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Windows 7: Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 AGP + Win7 x64 = Code 43

10 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 AGP + Win7 x64 = Code 43

Hi all,

I know that the Sapphire card has recvd a lot of attention in the forums which made me register here. My m'board is Gigabyte GA-K8U-939 with Athlon X2 2.6 GHz and 3GB DDR. Windows 7 x64 detected the card but had an yellow symbol with the status code 43. Aero could not be enabled because of that. A poster torrentg seems to have sorted out this particular issue for a lot of people. I tried all his suggestions but the code 43 exists. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Lex

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10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to seven forums Lexicon: Have you tried the fix for your card on this thread? Aslo make sure you have the latest chipset drivers installed. Fabe Sapphire HD 3850 AGP Card driver not working in Win7
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11 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi thefabe,

Thanks for your reply. I did try that earlier and the driver gets loaded. The only difference between that poster and mine was that the driver NEVER defaulted to standard VGA early and after torrentg's "hotfix" which worked out for him, for me however there is a little icon with an exclamation point and the status says code 43 "Windows cannot load the driver". I tried to see whether I got a dud card by installing it in XP x64, and it works flawless with the latest drivers, so the card is not fritz. I will be running 3DMark to check just in case, but I am confident the problem is with Vista/Windows 7.

Hope that info is sufficient,

Lex.
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11 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

As per one post I installed 9.10 instead of 9.11 and the system went into a restart-before-login loop with an occasional BSOD. I might have to clean install Windows 7 again. Also, the vendor id for my card is 9505 not 9515. That's a bit curious. Lex
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11 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Code43 means your motherboard is too old. Probably an nForce3 or below.

What you can do is try to update your chipset/motherboard drivers to latest. Update the bios to latest. Then, disable all unused ports in the bios like floppy, serial, parallel, com etc...
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11 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Legacy, Thanks for you reply. Judging by the posts, I realized that nForce3 boards cannot run Windows 7. But my chipset is Uli-M1689 and the drivers are now released by nVidia as an integrated driver set. Let me upgrade the AGP with those drivers and I will update the post. Lex
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11 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi Lexicon,

If you have an AGP card, you'll need to use these drivers Catalyst AGP Hotfix - Radeon HD 4000 Radeon HD 3000 and Radeon HD 2000 Series AGP products

If you go to this page Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD and put in your info, under "Product Model" you'll need to choose "Radeon HD 3000 Series AGP" if your card is APG. It will then take you to the link I provided above. These drivers are for AGP cards.

Good luck
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11 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Right ya. To rid of the error 43, he'll have to follow my previous advice beforehand though. And if he want's latest AGP WDDM 1.1 drivers for video, he can see TorrentG's thread at the sticky links of this section.
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11 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legacy View Post
Right ya. To rid of the error 43, he'll have to follow my previous advice beforehand though. And if he want's latest AGP WDDM 1.1 drivers for video, he can see TorrentG's thread at the sticky links of this section.
We're not playing mines is bigger than yours are we???

Sorry that my post scares you that it might actually work and fix the OP's problem.

We're all here to help

P.S, If you looked at the link, those are the Windows 7 drivers from ATI/AMD
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12 Dec 2009   #10

Win Xp/7
 
 

WTF, from when the hotfix for Windows 7 exists?
Have to try it right away
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