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Tom L

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There is a driver_power_state_failure blue screen when shutting down.

The "page file missing or too small error" is also in the mix.

I have 2 HD. I set the page file to be on my second drive. Been working fine. Now, when logging in page file error hits. I re-set it and try to re-boot to make it acttive. Shutdown is interrupted by DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE- , so-o-o-o I have to click power button off.

I'm sure this cycle is not letting the page file settings to be set right.

Ideas??

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Tom
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http://support.micro...b;en-us;Q315249

The above is the Microsoft KB article on the topic

I do agree that the second is caused by the first, and I doubt it is a hardware driver unless you are using an SATA drive...if so, check for an update to the SATA drive.

If not, I would start with a Windows repair installation

http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
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Gerry:

I have run the Windows repair - my congigs remained, but it appears I was rolled back to SP1.

I did the SP2 re-install from a CD.

The paging file size error persists as does the driver power state error.

Now, I also have a persistant "Windows Installer" running on re-nbboots that wants to re-install my Roxio Easy Media Creator!!

What's my next move?

Thanks,

Tom
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With some help from Microsoft Tech Support and some searching on the web the solution has been found.

It is the PACE driver - used with some audio programs for security. It causes a conflict usually at IRQ 06 with Floppy Disc controller. I downloaded Antares Auto -Tuner to start the whole ball of wax.

Not enough recources available and known issues are: Power State Driver Failure AND Page File Errors.

A good article is at:

http://www.pfarrell.com/prc/pace.html

In Device Manager view hidden devices. The device to remove is "TPkd."

Re-boot - all is good.

Regards,

Tom L.
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Hmm, another thread I lost track of, but I will be honest it would have taken me forever--if that--to resolve that one...

I am very pleased you solved it and thank you for sharing the solution
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