Stop error, driver_power_state_failure
Posted on 2004-09-21
Hello to all. Thanks in advance for your help. My audio studio is down right now, therefore:
All of a sudden (the last s/w installed was last friday, no drivers), yesterday when xp booted, Win complained that there was "limited virtual memory". My pagefile is static (same min/max size). I changed the drive for the pagefile.sys, and went to re-boot. I got a stop error stating: driver_power_state_failure, whil win was shutting down. I reset my pc.
I researched the web, and tried everything I could think of. changing drives for the pagefile, system restore from safe mode, everything. Finally, I did an OS repair from the windows cd. Now, I still get the "limited virtual memory" message, windows starts with no pagefile (I have 1.5 gigs ram), but the stop error is gone. Instead the machine does not shut down properly, it simply re-boots even when requesting windows to shut the machine down. I'm also noticing that, in device manager, I'm seeing a flag on my floppy drive. The message says "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use". What the !#!!#. I researched the web again. I found some stuff about pace locking driver, tpkd.sys, but this driver is not on my machine.
The only uncertified drivers on my machine are for my m-audio delta audio card, which I've been using very happily for a long time. Also have a Promise Ultra133 ide controller, whose driver isn't certified, also which has been running for a long time.
This post is my last ditch effort before doing a complete re-format/re-install of win xp. Ouch! I'm mystified by this one.
Please help if you can.