Fix INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR Blue Screen on Windows 10

Blue Screen of Death errors occur when the some component or process fails in such a manner that the system cannot sustain a session. One such case of with the error:

INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR Blue Screen on Windows 10

Internal Power Error Blue Screen On Windows 10

Cause

The cause behind the INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR Blue Screen on Windows 10 is a fatal error with the Power Policy Manager. This could be because of a failed driver, virus or malware, a failed hardware component, or missing files in the system.

Preliminary steps

1] Update Windows: Updating Windows will update the drivers and might resolve the issue. Here’s the procedure to update Windows.

 

Check For Updates

2] Use Windows Defender or a reputable third-party anti-virus software to scan the system.

3] Uninstall recently installed suspicious software, especially freeware.

4] Disconnect hardware peripherals except the necessary ones (like keyboard) and reconnect them one by one to find which hardware component was causing the problem.

Thereafter, proceed with the following solutions:

1} Update the drivers

2} Increase the size of the Hibernation file

3} Run troubleshooters

4} Run CHKDSK

Solution 1] Update the drivers

The generic procedure for updating drivers in Windows 10 is explained here. We need to update all drivers in the system for we do not know which driver is causing the issue.

However, since it is very cumbersome to update all the drivers, the best method would be either to use a third-party driver update software or update all drivers using the Automatic update option on Intel’s download center website.

Solution 2] Increase the size of the Hibernation file

The default size of the Hibernation file is 75%. However, we can increase it to 100% using elevated Command Prompt. The procedure is as follows:

1] Search for Command Prompt in the Window search bar and right-click on the option. Select Run as administrator.

Command Prompt Run As Admin

2] Type the following command and press Enter to execute it:

powercfg /hibernate /size 100

Change Hibernation Size To 100%

3] Restart the system and check if it helps with the issue.

Solution 3] Run troubleshooters

While some troubleshooters could be run from the Windows Settings menu, many can be run only through command lines. You could run the Performance troubleshooter and System Maintenance troubleshooter as explained below:

1] Open elevated Command Prompt as explained in Solution 2.

2] Type the following command and press Enter to run the Performance Troubleshooter:

msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic

Performance Diagnostics Troubleshooter



3] Now type the following command and press Enter to run the System Maintenance Troubleshooter:

msdt.exe /id MaintenanceDiagnostic

Maintenance Diagnostic Troubleshooter

4] Restart the system and check if it helps.

Solution 4] Run CHKDSK

The CHKDSK command helps in checking bad sectors in the hard drive. Here’s the procedure to run a CHKDSK scan.


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