I have an ASUS Q550LF running Windows 10; recently, I noticed that my NVidia GeForce 745m has been stopped (in the Device Manager). The error code is.
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
First thing I did was disable and enable it manually; still had the same error code.
I ran through all my windows updates, all my NVidia updates. Then I cleared all the NVidia drivers and reinstalled them to see if that would do the trick; it did not. I checked my BIOS, as I had read on an article that Windows 10 and my laptop do not play well; my current BIOS version is 215 so I saw no need to flash it to a previous version.
I finally thought that maybe I should wipe my SSD and see if that would produce any results. After wiping the SSD and installing the latest drivers (Using GeForce Experience), I still see the same message when I look at my GPU in 'Device Manager'.
I'm beginning to wonder if my GPU is toasted; last time I played a game on it was two months ago (Battlefront). I was running on low settings and while the machine was warm, it wasn't any warmer than when I play any other games.
What else should I try in order to determine the root cause of my GPU being disabled?