How to Recover Data When USB Stick Shows Error Code 43?

“My USB stick is not working anymore. When I connect it with my computer I get a message “USB not recognized error code 43”. The stick has all my college work and thesis research files. Is there any way to get back those important data? I am waiting for all suggestions that could help me.”

What is USB error code 43?

When one of the drivers controlling your USB stick/device alerts OS that USB device is failed then error code 43 arises. This might be due to corruption in one of the loaded drivers or unspecified problem with USB.

How to fix USB error 43?

Technique 1:

  • Remove all attached devices
  • Turn off the PC (Take out battery if you are on laptop)
  • Leave for about 10 minutes
  • Restart your computer
  • Plug your USB stick and check issue is fixed

Technique 2:

Update BIOS and try installing latest Windows service pack for your computer

Technique 3:

Uninstall each device located under Universal Serial Bus controllers in Device Manager. Remove currently installed driver and install it from scratch.

Technique 4:

  • Go to Device Manager
  • Click on Generic USB Hub present under Universal Serial Bus controllers
  • Hit Update Driver Software option
  • Choose “Browse my computer for driver software”
  • Select “Let me pick from list of device drivers on my computer”
  • Under Model, pick Generic USB Hub and click Next
  • Repeat above steps for all Generic USB Hub until the error disappear

Technique 5:

Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > in list, click on USB settings > Disable the setting > Apply > OK

If USB error 43 is not resolved even after above troubleshooting then the drive might be corrupted so it is the time to replace it. If the your USB device is showing in Device Manager then try below step by step guidance to restore files stored on it.

  • Install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on Windows computer
  • Connect USB stick that is showing error code 43
  • Run installed program and click on Partition Recovery
  • Select the disk representing your USB and right click on Tools
  • Opt Save Image File; go next and save this backup file on system drive
  • Detach the USB drive and re-launch the program
  • Right click on Tools and choose Open Image File
  • Browse previously saved backup file and open it
  • Select all disk images located under Drive Images and proceed
  • Hit Skip/Mark All
  • Your USB files will be displayed in File Type View and Data View
  • Mark files that you require and save on safe location

Program to recover files from USB:

The application is built with strong recovery algorithm to retrieve files from a corrupted USB device that is showing error. You can employ the tool on any versions of Windows operating system and get back your USB drive data. It can easily restore all files of any format like documents, presentations, media files, Outlook files, PDF, archive files and more. With the aid of this tool data recovery process can be accomplished on system HDD having SATA, PATA, IDE, ATA etc interfaces. With assistance of this software, data can be retrieved from systems formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT format. Along with lost and deleted data, even your inaccessible data can be accessed from USB stick, memory card, SSD, external as well internal hard drive and several storage spaces; using the program. Furthermore, handy GUI and supportive technical team assist you in each and every step of file recovery process.


  • Keep your USB storage spaces virus free
  • Maintain several backups of crucial files on internal as well external storage devices