11 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2016 9:56 AM by dangerale

    Display driver installs fine but gives CODE 43 in device manager on every boot


      As the title says;

      My driver manages to install perfectly fine. It initializes the card (flickering screen) and displays the appropriate driver in device manager (AMD Radeon R9 200) with no errors. However, when I shutdown or restart, the driver stops working and it shows up with an exclamation point in device manager. The details say CODE 43 - The device has stopped working. This requires me to uninstall and reinstall the driver every time I boot.


      I've done a number things:

      - Install fresh by first uninstalling all AMD software and drivers

      - installing manually using device managers driver installer and directing it to the appropriate subfolders

      - Cleaned registry


      I don't have any AV software.


      Going into windows event viewer, on boot it says Display driver failed to start.

      Also something weird and possibly related - when the driver is broken and it shows CODE 43 in device manager, the computer will eventually quit showing a generic Windows 10 bluescreen.


      Windows 10 Pro x64 - Version 10.0.10586
      AMD Radeon R9 280x XFX Edition

      AMD FX-8350

      Gigabyte 970A - DS3P