[Solved] NVIDIA Code 43: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems.

By Camilla Mo in Graphic Issues Tags: DriversNVIDIAWindows 10
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You can use Driver Easy to Fix Nvidia Code 43 Error

If you get error “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)” with your NVIDIA Graphics Card, don’t worry. You can fix the problem easily with one of the solutions in this article.

There are three three solutions to fix the problem. You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down at the top of the list until you resolve the problem.

Solution 1: Perform a power reset
Solution 2: Update the Driver
Solution 3: Uninstall the NVIDIA graphics driver
Solution 4: Disable the graphics card and discharge the electrical build upUpdate the Driver

Solution 1: Perform a power reset

To resolve the problem, you can try to perform a power reset. This is the easiest solution and may work like a charm for you:

1) Ensure your computer is off.
2) Unplug the charger and remove the battery.
3) Press and hold down the power button for over one minute. This is to discharge any electrical build up.
4) Plug the charger back and put the battery back into place.
5) Reboot your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.

Solution 2: Update the Driver

Faulty graphics drivers may be the cause the try to update the driver to the latest version. If you don’t have time, patience or computer skills to update the driver automatically, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

TIP: This solution was the third solution before we updated this article. Many readers commented that this solution has worked for them. To save more time, it’s recommended you try this solution first. 

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the Nvidia graphcis driver (Here mine is NVIDIA Geforce  GTX 1080) to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

Solution 3: Uninstall the NVIDIA graphics driver

The problem most probably is caused by faulty graphics drivers. As you see, there is a yellow mark next to the device name in Device Manager. Try to uninstall the NVIDIA graphics card driver:

1) Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to invoke a run command.

Type devmgmt.msc then click OK. This is to open Device Manager Window.

2) Expand the “Display adapters” category and right-click on the NVIDIA device name. The context menu will pop up. Then click Uninstall.

uninstall nvidia graphics driver

3) Restart your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.

Solution 4: Disable the graphics card and discharge the electrical build up

This also could be a trigger to solve the problem.

1) Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to invoke a run command.

Type devmgmt.msc then click OK. This is to open Device Manager Window.

2) Right-click on NVIDIA device name. The context menu will pop up. Click Disable on context menu.

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3) Press your power button until the computer shuts down. 

Note: This is to do the hard shutdown. Don’t turn off your computer in this way if you don’t have to.

4) Turn on the computer again and check to see if the problem is resolved.

Hope the solutions above help you solve the Nvidia code 43 error. If you have any questions, please comment below as we’re happy to hear of any ideas and suggestions.

  • Ganesh Shri Raam KsGsr

    3rd solution is working absolute fine.

  • Adam Gilbert

    Solution 4 worked for me. Thank you

  • Alex Garneau

    The remove battery and press power button for a minute fixed it for me. Many thanks!

  • Marcus Davi

    After trying everything within this site and many others, all failed. I concluded that the issue was indeed hardware-wise. So I disassembled my alienware 17, removed the video card, cleaned its connections and its socket with a brush , applied some thermal paste and reassembled. Its working fine now.


    Driver easy was quite annoying. It was freaking slow and in between the installing a problem will appear saying the file is damage and need to re-download. Wasting lots of time btw.

  • Mike Hunt

    For me Error 43 had nothing to do with drivers, my PCI-E 6 pin cable wasn’t pushed in firmly enough, so the card wasn’t getting enough power.

    • Matthew Washabaugh

      Wow dude I love you! Been troubleshooting this for several hours today.

    • Black Prefontaine

      Any references on how to disassemble and push it back in?

      • Mike Hunt

        There’s this amazing website called Google, you can ask it questions and stuff, like how to install a graphics card.

    • Black Prefontaine

      Was it the end that connects the fan to the motherboard or somewhere else?

      • Mike Hunt

        6 pin Pci-e cables connect the graphics card to the power supply. Low end cards don’t normally have this connection.

        • XariOn vondutch

          You are a livesaver thx so much

    • Curtis Hoffman

      OMG! You are my savior. I am running an eGPU enclosure, and I’ve been trying to get it to run for hours. Your comment made me check the PCI-E cable on a whim, and it was completely out out of the socket. Sure enough, the instant I plugged it in and powered up it worked. Thanks, saved me a lot of headache over a simple oversight.

    • Danny

      Mike, I agree with the other comments, this was a lifesaver! I thought I was going to be spending all night on this problem… maybe even have to RMA it 🙂

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  • Thomas

    Thank you, the 3’rd solution worked for me. Actuall I tryed all of them and I didnt really think that this “Easy drive” program could help me. Luckly I instaled it, updated that motaf*ken drive and my 10 years old PC can work properly again

  • Armando

    Thanks!!! 3rd solution worked for me

  • Varardomestre

    Thank you Sir!

  • Johnny G

    WOW, who wrote this drivel? Solution 2 is not uninstall the driver, it uninstall the graphics card, wow!!

    To uninstall drivers, right click on Windows logo, choose Control Panel, Uninstall a Program.

