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How to fix the Error Code 43 in windows

Posted August 16, 2018

The Code 43 error is a hardware physical problems in Windows, there’s a true hardware issue or driver problem that Windows isn’t seeing as such. It will display in the following way: “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

Disclaimer: please always make backup copy of your files before using any of advices provided here. If not sure, seek a qualified assistance before proceeding on your own!

The Code 43 error could apply to any hardware device in Device Manager, though most Code 43 errors mostly appears on video cards and USB devices like printers, webcams, iPhones/iPods, etc

Any Windows operating system has the possibility of experiencing such a code 43 error, including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and more. Is there any way to fix this issue no matter which Windows operating system you are running? If this problem arises, we should consider that how to recover the delete data from your device manager at first. And then how to fix code 43 error in different ways.

Recover Data from Windows code 43 USB drive

When this error happens to your device manager, one of possible solutions is to use a free data recovery software – MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover the data on the device manager and keep save the data on the safe path. The step by step as follow:

Step 1:Install the MiniTool power data recovery and open it in the interface.

Step 2: To recover data from drive manager, like as USB, you can choose Removable Disk Drive module.  and you can see that the USB drive with code 43 error is shown in the following interface. Then, you can choose the target USB drive to start the scanning process.

Step 3: When the scanning process is finished, you can see the scan result. Please unfold the folders to find the files you want to recover.

Step 4: After checking the files you want to recover, please click on Save button.

Fix The Code 43 Error

Way 1: Reboot Your Computer

There is a big chance that this error code 43 is caused by some temporary problem with the hardware. In this case, you can restart your computer to fix this issue. If you are using a laptop, you had better remove the battery after turning it off. A few minutes later, you can reinsert the battery and reboot your computer to check whether code 43 error is solved or not.

Way 2: Diagnose in Device Manager Windows

Step 1: Click on Win + R at the same time and then type device manager in the search box and select Device Manager from the result list.

Step 2: You need to find the problematic USB device in the sub-directory of Universal Serial Bus controllers. It is easy to be found for there is a yellow exclamation point icon next to it. Next, right-click on this USB drive and select Properties.

Step 3: Then, please select Driver tab, select Roll Back Driver button and follow the wizards to finish this operation. If the Roll Back Driver button is in light grey, it means there is no drive to roll back to.

Step 4: Press Uninstall Device button and then select Uninstall.

Step 5: In Device Manager, you need to right-click your computer name, and then select Scan for hardware changes option. This operation will reinstall the device driver.

Step 6: At last, you can check if this way fix error code 43 issue. In Device Manager, please right-click the device name again and choose Properties. On the General tab, if you see “This device is working properly” under Device status, it means that code 43 error is fixed. If you don’t see this message, please try the following way.

Way 3: Replace the USB Port with a Powered USB Hub

In fact, some USB devices need more power than the computer built-in USB ports can provide. In this situation, please purchase a powered USB hub and plug the problematic USB device into this USB hub to solve error code 43 issue.

Way 4: Replace the USB Drive

The USB device itself may have some faults which can cause error code 43. So, you can replace this faulted USB drive, and then check whether this problem is solved.

There is another possibility that the USB device is not compatible with your Windows operating system. Here, you can check the Windows HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) to be sure.

Way 5: Reinstall Your Windows

If all of the above four ways can’t help you out, you can try to clean reinstall Windows. We recommend you to do this way in case that replacing the USE drive doesn’t work.

Way 6: Ask a Professional for Help

If all of the 5 solutions mentioned above can’t help you to get rid of error code 43, you had better contact the manufacturer of the USB device to ask a professional for help.

When you encounter error code 43 issue, take it easy. If you are using a USB drive and there is some important data on it, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover these data from the USB drive to keep them safe. After that, you can try the six ways mentioned in this post to fix the code 43 error.

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