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Go to Hardware tab and click Device Installation Settings button. When Device installation settings window opens, select No (your device might not work as expected) and click on Save Changes.

Some users are also suggesting to use Show or hide updates troubleshooter to disable certain updates and drivers from automatically downloading.

To do that, download Show or hide updates troubleshooter package, run it and disable the updates and drivers that you don’t want to download.

If you cannot access Windows 10 normally due to BSoD error, you can always perform these steps from Safe Mode. After you disable driver updates, you need to remove your driver.

The best way to do that is to download IObit Uninstaller and use it to completely remove problematic software or drivers from your PC.

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After the problematic driver is removed, simply download the new driver from your graphic card manufacturer’s website, but be careful not to install the same problematic driver again.

5. Set your hard drive turn off timer to 0

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter power options. Select Power Options from the list of results.
  2. When Power Options opens, locate your selected plan and click Change plan settings.
  3. Click on Change advanced power settings.
  4. Go to Hard disk > Turn off hard disk after and set the value to 0. Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
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Note: If you’re getting INTERNAL POWER ERROR BSoD, you can fix it by setting your hard drive turn off timer to 0. 

6. Make sure you’re using the correct hard drive mode

Few users reported that INTERNAL POWER ERROR in Windows 10 can be caused by incorrect hard drive mode, and in order to fix this error, you’ll have to change your hard drive mode in BIOS.

For detailed instructions on how to do that, we strongly advise that you check your motherboard manual.

7. Perform the SFC check

  1. Go to Search, type cmd, right-click Command Prompt, and go to Run as administrator.
  2. Enter the following line, and press Enter: sfc/scannow.Your pc ran into a problem internal power error
  3. Wait for the process to finish.
  4. Restart your computer.

NoteSFC is Windows 10’s built-in tool for dealing with various system-related problems. And while it doesn’t necessarily mean it will solve our issue, we can try nevertheless.

8. Clean junk files

  1. Go to Search, type this pc, and open This PC.
  2. Right-click the system drive (most likely C:), and go to Properties.
  3. Now, click Disk Cleanup.
  4. After that, go to Clean system files.INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR Windows 8
  5. Now, check everything you want to clean.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Wait for the process to finish.
  8. Restart your computer.

Note: There could be some junk files on your computer that are causing the INTERNAL POWER ERROR in Windows 10, so the obvious solution, in this case, is to clean them.

9. Check for HDD corruption

  1. Go to Search, type this pc, and open This PC.
  2. Right-click the system drive (most likely C:), and go to Properties > Tools.
  3. Under Error Checking, go to Check. INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR error on Windows 10
  4. Just click Scan Drive, and wait for the process to finish.

Note: Since we’re at the hard drive, let’s also quickly check if there are any hard drive errors. Because these errors can also cause the INTERNAL POWER ERROR in Windows 10.

INTERNAL POWER ERROR BSoD can be problematic, but since it’s usually caused by an incompatible driver it can be easily fixed by using one of our solutions.

Don’t hesitate to drop us a line in the comments if you have any similar problems.

FAQ: Read more about the INTERNAL POWER ERROR and BSoD

  • How can I fix the INTERNAL POWER ERROR?

There are multiple solutions to this problem. We recommend you to follow our guide on how to fix the INTERNAL POWER ERROR.

  • How do I fix a blue screen on Windows 10?

There is no exact recipe to fix a BSoD error because they are extremely diverse and caused by so many reasons. However, we have a complete list of BSoD error codes and solutions at your service.

  • What causes the Blue Screen of Death errors?

We can’t say for sure what causes the Blue Screen of Death errors. For more details, you can take a look at our guide including the most common causes for BSoD errors.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in October 2017 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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