Aug. 15, 2017 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10
AMD Radeon graphics card, like other graphics cards on Windows 10, is never free from errors. AMD Radeon graphics error 43 is a kind of AMD driver error reported on Windows 10 with error code 43 in Device Manager.
When you start the Device Manager and check the properties of the AMD Readon device, you may see an error massage “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems” with code 43, like what is in the picture below. That means the AMD Radeon device on your PC cannot work properly. Other brands of graphics card also exit the error 43 issue, like Intel, NVIDIA, ATI, etc.
There are many factors that cause AMD Radeon graphics error 43, such as a broken or old version AMD Radeon hardware, an incompatible or outdated AMD Radeon graphics driver, broken system files, registry conflicts, etc.
Here are the top 3 methods to fix the error:
Check the AMD Radeon hardware on your computer. Take down the graphics card from the slot and then reseat it firmly. Clean the slot if there were any dust.
If the AMD Radeon graphics card is in an old version, such as AMD Radeon 3000, which cannot be supported by Windows 10 operating system, it is highly recommended to upgrade the graphics card to fix the AMD Radeon graphics error 43.
You could also use Troubleshooting, the Windows 10feature, to try to fix the error. And here are the steps:
Step 1: Right click the Start menu.
Step 2: Select the Control Panel.
Step 3: Click Troubleshooting.
Step 4: Click the Hardware and Sound item.
Step 5: Choose the Hardware and Devices.
Step 6: Click Next to make Windows detect hardware and devices problems.
Step 7: Then click Apply this fix to solve the problem.
If this does not work in fix the AMD Radeon graphics error 43, continue the reading.
The AMD Radeon graphics driver can become Windows 10 AMD driver crash over time after you encounter AMD Radeon error 43 on Windows 10. So you need to spend more time in troubleshooting the AMD graphics driver error.
Follow the steps below to fix the problem:
Step 1: Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Some AMD Radeon graphics drivers cannot be installed on Windows because of the driver signature enforcement, which may result in the AMD Radeon driver error 43.
Note: To disable the driver signature enforcement, read Top 2 Ways to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement on Windows 10 for details.
Step 2: Uninstall the AMD Radeon Graphics Driver in Safe Mode
Enter the safe mode of Windows 10 and go to the Device Manger to uninstall the AMD Radeon device.
Note: If you don’t know how to enter Windows 10 safe mode, see How to Enter Safe Mode in Windows 10
1. Right click This PC in safe mode.
2. Select the Properties.
3. Click the link Device Manager in the left column.
4. Locate the AMD Radeon device and right click it to choose Uninstall.
Step 3: Reinstall the AMD Radeon Graphics Driver
After you have done the clean uninstall, restart your computer to enter the normal mode and run Driver Talent, a driver issues troubleshooter, to reinstall proper AMD Radeon graphics driver instead of reinstalling the driver by Windows 10.
Note: If there is no Driver Talent pre-installed on your computer, you could click the button below to download it directly.
1. Click Scan to detect the missing AMD Radeon graphics driver.
2. Click Update or Repair to install the driver and fix the AMD Radeon graphics error 43.
3. Restart the PC to make the newly installed driver take effect.
Now start the Device Manager and check if the AMD graphics error code has been eliminated.
This post can also fix other graphics error code 43, like Intel error 43, NVIDIA error 43, ATI error 43, etc. Hope this could help to fix the problem. If you continue to be annoyed with the AMD Radeon graphics error 43, write to us in the comment section below or click the LEFT MENU on this page for more help. Any other Windows 10-related issues, please see Windows 10 on this site.
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