Error -50152 "A Hardware Failure Has Occurred" with NI 4300/4308

Updated Jun 27, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-4300
  • PXIe-4302

Issue Details

When running my NI PXIe 4300 in Continuous of Finite Acquisition mode, I receive the following error:

Error -50152 occurred at daqmxcfg_DAQmx Start Task.vi4410001
Possible reason(s):
A hardware failure has occurred. The operation could not be completed as specified. 


1. Create a backup of your computer and of NI MAX
2. Reset NI MAX and test only a single card in the computer
3. Verify other DAQmx cards work. If they do not, reinstall DAQmx
4. If the Chassis is operating via a MXIe connection to a host PC, try changing PCI/PCIe slots inside the computer
5. If it still does not behave correctly, Install the BIOS Compatibility software

Additional Information

BIOS enumeration issues can lead to cards not functioning correctly in PXI Chassis. Before creating any changes in the BIOS or installing the BIOS Compatibility software, make a backup or restore point for your computer.


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