The STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE error message usually appears due to your outdated Bluetooth drivers. When your Bluetooth stops working and you investigate the matter for any clues, you are prompted with the said error on checking your Bluetooth driver properties. The drivers installed on your system are paramount as they are the source of a connection between the system and your internal or external hardware.

Though many people are not familiar with this error message, it is nothing to panic about as the error can be easily resolved by applying some facile solutions. A more detailed look at the causes of the error is necessary in order to solve your problem.


What causes the STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE Error on Windows 10?

Well, this error is not that known but it is usually due to the following —

  • Bluetooth drivers. As we have mentioned above, the main cause of the error would be your faulty drivers which are generating the message.
  • Windows update. If you have recently updated your machine, the update can be a cause of the issue.

Now to fix your issue, you can try the following solutions.

Solution 1: Run the Bluetooth Troubleshooter

The first step of resolving your issue would be to run the Bluetooth troubleshooter located in the Windows Settings. The troubleshooter will look for any driver issues and potentially fix your issue. Here’s how to run it:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open up Settings.
  2. Go to Update and Security.
  3. Navigate to the Troubleshoot tab on the left-hand side.
  4. Click on Bluetooth under ‘Find and fix other problems’.
  5. Hit ‘Run the troubleshooter’.
    Running the Bluetooth Troubleshooter

Solution 2: Install Windows 10 Update

As we have mentioned above, a recent Windows update might have caused the problem. Such issues are often solved in the new updates released by Microsoft. Therefore, make sure to check for an update and install it if there is one. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open up Settings as mentioned above.
  2. Go to Update and Security.
  3. Click on ‘Check for updates’.
    Checking for Windows Updates
  4. Wait for the system to finish searching for an update.
  5. If it finds an update, install it and see if it fixes your problem.

Solution 3: Remove Windows 10 Update

In some cases, you won’t be able to find a new update released by Microsoft. If this case is applicable to you, you will have to remove the recent update that you installed on your system. Rolling back your system will most likely solve your issue if the update is the cause. Here’s how to uninstall an update:

  1. Press Winkey + I to open up Settings.
  2. Go to Update and Security.
  3. Click ‘View update history’.
    Windows Update History
  4. Select ‘Uninstall updates’.
  5. You will be prompted with a new window.
    Installed Windows Updates
  6. Double-click the update that has been recently installed to uninstall it.
  7. Reboot your system and see if it solves your issue.

Solution 4: Update Drivers Automatically

Another way of fixing your issue would be to update your Bluetooth drivers. By updating your drivers, your problem is most likely to vanish. Here is how to update your drivers automatically:

  1. Go to Start Menu, type in Device Manager and open it up.
  2. Expand the Bluetooth list.
  3. Right-click on your Bluetooth driver and select ‘Update driver’.
    Updating Bluetooth Driver
  4. Afterward, click ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’.
  5. Wait for it to complete and then restart your machine.

Solution 5: Manually Install Drivers

If installing the Bluetooth drivers automatically doesn’t fix your problem, then in such a case, you will have to install your Bluetooth drivers manually. To do this, you will have to download the driver from your manufacturer’s website. However, that will require your current driver information. Here’s how to get it:

  1. Open up the Device Manager as shown above.
  2. Expand the Bluetooth list and double-click on your Bluetooth driver.
  3. In the Properties window, switch to the Driver tab.
    Bluetooth Driver Details
  4. You will find the current version and provider from there.

After you have done that, head to your manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers for your Bluetooth. Install the drivers, restart your system and see if it fixes the problem.

Solution 6: Changing Power Management

In some cases, for some users, the error goes away for a while and then comes back. In such a scenario, the issue is probably due to your system power management settings. It is probably blocking the device driver due to which the error is appearing. Here’s how to change it:

  1. Open up the Device Manager by pressing Winkey + X and selecting Device Manager from the list.
  2. Locate your Bluetooth driver and double-click it to open up Properties.
  3. Switch to the Power Management tab.
  4. Uncheck the ‘Allow the computer to turn off the device to save power’ box.
    Changing Bluetooth Driver Power Management Settings
  5. Hit OK and then restart your system.

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