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

Updated May 28, 2019

Reported In


  • PXIe-4300
  • PXIe-4302
  • PXIe-4357
  • PXIe-4303

Issue Details

When running my NI PXIe 43XX 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. Reset NI MAX Configuration  and test with a finite or continuous task in NI MAX.
  2. Verify other cards (Not in the 43XX series) can perform continuous or finite acquisition. If they cannot, reinstall DAQmx
  3. If the Chassis is operating via a MXIe connection to a host PC, try changing PCI/PCIe slots inside the computer
  4. If it still does not behave correctly, 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.

Additional Information

BIOS enumeration issues can lead to cards not functioning correctly in PXI Chassis.


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