Windows 10 Throws Up the Internal Power Error

This is yet another example of a Blue Screen of Death error.

This error springs up on computers on which users have recently installed Windows 10 and in an overwhelming number of cases, they’ve got the AMD Graphics Card.

So this is how it happens. The user switches on the computer and logs in. Within 1-2 minutes of the login, this error springs up accompanied with the Blue Screen of Death and the computer restarts. And this whole chain of events keeps on following this loop unless you figure out how to rectify this error. Let’s take a look at the various tricks you can perform to help you get rid of internal power error in Windows 10.

 

Recommended

Having a tidy and organized Windows Registry has many benefits. It leads to a massive improvement in the response time of software programs installed on your computer. Another area to keep an eye on is the various kind of junk that keeps on adding on the computer’s hard disk with each passing day. To effectively tackle both of these areas, use RegInOut System Utilities.

 

Safe Mode

Safe Mode (or Safe Boot) limits the number of startups that are normally executed after Windows 10 boot interval. This feature prevents any problematic programs / drivers from loading unless they are absolutely necessary to run Windows.

Here is how you can opt for Safe Mode:

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open up the Run dialog.
  2. Type MSCONFIG and click OK.
  3. Click the Boot tab.
  4. Select the Safe boot checkbox.

    Opting for Safe Mode
  5. Click OK.
  6. Restart your computer.

If the error does not appear during Safe Mode, this surely means that there was 1 (or many) startup items causing all the trouble. To figure out which startup item(s) are precisely behind this, restore Windows to it’s normal state by restoring default settings in the System Configuration options and finally opt to test all startup items one by one through the Task Manager.

 

Change Boot Menu Legacy Settings

Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges and execute the following command:

BCDEDIT /SET {DEFAULT} BOOTMENUPOLICY LEGACY

Restart your computer.

 

Check VMWare Authorization Service status

  1. Open Run dialog by pressing Windows Key + R.
  2. Type Services.msc and hit Enter.
  3. This will result in the opening of the Services window.

Make sure that VMWare Authorization Service is not stopped and make sure that it runs automatically upon Windows startup. Select Service Properties option from the context menu to make any changes that are required.

 

Default Power Settings

See if the Default Power Settings are the same or they have been changed. To do so:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click on Hardware and Sound.
  3. Now click Power Options.
  4. Select Balanced (recommended) option.

 

Test Drivers for Digital Signatures

The File Signature Verification tool allows you to check all installed drivers for their digital signatures. Microsoft automatically signs all third-party drivers digitally for their authenticity. But if any driver can’t be verified digitally, it can lead to the Internal Power Error in Windows 10 as usually such drivers are obtained from pirated sources. To check your all the drivers on your system for authenticity:

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Type sigverif.exe.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click Start in the File Signature Verification wizard to launch the scan.

    Initializing the File Signature Verification wizard

 

Download AMD Catalyst Driver

If all of the above mentioned steps have failed to help you out, it means that the AMD Driver installed in your computer either isn’t properly installed or isn’t compatible with Windows 10. The easiest way to find out which driver you need is to download and install AMD Driver Autodetect that automatically scans the web for the best possible drivers your system requires. Alternatively, you can visit the DRIVERS + DOWNLOAD CENTER and get the right driver after entering in the model number of your Graphics card.

Note: Do not simply execute the setup file straightaway after it’s downloaded. First uninstall the existing driver from the Device Manager. Now reboot your computer and then delete the following folders.

  • C:\AMD
  • C:\Program Files\AMD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD