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Code 43 in Device Manager - Nvidia GPU GTX 1050 - Laptop HP Omen

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#1 vk379


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:33 AM


So I was just gaming this morning on Guild wars 2 when all of a sudden my computer froze.

No big deal, did a quick reboot and my game was lagging, so I tried to go into Nvidia Control Panel, and it said no Nvidia Device Found!

So I checked device manager and got error code #43. This Device has reported Problems. So I tried rebooting again, it was still there.

I right clicked it, pressed disable, and then enabled, and then scanned for hardware changes. Then rebooted, Boom, it started working normally. I played gw2 for about 30 minutes, there haven't been any other freezes or anything. 


My questions to whoever's reading this are...  

1. Is this a temporary fix or a permanent one? And will this error come back and if so how do we prevent it? 

2. Should I update my device driver for my GPU? I haven't bothered updating it since August of 2017 according to the logs. 



So bit of background , I have an HP Omen laptop I purchased in August, I don't really do windows or software updates... because I feel like they cause more problems than actually help. Any tech forum you look there's always posts about a software update hurting a system. So I haven't really done any updates because my system was working fine with no issues. Now, the computer is about 5 months old.. barely so I don't think the hardware (Nvidia GPU GTX 1050) is the issue. Is updating the device software and doing windows update a potential solution? And should I be doing it? 


Any and all comments are highly appreciated, this is a really interesting issue and I'd really like to learn more about it! 

Thanks a bunch ! 


TLDR: I got error code 43 on my Nvidia GPU, what do I do? :D 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:37 AM

I think you are on the right track with updating the drivers, it is not so much they get out dated as the device has not changed but other factors do.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:48 AM

Alright, I'll update the system and it's drivers then. Hopefully nothing bad will happen, I get really nervous when I do updates is all LOL. 

Any other ideas, please let me know. :) 

Edited by vk379, 12 January 2018 - 11:50 AM.

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