Seagate Hard Drive Error Code 43

Seagate Hard Drive Error Code 43

The Seagate hard drive error code 43 interrupts on two occasions.

Scenario 1 – When your Windows computer has lost communication with the Seagate hard drive.

Scenario 2 – When the Seagate hard drive is crashed.

  1. The troubleshooting instructions to resolve the Seagate hard drive error code 43 are given on this web page.
  2. If you use a desktop computer, connect the Seagate hard drive directly to its USB port on the rear side without the need for a USB hub or switch.
  3. If you use a notebook computer, try to use a different USB port.
  4. If needed, replace the old USB cable with a new one.
  5. Establish the connection between the notebook computer and the Seagate hard drive using the new USB cable.
  6. Now, check if the Seagate HDD error code 43 has been resolved.
  7. If not, proceed with the instructions mentioned below.
  8. Using these steps we can proceed the seagate hard drive error code 43.


  1. Download, install, and start the SeaTools program on your Windows computer.
  2. Choose the Seagate hard drive and then proceed with the on-screen guidelines to test the drive.

Windows Disk error check:

Step 1

  1. Windows 8 – Hold the Win and X keys together on the keyboard.
  2. Windows 7/Vista/XP – Go to Windows Explorer, right-click the My Computer tab on the left panel, and select the Manage option.

Step 2

  1. Click the Disk Management option, right-click the partition box of the Seagate hard drive, and choose the Properties option.

Step 3

  1. This will open the Seagate Properties dialog box on the screen.
  2. Go to the Tools tab and then click the Check Now button.

Update USB drivers:

  1. Go to Control Panel and select the Hardware option followed by the Device Manager option.
  2. Select the Universal Serial Bus Controllers option and choose the USB component that you want to update.
  3. Right-click the selected USB component, select the Update Driver Software option, and perform the rest of the prompts that display on the screen.
  4. This will update the USB drivers on the Windows computer.
  5. Now, check if the error code 43 has been cleared.
  6. If needed, get assistance by clicking the Call button.
  7. Our technical experts will help you in resolving the Seagate hard drive error code 43.