Posted on 2004-10-12
I have Compaq Presario 1500 with XP home edition.
Recently for some reason I have a blue page error. It is DRIVER_STATE_POWER_FAILURE and has hex code of 0x0000009f.
I have been looking up what to do about this and I seem to come to the conclusion that it is a bad driver.
Also I have read that I can find out what driver is bad with sigverif.exe.
The first time I ran sigverif.exe I did not do the options for advance search which included subfolders. So the first time I got no unverified drivers.
The second time I used the advanced options and selected subfolders. But I am not sure about the output as many files are not even driver files. Allot of html files etc. So I am not sure about removing them because I do not know if other applications are dependant upon them.
This whole problem started showing up allong with another problem that might give a clue. When my laptop first boots up (real slow) I finally get a message box "Your system has no paging file, or the paging file is too small".
I worked on the paging and cant seem to solve that either as during the next boot up after adjusting the size it returns to zero. (Control Panel/System/Advance/Set...)
I also read in the solution for the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE that I may need to remove virus software. I have Spybot S&D and XClean. So I am wondering about them. Cant recall if things happened directly after thier installation or not. As I was not paying attention. I finally realized that I was getting the error on boot up when I did a Alt+Tab.
Another problem that may be related. I have been having trouble with my Synaptic Touchpad. Before I messed arround with installing a Synaptic driver for the touchpad I was getting a message saying something like "Uncertified Synaptic driver. Not oem approved" or similar...
I went to Synaptic site which then informed me to go to the Compaq site. Synaptic did not recomend installing thier generic driver. So I went to Compaq and looked up my model and download it. Still got the message.
So I figured I would just use add/remove to uninstall the touchpad driver and then maybe Microsoft may have provided the correct driver by default. Anyway, the touch pad works as far as moving the mouse but I can not double click with the touch pad like before. So I re-installed. No luck, still can not double click with touch pad.
I intend to format and reinstall XP at a later date. But still want to know what is going on.
Any clues apreciated.
BTW, each and every search on this site for the answer to DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE was basically answer accepted by default. So people used this site then hauled a** without posting any comment on the results.
Thanks in advance.