Code 43 Error Message
The Code 43 error is one of several Device Manager error codes
. The Code 43 error will almost always display in the following way:
"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"
Details on Device Manager error codes like Code 43 are available in the Device Status
area in the device's properties: How To View a Device's Status in Device Manager
Cause of the Code 43 Error
A Code 43 error is generated when Device Manager stops a hardware
device because the hardware reported to Windows that it's having some kind of unspecified problem.
This extremely generic message could mean there's a true hardware issue or it could simply mean that there's a driver
problem that Windows isn't seeing as such but that the hardware is being affected by.
Error Code 43 Troubleshooting
Restart your computer if you haven't done so already.
There is always the chance that the error Code 43 you're seeing on a
device was caused by some temporary problem with the hardware. If so, a
restart of your computer might fix the Code 43 error.
Some users have also reported that powering off their
computer completely (not just a reset) and then turning it back on has
corrected their Code 43 issue, especially if it exists on a USB
device. In the case of a laptop, turn it off and remove the battery,
wait a few minutes, and then put the battery back in and start the
Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just
before the Code 43 error appeared? If so, it's very possible that the
change you made caused the Code 43 error.
Undo the change if you can, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 43 error.
Depending on the changes you made, some solutions might include: