[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.