a power failure. now computer won't completely boot up to start. shows windows logo, then black screen. light still on showing harddrive still on... suggestions

A:Boot Failure After Power Failure

If you can get to the Safe Mode menu, try selecting "Last Known Good Configuration".To get to the Safe Mode menu, reboot your computer and repeatedly tap the F8 key while it's booting.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping to get some help. I had a power outage while my WD Elements 1.5 TB Hard drive was on. I wasn't accessing it but apparently that was enough.

I had a lot of important data on it but losing hope after unsuccessful attempts to use PhotoRec to get items off it.

It doesn't show as accessible in MyComputer but is detected. I've included what it shows under the "Manage" view of the drive.

I've also tried MiniTool Partition but it doesn't seem to be able to fix the partition. I've also tried Partition Bad Disk and it just shows the whole 1.5 TB drive as one bad block. It won't let me fix it either.

Does anyone have any other bits of advice? I'm at a loss as what to do. It seems the data is not recoverable. I can't figure out how to get it to show or even how to use it again.

Please see attachments.

I'm grateful for any ideas/help please. Thank you.

A:External Hard Drive failure. "Bad disk" after power failure

Hello dime5150. Welcome to the forum

In PW, did you try "Rebuild MBR"?

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I have a pair of 8440p at a remote location which are controlled using Teamviewer 12.  Occasionally there is a power outage that lasts beyond the capacity of my UPS and the batteries.  After such an outage, the computers remain off line.  Is there any way I can cause them to power back up and come back on line? Thank you. 

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I was on the computer and all of a sudden the power cut in and out downstairs and the tower shut off... I tried to restart and got nothing...does this mean something is fried? help..I use windows XP

A:After a power failure...tower has no power

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I had a scare this morning, my Packard Bell iXtreme X9610 failed to boot up.

Pressing the start button resulted in a quick flash of the blue power light and the red disc drive light, and then nothing happened.

Repeated pressing of the start button produced the same result.

Eventually I found that an extremely quick press started the boot sequence off, the PC is running normally, and I dare not switch off !

Any ideas ???

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I was in the middle of doing a scan disk and the power went down now computer will not reboot while it loads xp I see a flash of the blue screen from the scan disk. How do I get that to shut down and reboot the computer? any help appreciated. thanks

A:power failure help please

so you wanna shut down the scan disk....right? I would need a little more info be specific.

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I have an Asus A7V133 mobo that fails to power on. With everything removed except the power supply, when pressing the power on switch, the power comes on for about a half a second (CPU fan spins), then stops. Power led on mobo is on.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and would save my sanity.



A:Failure to power on, Please help.

Check that the "clear CMOS" jumper is in the boot position.

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Yesterday there was a power failure in my house while my pc was running
my pc was idle at the desktop with only firefox open

now im kind of worried that the power loss might have corrupted something

ive done the usual like sfc /scannow and chkdsk and they didn't find any errors
and i haven't encounted any problems (yet) but i cant help thinking

A:Power Failure

I think you are getting a bit over concerned with the power failure Just relax

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I had a power failure last night while using my two computers. Fortunately, my good one is still working as good as new. Unfortunately, my old one did not share the same fate. Now, whenever it starts up, it says that "Windows did not start successfully." It gives me five options from there:

1) Safe Mode
2) Safe Mode with Networking
3) Safe Mode with Command Prompt
4) Last Known Good Configuration
5) Start Windows Normally

All of these options freeze up the computer for at least 5 minutes (that's how long I waited before shutting it down). Unfortunately, I do not have a Windows XP startup or sytem recovery disc. Is it possible to make one? What else can I do? Although I have my files backed up, they are a few days old. I would at least like to get those files, if possible, before I wipe the hard drive, if necessary.

Thanks so much for your help

A:Power Failure

try a repair install
check the voltage readings in the bios to see if your psu sustained any damage

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OS Windows XP Home
I was in the middle of system restore when there was a power failure in the area. I can no longer open Windows XP so I booted from my XP disc and tried repair. It asked me for my administrative password but I can't remember setting one up when I installed Windows XP so I don't know what it is. I then rebooted to the CD ROM and tried the set up to Windows XP and and tried "To Repair he selected Windows XP press R" rather then "to continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing press ESC." It continued on and rebooted . I got a message "The file "asms" on Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM is needed. Type the path where the file is located and the click OK" I tried the drive where the CD-ROM is "h" no luck, then tried d,f,g,h,and still no luck.
What should I do next? Try "a fresh copy without repair" or can someone help me repair?

A:Power Failure!

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HP Pavillion a6647c Desktop bundle
product #FK454AA
processor Pentium E2200
motherboard MCP73M01H1

When I hit the Power button all fans work, Hard drive starts and a long beep sounds pauses then sounds again, this beeping/pausing continues until I shut down by holding power button.
I have checked Hard drive, Fans,RAM, etc. Its all good but there is no bootup. Just a long intermittent beep and a black screen.
All cables have been tested and OK.
Monitor works with another computer.
Any ideas as to problem fix.

A:Power up failure.

I hope this helps you.... http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...:2&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3825393

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Have intermittent power failure on factory built PC. About 1 in 20 times is turned on it fails to connect. Take power out of back of unit, leave for 5 min. and then turn on again. This works. What is happening?

A:Power failure

Sounds like either the psu,or the power on switch is going bad. Open the computer and check all connections to make sure they are tight. I could also be a bad power cord from the wall outlet to the psu.

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