Having you been experiencing the NVIDIA error code 43? This error code states “Windows has stopped this device as it reported problems (Code 43)”. When you go into device manager and look at your NVIDIA graphics card driver, you will see the message when you view your graphics card properties. Another symptom of the NVIDIA Error Code 43 is that your graphics card is not being detected. This problem is either happening because you have an outdated driver or a power issue.
This error code has been primarily older graphics cards on laptops. These include but are not limited to:
- GT 740M (Laptop)
- MX110 & MX150
- GTX 980M
They have also been found on dedicated desktop graphics cards. The dedicated graphics cards include, but are not limited to:
- GeForce GT 710
- GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
- GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
How to Fix NVIDIA Error Code 43
The easiest and likely to be the most successful way to fix NVIDIA error code 43 is to update your drivers. This should be done through your NVIDIA GeForce Experience Console. You can use Windows Device Manager or DDU (recommended) to first uninstall the existing drivers and then use the console to download and install the new drivers. This should fix the problem, especially for laptops with older graphics cards.
A lot of people who are posting about this problem have also mentioned that they just upgraded their graphics card. Power requirements can be one area that is missed when upgrading a graphics card. You need to make sure that your old power supply can handle upgrades, especially graphics cards. You can use the power supply calculator from OuterVision to see if your power supply can handle a new graphics card. If you find that you need a new power supply, be sure to check out our guide on selecting a new power supply.
There are other suggestions on how to fix NVIDIA’s error code 43. A lot of the solutions boil down to updating your drivers or power issues. Some recommend updating your BIOS firmware, flashing your graphics card, and updating the motherboard firmware. While updating firmware is good practice, a lot of these recommendations seemed to lead down rabbit holes that did not produce results or resolution to NVIDIA’s error code 43. If driver updates and power have been verified, then by all means go down rabbit holes. Below are links to NVIDIA’s forums where some of these are discussed. Also below is a Youtube video you might find helpful.