Receiving Code 43 with NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

I have tried uninstalling then reinstalling the card, restoring the computer to an earlier date and finally restoring the computer to factory settings, all without success. I have had the computer 1 year 6 months and the card is what originally came with it. I would at least like to determine whether the problem is with that graphics card (which I would be quite happy for as it gives me and excuse to get an upgrade) or with something else in the computer.

Some info about the computer:

   Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium

   Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4500  @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz

   Memory: 2046MB RAM

   System Type: 32-bit Operating System

This is from the problem reports and solutions:



NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS



Could not load driver software


30/05/2009 15:58



Report Sent



Windows was able to successfully install device driver software, but the driver software encountered a problem when it tried to run. The problem code is 43.


Problem signature

Problem Event Name:      PnPDeviceProblemCode

Architecture:     x86

Hardware Id:      PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0422&SUBSYS_8050174B&REV_A1

Setup class GUID:              {4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}

PnP problem code:           0000002B

Driver name:      nvlddmkm.sys

Driver version:

Driver date:        03-27-2009

OS Version:        6.0.6000.

Locale ID:           2057


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Extra information about the problem

Bucket ID:          533484873


Question Info

Last updated July 22, 2019 Views 14,809 Applies to:
Hello A publicly visible display name,

 Thank you for your reply back!

 I found a few different forums on the NVIDIA site with same original error code and then a black strip on the display.  You show device manager recognizes the driver and is updated.  I would also post a question on NVIDIA's forums or search for more of an answer.  Thanks
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