If you have Windows 7 or Windows vista on your computer and start seeing error code 43 all the time you may be wondering what this error is.
When does this error appear?
#1 You are trying to play a game or use a program that is graphics intensive.
#2 You are trying to connect a USB device to your computer and you keep getting an error 43.
#3 You are trying to use other devices in your computer when this error occurs.
Once this error appears it will not go away by itself and you need to take steps to fix it. Just because you only see it occasionally it does not mean it has gone away. It means the device or software that is responsible for this error is not in use.
How can you fix this error?
To fix this error you need to know what is causing it. There are several reasons for this error.
#1 Out of date, incorrect or corrupt drivers.
#2 Incompatible or faulty hardware in the case of USB devices.
#3 Corrupt registry entries responsible for drivers and hardware.
To fix Windows error code 43 you need to approach these errors in the order listed above to fix them.
#1 The first thing you need to do is to look for updated drivers for your computer. The first step to do this is to run Windows update. After you have done this check to see if the error is still there. If it is the next step is to check each device driver individually to ensure it is the correct one. This is time consuming but can fix the problem.
To save time you should the display drivers first as these are one of the biggest causes of error code 43. Go to the manufacturers site for the graphics card and check there for the latest drivers.
#2 If you have checked all the drivers disconnect all external devices and see if the error still occurs. If it does not then it may be a USB related device issue. Check all your external devices on another computer to see if the problem occurs.
If the external devices are OK follow these steps to reinstall the USB drivers.
a) Go to start and then run and type in devmgmt.msc and press the enter button.
b) In device manager find where it says universal serial bus controllers and click the plus sign next to this. Right click on each entry for host controller and then click on uninstall until all entries are removed.
c) Restart your computer. This will then reinstall the USB drivers.
#3 If you have been though the above steps and you are still seeing Windows error code 43 the registry is likely to contain corrupt entries. The easiest way to confirm this is to run a system and registry scan. Do not use an out of date or free registry scanner. This will not recognize update system and registry files and will cause further problems.
Once you have downloaded a system scanner run a full scan and this will fix any system errors and registry errors for you automatically and fix Windows error code 43. An advanced scanner will also check your device drivers for you as well and find the latest update and helps prevent further errors on your PC.