I was rebooting my laptop and this error message came up on a blue screen
"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error information and then we'll restart for you. 0% complete. For more information about this issue and possible fixed, visit http//windows.com/stopcode. If you call a support person, give them this info: Stop code: DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE."
It got stuck there so I did a hard shutdown. That error message, in combination with losing wifi connectivity a few times recently, has prompted me to reach out to my favorite tech site.
Yesterday, i was surfing along and just lost connection to my network. Phone and tablet still worked but laptop just dropped off and said it was not connected, and indicated no networks were available. I rebooted, which took a much longer time than normal, and all was good. Same thing happened today but this reboot attempt led me to the screen above.
Then I went to check my network settings and I found my network adapter had been disabled. I enabled it and we're back up and running. It's just all a bit fishy.
My setup is an HP Envy running Win 10, Malware Bytes Home Premium and Windows Defender. All is up to date but not showing anything out of the ordinary.
Why would my adapter just turn itself off? The error message seems to be related but I can't figure out why it just quits?
Thanks in advance for any input.