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#1 brandontech4294


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:22 AM

Today I was finishing up everything I was doing, then when I tried to shutdown, the computer wouldn't shutdown...so I left it on for a while and it later appeared as a BSOD (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE)
0x0000009f (0x00000003,0x881C8030,0x88325030,0x89318BAO)

Recently I have dealt with an ever persisting problem as my explorer.exe keeps crashing, EG: I will be using *any program* I decide to click something else and then my explorer.exe crashes then I have to wait to close it, *I start to lose harddrive space* I restart, the HDD is back, but the explorer will crash at least once a day and it's very annoying.

Back to the BSOD, I have the text

Filename : ntkrnlpa.exe
Address In Stack : ntkrnlpa.exe+f5b28
From Address : 0x82c4d000
To Address : 0x83006000
Size : 0x003b9000
Time Stamp : 0x4b7d1e08
Time String : 2/18/2010 7:01:28 AM
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
File Description : NT Kernel & System
File Version : 6.0.6002.18209 (vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Full Path : C:\Windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe

Please help me with the BSOD, and I'd love to hear some ideas to help solve my explorer.exe crash problems!

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#2 jcgriff2


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:49 PM

Hi -

Bugcheck 0x9f (0x3,,,) = driver in an inconsistant power state and blocking an IRP (I/O Request Packet) for too long a time

Make sure your NIC and wifi drivers are updated.

If you have Internet Security Suite w/ 3rd party firewall, I would suggest that you remove it via the product manufacturer's removal tool. Re-boot upon completion.

Install MSE --> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

If BSODs persist, run the Driver Verifier --> http://jcgriff2.com/driver_verifier.htm

Regards. . .


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#3 brandontech4294

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:05 PM

I have MSE already and my wifi drivers are up to date as well, though I'm not sure what NIC is?

It may or may not happen again, I had this same error about 6 months ago along with a nvlddmkm.sys, but that error was fixed with new and cleaned installed video drivers, this one happens periodically and not consistent *knock-on-wood*, but if it does become persistent I will use your tool.

Thank you in reguards =)

P.S: more than likely my issue count on my pc is too undefinable so at some point I'll probably just reformat and go to Win7 when its steady ;P

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:00 PM

NIC is shorthand term for Network Interface Card makes it easier typing.

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