So a couple of weeks ago, I was working on the PC, gaming and having some fun killing monsters and stuff, when all of a sudden everything freezes and I'm forced to hard reboot. This had never happened to my laptop, it wasn't even a BSOD, just freeze. Anyways, I restart, and I go back to the game to find everything is really, really slow. I alter the settings, I lower everything down to the barest of minimums and no dice. I check on the graphics driver and it has some updates, so I downloads them and lo-and-behold, it won't install. That is, it installs and immediately tells me to restart the PC, I do and I come to see it not installed for some reason. Anyways, I travel over to the device manager to see what the trouble is and this is what I find:
I check on properties and it says 'Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)'
I reinstalled the device and checked on all the ways to fix it, even performing a clean install of windows and no dice. I looked up the possible causes on the trusty interwebs, and I was told that it might be a hardware problem, which falls smack outside of my area of expertise. I've been relying on the fun loving Intel HD 4000 that's part of the motherboard ever since.
The point of this post is if anyone has any ideas as to how to fix this (Software or hardware-wise), I would really appreciate the assistance. I want to check all options before going through the effort of taking it to a shop, which I can't afford atm.
Thanks for reading!