Error -50152 "A Hardware Failure Has Occurred" with NI 43XX Series

Updated Feb 24, 2022

Reported In


  • PXIe-4300
  • PXIe-4302
  • PXIe-4357
  • PXIe-4303
  • PXIe-4353
  • PXIe-8301


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

When running my NI PXIe 43XX in Continuous or 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. 


  • Reset NI MAX Configuration and test with a finite or continuous task in NI MAX.
  • If the Chassis is operating via a MXIe connection to a host PC, install the BIOS Compatibility software.
    • Before creating any changes in the BIOS or installing the BIOS Compatibility software, make a backup or restore point for your computer.
    • Before or after installing the BIOS Compatibility Software, set the DIP switch 1 of your MXI Card to the ON position. Do not set any other switch to the ON position.
  • Try changing PCI/PCIe slots inside the computer.
  • Verify other cards (Not in the 43XX series) can perform continuous or finite acquisition. If they cannot, reinstall DAQmx.
  • If using a Thunderbolt MXIe Expansion, try the steps outlined in the following Knowledgebase article: Driver Verifier DMA Violation Blue Screen With MXIe or Thunderbolt Modules

Additional Information

BIOS enumeration issues can lead to cards not functioning correctly in PXI Chassis as is explained in Understanding MXI-Express Enumeration and Compatibility.

This issue has been seen in other modules such as the PXIe-4464.