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Question GTX1060 error code 43

Apr 26, 2020
I recently built a compact PC with the following Specs:

Mother Board: ASUS PRIME B450M-A AM4
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X eight core 3.7ghz
GPU: 2019 HDMI 23013050mm Graphics DDR5 3G GTX1060
Storage: Samsung M2 NMve Evo 970 1TB
Memory: HyperX FURY DDR4 16 GB (Kit 2x8 GB), 2400 MHz CL15 DIMM XMP - HX424C15FB2K2/16
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

PSU: Corsair SF450 90 PLUS Gold SFX

I installed Win 10 and everything was working fine, then I notice the graphics looked strange. The device manager had the yellow exclamation and the error message "Windows has stopped the device because it has reported problems (code 43)". I tried a clean install, removing and reinserting the GPU to ensure clean connection and that didnt work. I eventually RMA'd the GPU and was sent a new one, but get the exact same error. Ive even tried older Drivers that did work etc, but still no joy. The online solutions ive found so far dont seem to work, even made sure i dont have something called LUCID Virtu MVP installed etc.

Can anyone help as I have now reached the limit of my small knowledge pool!
This explanation give below, is just a general info which I've outlined...All the points listed may or may NOT be applicable in your case...

The above Error code 43 can be reported anytime when Windows does not recognize a device – whether it's a USB port, Hard drive, video card/GPU, or any other piece of hardware connected to the computer. Most of the time, error code 43 means that a device driver is either missing, corrupt, and/or outdated (so Windows has problems communicating properly with the hardware), or the hardware is faulty and needs to be replaced.

This error code points out that the Hardware might also be defective, which is the GPU. But before we jump to any conclusion, check the card on some other PC as well ??

Can you properly boot your current system/OS, by using the 'Integrated Graphics processor' of your current Motherboard ? Do you still get the same problem ? And, what about SAFE MODE ?

Your GPU might also be faulty, but before we jump on any conclusion, can you TEST the Video card on some other PC ? But since you have RMA'd the card, then you can easily rule out this casue/reason.

Also, are you on a FRESH Windows OS install ? IF not, then try doing a clean format of your SSD/HDD, if need be. Clear and reset ALL the CMOS/BIOS settings to default.

Like mentioned above, Error code 43 is a generic message that typically indicates a problem with the hardware or software in Windows operating system. This error is often reported in Windows Device Manager. If you encounter this error with your graphics card, here are some troubleshooting ideas that may help fix it.

1) Update your graphics card driver. Do a CLEAN re-install by using the DDU tool. https://www.wagnardsoft.com/

2) Make sure your system is updated with the latest BIOS and Windows updates

3) Check to make sure your system power supply meets the minimum recommended power requirement for your card

4) If your card needs additional power, make sure the PCIe supplemental power connector is plugged into the card

5) Replace the graphics card as it may be defective

Code 43 can mostly happens either if drivers fail or the hardware fails. Other option is that your GPU or motherboard slot failed. If your motherboard has more then one PCIe x16 slot, you can move GPU to another slot to rule out motherboard failure. Or you should test GPU in another machine to confirm that problem lies in the card.
Apr 26, 2020
yeah, tried all of those, as they were the first things that came up in google :( machine boots just fine on integrated graphics, so my only conclusion is that the MOBO must PCI-e slot must be broken, sadly, i dont have other systems around to test the GPU on another machine, but its unlikely id have 2 faulty GPUs in a row