    Then uninstall every nvidia item, restart as required plus a few extra reboots

    Then re-install the drivers direct for nvidia website

    Good Luck

  • Elver Gonzales

    One should work haha I did the three and now my GPU is alive again.

  • ong

    thx for hlp the the number 3 work for me thx so much

  • Marco

    Thank you so much, solution number 3 worked!

  • Dante

    Thank You Sir
    The 3rd solution works

  • Syawaludin

    Thank you ??

  • Dew

    number 3 works for me thank you so much sir

  • Dee Sandoval

    OK, so a lot of you won’t care or this won’t work for you then you won’t care BUT for the few that this does work for, GREAT!
    I’ll try to keep it short…
    Using a Acer Aspire V5-561P-6823 (windows8.1) for stuff but then gaming, then I got a UHD TV and started using it for games (via 3 foot HDMI cable) but quickly found that the UHD TV was making my laptop work too hard, lowered resolution to something like 12xx X 600 (still one or two ‘steps’ higher than my laptop so I kept using the UHDTV), for some reason one month after I started using the UHDTV when I try to game it won’t show on TV and my laptop changes resolution to 12xx X 600. I get message in laptop graphic properties about ‘resolution to low for some app to work’, but even connected TV says ‘no signal’. I can change laptop back normal but every time I connect HDTV via MDMI laptop reverts to 12xx X 600 and every thing I do to try to change TV resolution nothing happens, also going into graphic properties will show you screen res but it is always grayed out (inaccessible). I have to go to “show hidden Icons” on bottom right in task bar, right click on “Intel(R) HD Graphics” > Graphic options > Output to > Built in display. <THIS will change MY laptop screen res to normal/default. Did clean boot and 'Daemon tools lite' tried to run, closed Daemon tools and could not find what to do next …..long story short-er…… after restarting laptop 6 times (every time D-tools lite tried to run and I closed, thinking it was just a drive I forgot to eject or something minor like that) I finally let DAEMON Tools run and a window came up said something like 'running virtual drive' and/or 'updating', the windows opened and closed kind of fast, then my TV still connected via HDMI laptop went dark and TV showed desktop. Not sure if the clean boot triggered the update from DEAMON tools but everything is working fine and from what I can tell… I don't know what the hell happened but I can start gaming again. THE END.

  • Thaqiens-PC

    WOW,,,Great,,,thanks you sir……

  • Anthony-A

    Hard shutdown way was a success, at least for me. Works like a magic, thanks!! 🙂

  • SOS

    I tried all of these and I am still having the same issue. The only thing that works is using very old drivers. This is a problem because I have a GTX 1070 and my working driver isn’t optimized well. I really want to get the new drivers working. I have tried changing graphics cards too. I think it is an issue with the rest of my system. I have updated my motherboard and cpu drivers too.

    • Ditlev Bruun

      I had the same problem, I couldn’t fix it… I had to completly reset my PC and reinstall windows (Luckily it’s easy with windows 10) Then I installed the latest drivers and everything worked! If you’re still having problems it’s worth a try!

  • Jack

    I have a get 970 and I have this problem. my resolution is extremely low and my graphics are awful. gonna try to uninstall and reinstall the drivers

  • Tobacha

    just held the button and shut it down and rebooted it and it worked. Thanks. But honestly I think Overclocking the card doesnt help and it gets hot so mine might be fried a bit…:(

  • HossainEhsani

    try to disable and enable the card several times until the error 43 is gone. I think you will experience this problem after each restart(in my case). if you manage to get rid of error 43 with this method. NEVER restart you computer gain. in case you need a restart, shut the computer down and turn it on again. its an annoying bug.

  • Rifandra

    OMG it’s works!!!
    Thanks man 😀

  • Shuki Shtein

    still nothing worked for me

    • Gerard Keating

      Same here, their all the above options a few times, and nothing works.

      I have two monitors connected to the card, but with this error, it only sees one of them.

      • Jet

        Try shutting down, then holding the power button for a minute. It has something to do with static charge. Doing this removes the static? It worked for me. I have a q550 asus. Gluck.

      • HossainEhsani

        it`s because your Graphic card driver was not loaded. as long as you have error 43 on your card the driver will not load. the only thing that will work is to disable and enable the graphic card util it runs(you have to do it several times) normally after that you see the 2nd monitor works.

        • YJSYAPS

          Hey i know this comment is 7month old but disable and enable the graphic card will only lead to blue screen crash. I’m afraid that this thing would affect the motherboard. I’ve already change my original motherboard and it’s freaking expensive even it wasn’t original now.

    • pano

      Here’s my way to disable and then re-enable the card — tested on Dell Precision M4700 w/ NVidia Quadro K2000M and w/ Intel graphisc running Windows 10 (first make sure your physical on/off button is set to shut down your PC/laptop). Then: restart, enter BIOS, go to Video menu, disable (uncheck) Optimus mode, apply changes and exit. Windows will boot but with some sort of broken graphics. Then turn the PC/laptop off with the physical on/off button, go back to BIOS and enable Optimus mode. Windows starts, no code 43 any more, and it will probably ask for another restart. That’s it.