HL-2030 Brother printer code 43

I'm running a HL-2030 Brothers  printer on my windows 7, before it worked perfectly normal, but recently I can't use the printer any more and the error message "Windows has stopped working this device because it has reported problems (code 43)"appears. When I dock the printer (with the USB-connection) on my laptop it immediately refers to it as "Unknown Device"

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Last updated May 18, 2019 Views 1,272 Applies to:

Hi Ewoud Vande Walle,

This error occurs if one of the drivers controlling the device notified the operating system that the device failed in some manner.

I would suggest you to try the methods below and check if it helps.

Method 1:  Run the printer troubleshooter.


Method 2: Follow the provided article.


Method 3: Disable the security software temporarily.

Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you should not disable your antivirus software. If you do have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you are connected to the Internet or a network during the time your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

Method 4: Uninstall and reinstall printer drivers.

Also update the drivers from the manufacturer’s website.



For reference: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/printer-problems-in-windows


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