Burton remain below fellow strugglers Northampton in League Two after the two sides battled to a draw.
Josh Walker cleverly backheeled the ball to Guillem Bauza, who controlled and fired in to put the visitors ahead.
A Sam Winnall free-kick fell to the feet of Aaron Webster, who struck from close range to equalise.
Shaun Harrad went close to a securing a winner for the Cobblers, but his effort hit the woodwork and bounced clear, and the sides settled for a point each.
Burton boss Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:
"I guess a point is better than nothing.
"I thought we set the tempo in the first half very well.
"We're not always going to play great football, we're going to give passes away and we might make mistakes, but one thing supporters won't forgive is lack of effort, and I think the effort today was very good."
Northampton manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:
"We came here to try and get the win, but in the end I thought a point apiece was probably a fair result.
"Both teams tried to get the ball into the box but both teams were a little bit nervous. Because of that they showed a lack of confidence and quality in the last third.
"We had lots of set plays and didn't quite get the ball on the button."