New GTX 1080 BSOD'd playing gta 5, now Windows says it's not being used 'error 43'

My specs:
MSI GTX 1080 AERO
i5 7600k
Asus z270-A
16GB Corsair Vengance DDR4 @ 3200MhZ (2x8GB)
Samsung 750 evo 250GB
WD blue 1tb
Corsair CX750 psu

I just got my new GTX 1080 yesterday to play on my new 3440×1440 monitor. I upgraded from a GTX 1060 on a 2560x1080 monitor.

In the recent week or so without a GPU I have been using intel integrated graphics.

I installed the 1080, booted gta 5, whacked up the settings and continued adjusting them still I got a solid 60fps. The card was performing very well. Then the game crashed, I restarted it and all was fine till it crashed again.

On the final crash I got a BSOD - "VIDEO_SCHEDULAR_INTERNAL_ERROR"

The computer restarted, crashed again on the main menu, then the GPU wouldn't post again, forcing me to spend all night on integrated graphics trying to sort the issue.

I have tried all fixes I can find like uninstalling the drivers manually and with DDU (Display driver uninstaller), updating the bios, clearing the CMOS, moving the PCI-E slot the GPU is in, etc.

I re-installed the GPU drivers and it finally started showing up in device manager again, but with a yellow triangle over it. It says windows has disabled the device due to a problem with it (code 43).

I've tried some foxes for this too but to no avail. Is it possible my GPU is just faulty?

Sorry for the long post, any help greatly appreciated. I JUST WANT MY NEW GPU TO WORK AGGGGGGG!!!!!
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  1. it could well be that the GPU is faulty, but there's some other things

    you have connected both pcie psu cables and not just one right? if so, try different pcie psu cables. one of the cable connectors might be faulty and resulting in not enough power getting to the GPU

    the original BSOD might have left something iffy in windows. unfortunately, the only way to know for sure would be a fresh windows re-install

    other option is... do you have access to another PC you could try the GPU in?
    Reply to blockhead78
  2. blockhead78 said:
    it could well be that the GPU is faulty, but there's some other things

    you have connected both pcie psu cables and not just one right? if so, try different pcie psu cables. one of the cable connectors might be faulty and resulting in not enough power getting to the GPU

    the original BSOD might have left something iffy in windows. unfortunately, the only way to know for sure would be a fresh windows re-install

    other option is... do you have access to another PC you could try the GPU in?


    Thanks for the quick response

    I have tried using other PCI-E power cables, didn't change anything :( If I reset windows and keep my files would that maybe work?
    I have a friend coming down later, will try the GPU in his PC and post results then :)
    Reply to kimbacamba
  3. a windows reset might help, but if you've got a friend coming round with his PC and his PSU is up to spec then try the following:
    Your GPU in his PC - if that doesn't work, it's a faulty GPU

    If it does work in his PC, try your GPU with his PSU in your PC - if that works, it's a faulty PSU

    If your GPU works in his PC, but doesn't in your PC with his PSU, then do a full windows re-install
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  4. blockhead78 said:
    a windows reset might help, but if you've got a friend coming round with his PC and his PSU is up to spec then try the following:
    Your GPU in his PC - if that doesn't work, it's a faulty GPU

    If it does work in his PC, try your GPU with his PSU in your PC - if that works, it's a faulty PSU

    If your GPU works in his PC, but doesn't in your PC with his PSU, then do a full windows re-install


    Ok will post results tonight. Any idea on what wattage I should make sure the psu is? Psu calculator says 550w but that seems low. Thanks for the help
    Reply to kimbacamba
  5. Nvidia requirements for a 1080 are at least 500W

    So it's long as it's a qood quality PSU above 500W
    Reply to blockhead78
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