1 year since today with DX11. It’s the Hitman 2’s 0x80000003 birthday First time my game crashed
on the night of 8th to 9th of November 2018 with this error code.
Unfortunately it happens on other games too with Turing, not many but on some other like SOTTR or Battlefield V (but it seems fixed by Nvidia/DICE). Later in 2019 with drivers 430.x, Nvidia introduced a new bug in their driver resulting to 0x80000003 but this time with DX12 for Hitman 2 and SOTTR. I play both of these games so it happened to me pretty often. Then Nvidia released a new driver late october to fix that. It works well, my game does not crash anymore with both of these games.
But this bug remains after 1 year for Hitman 2 DX11. You can use DXVK if DX12 doesn’t help you.
I helped a friend last week to fix the same crash for his RTX2080Ti with Hitman 2 DX12 (he could not play more than 15 minutes, and did not want to use DXVK) by using the Nvidia reference clock speeds for his GPU. Nvidia has added a feature called “Debug Mode”, which will downclock any factory overclocked graphics card to Nvidia reference clock speeds. To turn on Debug Mode, open the Nvidia Control Panel , then go to the Help menu , and check the Debug Mode option.
Did you try that ?