How do I fix the kernel power event 41 error in windows 8.1?

SirSubby

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Hello everyone! So I've had my computer for about two weeks now, and I recently bought a new keyboard for it, and right when I plugged it in, I got the blue screen of death. I checked the event logs, and it was the kernel power error 41. Ever since then, I've been getting random reboots in my system. It's been going on for about a week, and its really annoying, especially when playing games. If anyone can tell me how to fix this error that would be awesome! Thanks!
Specs-

Windows 8.1
Intel Core i5 4440 CPU @ 3.1 ghz (not overclocked)
Nvidia Geforce GTX 745 4gb
8gb ddr3 RAM

Keyboard that started the error- http://www.amazon.com/AULA-Backlit-Gaming-Keyboard-Colorways/dp/B00FWK8UWI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421511628&sr=8-1&keywords=gaming+keyboard&pebp=1421511638626&peasin=B00FWK8UWI
 
try unplugging the keyboard and use the old one. if the problem goes away you have a junk keyboard which has a short somewhere (probably a bad usb line).

remember the usb ports are wired directly into your motherboard's southbridge. It's not unheard of for a bad usb device to mess with a computer like this.
 

SirSubby

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I don't know. I tried using my old keyboard , and eventually I got the error again. So it might not be the keyboard. I also ran windows troubleshoot, but that didn't do a thing.
 

SirSubby

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I don't know. I tried using my old keyboard , and eventually I got the error again. So it might not be the keyboard. I also ran windows troubleshoot, but that didn't do a thing.
 
BSODs are typically driver faults. caused by either bad software or hardware drivers. the MOST likely cause of BSOD is bad graphic drivers followed closely by bad printer drivers.

-uninstall all your printers then restart and try to manually install them again
-uninstall your video card drivers and anything associated with them then restart and manually install the latest drivers.

see if that gets you anywhere.
 

USAFRet

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Yes. And in this case, seems to be a crap keyboard or keyboard driver.
 

timgarrow

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try active cooling instead of passive and java script time frequency to max performance instead of max power saving power button action power off instead of sleep and remote access I don’t allow
 

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