Error code 43 on an Nvidia, AMD or Intel graphics card: causes and solutions
“The device was stopped because it reported a problem (Code 43)” – this is the message Windows users may see in Device Manager when they try to understand why their video card started to “junk”. Nvidia, AMD or Intel – it doesn’t matter which manufacturer your GPU is from, because absolutely no one is immune from this error.
Causes of error 43 on Nvidia, AMD and Intel graphics cards
- Incorrectly working driver for the video card.
- The video card is out of power.
- Hardware problems with the video card.
- Video driver conflicts with some Windows functions or services.
How to get rid of error 43 on Nvidia, AMD and Intel graphics cards?
As a rule, they get rid of the error using one simple method: reinstalling the video card driver. Let’s try to do just that.
Reinstalling the video driver
Reinstalling a device driver is extremely easy. Follow the steps below and you will definitely succeed.
- Press Win + R;
- write down the value devmgmt.msc and press Enter;
- having opened the Device Manager window in front of you, find the “Video adapters” section and open it;
- right-click on your video card and select “Uninstall device”;
- in the window that appears, check the box next to “Remove driver programs for this device” and click “Remove”;
- when you are prompted to restart your computer, click on “Yes”;
- go to the official website of the GPU manufacturer (Nvidia, AMD or Intel) and download the latest driver for your video card;
- run the downloaded installer and follow the instructions on the screen;
- restart the computer again.
Go to Device Manager and check for error 43 in the properties of the video card. Often, reinstalling the video driver will help resolve this error. Is the problem still there? Then we recommend that you check the following: whether the video card is properly connected, whether additional power is plugged into it, whether it is in the correct PCI-E slot, and so on.