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Last response: in Windows 7
October 8, 2010 12:54:16 PM


Not sure what to do here and looking for some suggestions. I have a 4 port generic usb hub which I have connected to my computer through a 15ft usb extender (PC on a different floor then monitor). Now when I connect through the USB extender windows 7 does not pick up the driver and gives me a code 43 error, but if I connect the usb hub directly to my computer (not through the usb extender) the driver is found and installed. I cannot see why the USB extender causes windows 7 not to find the driver or show a code 43. Can someone shed some light or a suggestion to be able to connect the hub through the extender.

Thanks in advance

More about : usb hub driver found code error

June 12, 2011 7:24:52 PM

Code 43 :
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
One of the drivers controlling the device notified the operating system that the device failed in some
manner. For more information about how to diagnose the problem, see the hardware documentation.
On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooting wizard.

Do these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.
Run DiskCleanup - Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup
Start - type in Search box - COMMAND find at top of list - RIGHT CLICK - RUN AS ADMIN
sfc /scannow
How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
Then run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next start and then Apply OK your way out then restart.
How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista

Then lets refresh the USB Stack

Control Panel - Device Manager - USB Serial Controllers - RIGHT CLICK on EVERYTHING and
UNINSTALL all except the category itself - REBOOT - this refreshes the drive and the USB stack

This KB shows the XP how to and the Vista method is identical
If needed try both of these :
Tips for solving problems with USB devices - and a Mr Fixit
Hardware devices not detected or not working - Mr Fixit
Hope this helps.