Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43): how to solve it?

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43)

While using your Windows PC for high-end functions like playing music, creating graphics, editing pictures, or gaming, sometimes it stops working. And the error that immediately appears on the screen says, “windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43).” In that situation, you may have no solution in mind but to restart it. More often than not, restarting your Windows PC will resolve the code 43 error. However, there is a high chance that the error will appear again in the short term. Why? You will find out all the answers in this brief guide: 

 

Why Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43)?

 

To begin with, when you activate a function on a Windows PC (for example, music), the PC’s software communicates and kickstarts the respective driver (for example, audio driver) to fulfill the user’s requirement. However, because of many possible reasons, your PC may lose communication with the driver. As a result, code 43 will push the notification, “windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43).” There can be many reasons given when the driver may collapse. For example, your driver is outdated. Or, due to “automatic updates,” your driver has upgraded automatically, and as a result, it is no longer compatible with your Windows PC. Wondering what to do? Don’t worry! Here is the list of solutions: 

 

How to resolve Code 43 errors on Windows? 

 

#Solution 1: Use a different USB Port to reconnect

 

In the event that you have injected a third-party drive to the Windows PC and the code 43 pop-up, it means that whichever USB port you are using is not in its best shape. More often, USB ports get compromised because of exposure to dust. Henceforth, they may not allow the computer to communicate to the external drive properly. Thus, try using a different USB port on your PC. 

 

Tip: You can also try and switch the old USB cable to a new one. A damaged USB cable also may interrupt the communication process. 

 

#Solution 2: Download and Install new USB Drivers update available 

 

Like any other function in Windows PC, USB ports also depend on drivers to function properly. In the event that you have recently upgraded your Windows PC software without upgrading all drivers, it will create jargon in communication because of incompatibility. Here’s how to do it: 

 

  • Go to the “Start Menu” option (OS: Windows 7).
  • Now, tap on the “Settings Cog icon) -directly available on Windows 10 user-interface desktop.
  • Next, click on the “Update and Security” from the settings menu. 
  • Click on the “Windows Update” option.
  • Please observe whether or not your Windows PC software is up to date.
  • If not, exercise the update. 
  • If yes, follow the given instructions:

 

Update USB drivers: 

 

  • Click on the “Start Menu” or press the Windows key from the desktop.
  • Scroll up to the “Device Manager” option. 
  • Next, scroll down to the “USB/Universal Serial Bus controllers” alternative. 
  • Click on the same to expand new options.
  • Do you see the USB drivers option? If yes, right-click on the same.
  • Next, click on the “Update driver” option. 
  • Wait for the update to complete.
  • Now, inject the USB drive again to see if it worked. 

 

Bonus Solution: Last but not least, Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43), you can also try to exercise the “System Restore” option from the control panel/recovery. It will allow you to recover Windows PC as it was before the software update.

 

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