1. cygnus11's Avatar
    Is anyone getting network failures on their Surface 3 running Windows 10 that cause a blue screen on restart with the error DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE?

    Over the past few days I've had my network adapter "disable" on its own. I have not been able to manually re-enable it, so I have had to restart to try to rectify the problem. The restart usually takes about 5 minutes and results in a blue screen with the error DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. Usually, the restart fixes it. But yesterday it disabled on restart and I could not get it to work again.

    I eventually rolled back the network driver to an older one dated 3/3/2015. This driver seems to work better, but is having some issues keeping a connection sometimes.

    Is anyone else seeing these problems? I may try to do a reset of the device today (keeping my personal files) and see how that goes.
    08-04-2015 10:46 AM
  2. luv2skipow's Avatar
    Had others issues but not that serious... just annoying.
    I would refresh as you mentioned.
    08-05-2015 09:23 PM
  3. cygnus11's Avatar
    I think I actually fixed the issue without doing a full reset. After rolling back the network adapter driver, the system was much more stable. But I really wanted to be on the latest version since nobody else seemed to be having the problems that I was having. So I manually updated the network driver back to the latest version.

    Now, all seems to be running well. It has been pretty stable the last couple days. So it seems that sometimes it may be easier to identify the offending driver and deal with it individually instead of doing a full reset. But if things start getting unstable again, I will probably have to try the reset option.
    08-06-2015 09:46 AM
  4. michail71's Avatar
    Well,mine sometimes won't connect and I have to reboot. Started doing that after I disabled WiFi in sleep.
    08-07-2015 07:52 AM
  5. cygnus11's Avatar
    I have to say that mine has been pretty stable since I re-installed the network adapter driver (rollback, then update). In fact, I put my Surface 3 to sleep last night when I went to bed at about 70% battery. I have it set to hibernate after 4 hours on battery. I woke it up this morning and it still had around 60% battery. And it connected right away to my wifi.
    08-07-2015 10:19 AM
  6. michail71's Avatar
    Which driver do you use? I had 4 listed last time I went in to the manual driver update but they looked like there were just 2 with duplicates.
    08-07-2015 11:14 AM
  7. cygnus11's Avatar
    I am currently using the driver dated 6/4/2015. The version is 15.68.3091.193.

    I had rolled back to the one dated 3/3/2015, restarted, then updated the driver back to 6/4/2015.
    08-07-2015 12:13 PM
  8. michail71's Avatar
    Oh, you downgraded it and let it update. I have three showing up now. One of them is the latest version you are using with is what it is currently using.
    08-07-2015 01:42 PM
  9. cygnus11's Avatar
    Just to clarify, this is what I did:

    1. Using device manager, I right-clicked on the Marvell AVASTAR network controller under Network adapters.
    2. Chose Update Driver Software, Browse my computer.., Let me pick from a list...
    3. I chose the driver dated 3/3/2015.
    4. I restarted the computer.
    5. This driver was not very stable with holding onto its connection to my wifi, but it was better than my initial state.
    6. After the Surface 3 restarted, I used it for a few hours but decided that I wanted to try the latest driver again.
    7. I followed the same process to update the driver, but this time I picked the latest version dated 6/4/2015.
    8. After a restart the Surface has been very stable.
    08-07-2015 01:57 PM
  10. michail71's Avatar
    Are you currently keeping wifi on while on sleep?
    08-07-2015 02:36 PM
  11. cygnus11's Avatar
    Yes. I also set my Surface to go into hibernation after 4 hours when unplugged.
    08-07-2015 02:48 PM
  12. michail71's Avatar
    I'm afraid to try sleep with wifi or LTE again but I'll run some more tests.
    08-07-2015 04:38 PM
  13. cygnus11's Avatar
    Looks like my network adapter problems have returned :(

    I am doing a reset (keeping my personal files) now. Hopefully this will clean things up.
    08-10-2015 03:56 PM

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