How to Troubleshoot BSOD Internal Power Error on Windows PC

If you are getting a Windows PC shutdown error with the error message – INTERNAL POWER ERROR – it means that the power policy manager has made a fatal error. This can happen due to the size of the Hibernate file. This guide will help you to fix this blue screen error on Windows PC.

What causes a BSOD internal power error?

Various reasons can cause Windows 10 blue screen errors. But outdated or incompatible video card drivers on your PC are the most common cause of this BSOD internal power error. And the most useful way is to do everything possible to find the appropriate display drivers, either update or roll back for your Windows PC.

How to resolve BSOD internal power error?


Update the system drivers

  1. Press the Windows + R key combination to open the “Run” dialog box.
  2. Type “devmgmt.MSC” in the text box and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. In the Device Manager window, look for the triangular exclamation points next to the option.
  4. If you find these icons, right-click on them and select the “Update Driver” option.
  5. Follow the wizard instructions on the screen to get the latest driver update from the Internet.

Uninstalling the graphics driver

  1. Find the “Start” menu and type “Advanced System Settings”. Press the “Enter” key.
  2. In the System Properties window, switch to the Hardware tab.
  3. Click the “Device Installation Options” button.
  4. Select the “No (your device may not work as expected)” option and click the Ok button to save your changes.
  5. Restart your computer.

Changing the power settings

  1. Find the Start menu, type “Power settings” and press Enter.
  2. Click the “Change plan settings” option next to the selected plan.
  3. To change the plan, click the “Change Advanced Power Settings” option at the bottom.
  4. In the Power Options window, navigate to Hard Disk -> Turn Off Hard Disk After.
  5. Set the “Turn off the hard drive after” option to 0.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

An internal power error on your PC is a BSOD that doesn't leave you with many options for getting over it. It usually happens because of outdated/damaged drivers or when the system creates a hibernation file that is too small.

BSoDs can be caused by poorly written device drivers or faulty hardware, such as faulty memory, power problems, overheating components, or hardware that is operating outside of its specifications.

  1. Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type "Devmgmt.MSC" in the text box and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. In the Device Manager window, look for the triangular exclamation points next to the option.
  4. If you find these icons, right-click on them and select the "Update Driver" option.
  5. Follow the wizard instructions on the screen to get the latest driver update from the Internet.